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Speech and Language Therapy (Honours), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Plymouth, United Kingdom
The Speech and Language Therapy (Honours) degree offered by Plymouth Marjon University covers a broad curriculum so that on completion you are eligible to apply to the HCPC for registration for professional practice.
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Course Overview

The Speech and Language Therapy (Honours) degree at the Plymouth Marjon University offers a 3 year full-time and a 6 year part-time route.  Full-time students should typically expect to attend lectures/placement for 4 days each week; for part-time students the attendance requirement will be 2 days a week.

Part-time SLT students will study 60 credits in each year with part-time block placements being undertaken in years 2, 4, and 6. Please contact us for more information should this route be of interest to you.

The timetable in year three (or year six for the part-time route) typically extends four weeks beyond the end of the usual academic year to enable students to complete adequate placement experience.

You will learn core skills in topics such as linguistics, phonetics, science, psychology, and speech and language pathology. You will also develop your clinical and professional skills through practical placements and modules that cover counselling and professional skills.

Successful completion of a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved programme provides eligibility to apply for admission to the HCPC Register.  ‘Speech and language therapist’ is a protected title, and you will only be entitled to use it if you are registered with the HCPC. If applicable, please be aware that having a disability should not be a barrier to becoming HCPC registered and refer to their advice on disability and becoming a health and care professional. This course has secured HCPC approval.

What might you become?

On completion you will able to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council for registration as a Speech and Language Therapist and, once registered, you will be able to apply for SLT jobs, for example in the NHS.

We invite you to Marjon's Speech and Language Therapy Careers Day on 8 February 2019 to discover more about the SLT’s role, hear personal stories from SLTs working in the NHS and other settings and to meet current SLT students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Knowledge and Skills
  • Bioscience for SLT
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Topics in Psychology
  • Language through the Lifecourse
  • Lifelong Disability Studies

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Applicants must have three A-levels at grades BBB or above, BTEC triple grades DDM or above, or Access 45 D/M with min 24D and GCSE English Language with Maths or Science at grade 5 or grade C or above.
  • You will be expected to have GCSEs at Grade 5 or above (formerly Grade B-C) in five subjects, which must include English Language, Mathematics and a science.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: Mathematics, English and a Science at ordinary level grade B3/O3 or higher.
  • Scottish qualifications: a minimum of five Intermediate Standard 2 or above, including English, Mathematics and a science.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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