Reasons to study Speech and Language Therapy at DMU:
- 100% of our Speech and Language Therapy graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating
According to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report [above the sector average of 94.6%]
- Approved by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
with graduates are eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practise as a speech and language therapist
- Close links with local speech and language therapy services
who support our curriculum development and clinical education programme to make learning relevant in the workplace
- Strong links to the RCSLT national campaign,‘Giving Voice’
Allowing our staff and students to get involved in raising the profile of speech and language therapy professions nationwide
- DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
Indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. [Office for Students, 2017]
- The TEF Panel judged that De Montfort University delivers “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.” [Office for Students, 2017]
Structure and assessment
- Professional Practice Education 1
- Introduction to Linguistics and Language Acquisition
- Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
- Medical Sciences
- Communication Disability and Psychology
- Professional Practice 2
- Clinical Linguistics Assessments
- Intervention 1: Language and Cognition
- Intervention 2: Speech and Swallowing
- Cognitive Psychology and Research Methods
- Professional Practice 3
- Transition to the Workplace
- Intervention 3: Specialist Settings
- Speech and Language Therapy Project
- Language, Interaction and Society
Facilities and features
Health and Life Sciences
Investment of £12 million in Health and Life Sciences has developed our first-class teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.
The 19th century Hawthorn Building has facilities designed to replicate current practice in health and life sciences, including contemporary analytical chemistry and formulation laboratories, audiology booths and nursing and midwifery clinical skills suites.
Purpose-built clinical skills areas allow you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment. You will receive guidance and support from staff, to ensure that your practical ability in the clinical skills suites is accurate.
We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus.
During term time the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving access to more than half a million publications and a wide range of DVDs, as well as e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks.
We offer a range of workshops, drop-ins and one-to-one sessions, plus our Just Ask service provides email or telephone support.
Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.
Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.
They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.
Opportunities and careers
This course includes compulsory placements; and is an essential component for the completion of the course, and will necessarily involve all students travelling to placements across the East Midlands.
You will develop your clinical and professional skills in a variety of weekly and block placements in excess of 150 sessions over the course. These will be based mostly in the East Midlands. Placements are typically provided by NHS, educational establishments, social care settings and private providers in:
- Day Centres
- Home visits
You will be working with clients from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds of all ages
You will have to abide by the protocols associated with work-based learning, for example uniform and dress code policy, confidentiality, information governance
Terms 1 and 2 child language groups (10 weeks), adult conversation partners(10 weeks), learning difficulties (5 days)
Term 1 – placement in the SLT centre, one day per week.
Term 3 – block placement (5 weeks)
Two days of dysphagia placement.
Term 2 – SLT block placement (10 weeks)
Our graduates are highly sought after by Speech and Language Therapy Providers. They work in both NHS and private organisations and in medical, educational and social care settings. They work with clients across the lifespan often in multidisciplinary teams.
International experiences can help you differentiate yourself in an increasingly competitive graduate jobs market. We offer fantastic opportunities throughout Europe and further afield which will help you gain invaluable educational, work-related and cultural experiences through our #DMUglobal and Erasmus schemes.
Recent global experiences have included summer schools in Turkey, Japan and South Korea, giving students the opportunity to learn alongside students from around the world, study unique modules and explore the cities of Istanbul, Fukuoka and Seoul.