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  MMedSci Speech and Language Therapy

University of Sheffield    Human Communication Sciences

Full time & Part time September Other 2 years full-time, 3 years part-time Award winner
Medicine (26) Nursing & Health (27) Psychology (31)

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The MMedSci Speech and Language Therapy programme at Sheffield is approved by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council. This course prepares you for a rewarding career as a speech and language therapist, working with individuals of all ages who have communication difficulties. You'll study a range of subjects including linguistics, psychology, and research methods. Through clinical placements, you'll gain practical experience in diverse settings. Unique to Sheffield, you'll have access to an in-house clinic and specialist facilities. Entry requirements include a minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree, with consideration given to practical experience. A DBS disclosure and health screening are also required.

About the course

Qualify as a speech and language therapist. Study topics ranging from anatomy to psychology, and put your knowledge into practice on a series of clinical placements.

This course qualifies you to practise as a speech and language therapist. When you graduate, you’ll be able to work in a range of settings including schools, hospitals, care homes, nurseries, clinics and clients’ homes. 

You will study a wide variety of difficulties that adults and children can have with communicating and/or eating, drinking and swallowing. Topics range from anatomy and physiology, and their relationship with speech and language pathology, to the psychological and sociological factors that can affect communication.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree.

We may consider your application if you have a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree and your practical experience is particularly strong.

You must produce an enhanced DBS disclosure and complete a health screening before starting the course.

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Laura Hayes

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.

Charlie Gascoyne

“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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