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MSc Speech and Language Therapy


Course Description

This new programme is an NHS funded training programme and reflects the values of the NHS constitution. The programme will offer Psychology graduates the opportunity to prepare for practice as a speech and language therapist and to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Speech and Language Therapists are concerned with the management of disorders of language, speech, fluency, voice, communication and swallowing in children and adults. This programme will focus in particular on creating research-active graduates who will contribute to evidence-based practice within the profession.

Applicants must have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society

The recruitment process for this programme includes assessing applicants by interview for the core values of the NHS Constitution.

Special Features

Accelerated master's programme for Psychology graduates wishing to gain certification to work as speech and language therapists
Mix of university based and practice placement learning
Opportunity to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions council upon successful completion of the course

Additional Entry Requirements

A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate is required for all students. This will be completed through the university prior to enrolment.

Further information

To complete the application process, you need to be able to reflect on the work of a speech and language therapist and have knowledge of communication difficulties. This information can be gained from observation of a speech and language therapy session (live or video) or from personal experience.

Considerable weight is given to relevant work or voluntary experience with one or more potential client groups.

You will also be expected to be able to express yourself competently in spoken and written English, have strong interpersonal skills, and be at least 18 years of age at the time of commencement of the course.

Evidence of recent successful academic study (within the last 5 years), to A-Level standard or above.

Course in detail

Commissioned by Health Education England, this programme will run over two years with 45 weeks of study per year as required by the professional body, the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. There will be a mix of university-based and placement-based learning throughout the programme, drawing upon students' previous undergraduate Psychology studies to develop confident and knowledgable practitioners over an accelerated period of professional study.
A total of eight units will be studied:
Academic and Professional Practice in Speech and Language Therapy
Clinical Theory 1 (Developmental Speech, Language and Communication Disorders)
Clinical Theory 2 (Acquired Speech, Language, Communication and Swallowing Disorders)
Clinical Theory 3 (Lifelong and Complex Speech, Language, Communication and Swallowing Disabilities)
Linguistics and Language Acquisition
Phonetics and Phonology
Professional Competency in Speech and Language Therapy
Research Methods and Dissertation

Visit the MSc Speech and Language Therapy page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

We will interview you as part of your application. UCAS Tariff points/Grades: A Psychology degree with a First or 2;1 classificationGraduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.Three A levels (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) or equivalentAt least 5 GCSE subjects at minimum Grade C, including Maths, English Language and a science subject.IELTS (Academic module) 7.5 with no element below 7.0.

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