Health Sciences

MSci SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY

Key details 

MSCI SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Sciences
UCAS course code
B621
Entry Requirements
AAB
Duration (years)
4

Assessment for Year 1

Our assessment method is designed to ensure you are not only enabled to evidence your learning, but that you also have opportunities to develop some of the skills required when qualifying. These are professional skills such as presenting, sharing clinical reasoning, and thinking critically. 

Each module is assessed, and all of our assessments, irrespective of year, or module, provides a formative and summative element. The formative assignment is the opportunity to test some of the knowledge and/or skills needed for the summative assignment (which is marked). This opportunity, along with the feedback it provides, enables you to feel more prepared when completing your final assessment for that module. We aim to provide feedback on your formative submission within 10 working days of the submission date.  This gives time for you to discuss the feedback, gain any additional support and write the summative assessment. 

The summative assessment will give you opportunity to evidence your learning and understanding of content within that module. This could cover a number of elements such as: clinical knowledge and application, understanding of key theories, practical skills and professionalism. We aim to provide feedback and marks on your summative submission within 20 working days of the submission date. 

A range of assessment methods are introduced across the first year, enabling you to become comfortable with a variety of methods early on. 

The range of assessment types will include: 

  • Essays or case-based assignments 

  • Class/Course tests (multiple choice, short answer or case-based questions) 

  • Practical tests for phonetics 

  • Presentations and/or professional discussions 

  • Projects to collate towards a portfolio of work 

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Assessment for Year 2

Whilst the content will change, based on the module and level at which you are studying, the assessment methods remain similar to that of first year. There is a balance between assessment methods and this is chosen based on the best way to assess that skill/knowledge. 

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Assessment for Year 3

Whilst the content will change, based on the module and level at which you are studying, the assessment methods remain similar to that of first year. There is a balance between assessment methods and this is chosen based on the best way to assess that skill/knowledge.

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Assessment for Year 4

In your final year, 60% will be assessed through coursework and class tests and 40% will be based on the delivery and write up of the Master’s dissertation. 

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Assessment for Year 1

Our assessment method is designed to ensure you are not only enabled to evidence your learning, but that you also have opportunities to develop some of the skills required when qualifying. These are professional skills such as presenting, sharing clinical reasoning, and thinking critically. 

Each module is assessed, and all of our assessments, irrespective of year, or module, provides a formative and summative element. The formative assignment is the opportunity to test some of the knowledge and/or skills needed for the summative assignment (which is marked). This opportunity, along with the feedback it provides, enables you to feel more prepared when completing your final assessment for that module. We aim to provide feedback on your formative submission within 10 working days of the submission date.  This gives time for you to discuss the feedback, gain any additional support and write the summative assessment. 

The summative assessment will give you opportunity to evidence your learning and understanding of content within that module. This could cover a number of elements such as: clinical knowledge and application, understanding of key theories, practical skills and professionalism. We aim to provide feedback and marks on your summative submission within 20 working days of the submission date. 

A range of assessment methods are introduced across the first year, enabling you to become comfortable with a variety of methods early on. 

The range of assessment types will include: 

  • Essays or case-based assignments 

  • Class/Course tests (multiple choice, short answer or case-based questions) 

  • Practical tests for phonetics 

  • Presentations and/or professional discussions 

  • Projects to collate towards a portfolio of work 

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 and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 2

Whilst the content will change, based on the module and level at which you are studying, the assessment methods remain similar to that of first year. There is a balance between assessment methods and this is chosen based on the best way to assess that skill/knowledge. 

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 and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 3

Whilst the content will change, based on the module and level at which you are studying, the assessment methods remain similar to that of first year. There is a balance between assessment methods and this is chosen based on the best way to assess that skill/knowledge.

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 and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 4

In your final year, 60% will be assessed through coursework and class tests and 40% will be based on the delivery and write up of the Master’s dissertation. 

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 and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

AAB

T Levels

Obtain an overall Pass including an A in the core of the T Level and a Distinction in the Occupational Specialism. Acceptable subjects: Health, Healthcare Science, Science

BTEC

DDD in Health, Care or Science

Access course

Pass with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3, in a Health, Care, Science or Psychology subject

International Baccalaureate

33 points

Additional entry requirements

 
2.1
65% with ABB at A Level
65% or above in Year 2
80% or above
65% or above in Year 2, in a Health, Care or Science subject
70% or above in a Foundation Year of an undergraduate degree programme at a UK university, in a Health, Care or Science subject, plus ABB at A Level
4 subjects at H2, 2 subjects at H3

BBC or above.

A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable, please contact Admissions for further information.

AAAAA or above

We welcome and value a wide range of alternative qualifications, and we also recognise that some students might take a mixture of some of the qualifications above. If your qualifications aren’t listed, or if you are taking a combination of qualifications that isn’t specified, please contact Admissions.

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

5 GCSEs at a minimum grade C or grade 4, including Mathematics, English Language and a science subject. These requirements apply alongside all other specified requirements.

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 your last qualification will have been completed more than 5 years ago by the time the course starts, please contact Admissions.

AGE ON ENTRY

Applicants for this course need to be aged 18 or over by the 31 August 2024. This is owing to the integrated nature of placements within the second year of the course and safeguarding implications. In view of this, applicants who will not be 18 years old or over by this date, should consider applying for deferred entry.

INTERNATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

We accept many international qualifications for entry to this course. For specific details about your country, view our information for International Students.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

If English is not your first language, we will 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 Equivalencies for a list of example qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.

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:

English Language Courses at INTO UEA

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.

Interview invitations will be sent by email. Please keep a close eye on all emails from UEA after you submit your UCAS application.

Our interview format for entry in 2023 is yet to be confirmed. We will update this information as soon as we can, so that you’ll know what to expect after you apply.

Note that we will not disclose interview questions in advance of the interviews, 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.

PROGRAMME CONDITIONS

Offers will be made to applicants after completion of successful interviews, and will be subject to a satisfactory occupational health check (including evidence of appropriate immunisations), an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and two satisfactory references. We will let you know what you need to do (and when) to meet these conditions if you are successful in gaining an offer.

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.

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.

PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS

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.

Intakes

This course is open to UK and overseas applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 6774097

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees 

See our Tuition Fees page for further information.  

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. 

Course related costs

In years one to three there will be additional costs associated with placements, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Occupational Health (OH) and vaccinations. Depending on student choice in the Master’s year, there may be additional costs, for instance, if students wish to spend time abroad, or choose further clinical experience or internship, which require travel. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview which may take place by telephone, Skype, or face-to-face.  

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs. 

Course Reference Number: 6774097

How to Apply

Apply for this course through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS), using UCAS Hub.

UCAS Hub is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom.

Your application does not have to be completed all at once. Register or sign in to UCAS to get started. 

Once you submit your completed application, UCAS will process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

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

View our guide to applying through UCAS for useful tips, key dates and further information:

How to apply through UCAS

Course Reference Number: 6774097
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Sciences
UCAS course code
B621
Entry Requirements
AAB
Duration (years)
4
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