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Speech and Language Therapy BSc (Hons)

University of East Anglia (UEA)

Key Information

Course duration: 3 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 5th for Aural & Oral Sciences (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
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    177
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    90.0 / 100.0
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    4.15 / 5.00

Applying

UCAS Course Code: B620

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: AAB Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.
SQA Higher This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
SQA Advanced Higher: BBC A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

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Fees

Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £15,300 per year

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The Course

Summary

On our Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) degree course you’ll study aspects of human biology, linguistics (the study of language), phonetics (the study of speech sounds) and psychology. You’ll also gain research skills and discover theories of SLT interventions and practice. From the beginning of this three-year programme you’ll discover how these core academic areas relate to a wide range of client groups, including children with developmental speech and language disorders, individuals with learning disabilities, and adults with acquired communication and swallowing difficulties. These client groups form the basis for your modules.Throughout the course you’ll use Problem-Based Learning (PBL) to develop skills such as team working, negotiating and leadership. You’ll also use group learning to expand your knowledge of SLT practice. You’ll then take your learning beyond the classroom with practice placements. Here you’ll have the opportunity to develop your therapeutic practice with real-life clients, working alongside qualified therapists. Practice education features throughout the course, ensuring you have the clinical and core skills you’ll need for real working environments. Speech and Language Therapy at UEA reflects our multidisciplinary ethos, which is a reflection of the real-life practices of working healthcare professionals. As such, you’ll spend some of your time studying alongside students from other health professions, as well from other UEA Schools including Medicine and Education. In your first and second years you’ll also undertake shared modules with Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy students.**Course Structure**This three-year full-time degree programme will arm you with the theory, methodology and skills you’ll need to embark on a career as a Speech and Language Therapist. The programme combines a number of compulsory modules with practical placements.**Year 1**In your first year, your Foundation module will introduce you to the core concepts relating to SLT in the areas of linguistics, phonetics, psychology and biology, as well as SLT theory and practice. During two client group modules you’ll gain an understanding of basic approaches to intervention. And you’ll be introduced to research methods on your Foundations of Professional Practice module.You’ll also undertake two pre-clinical placements in the Practice Education module, which will explore the subjects of acquired communication difficulties and working with children. The module will enable you to develop and hone your communication skills with each group. And through shared learning with Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy students you’ll discover what it means to be a professional in today’s health, social care and educational environments. **Year 2**In your second year you’ll cover the areas of deafness and hearing impairment, learning difficulties, acquired language and communication disorders, and mental health difficulties. On your Evidence-Based Practice module you will develop your research skills, learning to interpret and appraise data and discovering how it informs intervention. In your Practice Education 2 module you’ll cover essential clinical skills, and undertake an introductory placement comprised of a number of single days in practice, as well as an eight-week clinical placement.**Year 3**Your third year modules will cover motor speech disorders and disorders of the oral and vocal tract. You’ll increasingly focus on clinical decision making and planning interventions for clients. You’ll also take part in a team-based research project led by one of our research-active members of staff, which will form the basis of your written dissertation. As part of your Practice Education 3 module, you’ll undertake further clinical skill sessions

Start Dates

  • 24 September 2018 at Main Site

University of East Anglia (UEA)

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Postal Address

School of Health Sciences
University of East Anglia (UEA)
University of East Anglia
Norwich
NR4 7TJ
ENGLAND

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