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De Montfort University

Speech and Language Therapy

UCAS Code: B621

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

A levels should normally be taken in one sitting. We do not accept General Studies.

Our Access requirements are currently under review. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Must be achieved from a BTEC in Science.

ABB to include at least three subjects at Advanced Higher level with one of these at grade B or better.

UCAS Tariff

128

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61%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Speech and language therapy

Speech and Language Therapy teaches students how to work with people of all ages who have difficulties with communication, drinking, eating or swallowing.

**Reasons to study Speech and Language Therapy at DMU:**

+ 100% of our Speech and Language Therapy graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17 report (above the sector average of 94.6%).

+ Approved by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, with graduates eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council to practise as a speech and language therapist.

+ Build your clinical and professional skills in a variety of weekly and block placements, in settings such as nurseries, schools, clinics, hospitals, day centres and home visits.

+ You will study a range of topics including introduction to linguistics and language acquisition, communication disability and psychology, and transition to the workplace alongside professional practice.

+ Our strong links and integrated work placements with East Midlands NHS and independent service providers ensure a dynamic and clinically relevant curriculum.

+ Recent graduates have become speech and language therapists in the NHS, charitable institutions and private healthcare companies.

+ Gain international experience linked to your course through our #DMUglobal programme. Speech and Language Therapy students have visited New York,Berlin, Brussels and The Gambia.

+ DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. [Office for Students, 2017]

Modules

YEAR ONE: Professional Practice Education 1; Introduction to Linguistics and Language Acquisition; Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology; Medical Sciences; Communication Disability and Psychology. YEAR TWO: Professional Practice 2; Clinical Linguistics Assessments; Intervention 1: Language and Cognition; Intervention 2: Speech and Swallowing; Cognitive Psychology and Research Methods. YEAR THREE: Professional Practice 3; Transition to the Workplace; Intervention 3: Specialist Settings; Speech and Language Therapy Project; Language, Interaction and Society.

Assessment methods

Teaching includes: lectures, seminars, tutorial discussions, practical workshops, inter-professional (IP) learning with students from other healthcare professions and work-based placement sessions. You will also benefit by receiving support from a personal tutor. Your precise timetable will depend on your modules, however, you will normally benefit from around 15 hours in timetabled, taught study each week plus at least 150 work-based placement sessions of approx. 3 ½ hrs per session. Assessment includes: written and video exams, coursework, assignments, presentations, a portfolio, dissertation, teaching contact hours.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
high
Speech and language therapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Health professionals
17%
Therapy professionals
10%
Science, engineering and production technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject covers a group of related subjects, like audiology, speech therapy and degrees associated with language development. Speech therapy dominates and most graduates in this group go into jobs as speech therapists. About a fifth had studied audiology - there are not many audiology graduates each year in the UK, and they usually go on to jobs as — you guessed it — audiologists (mostly in hospitals but increasingly on the high street). Speech science or therapy graduates often go straight into speech therapy jobs when they graduate, although you don’t absolutely have to be a speech therapist if you take the course. There's a demand for graduates from all these courses and prospects are good.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Speech and language therapy

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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