As a speech and language therapist, you’ll work with adults and children who may have language, speech, fluency, voice, communication, or swallowing disorders. You’ll identify problems and help people to improve their communication skills.
On this four-year course, you’ll explore topics from the structure of language and how speech sounds are expressed, to anatomy, the psychology behind our development, and the effects of politics on the provision of speech and language therapy in the community.
You won’t simply learn the theories and research behind how we communicate and why people have difficulties in communicating, you’ll also learn the practical skills you’ll need.
You’ll study the techniques, skills and methods used to assess, analyse and manage clients, such as using boards with symbols that children can point to or swallowing tests for adults who have suffered a stroke to determine the treatment they need.
You’ll complete clinical placements in each year of study. Past placements have included working in a hospital with adults who have had strokes, special educational needs (SEN) provision for teenagers in a secondary school, and in community clinics.
This course leads to the award of BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy and prepares you to register as a speech and language therapist. The course offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and experience in the assessment and management of communication difficulties experienced by individuals across the lifespan.
The Foundation Year route is only available to home/EU students and not currently open to applications from international students.