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.
Study science, psychology, sociology and linguistics as they apply to speech and language therapy
Four-week block clinical placement in the north-west region
More clinically focused study in linguistics, phonetics and research methods
Six-week block clinical placement
Move towards professional autonomy in your final year
Develop advanced research skills in your particular areas of interest
Professional preparation and career-focused modules
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.
- 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 degree. That’s why we involve service users in developing our curriculum.
Watch a video from a recent art workshop with speech and language therapy students and stroke survivors.
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
"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
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.
Previous students have gone on to further study in the areas of communication disorders, cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging.