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University of Manchester

Speech and Language Therapy

UCAS Code: B620

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

We typically require Grades AAB. No specific subjects are required, but a mixture of science and arts subjects is recommended. General Studies and Critical Thinking are welcomed, but are not normally included as part of the standard offer.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

For Access to Higher Education courses, an overall of 60 credits are required with 45 at Level 3. A minimum of 30 credits should be at Distinction plus 15 credits at Merit. 15 credits at Distinction must be in a science subject. You should also have GCSE English Language and Mathematics at minimum Grade C/4. Students educated up to GCSE level who have only taken a one-year Access course will not normally be accepted. We also consider other factors such as other educational achievements, life experience and skills on an individual basis. Due to the nature of Access to HE diplomas, it is often not possible for an applicant's college to supply a sufficiently detailed reference. Under these circumstances, we may request a supplementary reference to enable us to fully consider your academic ability. Although this could result in us delaying our decision, please be assured that this will not adversely affect your application in any way. Please contact us if you require further information.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We typically require six GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above (including Mathematics), B/6 in English Language and B/6 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

We require 35 points overall, with 6,6,5 in Higher Level subjects.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

We require successful completion of a Cambridge Technical Diploma at Grades DD with one A-level at Grade A.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

We accept the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate at Grade D in lieu of the third A-level only. It must be offered alongside 2 A-level subjects with minimum Grades AB.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

D*DD

We require successful completion of a Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma at Grades D*DD.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

DD

We accept the Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma at Grade DD in lieu of the third A-level only. It must be offered alongside 2 A-level subjects with minimum Grades AB.

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

DD

We require successful completion of a BTEC National Diploma at Grades DD plus A at A-level.

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

D

We accept the BTEC National Extended Certificate at Grade D in lieu of the third A-level only. It must be offered alongside 2 A-level subjects with minimum Grades AB.

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

D*DD

We require successful completion of a BTEC National Extended Diploma at Grades D*DD.

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

D

We accept the BTEC National Foundation Diploma at Grade D in lieu of the third A-level only. It must be offered alongside 2 A-level subjects with minimum Grades AB.

We require Grades AABBB in five Scottish Higher level subjects plus one Advanced Higher at Grade B. Please note if English Language and a Science subject is not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher, students must have achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade B/ Intermediate 2 Grade B/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 2). Similarly, if Mathematics is not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher, students must have achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3).

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

We require Grades AABBB in five Scottish Higher level subjects plus one Advanced Higher at Grade B. Please note if English Language and a Science subject is not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher, students must have achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade B/ Intermediate 2 Grade B/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 2). Similarly, if Mathematics is not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher, students must have achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3).

We welcome and recognise the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Core/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and you should offer this with two A-levels. The grade required will normally be the same as the lowest A-level grade listed in the entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff

136-147

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33%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Speech and language therapy

Our three-year BSc Speech and Language Therapy course will prepare you for a career as a speech and language therapist who treats, supports and cares for those with communication, eating, drinking or swallowing problems.

You will develop the core theoretical knowledge and specialist clinical skills required by the speech and language therapy profession while learning the academic study skills you need to earn a higher education qualification.

Our course places particular emphasis on scientific thinking, preparing you to incorporate clinical enquiry into your chosen career path. You will gain practical, hands-on experience through block placements in each of the three years of study.

Depending on your performance in Years 1 to 3, you will have the opportunity to extend your studies by a year to undertake an integrated master's .

You will be able to register with the Health and Care Professions Council and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists after graduation.

**Special Features**

**Extensive placement experience**

Gain practical experience and team-working skills through three block placements totalling 16 weeks of hands-on work, which we organise for you.

**Get involved**

Help promote speech and language therapy as a profession through our Speech and Language Therapy Society, which has been highly commended in the University's annual Making A Difference Awards for social responsibility.

**Careers help**

In your final year, you will study a careers-focused course unit to help you prepare for the world of work.

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
£23,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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.

75%
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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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

86%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
46%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
30%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Therapy professionals
37%
Health professionals
6%
Childcare and related personal services
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.

£21k

£21k

£29k

£29k

£32k

£32k

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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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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