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MSc Speech and Language Therapy – University of Reading

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MSc Speech and Language Therapy

Qualify as a Speech and Language Therapist with this two-year programme

This programme is recognised by The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and approved by the Health Professions and Care Council.


The programme will provide you with both theoretical knowledge and clinical practice, with hands-on experience right from the start of the degree.

As part of the programme, you will undertake a clinical placement and spend approximately 600 hours over 2 years in different clinical settings, including schools, hospitals, and community clinics in the private and voluntary sector.

Sample modules include:

  • Clinical Practice
  • Communication impairment
  • Multilingualism and impairment across the lifespan
  • Phonetics and phonology
  • Typical and atypical development


Teaching is given through a variety of methods, including lectures, group tutorials and seminars. As well as this, you will learn from clinic observations, 'flipped' classroom and practical sessions.

The School houses state-of-the-art facilities including a neuroimaging centre with fMRI, EEG and TMS facilities, as well as three NHS clinics for Speech & Language Therapy, Anxiety and Depression in Young People and Berkshire Memory and Cognition, and a Centre for Autism.

You will have access to in-house clinic facilities for observation, placement and research. The school also houses a speech laboratory, extensive assessment library and mater's common room.


The MSc in Speech and Language Therapy will allow you to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and work as a speech and language therapist.

Speech and language therapists work with adults and children with a range of communication and swallowing difficulties, including children with speech and language disorders, children with a cleft palate, clients with voice disorders, clients who have had strokes or head injuries, or those who stammer.

Speech and language therapists work in a variety of settings including community health centres, hospitals, schools or specialist centres.

As well as employment, students may decide to go into research.


Find out more about this programme including entry requirements and fees.

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