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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Speech and Language Therapy

UCAS Code: B620

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass with 45 credits at Merit/Distinction with minimum of 24 credits at Distinction Modules should include Biology and Psychology

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A range of GCSEs which must include GCSE Grade C or 5 English Language or an acceptable equivalent qualification and GCSE Grade C or 5 Mathematics and a Science

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-30

Individual offers will vary dependant on subjects studies

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

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

including a science or social science Will accept Lower level B2

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

DDM

in a related area ie health studies or early years

UCAS Tariff

120

Must be achieved from 3 A levels or other acceptable Level 3 qualifications

67%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Speech and language therapy

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: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day

**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.

Modules

Lloyd - Third year, Speech and Language Therapy;
“The first year was about learning the basic skills a speech and language therapist should have. It covered linguistics, phonology and the anatomy of speech. The second year involved taking the skills we had learnt in first year and applying them to clinical practice. In our third year we are looking at the specific details of some complex conditions and learning how to create full intervention plans for someone with communication difficulties.”

1st Year
Professional Knowledge and Skills
Bioscience for SLT
Introduction to Linguistics
Phonetics and Phonology
Topics in Psychology
Language through the Lifecourse
Lifelong Disability Studies

2nd Year
Professional Knowledge and Skills
Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics
SLT Process and Practice
Introduction to neurogenic communication disorders
Paediatric speech, language and communication disorders
Research Methods for SLT
Voice and Fluency

3rd Year
Professional Knowledge and Skills
Advanced Dysphagia
Cognitive Neuropsychology
Advanced Studies in Paediatric Speech, Language and Communication Disorders
Advanced Aphasiology and Apraxia of Speech
Alternative and Augmentative Communication
Writing a Clinical Research Proposal
Clinical Research Project

Assessment methods

You will have a range of assessments including exams, essays, case files, oral presentations, posters, clinical exams and designing and producing SLT resources. You will also be assessed on your clinical competencies developed through placements.

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
£11,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Department:

School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

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.

84%
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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

80%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
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
6%
Male students
94%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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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.

100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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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£27k

£27k

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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