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MSc Speech and Language Therapy

University of Reading

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

Accredited by the Health Care Professionals Council, with a purpose-built NHS clinic on-site, the MSc Speech and Language Therapy is for students wishing to qualify as speech and language therapists.

This course combines theoretical knowledge with clinical practice and you will gain hands-on experience right from the start.

All candidates must have had extensive work experience with a speech and language therapist or with clients with communication difficulties, both children and adults, and you must have a good understanding of the role of a speech and language therapist.

As a speech and language therapy student at Reading, you will benefit directly from our world-class research into subjects, such as linguistics, language development, language pathology, and bilingualism. Other areas of specialism comprise developmental and acquired speech, language and communication disorders, including fluency disorders, aphasia, dementia, autism spectrum disorders, Williams syndrome, Down syndrome, Specific Language Impairment and dysphagia.

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, including standard lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, observation clinics, problem based learning, ‘flipped’ classroom, and practical sessions.

As part of the programme, you will undertake a clinical placement and spend approximately 600 hours over 2 years in different clinical settings, including schools, hospitals, community clinics, private and voluntary sector. Professional speech and language therapists will act as your placement educators.


Our MSc in Speech and Language Therapy allows graduates to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and work as a speech and language therapist in a range of settings, such as the NHS, education, and the private or voluntary sector.

Speech and language therapists work with adults and children with a range of communication and swallowing difficulties, including children with speech and language disorders, children with a cleft palate, clients with voice disorders, clients who have had strokes or head injuries, or those who stammer.

Some therapists work in hospitals, some work in community health centres, some work in schools or specialist centres. Some speech and language therapists may decide to move into research.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,310per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Reading

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  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 20 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 197
    143 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%


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