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Speech and Language Therapy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #238 (QS) Galway, Ireland
This Speech and Language Therapy programme at National University of Ireland, Galway enables people with communication disorders and swallowing disorders to achieve their maximum potential. They are involved in assessing their clients’ communication and swallowing difficulties, and developing treatment programmes to meet their needs.  
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They work closely with other members of the team, such as nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, teachers, etc, and work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, primary care health centres and schools.

The Speech and Language Therapy at National University of Ireland, Galway require that those in training have a minimum of 450 hours clinical education, 300 of which must be with a speech and language therapist, and 150 clinically-related. In their first year, students visit preschools and centres for people with disabilities, and throughout the course, qualified speech and language therapists supervise the students in training during their work-placement.  

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the degree course will have a professional qualification and may work in a variety of settings such as:

  • Community Clinics/Health Centres
  • Day Centres
  • Rehabilitation Centres
  • Individuals' Homes
  • Child Development Centres
  • Hospitals
  • Mainstream and Special Schools
  • Language Classes

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Psychology 
  • Human Body Structure
  • Human Body Function
  • Practice Education 
  • Professional Studies 
  • Linguistics 
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Communication Impairments & Dysphagia 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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General Requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 Level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science), and any other subject recognised for entry purposes

Additional RequirementsStudents must satisfy the Garda/Police vetting and Medical Clearance requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23750 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8092 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8092 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Galway

  • 800 - 1100 EUR/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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