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University of Strathclyde

Speech and Language Pathology

UCAS Code: B630

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,B,B

GCSE English Language 4/C or Literature 4/C; GCSE Maths, a science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Computing) at GCSE 4/C; another language at GCSE 4/C is recommended

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

English HL6; Maths and a science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Technological Studies or Computer Science), all at a minimum SL5; another language, eg French, Spanish, Italian, German at SL5 is recommended

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

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3,H3-H2,H2,H2,H3,H3


Must include English. Must have Maths and a Science at Ordinary level and a second language is recommended but not required

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B-A,A,B,B,B

Higher English B; Maths, and a science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering Science or Computing Science), all at minimum National 5 C, or equivalent; another language at National 5 C is recommended

UCAS Tariff

126-147

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

52%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Speech and language therapy

Speech and language therapists assess and treat a variety of speech, language and communication problems.

Why Speech & Language Pathology at Strathclyde?
Ranked No 1 in the UK for Oral and Aural Sciences (Complete University Guide 2019).
Undertake clinical placements throughout the course in schools, nurseries and hospitals.
Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, our degree provides a route into the profession.
Study a combination of language and scientific elements.
Study abroad in one of our partner institutions.
Learn in our speech research lab using specialist equipment and software.
Benefit from participating in the longest established such degree in Scotland and one of the oldest in the UK.

Your Career
Our graduates have close links with the education and health sectors and many are based in hospitals. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. Employers of recent graduates include Down’s Syndrome Scotland, Erskine Hospital for Ex-Servicemen, Mencap, National Autistic Society, and the National Health Service.

Recent graduate roles include:
NHS Speech & Language Therapist
Speech & Language Therapist

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£18,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Strathclyde

Department:

School of Psychological Sciences and Health

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

After graduation


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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
100%
high
Employed or in further education
37%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

84%
Therapy professionals
6%
Childcare and related personal services
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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

£23k

£23k

£24k

£24k

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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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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