Undergraduate
BSc Speech and Language Therapy

NUI Galway

Course Overview


Speech and language therapists enable people with communication disorders and swallowing disorders to achieve their maximum potential.

They are involved in assessing their clients’ communication and swallowing difficulties, and developing treatment programmes to meet their needs. They work closely with other members of the team, such as nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, teachers, etc, and work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, primary care health centers and schools. The Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT) require that those in training have a minimum of 450 hours clinical education, 300 of which must be with a speech and language therapist, and 150 clinically-related. In their first year, students visit preschools and centers for people with disabilities, and throughout the course, qualified speech and language therapists supervise the students in training during their work-placement.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

4 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

25

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 23,750

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Graduates of the degree course will have a professional qualification and may work in a variety of settings such as: Community Clinics/Health Centres, Day Centres, Rehabilitation Centres, Individuals' Homes
  • The Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT) requires that speech and language therapists in training undertake a minimum of 450 hours clinical education, 300 of which must be with a speech and language therapist and 150 of which can be clinically related.
  • Throughout the course, there is a combination of one-day weekly placements in the on-site clinic and block placements in the community where students are given the opportunity to learn under the supervision of a qualified speech and language therapist.
  • They are involved in assessing their clients’ communication and swallowing difficulties, and developing treatment programmes to meet their needs.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 Level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science), and any other subject recognized for entry purposes.

English Requirements

Medicine (No less than 6.5 in any Component)
[This requirement applies to incoming first year students only]
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

Students must satisfy the Garda/Police vetting and Medical Clearance requirements.

Career Prospects


Graduates of the degree course will have a professional qualification and may work in a variety of settings such as:
• Community Clinics/Health Centers
• Day Centers
• Rehabilitation Centers
• Individuals’ Homes
• Child Development Centers
• Hospitals
• Mainstream and Special Schools
• Language Classes

Notes


BSc in Speech and Language Therapy is as follows: requires a minimum overall score of 7 IELTS, with no less than 6.5 in the components. If using TOEFL, the equivalent requirement is 95. If using Pearson PTE, the equivalent requirement is 67. If using Cambridge C1 or C2 Advanced (CAE), the requirement is 185 overall. If using Duolingo, the equivalent requirement is a score of 120.

Work Placements: Practice education begins in first year, when students visit pre-schools and centers for people with disabilities. Throughout the course, there is a combination of one-day weekly placements in the on-site clinic and block placements in the community where students are given the opportunity to learn under the supervision of a qualified speech and language therapist. The Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT) requires that speech and language therapists in training undertake a minimum of 450 hours clinical education, 300 of which must be with a speech and language therapist and 150 of which can be clinically related.