• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Who is it for?

The BSc Speech and Language Science (Hons) degree offered by City, University of London is a non-clinical degree intended for students who are looking for a career or further study in human communication. This course equips students with a thorough understanding of the processes involved in speech and language. 

This programme provides an excellent basis for further postgraduate study in areas such as Speech and Language Therapy, Audiology, Forensic Phonetics and Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, Language Teaching, Language Documentation, Speech Technology and Library Science.


As a student on the BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Science course you will develop crucial skills in analytical thinking, written and verbal communication, critical appraisal, team-working and organisation. You will benefit from a high-quality and research-informed education and share some of your core modules with City's BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy students. 

This non-clinical degree provides knowledge and understanding of subjects including speech and hearing sciences, linguistics, and psychology and their application to normal and impaired human communication. This is a unique course that is academically challenging with a strong focus on an understanding and application of research. The focus on developing an understanding of the process of human communication is supplemented by various modules ranging from psychology to media and forensic applications of speech research.

Career prospectsCareer prospects

The degree gives pathways to careers in which communication skills and processes are central. These can include roles in both the public and private sectors, including law, social work, teaching, audiology, PR, advertising, media and human resources.

Graduates can also progress to postgraduate study in areas including education, speech and language therapy, audiology or foreign language teaching.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Articulatory Phonetics, Phonology and Speech Development
  • Language and Medium 
  • Biomedical Science: Anatomy & Physiology
  • Lifespan studies
  • Speech Disorders, Dysfluency and Alternative and Augmentative Communication
  • Acoustic Phonetics and Audiology

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.

  • 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

  • 'A' Level: BBC
  • Tariff: 112 UCAS tariff points (typically BBC or BCC with a relevant EPQ).
  • BTEC: DDD - Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or Science-related subject.
  • IB: 29 points.
The following is also required:
  • GCSE: A minimum of five passes grade 4 (C) in GCSE, including English and Mathematics. GCSE requirements for applicants studying an Access to HE Diploma are detailed below.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    17860 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17860 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    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 London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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