Dip. - Speech and Language Therapy;, M.Sc. - Speech and Language Therapy;M.Sc. - Human Communication
This degree leads to work in a challenging and varied field - you could be working with autistic children, people who stammer or adults who have lost their speech following a stroke.
City's Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy has an excellent reputation. It is based within the largest, teaching, research and clinical division in the UK for language and communication science. You will be learning in a world leading environment.
The degree is taught by expert staff who are leaders in the field of speech and language therapy. The innovative and research-informed curriculum is supported by a busy in-house speech and language therapy clinic led by specialist staff.
At City we have close links with speech and language therapy services throughout London, with many practitioners from these services acting as clinical tutors on our courses.
On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma you can choose to undertake a MSc by designing and completing a research project for a year.
Who is the course for?
The course is for students who are committed to speech and language therapy as a career. You will need:
Good listening and communication skills.
Good problem-solving skills.
Good organisational skills.
An ability to learn a range of academic subjects and to apply your learning to clinical practice.
Enjoy working with children and adults and as part of a team.
Why study Speech and Language Therapy at City?
Fast track into a career in speech and language therapy by completing the pre-registration qualification in two years.
Undertake clinical placements in health centres, schools and hospitals in London's diverse communities allowing you to gain experience with a range of communication disabilities.
Gain registration with the Health Professions Council and entry to a respected profession.
Enhance your career prospects enabling you to work with clients of all ages in different settings in the UK, abroad and in the private sector.
You will learn about the foundations of speech and language, about how children learn to talk and about disorders that affect communication. A number of subjects equip you for the analysis of speech, language and hearing difficulties, such as phonetics, linguistics and audiology. You will also develop research skills and the ability to apply evidence based practice. You will undertake weekly and block clinical placements in both years of the course.
The modules of study are:
Speech and language sciences
Speech, communication and swallowing disabilities
Research and evidence based practice
Hearing and speech sciences
Language, cognition and communication disabilities
When you have successfully completed ten modules totaling 180 credits you will qualify for a Postgraduate Diploma. On completion of the Postgraduate Diploma you can choose to undertake an MSc by designing and completing a research project accruing another 60 credits. (Please note: this will normally take a minimum of six months and involves an extra fee).
About the School and Department
The Department of Language and Communication Science has been educating speech and language therapists for over 30 years. It was the first department to offer a post graduate route to qualification and the first to open an in-house speech and language therapy clinic. We are committed to providing our students with state of the art teaching that integrates theoretical advances with clinical practice.
The department has a thriving research culture. We were the only academic department for speech and language therapy to be assessed as a single unit of assessment in the last RAE, and 40% of our outputs were assessed as internationally significant or World leading. Our research directly relates to clinical practice and informs our teaching
Teaching and Assessment
A typical week consists of three days at City, one day in clinic and one day of private study. Academic subjects are taught through lectures supported by video presentations, small-group problem-solving sessions, practical classes and tutorials. You will also have access to the most up-to-date equipment in the Speech Acoustics Laboratory and innovative online learning materials. On clinical placements you will benefit from the supervision of a qualified therapist. Modules are assessed through a diverse range of assignments and examinations. Your clinical progress will also be monitored by supervising clinicians
The Postgraduate Diploma course provides many opportunities for clinical practice, including attendance at health centres, schools, departmental clinics, special educational settings and hospitals throughout the London area.
On successfully completing the Postgraduate Diploma you can register with the Health Professions Council, and practise as a speech and language therapist in the NHS and other settings.