Course Overview

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    01 Jan 0001

Speech and language therapists (SLT) are privileged to work with people throughout their entire lifespan, from neonatal to end of life care. This course is one of the few that will enable you to gain a professional qualification as an SLT in three years. As an SLT, you will provide assessment and intervention for communication impairments and difficulties with eating, drinking and swallowing. You will study a variety of subjects such as psychology, linguistics and speech pathology, and attend guest lectures from specialist clinicians and medics to ensure your learning is current and to expand your networks.

We adopt a mixed placement model, which means that you'll have the opportunity to experience on-going and block placements. An on-going placement means that you are on placement one day per week, whilst in university the remaining days. On a block placement, you will spend all week on placement, with no lectures during these periods. You will be required to travel to placements independently and these will be located throughout the Yorkshire & Humberside region.


From 1 August 2017 there will be a new funding system for new students on nursing, midwifery and AHP pre-registration courses in England, with the system moving from NHS grants to student loans. Download the University Funding PDF below for more information.

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In preparation for your professional career, you'll undertake on-going and block work placements in all three years of your course. You'll also be able to make the most of course-related opportunities within both our Faculty and the wider university, such as campaigning and raising awareness of people with communication difficulties, getting involved in the speech and language therapy society and volunteering in the UK and abroad. These will give you a wide range of clinical experiences with both children and adults.

A heavily subsidised Makaton course will be available to you, and we have strong collaborations with the professional body, the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Why study Speech and Language Therapy at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Professional accreditations
  2. Access to specialist facilities
  3. Gain a professional qualification as an SLT (Speech and Language Therapist) in three years 
  4. Placement opportunities throughout the course 
  5. 94% of Speech and Language Therapy students were satisfied with their course*
  6. 100% of students from BSc (Hons) Speech & Language Therapy were in work or further study 15 months after graduating**

* National Student Survey 2020
**Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020

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