• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Speech and language therapists provide treatment and support that improves patients’ lives. They address speech, language and communication problems as well as assisting with eating and drinking difficulties.

Much of their work involves close collaboration with teachers, psychologists and other health professionals, along with supporting patients themselves and/or their carers.

Our work placements and work-based learning opportunities mean that you’ll be developing these collaborative professional skills throughout your degree course.

By joining us, you’ll study a range of topics including introduction to phonetics and phonology, communication disability and psychology, professional practice, and transition to the workplace. You’ll learn what’s involved in developing individual treatment programmes and providing patients with tailored support.

Graduate Careers

Graduates of the Speech and Language Therapy (Hons) course at De Montfort University are highly sought-after by speech and language therapy providers, with previous students securing positions working for the NHS and private organisations, as well as in medical, educational and social care settings.

Speech and Language Therapy graduate Alison Fowler came to study at DMU after more than 20 years working as a teacher, so she could follow her dream of helping people who have had a brain injury or a stroke, or any condition that might affect their communication.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Professional Practice Education 
  • Introduction to Linguistics and Language Acquisition
  • Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
  • Medical Sciences
  • Communication Disability and Psychology
  • Clinical Linguistics Assessments
  • Intervention : Language and Cognition
  • Intervention : Speech and Swallowing
  • Cognitive Psychology and Research Methods

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.

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General Requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language or English Literature.
  • Three A levels with grades ABB or better (excluding General Studies), normally taken in one sitting. 
  • BTEC National Diploma - Distinction/Distinction/Merit
  • BTEC Extended Diploma - Distinction/Distinction/Merit
  • International Baccalaureate: 30+ points
  • Pass in the QAA Access to HE with at least 36 level 3 credits at distinction and 3 at merit. English and Maths GCSE required at grade C/4 as separate qualifications. Equivalency not accepted within the Access qualification.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 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 Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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