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Want to become a speech therapist in the UK?

 

We know that the journey in applying to train as a speech therapist/ application process can be a long and stressful process. Don’t panic, you are not alone! We are here to help! 

 

Depending on the country you want to practice, we may be known as the following:  

  • Speech Therapists (STs) 

  • Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs/SaLTs)

  • Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs)

 

Interesting fact: We were named as Speech Therapists when SLT education first started in 1900s 

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Planning ahead for your ST application? 

Take a look at the timeline here! 

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In the UK, there are two routes that you can become a SLT. 

  1. Undergraduate entry

  2. Graduate entry: If you have a first-degree (i.e. MSc)

Undergraduate entry 

Most applications will be submitted via UCAS, a system that allows you to submit one application, to maximum of 5 schools of your choice. If you want to ensure that your application is being considered, the deadline is usually in January.

 

Graduate entry

Most applications will be submitted directly to individual schools online. As this will be a fast-track programme, most programmes may require you to have gained a level of voluntary/clinical experiences to demonstrate a genuine interest in ST as a career. Check individual school websites for details.

Note: This is a general timeline for most schools. Please check specific dates and application processes for individual schools.  

For further information regarding the specific entry requirements , please click here for details: ​

Struggling to decide which university is right for you? 

The following table provides a quick guide/overview of the schools that may provide specific opportunities that align with your personal goals and aspirations. 

 

Don’t forget to review the following for each individual schools before applying 

  • Entry requirements (e.g. Grades) 

  • Work/voluntary requirements 

  • Course structure 

  • Interview style (e.g. MMI, panel, any additional written tasks) 

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Choosing a university right for you can be daunting and a personal choice.  

Make sure you try to find out as much information as possible about the universities you are interested in. 

 

These are somethings to consider when searching up for information:

  • School websites 

  • Networking with current students 

  • School open days

  • Creating a pros vs cons table 

Potential students may be invited for an interview. Don’t feel lost! Keep an eye on our site, and we will be publishing further interview tips in due time.

Is there any missing information? Is there anything else you would like to know more? Or not sure who you can talk to? Let us know! & we may be able link you up with someone who can get your questions answered.

Good luck!

 

Last updated 30 Aug 2020

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