Speech and Language Therapy - BSc (Hons)
This is a full and comprehensive programme which requires daily attendance and some lectures may finish after 5pm. Specific course content is as follows:
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- Phonetic and Phonological Theory
- Linguistics 1
- Lifespan Psychology & Language Development
- Clinical Foundations
- Phonetics & Linguistics 1
- Linguistics 2
- Speech & Language Pathology 1
- Speech & Language Pathology 2
- Medical Sciences
- Clinical Practice 1
- Phonetics and Linguistics 2
- Speech and Language Pathology 3
- Bilingual and Bicultural Studies
- Psycholinguistics and Cognitive Neuropsychology
- Clinical Practice 2
- Speech & Language Pathology 4
- Advanced Clinical Studies
- Clinical Practice 3
Graduates from the programme are qualified to practise as Speech and Language Therapists (subject to successful registration with the Health and Care Professions Council after graduation). The course has a good reputation throughout the UK and our graduate employment record has been excellent. There is demand for Speech and Language Therapists both in the NHS and in the Education Service. Information on current salaries can be found at: http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/working-in-the-nhs/pay-and-benefits/agenda-for-change-pay-rates/. (Newly qualified SLTs start at Band 5).
Opportunities exist for Speech and Language Therapists in hospitals, health centres, schools and specialist units. Graduates may also choose to progress to research and/or postgraduate study. Some clinicians are employed by charitable organisations or undertake private practice. There are also opportunities to work abroad.
Applicants must have a minimum of five GCSE passes with at least a B grade in both Maths and Science and at least a C grade in both English and a modern foreign language, together with one of the following:
- An academic degree (minimum 2.2) completed not more than ten years ago
- Three A levels, in three clearly separate subject areas. Where one of the A levels is a science (i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths), the grades required are BBB. If none of the A levels offered is a science, the grades required are ABBwith the A being in a fully academic subject.
- QCF BTEC Extended Diploma, preferably with grades DDD although DDM may be considered.
- Scottish Advanced Highers with grades BBB where Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths are included; or ABB where no science has been studied.
- Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 3 x A2 and 1 x A1 grades at Higher level if no Science; or 4 x A2 grades at Higher level to include a science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths).
- Access with 45 credits at Level 3, to include a minimum of 27 credits with Distinction and 12 credits with Merit. An applicant’s previous academic profile will also be taken into account.
- Welsh Baccalaureate accepted along side three A levels in three clearly separate subject areas, grades BBC with a B grade in a Science (i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths); grades BBB without a Science.
For prospective students applying within five years of completing school, the requirement is that they will have met the school-leaving requirements in addition to any other qualifications they may have.
For all applicants, evidence is required of successful academic study at a recognised pre-university level (e.g. an Access course or relevant A-level) within the past five years, and an academic reference should be provided on the UCAS form.Applicants who do not hold the qualifications specified above, including those with overseas qualifications, will be considered on an individual basis. If the qualification you hold is not mentioned here please refer to the UCAS website. (See also the Frequently Asked Questions)
N.B. Entry on to this programme is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced criminal records check. Visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/dbs for more information. Clinical Placements will require specific immunisations.
Accreditations (if applicable):
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
UCAS/GTTR Code (if applicable):
Cardiff School of Health Sciences
Four years full-time
Students experience a wide range of client groups on placement, with all students undertaking a minimum of 150 clinical sessions across the duration of the course. These sessions will include observation placements in Year 2 and ongoing treatment clinics in Years 3 and 4 working with adult and paediatric clients in a variety of settings. Students also have a placement in a nursery in Year 1.
Modules are assessed by a combination of essays, assignments, presentations and examinations. Honours classification is determined by performance in modules in years Three and Four.
Clinical placements are assessed by tutors and/or placement educators through tutor visits, video tutorials or observation of students’ performance on placement.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made online to UCAS at http://www.ucas.com/
For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply.
Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international
Our target intake number is decided by the National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare (NLIAH) which is the NHS commissioner in Wales.
Selection is made on the basis of the information in the UCAS form. We use a points system based on academic achievement or predicted grades, the personal statement and the academic reference. We look for evidence of analytical and communication ability, motivation, relevant reading, and observation of a speech and language therapist and/or attendance at a career-specific NHS Open Day and or relevant volunteer experience. Early application may enhance the likelihood of obtaining a place.
Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
Tuition fees are paid by NLIAH. In addition, students receive a non-means tested bursary of £1,000.
Bursaries & Scholarships:
The university also offers a bursary and scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university. To see if you are eligible, visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships