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Newcastle University

Speech and Language Sciences

UCAS Code: B62M

Master of Science - MSc (UG)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB normally including one of the core sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics). If a candidate is not sitting any of the core sciences at A-level, we may accept a core science at AS-level. In this case the typical offer would be AAB at A-level, and B for the AS-level core science. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. General Studies not accepted as a full A Level. GCSE Mathematics and English required (minimum grade B or 6) if not offered at a higher level.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

30 level 3 credits at Distinction including 15 credits in biological sciences, and 15 level 3 credits at Merit or above.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

normally including one of the core sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics). GCSE Mathematics and English required (minimum grade B or 6) if not offered at a higher level.

We welcome applications from students offering an Extended Project and value the skills of research and independent learning that it is designed to develop. If you offer an Extended Project, it will be taken into account as part of your application profile, but we will not usually include it in offer conditions for this degree programme.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

A minimum of 35 points with three subjects grade 5 or above at Higher Level. A core science at grade 6 and Mathematics (or Mathematical Studies) and English at grade 5 required at Standard Level if not offered at Higher Level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H1,H2,H3

To include at least one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

BTEC Applied Science preferred. Applicants are considered on an individual basis, but BTEC modules studied must include at least 40 credits in Physiology/Anatomy. Please note that Extended Diplomas in Children's Care or Sport Science are not normally accepted unless accompanied by AS level Biology at grade B.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

AAABB at Higher Grade including at least one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Mathematics and English required at National 5, minimum grade B (or grade 2 Standard Grade or Intermediate 2 equivalent) if not offered at Higher Grade. Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

UCAS Tariff

136-153

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Speech and language therapy

This degree equips you with the specialist knowledge and skills needed to become a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) and includes a year of study at Master's level. Newcastle was the first university in the UK to offer a degree in Speech and Language Therapy. Speech and Language Sciences at Newcastle University is renowned for its excellent teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and world class research. We use innovative and exciting teaching practices to deliver our highly regarded undergraduate degrees.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Newcastle)

Department:

School of Education, Communication and Language 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.

86%
high
Others in subjects allied to medicine
86%
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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

92%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
4%
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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
70%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Therapy professionals
15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Teaching and educational professionals
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.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

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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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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