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University of East Anglia UEA

Speech and Language Therapy

UCAS Code: B620
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Aural & oral sciences
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21.6k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

Scottish Advanced Highers

A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

in a Health, Care or Science subject. Public Services is not accepted.

International Baccalaureate

including 6 6 6 at Higher Level. If no GCSE requirement is held, offer will include Mathematics, English Language and Science requirements.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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


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


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

Study speech and language therapy (SLT) and learn how to make an impact on the estimated 2.5 million people in the UK who have a variety of needs in relation to speech, language, communication and/or swallowing. Speech and language therapy aims to maximise people’s communication potential and improve their quality of life. Working in an inter-professional environment, qualified SLTs assess, diagnose and provide intervention to people of all ages who have these kinds of difficulties. Our three-year course was the first speech and language therapy degree in the UK to fully integrate the clinical and theoretical aspects of the discipline through a problem-based learning curriculum. This means that all the teaching you receive on this course reflects up-to-date, real-world practice, ensuring you graduate with all the skills necessary to begin your career as a therapist. In line with the wider profession, we promote evidence-based practice throughout your three years of study. You will study a wide range of core subjects and learn to apply this knowledge in clinical practice. You will start as a ‘Conversation Partner’ in the first year, learning about your own communication skills. In your second year you will move to the role of ‘Therapy Facilitator’, as you begin to apply your knowledge and skills in planning intervention. In your final year you will move into the pre-registration phase and take increasing responsibility for working with clients.Please note this course is not open to international applicants. Please check our website for alternative courses which may be of interest to you.


University of East Anglia UEA

On campus

With a wonderfully diverse range of courses and superb extra-curricular clubs and societies run by one of the most dynamic student unions in the country, UEA is a great place to both live and learn. Located in the beautiful city of Norwich it becomes no wonder UEA is consistently one of the best universities for student satisfaction.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
95% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
451 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
100% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 £21.6k LOW
Graduates who are therapy professionals


Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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