University of Portsmouth

101–150 th
Young University Rankings 2018
501–600 th
World University Rankings 2018

Human Communication Science (Top-up)

Do you want to work with children and adults with speech, language and communication disorders? Interested in specialist education, or working in stroke or head injury rehabilitation? WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? This one-year top up course offers students with previous higher education credit to complete their studies and achieve an honours degree. We encourage applicants with health, education and social care experience who are looking to develop their knowledge and academic skills in the area of human speech, language and communication science. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE A range of therapy resources are available for student use, as well AAC technology, voice assessment software and access to simulation facilities. All tutors are registered speech and language therapists, and visiting lecturers provide expertise in specialist areas of practice. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course would suit students looking to develop their communication skills and argue complex ideas orally, and the ability to evaluate the data and the ideas of others objectively. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED The emphasis is on developing knowledge at an advanced level; students complete an independent dissertation with supervisor support to develop research and critical thinking skills. Visits from volunteer patients enhance the student experience as well as the opportunity to understand the impact of communication disorders. Additional volunteer opportunities can be provided. AFTER THE COURSE Our course supports students intending to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate pre-registration Speech and Language Therapy courses, or pursue other professional qualifications, such as teaching. As well as further study, graduates secure employment in health, education and social care, including NHS, academy schools, private rehabilitation centres and third sector or voluntary organisations.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    1 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Portsmouth
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £14,000