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Speech and language therapy

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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 you're 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.

 

Explore our undergraduate Speech and Language Therapy course


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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Impatient to make a real difference to the lives of people of all ages?

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.



Explore our MSc Speech and Language Therapy course

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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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.

Our research is organised into four research groups: Public health and social policyAssessment and management of neuro-developmental and acquired disordersPhysical and mental health and wellbeing across the lifespan, and Pedagogy research for health and social care.  Explore each group to find out more about our current projects and doctoral research, as well as a list of our academic staff, research staff and postgraduate students associated with each group.

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



Explore our Speech and Language Research courses

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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