Language is at the heart of human life; study a subject crucial to our understanding of ourselves as individuals, as members of society, and as a species.
At the University of Reading you will benefit from excellent teaching informed by cutting-edge research; 98% of our research submission was judged to be of international standing in a recent national assessment (REF, 2014 - Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience). A purpose-built NHS speech and language clinic on campus means that you can access first-class observational facilities, a well-equipped speech research laboratory and a new sound recording room. Furthermore, we are closely associated with the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics and the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism.
These provide state-of-the-art facilities including eye-tracking, EER, fMRI and TMS, and a rich multidisciplinary research environment. Additionally, you can benefit from excellent and varied placement opportunities. This is thanks to our close relationship with local speech and language therapy services and the large proportion of our staff who are qualified and practising speech and language therapists.
Looking for postgraduate research opportunities?
Come to Reading for your PhD or professional doctorate and join a talented and diverse community of fellow researchers working to improve lives across the globe.
The government has announced its intention to provide an annual £5,000 support payment for undergraduate and postgraduate speech and language therapy students. All students will be eligible, and you won’t have to pay back the support payment after graduation. For more information, you can ask us a question here.