Undergraduate

b62m - Master of Speech and Language Sciences

Master of Speech and Language Sciences MSc Honours

UCAS Code: B62M (full time: 4 Years)

Course Overview

This degree equips you with the specialist knowledge and skills needed to become a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) and includes a year of study at Master's level.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
B62M

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
MSc 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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This degree is available for 2018 entry, subject to Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approval.

Our Master of Speech and Language Sciences has similar content to our Speech and Language Therapy BSc Honours in the first three years of study. It provides an additional focus on leadership and a year of Master’s-level study, which offers significant research experience. 

Newcastle was the first university in the UK to offer a degree in Speech and Language Therapy.

Speech and Language Sciences at Newcastle University is renowned for its excellent teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and world class research. We use innovative and exciting teaching practices to deliver our highly regarded undergraduate degrees.

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

You’ll also conduct a clinical and professional education project within a clinical service and develop leadership skills. 

Highlights of this degree

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  • Speech and Language Therapy BSc Honours

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  • Linguistics BA Honours

    This degree focuses on how language works, how it is structured and what it does, from the physical properties of speech, to how languages change and develop over time.

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Course Details

Modules for 2018 entry

Please note

This is a new degree for 2018 entry.

The modules are listed below to provide an example of the types of modules that will be available.

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 2018 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (mid-May 2018).

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.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

  • SPE1050 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language 
  • SPE1051 Research Methods in Practice I
  • SPE1052 Brain and Behaviour across the Lifespan I
  • SPE1053 Linguistics and Phonetics I
  • SPE1054 Introduction to Speech and Language Pathology
  • SPE1055 Clinical and Professional Education I

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

  • SPE2050 Research Methods in Practice II
  • SPE2051 Clinical and Professional Education II
  • SPE2052 Linguistics and Phonetics II
  • SPE2053 Brain and Behaviour across the Lifespan II
  • SPE2054 Speech and Language Pathology II: Cases

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

  • SPE3050 Clinical and Professional Education III
  • SPE3052 Speech and Language Pathology III: Dysphagia
  • SPE3053 Speech and Language Pathology III: A
  • SPE3054 Speech and Language Pathology III: B
  • SPE3055 Brain and Behaviour across the Lifespan III
  • SPE3056 Research Methods in Practice III

Stage 4

Compulsory modules

  • SPE4050 Research Methods in Practice IV
  • SPE4051 Professional Issues and Leadership
  • SPE4052 Clinical and Professional Education IV

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. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2018 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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UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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