Course details

A Levels AAB Other entry requirements
UCAS code B621
Duration 3 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Human Communication Sciences Speech Therapy

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Admissions Secretary
Department of Human Communication Sciences
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 2405
Email hcs-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/hcs/prospective_ug

Department of Human Communication Sciences

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Course description

This three-year course leads to a professional qualification to practice as a speech and language therapist. The course provides an interactive learning experience involving active participation, case based and inquiry based learning and small group teaching with an overall emphasis on integrating theoretical knowledge with clinical expertise.

You'll learn from a team of clinical and research specialists including speech and language therapists, psychologists, audiologists, linguists, information technologists and medical practitioners. You'll work closely with your peers and tutors in a supportive environment. Studying alongside and sharing with others will build your confidence as you develop your knowledge and skills towards becoming an independent practitioner.

You'll study a range of subjects including biomedical sciences, psychology, linguistics and communication. You'll develop your clinical expertise through work placements and hands-on training from health professionals such as speech and language therapists, neurologists and audiologists.

A key feature of the course is our in-house clinic where you'll benefit from specialist facilities and training. You'll maximise your clinical skills through placements in a diverse range of settings such as schools and hospitals throughout Sheffield and the surrounding areas.

The BMedSci Speech and Language Therapy is approved by the University and we are currently in the process of obtaining Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approval. Approval of the programme by the HCPC allows graduates to be eligible to register with the HCPC in order to practise as a Speech and Language Therapist. The HCPC approval event will take place in November 2017 and we expect to have full approval in place by September 2018.

You can apply for this programme in the normal way and you will be kept up to date about the approval process once an offer has been made.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification ABB + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject.
International Baccalaureate 34
BTEC Not accepted
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher AAABB + A
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AA
Access to HE Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject: 60 credits overall with Distinctions in 30 Level 3 credits and Merits in 15 Level 3 credits.
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • DBS plus Health Check required
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 8.0 with a minimum of 7.5 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification.
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.

Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

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The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Department of Human Communication Sciences

Our courses are taught by some of Britain's leading experts in the field. What they teach is often based on their own internationally recognised research.

We'll give you access to specialist facilities, detailed feedback on all your work, and one-to-one support throughout your degree.

Department of Human Communication Sciences website

What our graduates do

Our BMedSci graduates are recognised as qualified speech and language therapists. They go into rewarding careers in paediatrics, children's special needs, adult learning disability and adult neurology. Many go on to postgraduate education and research.

Our BSc graduates are making a difference in areas such as education, social work and research. Some go on to postgraduate study, qualifying as psychologists, teachers, doctors or speech and language therapists.

Student profile


"It is one of the top universities for speech and language therapy. The department is really nice. It is set up as a clinic so people get speech therapy here."

Anneleen Verlinden
Speech Science

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Admissions Secretary
Department of Human Communication Sciences
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 2405
Email hcs-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk

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