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As a graduate in speech and language therapy you can apply to work as a speech and language therapist.


90% of our students go on to work and/or study 6 months after they graduate*

The programme will provide you with a range of transferable skills valued by employees, including analytical qualitative abilities, writing experience, presentation skills and critical thinking skills.

In hospitals, speech and language therapists provide services to clients on an in-patient and out-patient basis, with an increasing focus on outreach and intermediate care. They work closely with a range of people including patients, parents, carers and other professionals such as nursing staff, teachers, physiotherapists, doctors and teachers. They also work in a range of other sites in the community such as health centres, day nurseries, schools and colleges, training centres and care homes. Some speech and language therapists are employed directly in education, the voluntary sector or work in private practice. Alternatively you may decide to move into research or postgraduate study.

Once you graduate you can apply for professional registration with the Health Care Professions Council which will then allow you to work as a speech and language therapist.

*DHLE Data 2017


The Careers Office are a team of careers professional dedicated to supporting your career planning and development.

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