BA Speech-Language Pathology

This programme is aimed at acquiring in-depth knowledge of normal speech and language processes within the framework of human communication (infants, children to adults).

The possible causes and symptomatology of speech, voice and language disorders, as well as the scientific basis of intervention in the case of a person with a speech and/or language disorder or those at risk of developing such pathology are included. Therapy (intervention) can occur in a one-on-one situation, through group therapy, as part of a multidisciplinary team approach, or by means of community-based intervention programmes. Practical skills in therapeutic techniques for improving speech, voice and languages are acquired. The qualification complies with international requirements.

For more information, please consult the Faculty webpage.

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Career Opportunities

Careers as a speech-language therapist: Work in education and special education, hospitals, clinics, rural communities or in private practices, government, military and academic institutions (teaching and research).


Programme Code

01130104


Closing Dates

  • SA – 30/06/2019
  • Non-SA – 30/06/2019

Admission Requirements

  • The following candidates will be considered for admission:
  1. A candidate who is in possession of a certificate that is deemed by the University to be equivalent to the required National Senior Certificate (NSC) with university endorsement; a candidate who is a graduate from another recognised tertiary institution or has been granted the status of a graduate of such an institution; and a candidate who is a graduate of another faculty at the University of Pretoria
  2. Candidates who have completed the National Senior Certificate with admission to degree studies or a certificate of conditional exemption on the basis of a candidate’s international ("foreign") qualifications, the so-called “Immigrant” or “Foreign Conditional Exemption”. The only condition for the “Foreign Conditional Exemption” that is accepted is: ‘completion of the degree course’. The exemption certificate is obtainable from Universities South Africa (USAf). Detailed information is available on the website at mb.usaf.ac.za.
  • To retain admission, learners will be expected to obtain an APS of at least 32 in the NSC.
  • The NBT is not applicable to this programme.
  • Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.

Minimum requirements

Achievement level

English Home Language or English First Additional Language

Mathematics

APS

NSC/IEB

AS Level

NSC/IEB

AS Level

5

C

5

C

32

To retain admission, candidates will be expected to achieve an APS of at least 32 in Grade 12.

The NBT is not applicable to this programme.

*  Cambridge A level candidates who obtained at least a D in the required subjects, will be considered for admission. International Baccalaureate (IB) HL candidates who obtained at least a 4 in the required subjects, will be considered for admission.


Selection Process

Departmental selection is based on academic achievement. Only 50 students are admitted. The provisional selection process commences in July of the year preceding the first year of studies. More information can be obtained from the programme coordinator.

NOTE: We will consider both first and second choice applications for BA (Speech-Language Pathology).


Duration of study

4 years, full-time.


Faculty Notes

The Faculty of Humanities provides a holistic education, transferable skills, critical thinking, and communication and problem-solving that will help you develop to your full potential. You will be entering a stimulating environment that will broaden your intellectual horizons and help you achieve personal and professional success through the best possible learning experience.

As the most diverse Faculty of the University of Pretoria, we offer an exciting and comprehensive range of programmes and discipline-based majors, including studies in languages, social sciences and visual and performing arts.


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