Human Communication - Speech and Language Therapy BSc (Hons)

About the course

Please note Human Communication - Speech and Language Therapy is now closed to new Home and EU applications for September 2014 entry. It is still open for international applications for 2014 entry.

Enquiries are still welcome for 2015 entry

Speech and language therapists work with people of all age groups who have communication and/or swallowing difficulties; children with learning difficulties which prevent them from learning how to talk; children who have hearing difficulties, stammering or both; adults who may need  therapy following a stroke or due to a neurological degenerative disease; people who have had head, neck and throat cancer or brain injury problems.

Why choose to study Human Communication - Speech and Language Therapy Degree at DMU

  • 100 per cent of graduates seeking to enter employment or further study are successful within six months of completing their course (DLHE 2010/11)
  • Fully accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • UK students benefit from a means- tested bursary and payment of tuition fees by the NHS*

* subject to review for 2014

Key facts

UCAS course code: B620

Duration:Three and a half years full-time, contact us for part-time pathway details

Institution code: D26

Entry and admission criteria

UCAS Points

A minimum of 300 points

GCSEs

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English Language. Plus one of the following:

Alevels

  • BBB (excluding General Studies) taken at one sitting normally. Mature applicants need academic attainment normally no more than five years of joining the course, eg Access course, AS level, degrees preferably in a Science related subject. Refer queries to Admissions Tutor if required

BTEC

  • BTEC National Diploma - with Distinction/Distinction/Merit
  • BTEC National Certificate - only in combination with other accepted qualifications
  • BTEC National Award - only in combination with other accepted qualifications
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (3 A2s) - Distinction/Distinction/Merit
  • BTEC Diploma (2 A2s) -  only in combination with other accepted qualifications
  • BTEC 90 credit - only in combination with other accepted qualifications
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (1 A2) - only in combination with other accepted qualifications
  • BTEC certificate (1 A1) - only in combination with other accepted qualifications

Access Course

Pass Access to HE diploma with 30 level 3 credits at merit. English and Maths GCSE equivalency, 12 level two credits in each subject.

Child protection Awareness course must be completed/passed in induction week. 

Interview: No

Work Experience: No

International Baccalaureate: 30+

Relevant Degree/Foundation Degree
Each application will be considered on its merits.

Mature students
Applications from mature students are encouraged. Mature students must normally demonstrate evidence of academic attainment within 5 years of application.

All successful applicants must complete an occupational health check, declaration form and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure application form before starting the course, which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU's admission policy. Contact us for up-to-date information.

International students:
If English is not your first language, we require an English language level of IELTS 7.5 or equivalent

Teaching and assessment

Our teaching staff are actively engaged in clinical work so you can benefit from their specialist experience and understanding of clinical communication disorders in children and adults. You will also learn from visiting lecturers from health, education and social care sectors.

Teaching includes:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorial discussions
  • Practical workshops
  • Inter-professional learning with students from other healthcare professions

You will also benefit from support from a personal tutor. You will spend approximately 15 hours in timetabled, taught study each week, as well as in placements.

Assessment includes:

  • Written and video exams
  • Coursework
  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Portfolio
  • Dissertation

Learning outcomes on completion of the course are closely linked to HCPC Standards of Proficiency|.

Course modules

First year

  • Medical Sciences
  • Applied Linguistics and English Grammar
  • Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
  • Personal Practice: Foundations
  • Introduction to Research Methods and Communication Disability
  • Lifespan and Communication Development

Second year

  • Medical Sciences for Intervention
  • Acoustics for Speech and Hearing
  • Clinical Linguistic Assessments
  • Psychology for Speech and Language Therapists
  • Intervention for Speech and Language Therapy (1)
  • Personal and Professional Development (2)
  • Clinical Practice

Third year

  • Personal and Professional Development (3)
  • Research for Speech and Language Therapists (Project Part1)
  • Language Use in Social and Clinical Contexts
  • Intervention for Speech and Language Therapy (2)
  • Clinical Practice

Fourth year

  • Clinical Practice
  • Personal and Professional Development (4)
  • Speech and Language Therapy Project Part (2)

Academic expertise

Teaching staff are actively engaged in clinical work and research in communication disorders in children and adults.

Research strengths include narratives, cultures of learning, stammering and evidence-based practice.

Industry links and professional accreditation

The course is fully accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists| and graduates are eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council |(HCPC) to practise as speech and language therapists in both health and educational services.

Work experience and placements

You will develop your clinical and professional skills in a variety of weekly and block placements at:

Nurseries, schools, clinics and hospitals, working with clients from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Uniform and Dress Code Policy

This course includes compulsory placements; these are an essential component for the completion of the course. Whilst on placement, students must adhere to the uniform policy for their relevant placement provider.

Graduate careers

Graduates are eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council to practise as speech and language therapists in both health and educational services.
Recent graduates have gone on to become speech and language therapists in the NHS, charitable institutions and private healthcare companies.

Fees and funding

All tuition fees are paid by the NHS (EU citizens only)

Scholarships

Learn more about our Undergraduate scholarships| and awards information.

Facilities

Extensive investment in our first-class facilities helps you develop your practical experience and enhance your employability.

A purpose-built computerised speech laboratory and dedicated speech and language therapy assessment library means you can apply theory to practice by simulating real-life settings.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate courses from UK/EU applicants must go through UCAS, you can fill out an application form through their website ucas.ac.uk|. If you do not have regular access to the internet or find it difficult to fill out applications online you can request an alternative format from UCAS either through their website ucas.ac.uk or via the contact details below.

International students can apply to study at DMU using our online applications portal|.

Customer Service Unit
UCAS 
PO Box 28 
Cheltenham 
GL52 3LZ, UK

T: 0871 468 0 468

Contact details


Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Admissions Team
De Montfort University
Edith Murphy Building
Leicester, LE1 9BH

Online enquiry form|

T: +44 (0)116 250 6070
E: hls@dmu.ac.uk|
W: dmu.ac.uk/hls|


 
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