Mary Heritage - Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in Speech and Language Therapy
Mary joined University in November 2021 as Programme Leader for MSc Speech and Language Therapy. Previously, she served a 35 year career in the National Health Service as a speech and language therapist, service manager and allied health professions leader in Derbyshire. Mary’s clinical specialism as a therapist was with older people with dementia, and more recently, has developed interests in leadership, personalisation, and workforce development. Mary is a trained coach and mentor and completed NHS Leadership Academy Award in Executive Healthcare Leadership. She is actively involved in her professional body, the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, as a Trustee since 2014 and Chair (2020-22).Academic Staff List
Welcome to MSc Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-registration)
How You Study
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
Each student will undertake at least 525 hours practice learning, where they will be placed into local services developing their clinical and professional skills in different healthcare and education settings, working with children and adults who have speech, language, communication and eating and swallowing needs. Students will be supported by a registered Speech and Language Therapist (Practice Educator) and a tutor from the University.
The clinical suites in the University's Sarah Swift Building are used by the School of Health and Social Care and students can experience a simulated, real hospital and home environment and that also features in-patient simulation technology.
International Postgraduate Taught Application Deadline
Please note that international applications for taught postgraduate programmes starting in September 2022 have now closed.
Entry Requirements 2022-23
Research Areas and Topics
The University of Lincoln is home to the Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU), which is the research centre for the School of Health and Social Care. CaHRU conducts world-leading interdisciplinary research with service users, health service professionals, and organisations to increase health and wellbeing across the health, social, and third sector care services.
Your Future Career
Once registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, there may be opportunities to progress your career throughout the UK. Speech and Language Therapists work with adults and with children in the full range of healthcare and education settings. Speech and Language Therapits are in high demand currently within the NHS.
The University Careers and Employability Team can provide students with tailored, individual support, and careers advice. The service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice, and interview preparation. Alumni can continue to access support and advice for up to fifteen months after graduating. The service works closely with local, national, and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.
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