Speech and Language Therapy

BSc single honours Speech and Language Therapy 2019/20

Year of entry

This course is no longer accepting applications for September 2019. We will open for September 2020 applications later this year.

The BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy programme is a collaborative programme run by Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Greenwich. You will study subjects drawn from a variety of disciplines such as psychology, linguistics and phonetics, anatomy and physiology in addition to speech and language therapy practice frameworks.

You will also study reflective practice, evidence-based research skills and research methodologies, and how these are applied in the practice setting to create and develop professional knowledge. You will also consider the biopsychosocial and spiritual needs of the client.

The integration of theory and practice will be central to the curriculum and there will be three periods of placement across the three years, enabling you to gain practice based skills alongside experienced speech and language therapists.

The curriculum is responsive to changing national and local requirements through close liaison both with speech and language therapists in practice, and also with statutory, regulatory and professional bodies to ensure that what is being taught is relevant and current to the changing professional landscape, and to promote academic progression and employability.


Throughout your time on the BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy programme you will study a number of subjects vital for a 21st century Speech and Language Therapy, such as reflective practice, anatomy and physiology, linguistics and phonetics, psychology, sociology and disorders of communication and swallowing across the lifespan, and have opportunities for learning how to work in an interprofessional and multi-agency context and within a changing workforce.

During your training with us, our expert lecturers will guide you to be an autonomous and accountable practitioner. You will develop competence and confidence alongside evidence-based knowledge and profession-specific skills.

You will develop a range of clinical skills to employ in practice contexts and by the end of your studies you will have a critical understanding of communication and other disorders relevant to Speech and Language Therapy, and the holistic management of these.

Practice placements will be arranged for you to experience a number of settings where you might work as a speech and language therapist. This could be anything from a hospital ward and outpatient department, to mainstream and special schools, day centres, clients' homes, and even courtrooms, prisons and young offenders' institutions.

Our programme will put people with communication difficulties at the centre of your learning. You will have the opportunity to be taught directly by people with communication difficulties, for example about the impact of a stroke or cancer.

This course is for you if you wish to study for and become a speech and language therapist. Successful completion of the programme will enable you to apply to the HCPC to register as a speech and language therapist.

"Having completed the first six weeks of the Bsc (Hons) SLT Course, I am amazed at how much I have already learned. The variety of learning styles and access to different resources has been fantastic and I feel like I've only experienced the tip of the iceberg!

The team have put together such interesting and practical course materials inspiring us all to become competent, professional therapists on graduation. It’s a privilege to be part of a degree such as this and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in communicating with others!"

1st year Speech and Language Therapy student

Year 1 (level 4):

Year 2 (level 5):

Year 3 (level 6):


As part of your course you will be required to undertake placements

You can pursue a career as a speech and language therapist, working within the NHS, in education, and in social care settings, such as learning disabilities services. There are a small number of jobs in justice settings. For more information see www. rcslt.org.uk

The BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy programme aims to give learners the best opportunities for gaining the knowledge, skills, and experience to achieve eligibility to register as a Speech and Language Therapist, to shape their own future, and experience success within this exciting profession.  To this end, the learning teaching and assessment strategy is underpinned by a commitment to a learning process which involves the Universities, placement educators, employers, service users and learners in a mutually responsible, dynamic and supportive learning community to enhance the employability and readiness of learners exiting from the programme to engage fully with their professional role and develop a commitment to lifelong learning. 

All programmes are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2020. Each 20 credit module comprises 50 hours of academic direction, with 150 hours of independent study. Teaching is carried out by academics with a range of clinical expertise, as well as by experienced, practising clinicians and service users. Learners have access to a computing lab and clinical skills lab, and experience a range of teaching and learning strategies, including face-to-face teaching, narrated presentations, videos and group work. Learners are supported academically, professionally and personally throughout their three years by a personal tutor.  


The 2019/20 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  UK / EU Overseas
Full-time £9,250 N/A

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

Please read the 2019/20 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2019/20 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students

Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any Library Fees and Fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

Course specific costs

Students eligible for and in receipt of tuition fee and maintenance support from the Student Loans Company are entitled to claim travel and accommodation expenses incurred over and above daily travel costs to university. Further information can be obtained from the NHS Business Authority.

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIncluded in the tuition feeAdditional cost to student
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) No, if the trip contributes to the course as an optional module. Yes if the trip is optional.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  No

Travel and accommodation costs for professional placements within the Education and Health & Wellbeing Faculties.

Travel and accommodation costs for other work placements. 
Text books No Own purchase text books.
DBS / Health checks No Yes
Professional Body registration No Yes
Travel to other sites (e.g. travel to swimming pool for lessons) No Yes
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons. Yes, where the clothing is kept by the student and not essential for health and safety reasons.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course. Additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student.
Library fees and fines No Yes
Printing and photocopying No Yes
Social events No, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student.

The assessment strategy comprises:

  • Reflective writing
  • Presentations
  • Essays/ written coursework/ case study
  • Exams
  • Creation of a leaflet and poster
  • Placement Assessment Documents
  • Proposal for a research project
  • Dissertation
  • Mock job application

On successful completion of this programme, graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a speech and language therapist and become members of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. For more information see www.rcslt.org.uk


Full-time study

Apply via UCAS

Need some help?

For advice on completing your application please contact the Course Enquiry Team:

Email: courses@canterbury.ac.uk
Tel:+44 (0)1227 928000

Fact file

UCAS course code

  • B630

UCAS institution code

  • G70


  • 3 years full-time


  • September 2019 (Medway)

Entry requirements

  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics, at grade C or 4 or above, or Functional Skills Level 2 in Numeracy and Literacy.

    A typical offer would be ABB at A2 Level, or equivalent

    More entry requirement details.



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