This degree combines academic study with clinical practice and leads to a professional qualification. Speech and language therapists work with people of all ages. There are 2.5 million people in the UK who have a communication disorder of some kind. Speech and language therapists aim to maximise the communication potential of the people with whom they work and improve their quality of life.
Speech and language therapists assess, diagnose, and provide intervention for a wide range of speech and language difficulties. In doing so they integrate knowledge from a number of complex disciplines such as neurology, linguistics, phonetics, psychology and physiology, as well as evidence from clinical practice. This requires commitment, motivation, and an ability to solve problems. In the National Student Survey 2012, Speech and Language Therapy ranked joint 2nd in the UK for teaching, and 4th overall with a satisfaction rate of 96%.
Career opportunities for Speech and Language Therapists are varied and exciting - from the NHS to schools, the armed forces, and other providers of health and social care.
When you study on our Speech & Language Therapy course,you will be using a problem-based learning approach to the curriculum. This ensures that your learning from the different underpinning disciplines is integrated and focused around specific client groups. Our staff are passionate about their subject and aim to ensure that your knowledge and skill is the best it can possibly be. The university staff are also involved in research, which means they are at the cutting edge of developing the practices and techniques that are relevant to the profession.
Much of the teaching and learning occurs in small groups, which encourages a close-knit student body and a supportive learning culture. All students are allocated a Personal Advisor who offers academic and pastoral support. Development of skills required for clinical practice begins in Year 1 with the Conversation Partner Placements, and is continued in Years 2 and 3 with 8 week block placements in a clinical environment.
UEA is a fantastic place to study. For five years running we have been placed in the top five universities in the UK for student satisfaction and you will love being here, learning and making lasting friendships. By studying for a Speech and Language Therapy degree at the UEA you are opening the door to a hugely worthwhile and successful career which can help change lives for the better.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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To undertake this Speech and Language Therapy course, for School Leavers the minimum entry requirements for University matriculation, and the requirement of the professional body, are five GCSEs at grade c or above which must include English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject.
Those studying the Access to Higher Education Course will also require GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C or above if these subjects are not covered by the Access Course (we will not accept GCSE Equivalencies from 2014 entry onwards) .
Successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory occupational health check, an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure and two satisfactory references
All Successful applicants will be required to complete a satisfactory enhanced police check, a satisfactory Occupational Health check and to provide a satisfactory second reference.
1. A satisfactory police screening - like other Higher Education Institutions, we ask all candidates for certain undergraduate courses to obtain evidence from the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) that they do not have a criminal record. This procedure is necessary because students on these courses will be dealing with vulnerable adults (under the recent POVA guidelines) and children. If you decide to accept our offer the CRB Team at UEA will contact you later in the cycle to begin this process. Please visit www.uea.ac.uk/crb for further information.
2. A satisfactory health screening - please note that the purpose of this screening is to find out whether you have any special needs and, if so, to enable us to assess whether the University and clinical placement areas would be able to provide the support that you need. Once you have been made an offer you will need to visit our Occupational Health website at: http://umsuea.co.uk/occhealth in order to download an Occupational Health Assessment Form. The deadline for this is 30 July prior to registration.
3. A second reference. Once you have been made an offer you will need to download the Reference Request form. The deadline for this is 30 July prior to registration.
All Applicants who are invited for interview will be required to undertake a numeracy and literacy test on the interview day. These tests will not form part of the selection process but are a requirement of the Strategic Health Authority.
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:
If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of East Anglia.
Eligible UK and EU students studying BSc Speech and Language Therapy will not pay tuition fees; these will be covered by the NHS. In addition eligible students residing in the UK will normally receive a small non- means tested NHS Grant, currently £1,000 per annum, and may apply for a means tested Bursary. Students can also apply for a reduced rate non-means tested Living Cost Loan (also known as a Maintenance Loan) from Student Finance England.
NHS students are not eligible to apply for Living Cost Grant or a UEA bursary. Eligibility for bursaries is at the discretion of the NHS Business Services Authority and further information and criteria is available from http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students