Speech and Language Therapy with Integrated Master's (pre-registration) - MSci

Embark on a dynamic and rewarding vocational career, transforming the lives of individuals, groups and communities who experience challenges with their communication, eating, drinking or swallowing. Informed by the latest research and taught by practitioners and expert staff, our four-year integrated master's combines the academic and enhanced clinical learning required to pursue a professional occupation as a qualified speech and language therapist. 

Year of entry

Course type

  • Integrated Master's

Location

Subject area / School

UCAS code

  • B620

Duration of study

  • 4 years

Why study Speech and Language Therapy with Integrated Master's (pre-registration) at Keele University?

This programme is accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Approval for this programme is currently being sought from the Health and Care Professions Council.
It is proposed you will complete over 563 practice hours, exceeding the minimum required by the Royal College of Speech Language Therapists (RCLST) and meeting Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards
Innovative teaching facilities include a new, state-of-the-art simulation centre, housing ward areas and individual consultation rooms
Eligible students can apply for the non repayable £5,000 NHS grant
Collaborate with Keele students from courses such as psychology, physiotherapy and paramedicine to stimulate critical thinking and gain multiple perspectives on topics
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Accreditation and professional recognition

This programme is accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
Approval for this programme is currently being sought from the Health and Care Professions Council.

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Teaching Excellence Framework GOLD

Keele TEF Gold 2023

Keele University has been awarded the highest rating of gold in the teaching excellence framework (TEF), 2023. The TEF assessment identifies excellence in the educational experience and outcomes of our students, focusing on all undergraduate courses and students.

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Specialist facilities

Our suite of specialist speech and language facilities include a state-of-the-art simulation centre, offering shared simulation spaces such as ward areas and individual consultation rooms, a wide variety of anatomical models, the most commonly used clinical assessment and intervention materials in the field and access to our anatomy suite whilst studying your initial module. 

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Additional opportunities

There are a range of additional opportunities available when studying this course.
Please note, undertaking one may impact upon the availability of another.

Under normal circumstances, students must be 18 years old when they commence the course, or by 1 October of the first semester, due to the clinical elements of the programme.

Health checks and DBS Clearance

Offers are subject to Occupational Health clearances and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance. The University follows the DBS Code of Practice in these issues and can provide a copy of the code on request.

Interview

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview.

Entry requirements

The following section details our typical entry requirements for this course for a range of UK and international qualifications. If you don’t see your qualifications listed, please contact us to find out if we can accept your qualifications. If you don't think you'll meet the entry requirements specified, you may be able to gain entry to this course via a Foundation Year.

Typical offer

Please ensure that you read the full entry requirements by selecting your qualifications from the dropdown menu below. This will include any subject specific, GCSE/Level 2 Maths, and English language requirements you may need.

A Level: ABB
BTEC: DDM
T Level: Distinction

Please select your qualification from the drop-down list below for the full entry requirement information

A Level

ABB in three A Levels.

Contextual offer: BBC.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

BTEC Extended Diploma / National Extended Diploma

DDM in any BTEC Extended Diploma / National Extended Diploma.

Contextual Offer: DMM in any BTEC Extended Diploma / National Extended Diploma.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

BTEC National Diploma / Diploma

Distinction and Distinction in any BTEC National Diploma / Diploma and C in one A Level, or Distinction and Merit in BTEC Diploma and A in one A Level.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

BTEC National Extended Certificate / Subsidiary Diploma

Distinction in any BTEC National Extended Certificate / Subsidiary Diploma and BB in two A Levels, or Merit in any BTEC National Extended Certificate / Subsidiary Diploma and AA in two A Levels.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

T Level

Distinction in any T Level.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

International Baccalaureate Diploma

655 in three Higher Levels or 32 points.

Contextual Offer: 554 in three Higher Levels or 29 points.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme

We encourage applications with the IBCP but recognise that your combination of qualifications may differ depending on where you are studying.

If you are taking a BTEC National Diploma / Diploma with one or more Higher Levels, your offer will be similar to our BTEC + A Level offer (see 'BTEC National Diploma / Diploma') but with an HL requirement of 6 for A, 5 for B, or 4 for C.

For any other combination, please contact the University Admissions Team for advice.

Access to HE Diploma

128 UCAS points in any Access to HE Diploma including Distinction in at least 30 Level 3 credits and Merit in at least 15 Level 3 credits.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

Welsh Baccalaureate / Bagloriaeth Cymru

The Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate is equivalent to one full A Level at the same grade and can be included alongside 2 other A Levels in a standard A Level offer for this course (see A Level). All subject specific requirements will still need to be met.

