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MSc Speech and Language Therapy (pre-registration)

Fast-track into a rewarding career as a speech and language therapist. Help people enjoy a greater quality of life through speech and language therapy. Deliver life-changing treatment plans for those with speech and language impairments such as cleft palate, stammering, hearing impairments, voice disorders and other conditions.

Course overview

“Deliver life-changing treatment plans for those with speech and language impairments”

This pre-registration course offers a fast-track into a rewarding career as a speech and language therapist helping people to enjoy a greater quality of life. This course will empower you to diagnose speech and language problems in babies, children and adults, and design and deliver life-changing treatment plans for those with cleft palate, stammering, hearing impairments, voice disorders and other conditions.

While studying on the course you will learn how to build successful therapeutic relationships with your clients, giving them the confidence and empowerment to support their own treatment plans. You will also develop a patient-centred approach to practice and an understanding of the mental health challenges that might also be experienced by the patients and clients you work with.

This course aims to develop highly skilled evidence-based speech and language therapists who adopt a patient-centred approach to practice; prepared for the challenges of an advancing profession and evolving patient / client needs.

Career Prospects

  • Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for HCPC registration as a speech and language therapist.
  • You will have the expertise to excel working in a multidisciplinary team and be able to provide the best possible care for your clients.
  • Graduates from the course will be distinctive in their ability to synthesize evidence from current practice and research to develop an in-depth critical knowledge and understanding of speech and language therapy.
  • Furthermore, you will be able to demonstrate a critical awareness of current issues within the provision of health and social care and will be capable of demonstrating leadership in both personal and professional development.

Why study to become an Occupational Therapist at AECC University College?

We offer an innovative curriculum designed to meet the needs of aspiring Speech and Language Therapists. Our fantastic state-of-the-art healthcare education provision includes:

  • On-site clinics
  • Imaging services
  • Treatment spaces
  • Pro-section laboratory (including a developing on-site speech and language therapy service.)

This, coupled with our expertise in training healthcare professionals, and our links with both NHS and private practice providers, offers a fantastic environment in which aspiring Speech and Language Therapists can train and develop.

How to Apply?

Applications to the MSc Speech and Language Therapy course will open late November 2022 and are made via our online application system. *subject to validation

For general questions about entry requirements or to register your interest please use the contact form below.

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Key Information

Course title:
MSc Speech and Language Therapy
2 years
Study mode:
Typical offer:
2:2 degree in a relevant science-based subject.
Currently seeking approval for the course from the Health and Care professional Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Currently seeking validation
AECC University College

Course details

We utilise a diverse range of delivery approaches including:

  • seminars
  • workshops
  • practice sessions
  • manual skills and practice labs
  • placement opportunities
  • peer and expert observations
  • online learning
  • practical laboratory sessions

Assessments are conducted though a range of contemporary approaches. Alongside more traditional dissertation and essay assessments students will also:

  • write blogs
  • produce short videos
  • engage with social media
  • write consultancy reports
  • engage in debates

Unit breakdown

Entry Requirements

What qualification do I need?

A minimum of a 2:2 BSc (Hons) degree in a relevant science-based subject. Examples of relevant subjects include psychology, language, linguistics, biological science, medical science and childhood studies.

Alternatively, have significant recent relevant work experience (e.g., working as a Speech and Language therapy assistant).

Is there anything else that is required?

If you live in the UK, we’ll need a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. It’s standard for all UK students and we’ll be there to guide you through the process once you’ve applied. To gain a place on the course applicants must also successfully undergo an interview process. In light of the current Covid-19 situation these interviews will be undertaken remotely via Skype. More information about this process will be provided if/when applicants are invited to the interview stage.

International Students

International students will be required to pay a non-refundable £1,000 tuition fee deposit to secure their place on the course. These deposits will need to be paid by August 31st 2022 and more details will be provided in your offer email.

Course Fees

UK/ROI/ Channel Islands




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