Speech and Language Therapy BSc HonoursNewcastle University
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Speech and Language Therapy BSc Honours
This three-year Speech and Language Therapy degree will provide you with the thorough knowledge, experience and understanding you need to undertake speech and language therapy practice.;
Through case-based teaching, you will read and discuss complex, real-life scenarios to develop your problem-solving and decision-making skills.
You will study core modules in speech and language pathology. These include causes, diagnosis, assessment and treatment of a range of speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders in adults and children.
Clinical experience during every year of the course will allow you to put this theory into practice, providing you with a scientifically orientated, and theoretical understanding of speech and language therapy. You'll graduate a confident, competent and highly skilled speech and language therapist.
Entry requirements and Offers
All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements and offers below apply to 2023 entry.
AAB normally including one of the core sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics). If a candidate is not sitting any of the core sciences at A Level, we may accept a core science at AS Level. In this case the typical offer would be AAB at A Level, and B for the AS Level core science. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A Levels, we require a pass in the practical element. General Studies not accepted as a full A Level. GCSE Mathematics and English required (minimum grade B or 6) if not offered at a higher level.
A minimum of 35 points with three subjects grade 5 or above at Higher Level including 1 core science preferably Biology. A core science at grade 6 and Mathematics (or Mathematical Studies) and English at grade 5 required at Standard Level if not offered at Higher Level.
English Language requirements
IELTS - Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum score of IELTS 8.0 or equivalent with 7.5 in all four elements.
TOEFL - No TOEFL equivalent in Policy
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Anatomy & Physiology for Speech and Language
- Research Methods in Practice I
- Linguistics and Phonetics I
- Introduction to Speech and Language Pathology
- Clinical and Professional Education I
- Brain and Behaviour Across the Lifespan I: Introduction to Psychology and Social Interaction
- Child Development (Child Development and Speech Language Acquisition)
- Research Methods in Practice II
- Clinical and Professional Education II
- Linguistics and Phonetics II
- Brain and Behaviour across the Lifespan II: Neuropsychology
- Speech and Language Pathology II: Developmental and acquired disorders of speech,
- language and communication
- Clinical and Professional Education III
- Professional Issues for Clinical Practice
- Speech and Language Pathology III: Dysphagia
- Speech and Language Pathology III A: Disorders of fluency; sensory, motor and cognitive
- Speech and Language Pathology III - B: Disorders of voice; motor speech and dementia
- Brain and Behaviour across the Lifespan III: Neuropsychology and Psychiatric Disorders
- Clinical and Professional Education III: Extended
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
We use innovative teaching methods and models in our academic and clinical teaching. Case-based teaching and problem-based learning accompany lectures and seminars. You will also benefit from the experience and expertise of our visiting lecturers who are experts in their field.
Our teaching methods develop deep learning, critical thinking, reflection skills and creativity. This enables you to deal with the diverse nature of ;speech and language therapy ;practice.
Full time tuition fees
- Home: £9,250(per year)
- International: £22,800(per year)
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
Our BSc Speech and Language Therapy and Master's in Speech and Language Sciences degrees are monitored and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).
Successful completion of this degree provides eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a speech and language therapist and to apply for membership of the RCSLT.
This degree provides a direct pathway to a career as a qualified speech and language therapist. The successful completion of this degree provides eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a speech and language therapist and to apply for membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).
Most speech and language therapist graduates become employed by the NHS to work in hospitals, clinics, paediatric assessment centres, adult rehabilitation centres or in the community.
Speech and language therapists usually work as part of a multidisciplinary team, alongside other health professionals such as doctors, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
Once you qualify, you can specialise in a particular area of speech and language therapy.
If you wish to work with language-disordered children in a classroom setting, you may want to take a one-year teaching qualification (PGCE) after your degree.
A number of our graduates have also gone on to take up research posts.
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