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BSc Speech and Language Therapy / Entry requirements
Year of entry: 2024
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We typically require grades AAB. No specific subjects are required, but a mixture of science and arts subjects is recommended.
Unit grade information
The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit information where available; this means either the name and/or code number of a unit or module that you have undertaken. Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application. Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.
Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including six GCSES/iGCSES at Grade C or 4 or above (including mathematics), B or 6 in English Language and B or 6 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science.
GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language.
Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification.
For applicants whose status has been confirmed as WP+ using the University's Contextual Data Eligibility tool , we will allow an overall reduction of 2 grades on the full GCSE requirements. Please note, however, that no individual subject should be lower than C/4. This does not apply to English Language because of the nature of the programme and therefore applicants will need to obtain Grade B/6 in this subject.
For applicants whose status has been confirmed as WP++ using the University's Contextual Data Eligibility tool , we will allow an overall reduction of 4 grades on the full GCSE requirements. Please note, however, that no individual subject should be lower than C/4. This does not apply to English Language because of the nature of the programme and therefore applicants will need to obtain Grade B/6 in this subject.
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.
All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either:
- GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade B or 6 or;
- IELTS 8.0, with no component less than 7.5.or;
- An acceptable equivalent qualification.
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. As a minimum we require the above English language requirements.Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification.
The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English Language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the 'B2 level'.Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English Language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level. Further information about our English Language policy, including a list of some of the English Language qualifications we accept, can be found here.
English language test validity
Relevant work experience
Work experience with speech and language therapy service providers is not a requirement for entry to the course.
You should undertake reading about th e role of the speech and language therapist, and the experiences of individuals with speech, language and communication and/or feeding and swallowing disorders.
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. This experience should not relate to your own experience of speech and language therapy, or that of other members of your immediate family.In your personal statement you should include a reflection about the range of roles speech and language therapists undertake and how they support and effect change with clients, rather than a simple description of the kinds of conditions or clients they work with. You should not describe your own experiences, or those of your family members.