Course details

A Levels ABB Other entry requirements
UCAS code QC18
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

Department of Human Communication Sciences

100% of our research is world-leading or internationally excellent
Research Excellence Framework 2014

Course description

This three-year course combines psychology, linguistics and social science to study how people communicate. You'll learn about disorders of speech, language and literacy in children and adults through experiences inside and outside the classroom. You'll gain a good understanding of human communication based in traditional subjects such as linguistics and psychology and will apply your knowledge to the study of communication disorders and their effects on the individual in society. There are options to select topics in areas of special interest within the course structure.

Our tutors will help you to plan your studies throughout your course. We'll help build your confidence in applying your knowledge and skills through project work and volunteering in our in-house clinic or in local schools.

You'll have the option to spend part of your course overseas through the Study Abroad programme or Erasmus.

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 ABB
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification BBB + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 33
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject
Cambridge Pre-U D3 M2 M2
Scottish Highers AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AB
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
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.

You can find out more by:

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.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the course. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Scheduled teaching 15%
Independent study 84%
Placement 0%

Exams/tests 58%
Coursework 42%
Practical 0%

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 Speech and Language Sciences course can be tailored to suit a variety of interests. Graduates will be well-placed for careers in education, psychology, social work, audiology and speech and language therapy.

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

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

You have the option to spend part of your course overseas through the Study Abroad or Erasmus programmes.

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Admissions Secretary
Department of Human Communication Sciences
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 2405

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