This is a rewarding clinical training programme as well as a challenging academic degree. The core subject is speech and language pathology and therapy. Students consider approaches to the investigation and management of clients with communication and swallowing problems. They learn about working with clients and others professionals in health care and education. Learning for this programme is supported by UCL language sciences academics as well as practicing speech and language therapists.
Successful completion results in recommendation for membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and eligibility to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). HCPC registration is mandatory for all UK employed speech and language therapists.
We should like to remind prospective applicants to use the contact email address outlined in the Contact section rather than emailing academic staff directly.
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Year 1 modules
Credit value (1 ECTS point = 2.5 UCL credits)
|HCSCGS11||Professional and Clinical Studies I||
|HCSCGS12||Developmental Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties||
|HCSCGS13||Psychological and Linguistic Perspectives on Development||
|HCSCGS14||Phonetics and Phonology||15|
|HCSCGS16||Introduction to Speech, Hearing and Audiology||
|HCSCGS17||Anatomy and Physiology of Speech, Language and Hearing||
Year 2 modules
Credit value (1 ECTS point = 2.5 UCL credits)
|HCSCGS21||Professional and Clinical Studies II||
|HCSCGS22||Management of Acquired Communication Difficulties||
|HCSCGS23||Disorder of Vocal Tract: Structure & Function I & II||30|
Programme Directors: Anne Edmundson and Janet Wood
Teaching staff (NB: staff may occasionally be absent for a term or more on research or other leave)
- Carolyn Bruce
- Stefanie Bucher
- Kathleen Cavin
- Gordon Craig
- Bronwen Evans
- Paul Iverson
- Merle Mahon
- Alexandra Perovic
- Joanna Przedlacka
- Kate Shobbrook
- Nichola Stuart
- Kriszta Szendroi
- Yoshiyuki Yamamoto
For UK and EU students, tuition fees for this programme are normally paid in full by the Department of Health. Information about bursaries can be found on the NHS Student Bursaries website.
For information on general scholarship opportunities, please select the link below:
Deadline for Applications
PLEASE NOTE THAT LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
If you have further queries please contact email@example.com
- What is the deadline for applying for this programme?
- What type of work experience do you look for?
- Why do I need experience of speech and language therapy and/or with people with communication difficulties?
- How much experience do I need to have of speech and language therapy and/or with people with communication difficulties? What type of experience should this be?
- My undergraduate degree is in an unrelated area can I apply?
- What is the start date for this programme?
- Will there be any open days for this programme?
- Do I have to have an interview for the programme?
- How many applications do you normally receive?
- Are there some suggested readings for applicants?
- How many days a week will I need to come into college?
- Are there any options for studying this programme part-time?
- I am a single parent will I be able to fit studying for this programme around my childcare responsibilities?
- It will be difficult for me to get two academic references. Is it possible to send non-academic references?
- I am a mature applicant and I don’t have a degree but I have relevant experience can I apply?
- I am still studying my undergraduate degree can I apply?
- I am an international applicant but I have been living in the UK for many years will I have to pay overseas fees?
- What is the starting salary for a Speech and Language Therapist?
|What is the deadline for applying for this programme?|
The deadline for applying for the
2013 intake has now passed. Please do not attempt to
send in an application for 2013 as we will not be able to consider it. Late applications are not accepted for this course - please do not ask.
The deadline for applying for entry in 2014 is Friday 8th November 2013. All applications will be looked at after the deadline so it is best to wait until nearer November before sending yours in. This will allow you to add any additional experience you gain between now and then that would strengthen your application.
|What type of work experience do you look for?|
As well as academic experience we do look for candidates who have done work experience/voluntary work with a speech and language therapist or with clients with communication difficulties. Good places to ask are: your local PCT, schools, charitable organisations such as Stroke association, Parkinson’s disease association, Headway, Autistic society.
|Why do I need experience of speech and language therapy and/or with people with communication difficulties?|
In order to understand the demands of the course and, ultimately the profession you plan to enter, you must obtain experience working with individuals who have communication difficulties and an understanding of the role of a SLT.
