City University London

Course Introduction

City is a leading provider of speech and language therapy courses in the UK with an excellent reputation. Our expert academics are leaders in the field of speech and language therapy and renowned worldwide for their teaching and research. Our graduates have achieved distinction in all areas of the profession, including as clinical experts, senior managers of services and internationally recognised research leaders. Students learn in a world'leading environment from academics who are leaders in the field. The innovative and research'informed curriculum is supported by an in'house speech and language therapy clinic led by specialist practitioners. City has close links with speech and language therapy services throughout London. 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: Anatomy and physiology; psychology; linguistics; phonetics; communication studies; disorders of communication; weekly observation placement. Year 2: Psychology: education, clinical and social; linguistics; phonetics; audiology; education; disorders of communication; medical aspects of disorders of communication; weekly clinical placement. Year 3: Psychology: cognitive and neuropsychology; clinical linguistics; disorders of communication in adult life; medical aspects: paediatrics; geriatrics; neurology; psychiatry; surgery; weekly clinical placement. Year 4: Core subjects: neurological disorders in adults; counselling; options in augmentative and alternative communication; speech therapy with the hearing impaired; cerebral palsy; computer studies; clinical phonetics and adult mental handicap; twice weekly clinical placement.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBBBBB
  • European Baccalaureate 70%
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • BTEC National Diploma D*DD
  • Tariff 128
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • CRB check required

Key Course Information

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82% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 73%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 72%
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

22% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 41%

Total Coursework: 44%

Total Practical: 16%

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

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