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Speech And Language Therapy (Pre-Registration) PgDip/MSc Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh



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This course is for those who want to become a speech and language therapist and have a relevant degree (eg in linguistics or psychology), this course could open up a fascinating new career path for you. It is the only postgraduate pre-registration course in speech and language therapy offered in Scotland. As a speech and language therapist you will give life-changing treatment and support and care for children and adults who have difficulties speaking and communicating. It can be a very varied and deeply rewarding career. This course will enable you to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and to practise as a speech and language therapist in the UK.

As a speech and language therapist, you will assess, diagnose and treat children and adults with a wide range of speech, language, communication and swallowing difficulties. On this course you will undertake both theoretical and practical learning through a range of taught academic modules and supervised clinical placements.

Most graduates work within the NHS in community clinics, schools and hospitals. Some graduates have gained research posts and some have gone on to achieve higher degrees. International applicants should be aware that full registration with the RCSLT entails completion of a probationary period of clinical practise in the UK after the successful completion of the degree. It may be necessary to confirm with the professional body in your home country that this qualification is recognised and that full registration in the UK will entitle you to practise in your home county. The course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council and adheres to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists curriculum guidelines. Exit Awards: PgDip (315 credits)/ MSc (315 credits plus a Research Dissertation).

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Speech And Language Therapy (Pre-Registration) PgDip/MSc.

Full Time (30 months)

Tuition fees

Year 1: £16,600; Year: 2 £16,600; Year 3: £3080 (dissertation fee).




Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Queen Margaret University Drive,



EH21 6UU, Scotland

Entry requirement for international students

Students whose honours degree has not been studied in English, they will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 8.0 with no individual element below 7.5.

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