Department of Human Communication Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Further your career with a postgraduate qualification from one of the UKs leading centres for the education of speech and language therapists and related professionals. You can study full-time, part-time or by distance learning.
About the course
2 years full time
Recognised by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health Professions Council, this two year full-time course will give you the necessary training to gain your professional qualification for a career in speech and language therapy.
You'll develop the knowledge and skills needed to assess and manage a range of communication and swallowing disorders. Your skills will be put into practice through a series of clinical placements throughout the course.
Our MMedSci course provides the necessary training to enter a career as a Speech and Language Therapist.
The course follows six main themes:Communication, Participation and Society, Research Methods, Biomedical Sciences, Key Clinical Skills, and Clinical Placements.
You'll study linguistics, psychology and how this relates to speech and language pathology.
Participation and Society
You'll gain an understanding of 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.
You'll gain an in-depth understanding of anatomy, physiology, audiology and neurology, and how to link this medical knowledge to speech and language pathology.
Key Clinical Skills and Clinical Practice
You'll develop your clinical skills and professional competence to enable you to work with a range of clients with communication impairments.
* Work-based learning and interaction via Web CT
* Evaluation of clinical work
* Research dissertation in the second year of the programme
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.