MSc Speech and Language Therapy
This programme is currently closed to new applications for September 2023 entry. Applications will open again in summer 2023 for those wishing to apply for September 2024 entry.
Accredited by the Health Care Professionals Council, with a purpose-built NHS and independent clinic on-site, the MSc Speech and Language Therapy is for students wishing to qualify as speech and language therapists.
This course combines theoretical knowledge with clinical practice and you will gain hands-on experience right from the start.
All candidates must have:
- A good 2:1 or above (or equivalent) - please note that all candidates must have been awarded their undergraduate degree before applying
- direct, ongoing experience of working with clients with communication difficulties, ideally a range of client groups, both adults and children.
- Good understanding of the role of a speech and language therapist and experience of speech and language therapy
See ‘Entry requirements’ tab for further details.
As a speech and language therapy student at Reading, you will benefit directly from our world-class research into subjects, such as linguistics, language development, language pathology, and bilingualism. Other areas of specialism comprise developmental and acquired speech, language and communication disorders, including fluency disorders, aphasia, dementia, autism spectrum disorders, Williams syndrome, Down syndrome, Developmental Language Disorder and dysphagia, speech sound disorder, stammering and dysphagia.
Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, including standard lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, observation clinics, problem based learning, online screencasts, and practical sessions.
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, community clinics, private and voluntary sector. Professional speech and language therapists will act as your practice educators.
You will have access to excellent built-in clinic facilities for observations, teaching, placement and research, as well as a speech laboratory, extensive assessment library, student common room, University library, state-of-the art lecture theatres. We are also one of the first universities to host an NHS and independent clinic in our purpose-built speech and language therapy facility on site.
This programme is recognised by The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council.
For more information, please visit the School of Psychology's website.