Undergraduate Speech and Language Therapy degree
Combine theoretical knowledge with clinical practice working with patients on this integrated masters honours degree programme, approved by the Health Care Professions Council and accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN MSCI SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY
Learning through a mixture of lectures, seminars, clinical practice and case-based group work, you will cover the varied key areas underpinning speech and language therapy including, medicine, psychology, linguistics, phonetics and clinical practice, as well as choosing an optional module in your final year. These topics constitute an exciting and varied programme. In addition, you will complete courses on research methods to support you in your dissertation and in your future career.
GAIN VALUABLE EXPERIENCE AS YOU LEARN
From year one of the programme you will attend clinical placements, both in the University clinic and in a variety of settings external to the University, including, hospitals, schools, community and specialist services. Placements are supported by qualified speech and language therapists who are enthusiastic about having students and trained to offer you rich placement learning environments.
PREPARING FOR A RICH CAREER
Studying on the Speech and Language Therapy programme will allow you to achieve the relevant competencies to apply to the Health Care Professions Council to practise as a speech and language therapist. The speech and language therapy programme will also offer you a wide range of transferable skills that you can utilise as your career develops. The clinical placements give a breadth of experience to support you deciding which are of speech and language therapy you wish to pursue when qualified. Our graduate employment rate is very high, and graduates are praised by local employers as critical reflective practitioners.
Jodie Kenvin is a student of Speech and Language Therapy at Reading. One highlight of her degree so far has been her involvement in the 'Aphasia Friendly Book Club'. Jodie describes her experience with the book club, as well as her time as a teaching assistant for a child with delayed language development.
"The book club experience showed me how difficult it can be for those with communication difficulties following strokes to be independent. I would love to raise awareness so those working in shops and restaurants are prepared to be patient and helpful to those who struggle to communicate"
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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MSCI SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY
For information about this course, entry requirements and funding, take a look at our course specifications page.