The course is intense and you must have confidence and comfort in working with clients who have difficulty communicating. You must also have a good understanding of the role of a Speech and Language Therapist in one or more clinical setting.
|How much experience do I need to have of speech and language therapy and/or with people with communication difficulties? What type of experience should this be?|
We do not specify exactly how much or what type of experience individuals should have prior to applying for the programme as this will vary tremendously based on your own interests, the opportunities you have been able to capitalise on, and personal circumstances. However you do require considerable experience in order to successfully complete the programme. To provide you with some guidance, we have included examples of the types of experiences previous successful candidates have completed prior to submitting their application:
- 12 months of voluntary work one day per week. A combination of volunteering with the stroke association, in a social services center for adults with learning difficulties
- 3 months as a teaching assistant in a school with children who have special needs
- working as a carer in a nursing home or community setting and some time with a speech and language therapist
- 3 months as a volunteer in a Speech and language therapy department, with some additional voluntary work
- 3 months working as a Speech and language therapy assistant
- 4 months volunteering 1 evening a week as a carer for children with complex needs and 2 months working as a rehab assistant
It is of course not only the number of hours, but the quality of the experiences and the way in which you have thought about what you have seen and reflected on the experience that you will demonstrate in your application.
|My undergraduate degree is in an unrelated area can I apply?|
Yes. We have students who have successfully completed the course with undergraduate degrees in many different subjects, including archaeology, law, anthropology, and geography. You can apply if you hold any UK honours degree at a 2.2 or above, or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution. However be aware that the majority of students accepted onto the course hold a 2:1 degree or higher.
If you are applying with a qualification from overseas, please look at the UCL website for international students for information on equivalent qualifications.
|What is the start date for this programme?|
The start date is the last week of August or first week of September depending on the academic calendar.
Will there be any open days for this programme?
There is an Open Event in the summer term.
Due to limits on staff time it is only possible for applicants to visit Chandler House on days when there is a planned information session or open day.
|Do I have to have an interview for the programme?|
Yes. We interview shortlisted applicants during January. You must be available to interview in January if you wish your application to be successful.
|How many applications do you normally receive?|
We have approx 400 applications
each year for approx 50 places on the course.
|Are there some suggested readings for applicants?|
Yes please click here for suggested introductory readings
How many days a week will I need to come into college?
You must be able to commit 5 full days a week for this programme. Where possible the timetable is arranged to allow private study days but the timetable varies throughout the year. To view a sample timetable please click here.
|Are there any options for studying this programme part-time?|
No. Due to the nature of this course there are no options for part-time study.
|I am a single parent will I be able to fit studying for this programme around my childcare responsibilities?|
It would be very difficult to
undertake this programme if you are a single parent with no support. You must be able to commit 5 full days a week plus study time in the evenings.
|It will be difficult for me to get two academic references. Is it possible to send non-academic references?|
We prefer to have academic references where possible but if you have been out of education for some time you can send two non-academic references e.g. from work or a work placement.
|I am a mature applicant and I don’t have a degree but I have relevant experience can I apply?|
|I am still studying my undergraduate degree can I apply?|
We do not accept applications from applicants who have not yet completed their undergraduate degree. You must hold an honours degree with a 2.2 or above at the time of applying for the course. It is good to have found out about the course in advance as you can use the time between now and applying to strengthen your application.
|I am an international applicant but I have been living in the UK for many years will I have to pay overseas fees?|
Your fee status will be determined by the UCL Admissions Office depending on your length of stay in the UK and your residency status. It is often not possible to determine your fee status until the Admissions Office receive your application form and copies of your passport and any other documents needed to make a formal assessment of your fee status.
The international office website which may have information on sources of funding for international student
|What is the starting salary for a Speech and Language Therapist?|
An NHS Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist receives a salary of £21,176 with an additional London weighting of 20% (approx £4,000 per year) for inner London, 15% (approx £3000 per year) for outer London and 5% (approx
£900) for the fringe of London. This information was correct as of April 2012 but is subject to change.
|If you have further queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org|
An open event for prospective students will take place in Chandler House on Wednesday 26th June 2013, 16.30-18.30. Please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6552006227 to reserve a place.
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