Health Sciences

BSc SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY

Key details 

BSC SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY

Start Year
2022
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
B620
Entry Requirements
ABB
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

You will be assessed in a variety of ways throughout the three years of your programme. Assessments are a combination of coursework and exams, taking the form of case-based assignments, presentations, practical phonetics skills assessments, and a final-year dissertation.  

Feedback 

You will receive feedback on formative work from your module tutors. The purpose of this feedback is to help you improve your work before your final formal or “summative” assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your personal advisor and/or module leads.  

For formative assignments we always aim to give you with feedback within 10 working days of hand-in. For formal assignments we aim for within 20 working days of hand-in. 

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Assessment for Year 2

You will be assessed in a variety of ways throughout the three years of your programme. Assessments are a combination of coursework and exams, taking the form of case-based assignments, presentations, practical phonetics skills assessments, and a final-year dissertation.  

Feedback 

You will receive feedback on formative work from your module tutors. The purpose of this feedback is to help you improve your work before your final formal or “summative” assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your personal advisor and/or module leads.  

For formative assignments we always aim to give you with feedback within 10 working days of hand-in. For formal assignments we aim for within 20 working days of hand-in. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 3

You will be assessed in a variety of ways throughout the three years of your programme. Assessments are a combination of coursework and exams, taking the form of case-based assignments, presentations, practical phonetics skills assessments, and a final-year dissertation.  

Feedback 

You will receive feedback on formative work from your module tutors. The purpose of this feedback is to help you improve your work before your final formal or “summative” assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your personal advisor and/or module leads.  

For formative assignments we always aim to give you with feedback within 10 working days of hand-in. For formal assignments we aim for within 20 working days of hand-in. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 1

You will be assessed in a variety of ways throughout the three years of your programme. Assessments are a combination of coursework and exams, taking the form of case-based assignments, presentations, practical phonetics skills assessments, and a final-year dissertation.  

Feedback 

You will receive feedback on formative work from your module tutors. The purpose of this feedback is to help you improve your work before your final formal or “summative” assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your personal advisor and/or module leads.  

For formative assignments we always aim to give you with feedback within 10 working days of hand-in. For formal assignments we aim for within 20 working days of hand-in. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 2

You will be assessed in a variety of ways throughout the three years of your programme. Assessments are a combination of coursework and exams, taking the form of case-based assignments, presentations, practical phonetics skills assessments, and a final-year dissertation.  

Feedback 

You will receive feedback on formative work from your module tutors. The purpose of this feedback is to help you improve your work before your final formal or “summative” assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your personal advisor and/or module leads.  

For formative assignments we always aim to give you with feedback within 10 working days of hand-in. For formal assignments we aim for within 20 working days of hand-in. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 3

You will be assessed in a variety of ways throughout the three years of your programme. Assessments are a combination of coursework and exams, taking the form of case-based assignments, presentations, practical phonetics skills assessments, and a final-year dissertation.  

Feedback 

You will receive feedback on formative work from your module tutors. The purpose of this feedback is to help you improve your work before your final formal or “summative” assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your personal advisor and/or module leads.  

For formative assignments we always aim to give you with feedback within 10 working days of hand-in. For formal assignments we aim for within 20 working days of hand-in. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

ABB or BBB with an A in the Extended Project

BTEC

DDM in Health, Care or Science

Access course

Pass with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3, in a Health, Care, Science or Psychology subject.

International Baccalaureate

32 points

Additional entry requirements

2.1, or 2.2 with BBB at A Level
60% with BBB at A Level
60% or above
75% or above
60% or above in a Health, Care or Science subject
65% or above in a Foundation Year of an undergraduate degree programme at a UK university, in a Health, Care or Science subject, plus BBB at A Level
3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3
Grade A in Child Care and Education (Early Years Educator)

Grade A in one of the following subjects:

  • Children's Care, Learning and Development
  • Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Health and Social Care (including Technical Level)
60 credits at 60% or above, in a Health, Care or Science subject
BCC or above
AAABB or above
Not accepted for 2022 entry

We recognise that some students take a mixture of qualifications. Please email admissions@uea.ac.uk if you would like to check whether any particular combination of qualifications would be suitable for entry to this degree programme, or for any advice on further study that might help you to make a future application to the course.

Please note that we do not consider A Levels in General Studies or Critical Thinking, Apprenticeships, NVQs (any level) or Work-based Level 3 Diplomas (previously NVQs) to meet the minimum academic entry requirements, although these can be used as evidence of recent study. We’ll also be unable to consider you for this course if you’ve obtained an academic fail from a previous health based degree programme, including where an exit award has been achieved.

gcse requirements 

In addition to all other specified requirements, you’ll need to hold or be working towards 5 GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4, including Mathematics, English Language and a science.

RECENT STUDY 

We would prefer you to be able to demonstrate evidence of recent academic study within 5 years of the start of the course. If you hold qualifications that meet the entry requirements above, but your last qualification will have been completed more than 5 years ago by the time the the course starts, please email admissions@uea.ac.uk to enquire further.