Scotland - Highers and Advanced Highers

BBBBC in five Highers, or BC in two Advanced Highers and CC in two Highers, or BCC in three Advanced Highers.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

If you have B or higher in the EPQ and are studying A Levels, BTEC, the International Baccalaureate Diploma, or an Access to HE Diploma, you will typically receive an alternative offer which will be lower than the standard offer. Please see 'Alternative and contextual offers' below.

Core Maths

If you have B or higher in Core Maths and are studying A Levels, BTEC, the International Baccalaureate, or an Access to HE Diploma, you will typically receive an alternative offer which will be lower than the standard offer. Please see 'Alternative and contextual offers' below.

Ireland - Leaving Certificate

H3, H3, H3, H4, H4, H4 in the Irish Leaving Certificate.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

China - Gaokao

75% in the Gaokao.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

India - Standard XII

Average of 75% from four subjects in the ICSE, CBSE or Western Bengal Standard XII, or average of 80% from four subjects in any other Standard XII.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

Germany - Abitur

2.0 overall average in the Abitur.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

France - Baccalaureate

14 in the French Baccalaureate/International Option Baccalaureate or 13 in the Baccalauréat Français International.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

Hong Kong - Diploma

544 from two electives and one core subject in the HKDSE.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

Spain - Bachillerato

Overall average of 7.8 in the Título de Bachillerato.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

Italy - Diploma di Esame di Stato

85% in the Esame di Stato.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

Cyprus - Apolytirion

18.5 / 88% in the Apolytirion.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

Portugal

Overall average of 16 in a Secondary Certificate.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

Canada - Diploma

70% / BBBBC in five courses in the Grade 12 Diploma.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

Kenya - KCSE / Diploma

We do not accept the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education for direct entry. However, you can apply to study an International Foundation Year at Keele University International College. On successful completion, you can progress to an undergraduate degree at Keele.

We may accept a two year Diploma. Please contact the University Admissions Team for advice.

Nigeria - Senior School Certificate / OND

We do not accept the Senior School Certificate (WAEC or NECO) for direct entry. However, you can apply to study an International Foundation Year at Keele University International College. On successful completion, you can progress to an undergraduate degree at Keele.

We may accept an Ordinary National Diploma with GPA of 2.5 or a Merit / Lower Credit. Please contact the University Admissions Team for advice.

USA - Advanced Placement

544 from three Advanced Placement subjects.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

Ghana

We do not accept the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for direct entry. However, you can apply to study an International Foundation Year at Keele University International College. On successful completion, you can progress to an undergraduate degree at Keele.

Sri Lanka - Advanced Level

ABB in three Advanced Levels.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

Malaysia - STPM

ABB in three Principal Level subjects in the STPM.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

Pakistan - Secondary School Certificate

We do not accept the Secondary School Certificate for direct entry. However, you can apply to study an International Foundation Year at Keele University International College. On successful completion, you can progress to an undergraduate degree at Keele.

Singapore - A Levels (H2)

ABB in three H2 Levels.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

European Baccalaureate

75% overall.

You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

NCUK

Pass NCUK Foundation Year with ABB and grade B in EAP English Language module.

Uganda - Advanced Certificate of Education

ABB in three Principal Level subjects in the Advanced Certificate of Education.
You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

Zimbabwe - Advanced Level GCE

ABB in three Advanced Level subjects.
You will also need: an English language qualification (see below).

English language requirements

All of our courses require an English language qualification or test. For most students, this requirement can be met with a 4 or C in GCSE English. Please see our English Language guidance pages for further details, including English language test information for international students. For those students who require an English language test, this course requires a test from Group F.

Alternative and contextual offers

We're committed to ensuring equality of opportunity to all our applicants with the potential and motivation to succeed, regardless of background. That's why we operate a range of alternative offer schemes with clear eligibility criteria, including contextual offers, offers for those studying within the Keele region, and recognising a range of additional qualifications in your offer.

General information

The entry grades outlined in this section indicate the typical offer which would be made to candidates, along with any subject specific requirements. This is for general information only. Keele University reserves the right to vary offer conditions depending upon a candidate's application.

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Enhanced practical experience 

Practice-based learning is embedded throughout the course and takes place in a range of health, education, social and third sector care settings. Clinical placement opportunities will include working with a wide range of clients with eating, drinking, swallowing and communication difficulties. 

