UCL Psychology and Language Sciences



Who can apply

The programme is suitable for students with a strong academic background who are committed to a career as a speech and language therapist.  You should have a good understanding of speech and language therapy as a profession and some experience of working with people with communication difficulties.  Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.  Final year students on course for an upper second-class Bachelor's degree can also apply.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Speech and Language Sciences at graduate level
  • why you want to study Speech and Language Sciences at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your acadmic and professional background meets the demands of this rigorous programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

You can prepare your application by:
  • working on your personal statement
  • putting together a list of work experience / voluntary work you have done or arranged for the coming year - you will need to upload the list as part of your application (see form below)
  • getting your transcripts from your previous university
  • thinking about who your referees will be

Before you submit your application please download and fill out the following document and attach to your application as a supporting document.  This will help us assess your relevant work experience.

Application Process

Applicants will be able to apply for intake 2023 in the Autumn.

You are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places.  Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Applicants are shortlisted and interviewed prior to offers being made.  Interviews will be held online in January 2023.

    Fitness to Practise

    As professional practitioners working with the public, students studying the MSc Speech and Language Sciences need to be 'Fit to Practise'.  This encompasses fitness to attend teaching and learn as you will be learning knowledge and skills to enable you to be a competent practitioner.

    Prior to entry trainees will be subject to two screening procedures - through UCL Workplace Health and through the Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

    We strongly encourage offer-holders to let us know about any health conditions or specific learning disabilities, e.g. dyslexia, anxiety disorder, conditions affecting mobility or giving rise to fatigue, before the start of the programme so that reasonable adjustments can be made to aid successful completion of the course.

    Information provided will be stored securely on UCL managed services and access will be restricted to only those persons who require it.  Please see the MSc SLS Privacy Notice for further details:

    If you have any questions about either of these processes please contact the Admissions Administrator.

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