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What we do: speech and language therapy

The speech and language therapy (SLT) team is based in the School of Psychological Sciences, a flourishing centre of research and teaching excellence.

With close links with colleagues in audiology, clinical psychology and psychology, the team also has established relationships with professional colleagues in local health services.

The team is involved in research in many aspects of communication, the key themes being to understand and to improve diagnosis, assessment, management and treatment of communication disorders, both developmental and acquired.


Undergraduate courses

Our BSc course is a well-established honours degree approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. It leads to a professional qualification as a speech and language therapist.

You will benefit from excellent teaching and facilities, and from the expertise of professional colleagues in practice-based education across the north-west.

The course includes four to eight-week clinical placements with clinical education organised in partnership with speech and language therapy service providers in the region.

Postgraduate research programmes


Most of the SLT team are members of the Neuroscience and Aphasia Research Unit and the Language Development and Disorders research group in the School.

With an established postgraduate research culture, we are keen to encourage research engagements with practice-based colleagues.

Engagement and involvement

Our Speech and Language Therapy Service User Group offers SLT service users the chance to help shape our research and training.