City University London

Course Introduction

The BSc (Hons) Human Communication is a flexible and innovative degree that provides a fundamental understanding of how communication develops, how it works and how it can break down. Students develop crucial skills in analytical thinking, written and verbal communication, critical appraisal, team'working and organisation. Students benefit from high'quality and research'informed teaching and share core modules with City's BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy students. Students who achieve at least a 2:1 degree are guaranteed a place on the Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy at City. Placements are essential for developing the professional and interpersonal skills necessary to practise as a speech and language therapist. Students undertake clinical placements in health centres, schools and hospitals, with the opportunity to observe a range of communication disabilities and apply theoretical understanding to clinical practice in settings throughout London.

Course Modules

Year 1 core modules: hearing and speech sciences 1: phonetics; language sciences 1: linguistics; bio'medical sciences 1: anatomy and physiology; lifespan studies. Optional modules: cognitive approaches to mind and behaviour; history and theory of psychology; introduction to sociology; sociology research workshop; media history and politics; contemporary issues in media studies; introduction to journalism 1. Year 2 core modules: hearing and speech sciences 2: further phonetics; language sciences 2: speech and language development; bio'medical sciences 2: neurology and disorders of the ear, nose and throat; developmental psychology; research and evidence'based practice. Optional modules: instrumental phonetics; forensic phonetics; cognitive psychology; social psychology; understanding social change; media, culture and society; sociolinguistics; gender and language. Year 3 core modules: language sciences 3: language processing, brain and behaviour; research project. Optional modules: language, cognition and communication disabilities; memory: trends and issues; health psychology; positive psychology; the information society; gender and society; youth, crime and society; media law and ethics.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 70%
  • SQA Higher AABBB
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • BTEC National Diploma MDD
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCE A-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • Tariff 128

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84% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 71%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 73%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 76%

£22,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 47%

Total Coursework: 26%

Total Practical: 27%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation