Undergraduate

b620 - Speech and Language Sciences BSc

Speech and Language Sciences BSc Honours

UCAS Code: B620 (4 Years)

Course Overview

This degree equips you with the specialist knowledge and practical skills needed to become a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT).

Students use the language analysis lab, a computer-based centre for transcription and analysis of recorded samples of language. Students are able to use the lab while on clinical placements in assessing patients and evaluating treatment progress.
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At a Glance

UCAS Code
B620

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 points

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Opportunities

Highlights of this degree

SLTs are responsible for assessing and treating people who have difficulty communicating. This might include:

  • children learning to talk, read or write
  • adults who have trouble expressing themselves as a result of a health issue
  • people who have difficulty swallowing or using their voice

We use case-based teaching and high levels of clinical work to prepare you for your future career. This includes experience in our campus clinics and placements in the community.

The degree is professionally accredited and graduates will be qualified to practise in speech and languages therapy. This is a highly rewarding career that can significantly improve patients' quality of life.

Student profile

I particularly enjoy the focus our course has on clinical experience. There is so much variety – you never get bored and see something new and exciting every day.

Lauren, Speech and Language Sciences BSc Honours
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Course Details

Modules for 2016 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2016 entry. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Modules/programme information for 2017 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (mid-May 2017).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered.

Additional entry information beyond specific grades for this programme is provided under ‘Important Information for All Students' below.

The entrance requirements below apply to 2017 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our Admissions Policy 2017 Entry (PDF: 109 KB).

See further policies related to admission.

Careers

Speech and Language Sciences careers

Most speech and language therapist graduates become employed by the NHS to work in hospitals, clinics, paediatric assessment centres, adult rehabilitation centres or in the community. Speech and language therapists usually work as part of a multidisciplinary team, alongside other health professionals such as doctors, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. They may also liaise with professionals in education and the social services.

Once you qualify, you can specialise in a particular area of speech and language therapy, for example, with children or adults or with a particular type of impairment.

If you wish to work with language-disordered children in a classroom setting, you may want to take a one-year teaching qualification (PGCE) after your degree.

A number of our graduates have also taken up research posts. A good Honours degree is, however, far more than just a professional training and, like all other graduates, our students have a wide range of opportunities open to them at the end of their degree programme.

Find out more about the career options for Speech and Language Sciences from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

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  • institution code - N21

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