• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
On this three-year (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy course from Manchester Metropolitan University, you’ll explore topics from the structure of language and how speech sounds are expressed, to anatomy, the psychology behind our development, and the effects of politics on the provision of speech and language therapy in the community.
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In the (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy course from Manchester Metropolitan University, you won’t simply learn the theories and research behind how we communicate and why people have difficulties in communicating, you’ll also learn the practical skills you’ll need.

You’ll study the techniques, skills and methods used to assess, analyse and manage clients, such as using boards with symbols that children can point to or swallowing tests for adults who have suffered a stroke to determine the treatment they need.

You’ll complete clinical placements in each year of study. Past placements have included working in a hospital with adults who have had strokes, special educational needs (SEN) provision for teenagers in a secondary school, and in community clinics.


We’ve designed our three-year course to combine theory and practical sessions so that when you graduate, you’re prepared to practice as a speech and language therapist in a modern, challenging environment. In addition to being at university, you will also complete clinical placements in every year of study and you’ll spend time in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, and schools.

The choice of possible career routes is diverse and after graduation, there are opportunities for work within the National Health Service, in charitable organisations, education, in the private sector, or overseas.

There are also a range of opportunities for postgraduate study and research. Some of our degree courses provide a range of practitioner options, and the nature of the units available can contribute to personal and professional development.


Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applications of Clinical Theory
  • Investigating Human Development and Behaviour 
  • Clinical Education
  • Foundations of Communication
  • Foundations of Communication 

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

  • We will interview you as part of your application.
  • Grades ABB from A levels excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Applied Science. 
  • DDD in BTEC National Diploma
Specific GCSE requirements
  • At least 5 GCSE subjects at minimum grade C/4 including Maths, English Language and a Science subject.
  • We do not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy, Functional Skills or Key Skills.
Non Tariffed Qualifications
  • Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with an overall tariff point score of 128
International Baccalaureate points
  • 30 IB Diploma Points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2950 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 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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