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For Written Answer on : 16/02/2022
Question Number(s): 183 Question Reference(s): 8520/22
Department: Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.


To ask the Minister for Further and Higher Education; Research; Innovation and Science the number of speech and language therapists who graduated from respective third-level colleges in each of the years 2018 to 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


The data requested by the Deputy is outlined in the table below, broken down by Higher Education Institution, course and year.


HEI /   Course2018201920202021
National University of   Ireland, Galway25232232
Bachelor of Science (Speech   and Language Therapy)25232232
Trinity College Dublin43425055
Clinical Speech and Language   Studies38323844
Clinical Speech and Language   Studies (Dysphagia)  12
MLitt in Clinical Speech and   Language Studies 1  
PhD in Clinical Speech and   Language Studies241 
Speech and Language Processing35109
University College Cork19333033
BSc (Speech and Language   Therapy)19333033
University of Limerick30302122
Doctor of Philosophy Speech   and Language Therapy2   
Master of Science Speech and   Language Therapy 1  
Speech and Language Therapy   (Professional Qualification)28292122
Grand Total117128123142