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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom

MSc SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY

Accredited by the Health Care Professionals Council, with a purpose-built NHS clinic on-site, the MSc Speech and Language Therapy is for students wishing to qualify as speech and language therapists.
This course combines theoretical knowledge with clinical practice and you will gain hands-on experience right from the start.
All candidates must have had extensive work experience with a speech and language therapist or with clients with communication difficulties, both children and adults, and you must have a good understanding of the role of a speech and language therapist.
As a Speech and Language Therapy student at Reading, you will benefit directly from our world-class research into subjects, such as linguistics, language development, language pathology, and bilingualism. Other areas of specialism comprise developmental and acquired speech, language and communication disorders, including fluency disorders, aphasia, dementia, autism spectrum disorders, Williams syndrome, Down syndrome, Specific Language Impairment and dysphagia.
Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, including standard lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, observation clinic, problem based learning, ‘flipped’ classroom, and practical sessions.
As part of the programme, you will undertake a clinical placement and spend approximately 600 hours over 2 years in different clinical settings, including schools, hospitals, community clinics, private and voluntary sector. Professional speech and language therapists will act as your placement educators
You will have access to excellent built-in clinic facilities for observations, teaching, placement and research, as well as a speech laboratory, extensive assessment library, student common room, University library, state-of-the art lecture theatres. We are also also one of the first university's to host an NHS clinic in our purpose-built speech and language therapy facility on site.
This programme is recognised by The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council.

Intakes

  • Sep Deadline: May

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Due to the popularity of this programme and the restricted numbers we are able to accept, we recommend applying as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that all applicants must have been awarded their undergraduate degree before the application deadline.

You are normally required to have a good first- or upper second-class (2:1) honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in a related field such as linguistics, psychology, medical sciences or education. Evidence of recent study is normally required if the first degree was completed more than four years previously. A complete application, including at least one reference, must be received by the deadline in order to be considered for entry to the next intake.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 20310 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: 40620 GBP
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