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Speech and Language Therapy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Cork, Ireland
The Bachelor of Science Speech and Language Therapy from University College Cork provides the knowledge, skills and confidence for a career that will improve the lives of children and adults with communication disorders or swallowing difficulties. 
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The Speech and Language Therapy course from University College Cork is broad and varied, and students study Behavioral Science, Anatomy, Physiology, Linguistics and Speech Science as well as Speech and Language Therapy theory, assessment and treatment approaches. A strong emphasis is placed on using the most recent scientific evidence to underpin your clinical practice.

Most learning within the university takes place in small-group tutorials, and much of your work is self-directed. You will have plenty of opportunities for clinical work experience (practice education) in UCC’s Brookfield Clinic and further afield in hospitals, schools, community care, and disability services.

The BSc Speech and Language Therapy course is designed to ensure graduates have the knowledge, skills and values to meet the demands and challenges of working within the healthcare profession.

You will engage with different types of learning experiences, including small-group learning, lectures, simulations, workshops, clinical placement, seminars, tutorials and study groups. Throughout the four years, you will be expected to demonstrate professional behaviours, independence and manage a busy timetable and workload.


The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences will educate you into a health profession in which you will use linguistic, social, behavioural, medical and other scientific knowledge to provide assessment and treatment for both children and adults who have developmental or acquired disorders of speech, language and swallowing.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Communication, Learning and Behaviour Across the Lifespan
  • Fundamentals of Physiology
  • Anatomy of Speech and Hearing
  • Preparation for Academic and Professional Learning
  • Language Sciences
  • Speech, Hearing and Swallowing Sciences
  • Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • Neuroanatomy and Embryology for SLT
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Speech, Hearing and Swallowing Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • All students on this programme will come into contact with the public and assume positions of trust through educational and training opportunities. 
  • To ensure the protection of the public, and to justify public trust and confidence, UCC is committed to ensuring that only suitable candidates are allowed to undertake this programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19950 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5100 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 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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