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The University of Sheffield

Sheffield , England ,United Kingdom

Speech and Language Therapy B.Med.Sci

Course description
This degree leads to a professional qualification to practice as a speech and language therapist. A key feature of the course is our in-house clinic where you'll benefit from specialist facilities and training.

You'll be taught by clinical and research specialists and study a range of subjects, including biomedical sciences, psychology, linguistics and communication.

We use a case-based and inquiry-based approach, as well as small-group teaching, to give you an interactive learning experience. You'll develop theoretical knowledge alongside clinical expertise.

Work placements and hands-on training from health professionals will develop your clinical expertise. You'll go on placements in a diverse range of settings throughout Sheffield and the surrounding areas, including schools and hospitals.

The course is designed around the following themes:

You'll study linguistics, psychology and how this relates to speech and language pathology.

Participation and society
You'll explore how the study of sociology and social and health psychology impact on speech and language therapy.

You'll develop valuable research skills that are essential to providing evidence-based health care.

Biomedical sciences
This theme gives you an in-depth understanding of anatomy, physiology, audiology and neurology. You'll learn how to link this medical knowledge to speech and language pathology.

Key clinical topics and professional practice
This theme develops your clinical skills and professional competence so that you can work with a range of clients who have communication impairments.

The course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and its curriculum is informed by the QAA benchmarks for speech and language therapy, the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) curriculum guidelines and subsequent HCPC standards of proficiency and standards of education and training for speech and language therapists. The HCPC and the RCSLT approve and accredit the programme.


  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

More Information Required
30 Days
Possible Interview Call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
10 Days
Visa Process
35 Days

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