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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-improving treatment and support for children and adults who have communication, eating, drinking or swallowing difficulties caused by conditions such as autism, cleft palate, hearing impairment, stammering and stroke.

Course overview

“Deliver life-improving treatment and support for those with communication, eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties”

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 communication and swallowing problems in babies, children and adults, and design and deliver life-improving treatment plans for those with autism, cleft palate, hearing impairment, stammering, stroke and a wide variety of other conditions.

While studying on the course you will learn how to build successful therapeutic relationships with your clients/patients, 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 clients/patients 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/patients.
  • 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 become a student Speech and Language 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 (including a developing on-site speech and language therapy service)
  • Imaging services
  • Treatment spaces
  • Pro-section laboratory

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.

Register your interest

Applications for January 2024 are now closed. To register your interest or ask any questions about the course, please complete the form at the bottom of the page.

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Key Information

Course title:
MSc Speech and Language Therapy
2 years (January Start)
Study mode:
Typical offer:
2:2 degree in a relevant subject.
Start Date:
January 2024
Health and Care professional Council (HCPC) approved and Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists accredited
This course is validated
AECC University College

Course leader

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Lucie Rochfort

Course Leader and Lecturer for MSc Speech and Language Therapy (pre-registation)

Lucie is Course Leader and Lecturer for MSc Speech and Language Therapy (pre-registration). She is a HCPC registered Speech and Language Therapist, with over 18 years of experience within the NHS and the private sector and aims to develop the next generation of competent evidence-based Speech and Language Therapists.

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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

Teaching uses a blended approach of both online delivery and on-campus face-to-face sessions (seminars, workshops, tutorials etc.)

Indicative study time:

This is a full time course which includes:

  • 10-12hrs per week on-campus face-to-face taught sessions
  • 10-12hrs per week directed study
  • 10-12hrs per week independent study  


There are three mandatory clinical placements as part of the course, these are:

  • Six week block placements
  • Four days a week (with one day for independent study or attendance at tutorials)
  • One placement within the first year of study (summer)
  • Two placements within the second year of study (spring and summer)

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 (Hons) degree in a relevant subject. Examples of relevant subjects include psychology, language, linguistics, biological science, medical science and childhood or education 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?

*Please note: You are required to have an occupational health screening prior to commencement on the course*

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. 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 November 30th 2023 and more details will be provided in your offer email.

Please note to be accepted onto this course; you will also need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum standards of English. For this course, The HCPC Standards of Proficiency for SLTs for entry to the profession state that SLTs must: ‘Be able to communicate in English to the standard equivalent to level 8 of the International English Language Testing System, with no element below 7.5’ applicants are required to achieve the equivalent of an IELTS (academic) score of 8.0 or above with no less than 7.5 in each section.

More information on permission to study in the UK, can be found on our Visas and Immigration page.

For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, see our latest policies

Alternatively, you can visit our application FAQs.

Course Fees

Our current course costs for the MSc Speech and Language Therapy (pre-registration) course are per annum and are shown below. 
UK/ROI/ Channel Islands

£9,250 per annum


£17,499 per annum

Please note that these fees are for the 2023-24 academic year only and may be subject to increase in subsequent years of study. Any increase will be in line with our Tuition Fees Policy but will not be more than 5%.

Note: For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). AECC University College is registered with the Ofs. You can view the register and search for our name.

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Our tuition fees policy can be found here on our latest policies page

Should you have any questions on course fees please see our Fees and Payment Information page or contact our admissions team on the form below.

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