Speech and Hearing Sciences

Covid 19 Vaccinations

(1) For health care students, vaccinations may be advocated not only in the interest of the individual student, but also as a protection to health service users and workers, some of whom may have medical vulnerabilities. Getting vaccinated helps to protect people around students, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from certain viruses.
(2) Access to educational opportunities in some healthcare settings may not be granted to healthcare students if they are not vaccinated and will not agree to vaccination that is not otherwise contraindicated. In most instances it may not be possible for the Higher Educational Institutions to provide alternative training/educational opportunities to replace this access. As placements are a critical and compulsory component of the Speech & Language Therapy programe and are necessary to fulfil registration requirements, this in turn may delay progression through and potential completion of the Speech & Language Therapy Programme at UCC.

Full details of the HSEs COVID19 vaccination programme can be found at: https://www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine/rollout/


Speech and Language Therapy at UCC

 Welcome to the Website of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University College Cork.

Speech and Language Therapy (Speech Pathology) is a clinical therapeutic profession that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders, of communication and swallowing. It is grounded in various theoretical frameworks such as linguistics, psychology, medicine and sociology.

Speech and language therapists work in hospitals, community centres, schools, in private practices and homes. Communication is vital to human life and social interaction; and the loss of speech and language and/or the loss of eating, drinking and swallowing can have a serious impact on the life of the individual. Speech and language therapist interventions therefore have the potential for far-reaching effects on human happiness and well-being.

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences provides a qualifying undergraduate degree in Speech and Language therapy (Speech Pathology) accredited by the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT); along with the clinical hours required for practice as a Speech and Language therapist in the Republic of Ireland.Graduates are also eligible to apply to work in many other locations throughout the world.

 In addition, the Department runs an MSc in Evidence Based Therapy Practice with the Department of Occupational Therapy. There are also MSc by Research, MPhil, and PhD programmes available.

To learn more about Speech & Language Therapy in UCC watch this presentation http://ucc.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=e9cf8cd9-0814-4c9c-9550-e58d76b7f9e8

Provisional Semester 1 Timetables

Provisional Semester 1 Timetables for BSc Speech and Language Therapy years 1-IV are available at


For incoming students on  BSc Speech & Language Therapy  year 1 , your provisional timetable can be viewed at:

BSC SLT1 timetable Timetable BSCSLT 1

Please note the start date for teaching on BSC SLT years 2-4 is week beginning 6th September 2020

Start Date for BSCSLT year 1 is 28th September 2020

If you have any questions, please contact your Year Coordinator:

Year 1 a.lee@ucc.ie

Year 2 c.otoole@ucc.ie

Year 3 helen.kelly@ucc.ie

Year 4 p.frizelle@ucc.ie

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

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1st Floor, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, U.C.C., College Road, Cork.