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Speech and language therapy

Enhance quality of life through the development and adaptation of communication approaches as a speech and language therapist

Speech and language therapy

It’s estimated that nearly 20% of the population experiences communication difficulties at some point in their lives. 

That could be at any point from birth through to old age, and problems could range from voice disorders to selective mutism, to recovery from throat cancer. But the work of a Speech and Language Therapist doesn’t stop there. It also includes helping children and adults with feeding and swallowing issues too.

Here at Essex, we focus on a holistic approach which enables patients to maximise their independence in their social, academic and working lives.  We use a range of learning techniques to help you build your knowledge of a wide range of conditions and challenges.  Successful completion of our pre-registration BSc Speech and Language Therapy course means you’re eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and start your career as a Speech and Language Therapist.

When you choose to study with us, you'll gain more than just a qualification.  You'll be part of our learning community, and we've got plenty to offer. Check out our facilities, and find out more about our School of Health and Social Care.

If your thinking about applying for one of our courses, make sure you read through our helpful tips on what we're looking for in your personal statement, and how to prepare for an interview with us.

Why study here?
  • You'll be taught by experts in speech and language therapy with varied professional and research interests.
  • Undertake placements with a wide range of practice educators reflecting the growing employment opportunities for speech and language therapists.
  • Opportunity to extend learning through year abroad or placement year.
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Applying to Essex

How do I apply? How do I write a personal statement? What happens after submitting my application? Whatever your question, we're here for every stage of your journey.

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Want to make a real difference to the lives of people of all ages? Have a passion and interest in communication?

Our course is a two-year fast-track programme for graduates with a related degree (psychology; language and linguistics; social science; biological sciences; medical sciences or equivalent). It is a client-focused programme which uses problem-based learning methods to integrate theory and clinical practice. You will undertake day visits and blocks of practice education with speech and language therapists in the workplace.

When you choose to study with us, you'll gain more than just a qualification.  You'll be part of our learning community, and we've got plenty to offer.  Check out our facilities, and find out more about the School of Health and Social Care.

If your thinking about applying for one of our courses, make sure you read through our helpful tips on what we're looking for in your personal statement, and how to prepare for an interview with us.

Why study here?
  • Gain experience by undertaking a range of clinical placements with our partner organisations.
  • You will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a speech and language therapist.
  • You'll be taught by experts in speech and language therapy with varied professional and research interests.
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Our facilities

We want our on campus experiences to thoroughly prepare you for the wide range of hospital, community and third-sector settings that you may experience during placement or when you graduate. Whether you choose to join us at our Southend campus or at our Colchester campus, you'll have access to our fantastic facilities

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As a research student at Essex, you’ll work at the heart of our internationally acknowledged and well-connected research community. 

We offer world-class supervision and training opportunities, and encourage you to engage with other researchers, professionals, practitioners and research users, where possible.

When you choose to study with us, you'll gain more than just a qualification.  You'll be part of our learning community, and we've got plenty to offer. Check out our facilities, and find out more about the School of Health and Social Care here.

Read more about our portfolio of courses, as well as hints and tips on making your application.

Why study here?
  • Professional Doctorate qualification assesses your ability to perform at the level of 'expert' within your chosen field.
  • Study our Professional Doctorates over 5 years (with an additional period of completion of up to one year, if required).
  • Study through a combination of taught modules, work-based learning and original research through doctoral level dissertation.
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Postgraduate research opportunities

Thinking about postgraduate research at Essex? We advertise studentships and funded opportunities throughout the year.

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Disclaimer

Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.

The teaching and assessment methods listed on each course page show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.