BSc Speech and Language Therapy / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2019


We typically require grades AAB. No specific subjects are required, but a mixture of science and arts subjects is recommended.

General Studies and Critical Thinking are welcomed, but are not normally included as part of the standard offer.


We do not accept two AS-level grades in place of one A-level.

Unit grade information

We welcome the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions.


We typically require six GCSEs at grade C/4 or above (including Mathematics), B/6 in English Language and B/6 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science.

International Baccalaureate

We require 35 points overall, with 6,6,5 in Higher Level subjects.

Alternative entry requirements

Alternative entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.

English language

Applicants for whom English is not a first language should appreciate that a particularly high standard of spoken and written English is necessary to cope with linguistics, phonetics and clinical work.

The minimum requirement is IELTS to an overall score to 8.0, with no component less than 7.5.

There is a great need for therapists who are fluent in more than one language and graduates with such skills would be a valuable addition to the profession; such candidates are therefore encouraged to apply.

See Higher Education Occupational Physicians/ Practitioners (HEOPS) Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) Students - Standards of medical fitness to train  [PDF] for more information.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Relevant work experience

Work experience with speech and language therapy service providers is not a requirement for entry to the course.

However, if you have some practical experience with individuals who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing, we strongly encourage you to provide information about it in your personal statement and at interview.