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What is speech and language therapy?
Speech and language therapists assess and treat a wide variety of speech, language and communication problems. Areas of expertise include:
- speech and language pathology
- linguistics and phonetics
- medical sciences
Why study speech and language therapy?
This is a rewarding career path that really makes a difference. You’ll work with babies, children and adults with different levels of speech, language and communication problems, or difficulties in swallowing, drinking or eating.
Why study speech and language therapy at Strathclyde?
Studying speech and language therapy at the University of Strathclyde, you'll be learning at an award-winning academic institution - the only to have won Times Higher Education University of the Year twice!
We're ranked first in the UK in the Complete University Guide League Tables 2021 for Aural and Oral Sciences.
Our BA course, which provides a route into this profession, is the longest established in Scotland and one of the oldest in the UK.
Our facilities are great – you’ll have access to our Speech & Language Therapy Lab which provides equipment for the analysis of speech production.
My advice to prospective PhD students would be to look at what expertise and support your supervisors can offer you. My supervision team are experts in the specific field I am studying but it was also important to know that I could work with them on a personal level too.
PhD Speech & Language Therapy
Access a wealth of support and resources for postgraduate study. Details on the application process, accommodation, fees and other useful information can be found here.Postgraduate support
Clinical placements are one of my favourite parts of the course because you get hands-on experience of what it is like to be a Speech and Language Therapist.
BSc Speech & Language Pathology