Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy

University College Cork

Course Overview


The BSc Speech and Language Therapy provides the knowledge, skills and confidence for a career that will improve the lives of children and adults with communication disorders or swallowing difficulties.

Over the four years of the course, you will gain specialist knowledge for a rewarding career, as well as general skills in communication, problem-solving and teamwork.
The course is broad and varied, and students study Behavioural Science, Anatomy, Physiology, Linguistics and Speech Science as well as Speech and Language Therapy theory, assessment and treatment approaches. A strong emphasis is placed on using the most recent scientific evidence to underpin your clinical practice.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Cork City

What is the length of the course?

48 Months Full-time (4 Years)


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences will educate you into a health profession in which you will use linguistic, social, behavioural, medical and other scientific knowledge to provide assessment and treatment for both children and adults who have developmental or acquired disorders of speech, language and swallowing. The course in SLT was established as part of a national response to a shortage of SLTs in Ireland. It aims to educate students to provide the highest level of service to individuals with communication and swallowing disorders, as part of a healthcare team.
The course involves extensive and varied work experiences (practice education) in Years 2, 3 and 4. This work experience involves taking on clients, under supervision, both inside and outside of Cork city.


Application Closing Date

Open for applications

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 19,950

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • State-of-the-art building and facilities, including simulation and the new anatomy FLAME laboratory
  • Problem-based learning, helping students through small-group work, individual tutorials and continuous assessment
  • Opportunities to learn alongside other health-professional students
  • A strong focus on practical education, including opportunities to qualify with dysphagia competence
  • Vibrant in-house Brookfield Speech and Language Therapy Clinic runs throughout the year
  • High level of support for student learning and development

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

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

  • Leaving Certificate:

At Least six subjects must be presented. Minimum grade H4 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects.
English: O6/H7
Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7 or H4*
Lap Science: H4
Other Language: H4 in a language other than English
The following are considered Lab Science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry and Agricultural Science.

  • A-Levels: A B B
  • IB: 36

English Requirements

Duolingo English Test (DET): DET score of 120 or better
Please note: Applicants scoring DET 110 or 115 will be required to sit a UCC Language Centre Skills Check before receiving an offer. Applicants presenting with one of these two scores should contact the UG EU Admissions Office directly by emailing admissions@ucc.ie.

UCC has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake.

IELTS: College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies). 6.5 Minimum individual sections 6.5
TOELF: College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies).

  • TOEFL 90: Listening 23; Reading 21; Speaking 22; Writing 23

Pearson PTE Academic: College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies). 63 Minimum individual sections 63

Special Entry Requirements

Career Prospects


The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences will educate you into a health profession in which you will use linguistic, social, behavioural, medical and other scientific knowledge to provide assessment and treatment for both children and adults who have developmental or acquired disorders of speech, language and swallowing. The course in SLT was established as part of a national response to a shortage of SLTs in Ireland. It aims to educate students to provide the highest level of service to individuals with communication and swallowing disorders, as part of a healthcare team.
The course involves extensive and varied work experiences (practice education) in Years 2, 3 and 4. This work experience involves taking on clients, under supervision, both inside and outside of Cork city.

Notes


All students on this programme will come into contact with the public and assume positions of trust through educational and training opportunities. To ensure the protection of the public, and to justify public trust and confidence, UCC is committed to ensuring that only suitable candidates are allowed to undertake this programme.
Vetting is carried out by the Admissions Office in UCC once a student has accepted their place on the programme. It involves a police check to establish whether the individual being vetted has had criminal convictions in the past or whether any criminal proceedings are pending. The Garda Síochána provide this information for students who have resided in Ireland for a period of six months or more (including permanent residence).