24 months full time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £5,500
International: full time £14,750
This programme is accredited by the Health Professions Council and recognised by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists of Great Britain, and aims to train professionally qualified speech and language therapists. Successful graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council; this registration is obligatory to practise in the UK.
The teaching uses a case-based, problem-solving approach. In the first year of the programme students complete compulsory modules, a clinical practicum at the University’s clinic for children; sessions in the University’s Aphasia Clinic; some observations in nurseries; and a six-week block clinical placement in the summer.
In the second year students complete compulsory modules, clinical sessions administering group therapy and complete another six-week block clinical placement.
Assessment is through course work, written examinations, in-course assessment of the clinical practicum, case presentations and in-course class tests. An important element of Year 2 is the extended case report, where students manage one case, giving intensive input, and write up their findings.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
An upper-second-class Honours degree or international equivalent, in psychology, linguistics or a medical discipline. Relevant work experience is also required. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with degrees in other areas when combined with relevant work experience.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 8.0 with a minimum of 7.5 in all sub-skills. No equivalent English language qualifications can be considered on this programme.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
UK students should consult the NHS website for bursary opportunities.scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
The closing date for applications is 18 November.
Applicants must have obtained and graduated from their degree before they can apply for this programme.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, UK/EU applicants are required to pay a deposit of £200 and students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
For further information please contact:
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 7388
This programme is within the subject area of Linguistics, Speech and Language Sciences.