Postgraduate

Language Pathology MSc

Language Pathology MSc

Full time: 24 months

Profile

Our Language Pathology MSc is designed for those wanting to develop a career as a Speech and Language Therapist in the National Health Service or other settings. This practical course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

In year one you will cover modules in psychology, linguistics and anatomy/physiology that underpin the discipline. You will also begin to work on speech and language therapy (SLT) cases and have your first experiences of working clinically under supervision.

Year two is more specialised with a focus on motor, head and neck and cognitive impairments. With academic and clinical supervision, you will carry out and write up a clinically-based research project (an extended case report), based on a therapy programme that you will deliver and evaluate to one client with the support of both a practice educator and academic supervisor.

You need to be able to identify with NHS values as stated in the NHS constitution.

Teaching is delivered through case-based problem solving which means you will be participating in guided self-directed learning and collaborating with peers in group work.

Our staff have an immense amount of experience of delivering SLT courses and many are qualified and experienced speech and language therapists. Many are involved in research in this area and our teaching is supported by research.

We take a student-centred approach to your development of knowledge, thinking and professional identity. Within clinical practice, you will receive tailored supervision, with a focus on reflective skills. We also provide transparent and fair assessment procedures with clear and specific marking criteria for coursework, helping you to achieve your potential.

We have very high student satisfaction scores for our programme in the 2018 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (94% satisfaction). We rank 1st in the Guardian University Guide 2019. We rank 2nd in the UK for Aural and Oral Sciences in The Complete University Guide 2019.

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2019 entry

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2020 entry will be available from the end of May 2020.

Fees & Funding

2020-2021 fees

MSc

UK

Full time: £7,800

EU

Full time: £7,800

International

Full time: £19,800

 

English-domiciled students have access to undergraduate tuition fee loans and living cost loans for this course. Students from non-EU UK countries can apply for a tuition fee loan (but not a maintenance loan).

Students domiciled in Wales and Northern Ireland should apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan.

Scottish-domiciled students are eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan only if no equivalent course is offered in Scotland.

 

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2020 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any of the following fields:

  • psychology
  • neuroscience
  • linguistics
  • English language and literature
  • modern languages
  • a medical discipline, such as biomedical science or medicine

We will also consider your application if you have a first degree in a different subject plus relevant industry experience.

Your degree must have been obtained by the time of application. You will need to upload the degree certificate using the Applicant Portal.

You are required to have practical experience of working in or observing speech language therapy clinics, or closely related experience such as:

  • working in a care or nursing home
  • working with children with special needs or adults with disabilities 
  • working with individuals with learning disabilities

You need to be able to identify with NHS values as stated in the NHS constitution.

You will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure and an occupational health assessment.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 8.0 overall (with a minimum of 7.5 in all sub-skills)

  • we do not accept any equivalent English language qualifications for this course
  • you must have achieved your IELTS qualification by the time you apply
  • your IELTS certificate must be uploaded using the Applicant Portal
  • applications without IELTS certificates will not be considered

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.

Closing dates

  • Deadline for receipt of applications 17 January 2020
  • Shortlisting to take place between 20 and 24 January 2020
  • Interviews to be held 3-6 March 2020 (international applicants will be interviewed via Skype)
  • Final decisions and offers will be confirmed week beginning 9 March 2020

You must have obtained and graduated from your degree before you can apply for this course. We usually accept 20 students onto the course per year.

Personal statement

In your personal statement you must:

  • describe the type and amount of practical experience you have
  • reflect on what you have learned from your practical experience
  • discuss why you have chosen to train as a speech and language therapist

You need to upload your personal statement with your application. Your statement has to be:

  • a Word or PDF document
  • no longer than two pages
  • font size 12, single or double spaces with one inch (2.54cm) margins

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Contact

Programme Secretary
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7385
Email: speech@ncl.ac.uk

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