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Leeds Beckett University

Speech and Language Therapy

UCAS Code: B620

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths, English Language at Grade C or above and Double Science at Grade CC or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent qualifications. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSE English Language and Maths.

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Grades ABB at A level or equivalent, this must include 40 points from either Chemistry; Physics; Biology; English Language; Psychology or any foreign language. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a `Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Speech and language therapy

Speech and language therapists (SLT) are privileged to work with people throughout their entire lifespan - from neonatal to end-of-life care. This course will enable you to qualify as an SLT in three years. As an SLT, you will provide assessments and interventions for communication impairments and difficulties with eating, drinking and swallowing. You will study a variety of subjects such as psychology, linguistics and speech pathology, and attend guest lectures from specialist clinicians and medics to expand your professional networks and to ensure your learning is current.

**PLACEMENTS**
We adopt a mixed placement model, which means you will undertake 'ongoing' and 'block' placements during your studies. In Year One there will be one half-day placement per week for seven weeks in both semesters. During Years Two and Three you will undertake ongoing day placements once a week in semester 1, and block placements where you will spend either five or six weeks on placement in semester 2. For the Year Three block placement, we aim to place you in a clinical area of your preference. You will be required to travel to placements independently, and they will be located across Yorkshire and the Humber. During your studies you will experience a variety of clinical areas that will enrich your learning experience and expertise.

Modules


  • Year 1 Core Modules

    • Speech & Language Pathology 1

    • Clinical & Professional Skills 1

    • Linguistics

    • Introduction to Clinical Phonetics & Phonology

    • Lifespan Development

    • Medical Science 1

    • Research for Clinical Practice.


  • Year 2 Core Modules

    • Applied Research

    • Language & Cognition

    • Medical Science 2

    • Clinical Analysis of Speech & Voice

    • Speech & Language Pathology (Acquired & Developmental)

    • Clinical & Professional Skills 2.


  • Year 3 Core Modules

    • Speech & Language Pathology 3

    • Current Issues in Speech & Language Therapy Practice

    • Evidence for Practice

    • Clinical & Professional Practice

    • Advanced Clinical Skills

    • Eating, Drinking & Swallowing Disorders.



Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

Rehabilitation and Health Science

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.

81%
med
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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

91%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

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.

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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
68%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Therapy professionals
14%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
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.

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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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