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Manchester Metropolitan University

Speech and Language Therapy

UCAS Code: B630
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

27%

Subjects
  • Aural & oral sciences
Student score
85% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB

Scottish Highers
ABBBB-AABB

ABBBB or AABB at Higher plus one Advanced Higher at grade B.

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB-AAA

BTEC Diploma
DDD

BTEC Certificate
DD

BTEC Award
D

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D*

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

International Baccalaureate
30

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

27%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Speech and language therapy is concerned with the management of disorders of language, speech,fluency, voice, communication and swallowing in children and adults. The role of a speech and language therapist is to identify problems and work with the client to optimise communication. This course prepares you to practice as a speech and language therapist. It is a three year (plus one term) programme covering core skills and knowledge. You will have opportunities to put your learning into practice with a range of placements in a variety of settings throughout the course, as well as using our on-campus Speech and Language Therapy Clinic for demonstration and practice. Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. There are increasing opportunities for speech and language therapists to work towards higher degrees in the fields of clinical specialism and research.

Modules

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
36%
56%
8%

Year 1

32%
53%
15%

Year 2

18%
66%
16%

Year 3

16%
65%
19%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
50%
50%

Year 1

40%
56%
4%

Year 2

43%
57%

Year 3

86%
14%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

54%

Feedback on work has been prompt

87%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
94% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
436 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21k LOW
Graduates who are therapy professionals

86%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

6%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This subject covers a group of related subjects, like audiology and speech science. The most common job for graduates from this group is speech therapy, and about a quarter 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). 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. Graduates from last year in this subject went into a surprisingly wide range of jobs – but were largely in health or childcare roles.
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