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Speech and Language Therapy BSc (Hons)

Plymouth Marjon University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) are health professionals who work closely with parents, carers, teachers, nurses, doctors and other Allied Health professionals. Almost one in five people experience communication difficulties and this is where SLTs can help. On completion of the course, you’ll be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to register as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT). You will provide life-changing support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, eating, drinking or swallowing. Young people with communication difficulties can find school hard and are more likely to end up in the criminal justice system, and SLTs are aiming to change that through early intervention.You will have the opportunity to graduate with practical competencies in dysphagia (eating, drinking and swallowing disorders) to Level C of the RCSLT framework. This makes our graduates extremely attractive to employers.The SLT course is academically demanding and covers a broad curriculum to allow you to register for professional practice. You will learn core skills in topics such as linguistics, phonetics and speech and language pathology. You will also develop your clinical and professional skills through practical placements and modules that cover counselling and professional skills.**Why this course at Marjon?**• Ability to graduate ready to work with patients who have swallowing difficulties, as required by the NHS.• Only pre-registration SLT course in the South West of England.• On-site clinic with voice analysis equipment, a fully equipped speech science lab and SLT resource room full of clinical tools to develop your hands-on experience.• Extensive clinical placement experience across a range of settings including hospitals, schools and clinics.**What might I become?**This degree is designed to help you launch a successful career as a Speech and Language Therapist. Many SLTs work in the NHS but you may also choose to work in community clinics, education, private practice and other settings.**Find out more at Open Day**Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Speech and Language Therapy at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and find out why we are ranked second in the UK for teaching quality*. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.Book on to an Open Day at:**Why study at Marjon?**• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.*Ranked in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, published 23 Sept 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,750per year

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University information

Plymouth Marjon University

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  • Campus address

    Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Road, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL6 8BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 18 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 197
    125 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.52 90%



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