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5104f - Language Pathology MSc

Language Pathology MSc

Entry Year:

Start in: September 2022

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.

Overview

This practical speech and language therapy course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. It is accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

On completion of the programme, you'll have an in-depth understanding of the causes, symptomatology and consequences of the range of human communication disorders. You'll also develop the clinical skills necessary for effective intervention practice.

You'll gain a thorough awareness of relevant legislation, statutory codes and policy affecting speech and language therapy practice.

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

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What you'll learn

You'll complete compulsory modules which are supported by clinical placements from early on in both years.

Year one

In year one you'll cover the following modules that underpin the discipline:

  • psychology
  • linguistics
  • practical anatomy
  • physiology

You'll also begin to work on speech and language therapy (SLT) cases. These will give you your first experiences of working clinically under guided supervision.

Year two

In year two, more complex problems are set in speech and language pathology. This year is more specialised. You'll study topics including:

  • dysphagia
  • ageing
  • dementia
  • mental health
  • psychiatry

There will be a focus on:

  • motor
  • fluency
  • voice
  • head and neck
  • cognitive impairment

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.

How you'll learn

Your development

We take a student-centred approach to your development of:

  • knowledge
  • thinking
  • professional identity

Clinical practice

You'll receive tailored supervision, with a focus on reflective practice. We also provide transparent and fair assessment procedures with clear and specific marking criteria for coursework. This will help you to achieve your potential.

You'll have the opportunity to complete clinical placements in our campus-based clinics and in a range of external settings where speech and language therapists work. These could include schools and NHS settings, eg community clinics and hospitals.

In year one, you'll complete:

  • one placement in the Tavistock Aphasia Centre
  • one placement in the Children’s Speech and Language Clinic
  • an external six-week block placement

In year two, you'll complete a placement where you work with an individual client for the extended case report and a final block placement.

Your future

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply


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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can 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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