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Speech and language therapy

Help others find their voice with a speech and language therapy degree at Manchester

Undergraduate speech and language therapy

Graduate with practical experience and earn a recognised qualification in a friendly and supportive environment - ready to start your career on graduation as a speech and language therapist.

Preparing you for a rewarding career

Speech and language therapists support and care for people of all ages with communication, eating, drinking or swallowing problems. It’s a rewarding career that requires excellent communication and clinical skills.

Our degrees are designed to help you develop these essential skills and are also accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

How you learn

We blend scientific study and clinical enquiry with practical, hands-on experience. We work closely with local NHS providers to make sure that we prepare you to meet the highest possible workplace standard.

 

Year 1

Study science, psychology, sociology and linguistics as they apply to speech and language therapy

Professional orientation

Four-week block clinical placement in the north-west region

Year 2

More clinically focused study in linguistics, phonetics and research methods

Professional preparation

Six-week block clinical placement

Year 3

Move towards professional autonomy in your final year

Develop advanced research skills in your particular areas of interest

Professional preparation and career-focused modules

Year 4

Optional master's year if you wish to focus on research (average 60% grade minimum in Years 1 to 3 required)

 

Supporting you through your degree

Thanks to our small class sizes, you will learn in a supportive environment as part of the speech and language therapy community at Manchester.

You’ll get:

  • a warm welcome on your first day from your personal peer mentor, a student from a higher year who will help you navigate life on your course
  • peer assisted study sessions with to support your learning outside lectures
  • access to our friendly speech and language therapy society

Informed by service users

Practical experience and patient care are at the heart of our speech and language therapy degree. That’s why we involve speech and language therapy service users in developing our curriculum.

Watch a video from a recent art workshop with speech and language therapy students and stroke survivors.

 

 

Quality placements

Get hands-on practical experience through three block placements totalling 16 weeks.

We organise your placements for you in a mix of clinical and educational settings across the north-west. Plus, we support and supervision through the whole process.

"Placement is such an amazing learning opportunity. Your confidence grows alongside your skills, knowledge and experience, and all these things, alongside being able to help people, makes everything worthwhile."

Natasha Wetton / SLT student
Alice Coltman

"The placements on my course allowed me to experience different career paths. I loved my adult community placement in final year, and knew then that I wanted to work with adults."

Alice / Adult community speech and language therapist
 

Contact us

Course enquiries

tel: +44 (0)161 306 7601

email: ug.slt@manchester.ac.uk

 

General undergraduate enquiries

tel: +44 (0) 161 275 2077

email: study@manchester.ac.uk

 

Further study

We have a number of taught master’s courses and PhD programmes in fields relating to speech and language therapy to help you progress your career.

Our programmes

Previous students have gone on to further study in the areas of communication disorders, cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging.

See all taught master’s

See all PhD programmes

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