The hours you will spend in practice experience environments will exceed the minimum 563 hours required by the Royal College of Speech Language Therapists (RCLST). This additional capacity is intended to not only consolidate and enhance your clinical skills, but also to provide you with opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills.

Speech therapist working with child

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Specialist areas of practice

To personalise, widen your knowledge and promote engagement in lifelong learning, you will have the opportunity to study specialist areas of practice such as developmental language disorder, applying for research funding and leadership and management for health care professionals, in addition to developing your interpersonal, team working and partnership skills.

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Foundation year

Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year.

This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence.

Keele University is consistently ranked among the top universities for student satisfaction, and we have over 70 years' experience of teaching a foundation year to students. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele.

The information in this Foundation Year section is for UK/Home applicants. Where an international Foundation Year is available, please see the 'Information for international students' tab.

The information within this page is for students wishing to start their studies in September. If you would like to start this course in January, please visit our January pages for further details.

Please note, if you are interested in studying Veterinary Medicine and Surgery with Foundation Year, please review the information on this course page.

Course content

Our Foundation Year allows you to develop your critical thinking, academic reading, writing, and communication study skills along with subject-specific knowledge and skills which will be invaluable in your academic studies and beyond. Upon meeting the progression criteria and successfully completing our Foundation Year, you will automatically progress into your Keele undergraduate degree with the confidence that you have the skills, and knowledge needed to successfully complete your course.

This Foundation Year is a two-semester programme which provides a tailored pre-degree programme of study to better prepare you for the Speech and Language Therapy Integrated Master's (pre-registration). 

Find out more about the Keele Foundation Year, including information about teaching and assessment methods by visiting the Foundation Year homepage

Course structure

The module details given below are indicative, they are intended to provide you with an idea of the range of subjects that are taught to our current students. The modules that will be available for you to study in future years are prone to change as we regularly review our teaching to ensure that it is up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. The information presented is therefore not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules available in any given year.

Semester one core modules

FYO-00237 Foundations of Human Biology for Health 15 credits
FYO-00245 Foundations in Health and Society 15 credits
FYO-00201

Foundations of Psychology

15 credits

 

Semester two core modules

FYO-00336 Advancing Health and Society 15 credits
FYO-00271 University Research Portfolio 30 credits

 

Semester one and two core modules

FYO-00181 Academic and Professional Development for Health 30 credits

Entry requirements

The entry grades outlined in this section indicate the likely offer or range of offers which would be made to candidates along with any subject specific requirements. This is for general information only. Keele University reserves the right to vary offer conditions depending upon a candidate’s application. Read more about our undergraduate entry requirements.

  • 56 UCAS points including at least one Level 3 qualification (such as an A Level, BTEC, Access Course, or T Level).
  • Plus C in GCSE English / Level 2 Functional Skills English and C in GCSE Maths / Level 2 Functional Skills Maths. 

How to apply 

Students will need to apply for Speech and Language Therapy MSci with Integrated Master's (pre-registration) with a Foundation Year (UCAS code B621) through UCAS at www.ucas.com.

Direct entry students

If you already have your qualifications, are not expecting any further results and only wish to apply to Keele, please contact the Admissions Office directly.

The information in this Foundation Year section is for UK/Home applicants. Where an international Foundation Year is available, please see the 'Information for international students' tab.

We also offer a January start for some of our Foundation Year courses. Adopting a blended learning approach, the January start is particularly useful for students wishing to return to education following time out of studying, or who are seeking a flexible approach to their Foundation Year studies. Our January start is available across most of our Science, Humanities, Social Science and Business courses.

Whilst still being a full-time course, our blended delivery model combines live teaching sessions - both online and on-campus - with self-directed study, enabling you to predominantly study at a time that suits your lifestyle. You will benefit from weekly online taught sessions which encourage you to engage with your teachers and peers.

In addition to online study there will be a series of full study days that you will be required to attend throughout each semester. These sessions may include lab-based activities, group work, review of course and assessment materials studied online. They will emphasise opportunities for you to deepen your knowledge and understanding of your chosen route.

Please refer to the September start tab for more information about the entry requirements and what you will study. The modules that you will take on a January start Foundation Year will be similar to those for the September start, but on a compressed timescale and tailored to a blended learning approach (with the majority of learning taking place online).

For more information, including fees, the UCAS code for this course, how to apply, and how you will be taught, please visit our January Start Foundation Year webpage.

Our International Foundation Year is delivered on campus through Keele University International College (KUIC). Find out more about the International Foundation Year options on the KUIC website.

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