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This course leads to a professional qualification to practice as a speech and language therapist. This enables the individual to work in a diverse range of settings and roles, from schools and hospitals to higher education and research.
The course is approved by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council.
You will investigate a range of speech and language subjects, including biomedical sciences, psychology, linguistics, communication and research methods. You will learn how to assess and manage a range of communication and swallowing disorders. Your skills will be put into practice through a series of clinical placements throughout the course. We’re one of only a few departments of our kind to run an
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A 2:1 degree in any subject. Applicants with a 2:2 may be considered if their practical experience is particularly strong.
You must have work experience relevant to speech and language therapy.
If you are shortlisted, we’ll ask you to come to an interview.
DBS Disclosure and Health Screening:
You must produce an enhanced DBS disclosure and complete a health screening before starting the course.
English language requirements:
Overall IELTS grade of 8.0 with a minimum of 7.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Details of up to date course fee can be found here: Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.
University of Sheffield has grown in reputation and size to become one of the UK’s leading universities with a global reputation for teaching and research. As part of the UK Russell Group, the University is a premier-league, research-led institution with over 27,000 students including more than 7,000 international students from 143 countries and over 7,000 members of staff.Read more
I’m really interested in working with people with communication difficulties. I love the medical aspect of my course, especially getting to see real structures in the dissection room. It helps it all make sense.
“The most rewarding thing for me studying here has been the support of the university and how enjoyable it has been working alongside a diverse group of people, all who are excellent at helping each other and sharing ideas to benefit the whole cohort” explains Charlie, who also studied her undergraduate degree in Theatre and Performance at the University of Sheffield. “Our whole Speech Therapy team are approachable and knowledgeable, and it gives you a real boost of confidence knowing you have people you can rely on and turn to for advice and help when needed.”
Charlie is from Sheffield born and bred and is passionate about working and supporting within the community she loves. She says, “The University has a fantastic reputation and the teaching as well as the facilities, lives up to this. It’s such a bustling and innovative city, so it’s a privilege to study and live here.”
“The course is very varied between the theory and practice, and many different areas of the career are covered in good detail. My favourite thing so far has been the placement opportunities the course has offered – I feel I have had a wide variety of experiences of clinical environments and this has been so helpful for my practice.”
“My background could not be more different from what I’m doing now! I’m primarily a theatre person, and still get involved in different performance-based things outside of my studies. I knew I wanted to be a therapist of some description when I graduated from my Theatre and Performance undergrad, but speech therapy at the time was an unknown to me. As someone with ADHD, I worried the heavy nature of an academic course would be too much for me, but while I could see it was a full-time Postgraduate course, the Disability support offered by the university encouraged me to apply.”
Charlie’s immediate plans is to get into employment, with hopes to be able to go into the more medical side of Speech Therapy, ideally an acute hospital setting. She adds, “My advice would be to get involved in as much extra and voluntary work as you can. I found it really rewarding to be able to hone my skills in voluntary clinics, but also to blow off steam at a club or activity outside of the course.”
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