This degree leads to work in a challenging and varied field - you could be working with autistic children, people who stammer or adults who have lost their speech following a stroke.
City's Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy has an excellent reputation. It is based within the largest, teaching, research and clinical division in the UK for language and communication science. You will be learning in a world leading environment.
The degree is taught by expert staff who are leaders in the field of speech and language therapy. The innovative and research-informed curriculum is supported by a busy in-house speech and language therapy clinic led by specialist staff.
At City we have close links with speech and language therapy services throughout London, with many practitioners from these services acting as clinical tutors on our courses.
The course is for students who are committed to speech and language therapy as a career. You will need:
Students who have successfully graduated from the PGDip in Speech and Language Therapy at City University London can convert to an MSc within 3 years of completion (this usually means starting the conversion within 2 years of finishing the PGDip). Students can enrol for the MSc conversion in October or February each year. Please note it is not possible to enrol before graduating from the PGDip.
The conversion takes the form of a small scale piece of research, written up in the style of a journal article (this doesn't have to be submitted or published for the award of an MSc). Most students do the conversion on a very part time basis (half to one day per week). The MSc conversion takes 12 months. Students will need to complete their project within this timescale.
Tuition fees for PG Dip are paid by the NHS for home and EU students.
You will learn about the foundations of speech and language, about how children learn to talk and about disorders that affect communication. A number of subjects equip you for the analysis of speech, language and hearing difficulties, such as phonetics, linguistics and audiology. You will also develop research skills and the ability to apply evidence based practice. You will undertake weekly and block clinical placements in both years of the course.
The modules of study are:
When you have successfully completed ten modules totaling 180 credits you will qualify for a Postgraduate Diploma. On the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma you can choose to undertake an MSc by designing and completing a research project accruing another 60 credits. (Please note: this will normally take a minimum of six months and involves an extra fee).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
No work experience is required.
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