Speech & Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy Interview Day

All short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview day which typically runs from 9.30am to 2pm. This will include information sessions about the programme and the University, a tour of the campus, an individual writing task, small group discussions  and a 10 minute individual interview. Applicants will also be invited to take part in a ‘taster’ learning session, demonstrating the learning and teaching approaches used on the programme. Activities are facilitated by several of the teaching staff alongside local clinicians. 

Areas focused upon in interview

Throughout the interview process, applicants will be rated on their demonstration of the following skills and values:

  • Capacity to study
  • Commitment to the profession
  • Oral communication skills
  • Analytical ability 
  • Self-reflection
  • Knowledge and demonstration of selected NHS core values (see www.nhs.uk) such as compassion, respect and dignity


Please click here for the Interview Agenda


Applicants who do not have English as their first language and/or have not received their education through the medium of English, must achieve an IELTS score of 7.5 and no element below 7.0 at the start of the programme. A good standard of spoken English and good inter personal skills are a pre-requisite for all candidates.

Students will be working with vulnerable groups, therefore, applicants will be obliged to supply evidence of a successful enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. All offers and registrations will be subject to satisfactory checks. There will be ongoing monitoring of status throughout the course.

Upon acceptance of an offer students will be required to take part in an occupational health screening procedure to ensure that they are fit to practice in a healthcare setting. Students are asked to provide evidence of immunity against: Hepatitis B; Measles; Chicken pox; Rubella and Tuberculosis. A basic audiometric screen is offered following registration.