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Tuition Fees:$3,804 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Student Intake:45 Students
Final Award:Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus:Medical School Campus
Application Deadline: 31 July 2021
Programme Overview

The BSc in Speech-language Pathology is a four-year course of full time study. Your training involves a thorough grounding in the medical, scientific, social and psychological aspects of speech, language and hearing. You will learn about the anatomy and physiology of speech; linguistics; normal communication development; early intervention; assessment and therapy for child and adult clients with different speech language problems.

The Speech-language pathology programme is one of the programmes offered by the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders. In the first two years of the programme, you will share some courses with students from the Audiology programme.

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology fall into the broad area of communication sciences and disorders. These are two separate but related professions and are studied as two separate degree programmes.

Curriculum

First Year

PPH1001F Becoming a Professional

PPH1002S Becoming a Health Professional

AHS1003F Speech and Hearing Sciences PSY1004F Introduction to Psychology Part 1 *

PSY1005S Introduction to Psychology Part 2 *

HUB1014S Anatomy for Communication Sciences

AHS1025S Early Intervention

AHS1042F Human Communication Development

AXL1300F Introduction to Language Studies

Course for Audiology students:

AHS1045S Basis of Hearing and Balance

Course for Speech-Language Pathology students:

AXL1301S Introduction to Sociolinguistics

AHS1003F Speech and Hearing Science

PSY1004F Introduction to Psychology Part 1

AHS1042F Human Communication Development

AXL1300F Introduction to Language Studies

In the case of BSc Audiology:

PSY1005S Introduction to Psychology Part 2

AHS1025S Early Intervention

AHS1045S Basis of Hearing and Balance

In the case of BSc Speech-Language Pathology:

PSY1005S Introduction to Psychology Part 2

AHS1025S Early Intervention

AXL1301S Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Second Year

SLL1028H Xhosa for Health and Rehabilitation Sciences* or

SLL1048H Afrikaans for Health and Rehabilitation Sciences*

PSY2015F Research in Psychology I

PSY2014S Cognition and Neuroscience

AHS2047S Paediatric Rehabilitative Audiology

AHS2106F Child Language

Courses for Audiology students:

AHS2046F Diagnostic Audiology

AHS2110W Clinical Audiology I

AHS2111S Diagnostic Audiology in Special Populations

Courses for Speech-Language Pathology students:

AHS2107F Child Speech

AHS2108W Clinical Speech Therapy I

AHS2109S School-based Interventions

Third Year

Common courses for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology students:

AHS1054W South African Sign Language

AHS3078H Research Methods and Biostatistics I

Courses for Audiology students:

Code Course NQF Credits HEQSF Level

AHS3008H Clinical Audiology II

AHS3062F Rehabilitation Technology

AHS3065S Adult Rehabilitative Audiology

AHS3075S OAEs and Electrophysiology

AHS3104S Vestibular Management

AHS3105F Public Health Audiology

Courses for Speech-Language Pathology students:

AHS3004H Clinical Speech Therapy II

AHS3071F Acquired Neurogenic Language Disorders

AHS3072S Paediatric Dysphagia and Motor Speech

AHS3073F Adult Dysphagia and Motor Speech

AHS3102S Child Language II

AHS3103F Voice

Fourth Year

Common courses for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology students:

AHS4000W Research Report

AHS4067S Seminars in Communication Sciences

Courses for Audiology students:

AHS4008H Clinical Audiology IIIA

AHS4009H Clinical Audiology IIIB

Courses for Speech-Language Pathology students:

AHS4005H Clinical Speech Therapy IIIA

AHS4006H Clinical Speech Therapy IIIB

Admission Requirements

NSC Examinations

FPS of 715 or above.

50% for English (Home or First Additional Language)

50% for Mathematics OR 60% for Mathematical Literacy*

50% for Physical Sciences or Life Sciences

50% or above for the next three best subjects, excluding Life Orientation

NBT scores of Intermediate** for AL, QL and Mathematics (applicants taking Mathematical Literacy are exempted from the NBT Mathematics Test)

Subminimum for consideration:

340 APS or above

Advanced (A) Level

38 points plus NBT of 156 / 300 (Proficient / Intermediate ranges).

At least a D symbol in two A level subjects (A level subjects must include Mathematics or Physics or Chemistry or Biology); plus

At least a C at AS level or IGCSE Level in Physics or Chemistry or

Mathematics or Biology, if these were not taken at A level; plus

At least a C in English, which may be at AS or IGCSE Level.

Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level

38 points plus NBT of 156 / 300 (Proficient / Intermediate ranges).

At least a C in four AS level subjects, of which two must be Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry (Biology may be substituted for Physics and Chemistry)

At least a C in English, which may be at IGCSE level. If Mathematics is taken at IGCSE Level, a C is required.


International Baccalaureate

38 points plus NBT of 156 / 300 (Proficient / Intermediate ranges).

At least grade 5 in three Higher level subjects, two of which must be Mathematics and/or Chemistry and/or Physics and/or English. (Biology may be substituted for Physics and Chemistry).

At least grade 4 in the remaining two subjects (Physics or Chemistry or Mathematics or English), which may be at Standard level. (Biology may be substituted for Physics and Chemistry.) If Mathematics is at a standard level, Physics and Chemistry or Biology must be at a Higher level.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Apply online

You will need a working email address and your South African identity number. If you are an international applicant, you need your passport number.

Applications close

31 July of the year prior to study for South African and international applicants.

Application status

Check your application status online or follow the directions on your letter from the admissions office in order to log in and determine your application status. Should you not have received your login and password, you may also use your names and birth date.

Career Opportunities

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
– Audiologists.
– Physicians and nurses.
– Psychologists and social workers.
– Teachers and educational assistants.
– Occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and recreational therapists.
– Speech-language assistants.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,804
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,804

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

South African citizens and South African permanent residents

An initial payment of fees (for tuition and residence) is due by January. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. You will be allowed to register if the initial payment has not been received by the due date.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment),

plus if applicable;

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due 30 June 2020.

International students from the SADC region

An initial payment of fees (tuition and residence and the administrative service fee) is due before registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment), plus

Non-refundable administrative service fee R4,000

plus if applicable

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

International Students

International students must make a minimum initial payment towards the tuition fees, international term fees and residence fees (where applicable), prior to registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

Payment due prior to registration for:

UCT full-time international fee-paying students (except Master’s & PhD students): R95,000

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

plus if applicable:

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full residence cost. Final payment is due in June.

Relevant Contact

 
Vivienne Norman
Programme Convener
 
Amour McCarthy
Division Administrator