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Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Speech and Language Therapy

Work with people experiencing communication impairments and difficulties with eating, drinking and swallowing, from children who stammer to adults recovering from brain injuries.

Speech and Language Therapy

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

Speech and language therapists (SLT) are privileged to work with people throughout their entire lifespan, from neonatal to end of life care.

As part of this course you’ll:

  • Gain a professional qualification as an SLT in three years
  • Learn to provide assessment and intervention for communication impairments and difficulties with eating, drinking and swallowing
  • Study a variety of subjects such as psychology, linguistics and speech pathology
  • Attend guest lectures from specialist clinicians and medics to ensure your learning is current and to expand your networks
  • Experience ongoing and block placements through a mixed placement model

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 for more information.

Occupational Health clearance and compliance with standard NHS immunisations requirements is mandatory and essential for placement attendance.


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

You'll undertake ongoing and block work placements in all three years of your course. You'll also be able to make the most of course-related opportunities 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. You’ll gain a wide range of clinical experiences with both children and adults. 


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

  1. Professional accreditations
  2. 94% of students were positive about the teaching on BSc (Hons) Speech & Language Therapy*
  3. Access to specialist facilities
  4. Gain a professional qualification as an SLT in three years
  5. Placement opportunities throughout the course

*National Student Survey 2023

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BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy at Leeds Beckett