Important note

Once enrolled onto your course at UEA, your progression and continuation (which may include your eligibility for study abroad, overseas experience, placement or year in industry opportunities) is contingent on meeting the assessment requirements which are relevant to the course on which you are enrolled.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including reading, writing, speaking and listening) at the level of IELTS 7.5 overall (minimum 7.5 in each component). Review our English Language Equivalences for a list of example qualifications that we can accept to meet this requirement.

If you do not meet the academic and/or English language requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO UEA offers progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme and an interview:

International Foundation in Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences

INTO UEA also offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

Pre-sessional English at INTO UEA

Academic English at INTO UEA

PROGRAMME CONDITIONS 

Offers to successful applicants will be subject to a successful interview, a satisfactory occupational health check (including evidence of appropriate immunisations), an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and two satisfactory references.

PLACEMENTS 

During the course, practice experience is gained via placements. The placement environments include hospitals, community, social services or a variety of other sectors. Placement allocation occurs throughout the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Lincolnshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, and London.

As this course includes patient facing placements in health or social care settings, and these are a mandatory component of the course, you will need to comply with the placement vaccination policy. Failure to meet the placement vaccination policy may prevent you from joining the course or may lead to your withdrawal from the course in the future. Future employment may also be subject to this condition.

There is no minimum age requirement to study at UEA, however courses in the School of Health Sciences involve considerable patient contact and placements from year one. In view of this, students who will not be 18 years old at the time that they start the course may wish to consider applying for deferred entry.

 

Interviews

The strongest applicants will be invited to interview. Please note that meeting (or being predicted to meet) the minimum academic entry requirements will not guarantee that you will be selected for interview.

All interviews for entry in 2022 will take place online with an academic staff member from the School of Health Sciences, and may also include either a clinician from the profession you are applying for, a health service user or a 3rd year student from the course. The interview will last about 30-40 minutes. For a little bit more information on the interview process, view our Plan Your Visit page and navigate to 'Health Sciences Interviews'. 

Note that we do not disclose interview questions, but in general terms the interviews will explore a range of issues, including your suitability for the profession and the NHS values (as reflected in the NHS constitution). We’ll look to consider your motivation to study this course, as well as whether you have an interest in people and a clear understanding of the profession (ideally with relevant voluntary or paid work in healthcare).

We are aware that it is a difficult time to try to gain relevant experience in healthcare. First time applicants to Nursing, Midwifery and the Allied Health Professions will all be in a similar situation. We will take this into account and will adapt our expectations.
 
Keep in mind that clinical work experience is not generally a requirement for applying to train in healthcare, but it is important to show that you are able to work with people and appreciate the health and social care setting. It is important to remember why we look for work experience in an application; this in turn can help you think of the numerous ways that you might be able to demonstrate how you have acquired relevant experience.
 
We will want to see that you understand what a career in Health involves. Work experience, and other related experiences, are only as valuable as the way you talk about them and what understanding you take from them. While we will expect you to show some understanding of what it is like to be the professional of your choice, part of this involves demonstrating that you know what it is like to work in a responsible role, particularly with the public.

Any activity or life experience that helps you to prepare for training to be a healthcare professional will help. This means any activity that allows you to demonstrate that you have:

  • Had people-focused experience of providing a service, care, support or help to others, and that you understand the realities of working in a caring profession.
  • Developed some of the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to being a Nurse, Midwife or Allied Health professional such as conscientiousness, effective communication and the ability to interact with a wide variety of people. The values that we are looking for are set out in the NHS Constitution.
  • A realistic understanding of Health and Social Care and in particular the physical, organisational and emotional demands of the career.
Keep a reflective diary on what is happening in the news and online. Listen to what healthcare professionals have to say and reflect on this. All healthcare professionals can be a valuable source of information and experience, not just those that work in the specific profession that you are applying for. Demonstrating that you have a sense of all healthcare professions (and how they work together) will help you in both your personal statement and interview.
 
Volunteer in your spare time if you can, all forms of voluntary work can provide helpful work experience. Whilst volunteer work in the NHS might be disrupted at this time, other schemes may still be in operation and worth exploring i.e. working with other people in a caring or service role. Voluntary commitments to community groups (for example groups related to the work of churches, mosques and temples, or other groups such as Scouts or Guides) and online community support groups may also provide valuable experience of taking on responsibility, dealing with people and communicating effectively. It is likely that these sorts of volunteering opportunities will start to run again before healthcare related opportunities are available.
 
Remember: it is what you learn about yourself, about other people and about how effective care is delivered and received that counts. What you did is only a small part of the story; it is how you communicate what you learnt which matters.

 

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year. We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. If you intend to apply with deferred entry, please let us know about your gap year plans in your UCAS application.

Intakes

This course is open to UK and overseas applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.
Course Reference Number: 4478794

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

If you are eligible for tuition fee and maintenance support from the Student Loans Company, you might also be able to apply for additional financial support through the NHS Learning Support Fund when studying this course.

Course related costs

You can find information regarding additional costs associated on our Fees and finance webpages

Course Reference Number: 4478794

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.

Course Reference Number: 4478794
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
B620
Entry Requirements
ABB
Duration (years)
3
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