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PgDip/ MSc Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    30 months

Course summary

If you want to become a speech and language therapist and have a relevant degree (eg in linguistics or psychology), this course could open up a fascinating new career path for you. It is the only postgraduate pre-registration course in speech and language therapy offered in Scotland.

As a speech and language therapist you will give life-changing treatment and support and care for children and adults who have difficulties speaking and communicating. It can be a very varied and deeply rewarding career. This course will enable you to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and to practise as a speech and language therapist in the UK.

Why QMU?

  • The course is the only postgraduate pre-registration course of its kind in Scotland.
  • You will be taught by an expert team of clinical practitioners, linguists and researchers. We have specialists in all key clinical areas.
  • Through our Clinical Audiology, Speech and Language Research Centre, QMU has carried out pioneering work in the area of speech sciences. In the 2014 REF exercise (a UK-wide evaluation of research quality and impact) our 92% of our research in speech and language was classed as world- leading or internationally excellent.

Course overview

As a speech and language therapist, you will assess, diagnose and treat children and adults with a wide range of speech, language, communication and swallowing difficulties.

On this course you will undertake both theoretical and practical learning through a range of taught academic modules and supervised clinical placements.


To obtain a specific postgraduate award at QMU you must complete a number of credit bearing modules. You can opt to study for the PgDip or the full MSc, either of which will qualify you to work as a speech and language therapist in the UK.

Teaching, learning and assessment

Teaching will include a mix of lectures, tutorials, student-led seminars, clinical placement experience, case study analysis and individual project work. Emphasis will be placed on integrating clinical and university-based learning opportunities and on independent study. Your performance will be assessed by a combination of assignments, examinations and practical assessments.

Links with industry/ professional bodies

The course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council and adheres to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists curriculum guidelines.


Our graduates have excellent employment prospects. Most go on to work within the NHS across a range of settings including clinics, schools, hospitals and the community although an increasing number also take up appointments in private organisations. Some graduates have gained research posts and some have gone on to achieve higher degrees.

International applicants should be aware that whilst RCSLT has a reciprocal agreement with a number of countries, students may have to undertake some additional study/examinations to be eligible for registration with the professional body in their own country.

Exit awards

MSc (285 credits, plus 60 credit research dissertation); alternatively, students may choose to exit with a PgDip (285 credits).

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University information

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

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  • Campus address

    Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, EH21 6UU, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 20 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 197

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%



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