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Speech and language therapy

Help 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 per cent 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 the School of Health and Social Care.

Why study here?
  • You are taught by experienced, registered speech and language therapists 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.
THE Awards 2018 - Winner University of the Year

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.

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 are taught by experienced, registered speech and language therapists with varied professional and research interests.

Interested in the latest on fees and funding for MSc Speech and Language Therapy?

You may be aware that Health Education England and the UK Government have recently made changes to the funding of some postgraduate healthcare courses.  Make sure you are up to date by checking out our Health and Social Care funding information.

THE Awards 2018 - Winner University of the Year
Natasha Sore, lecturer in speech and language therapy
Speech and language therapy is such a varied profession; there is a niche for everyone. Our course prepares you to work in a wide range of organisations such as the NHS, local authorities, schools and colleges, charities, and independent companies. I really enjoy getting to know service users and their families, and working with the community to enhance the communication environment. 
Natasha Sore lecturer in speech and language therapy
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