Physiotherapists treat patients of all ages, helping them to maximise functional movement caused by accidents, illness and disability. Their expertise helps improve mobility, independence and quality of life. This course prepares you to be a physiotherapist and includes the minimum of 1,000 clinical hours you need to qualify. You'll learn how to treat patients and to communicate with them effectively, gaining hands-on experience from year one through your clinical placements in the National Health Service and private sector. You'll also develop a thorough understanding of the human body, what happens when injuries occur and how to treat and manage them. We've worked hard with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) to ensure the course content is highly relevant. Our course is validated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), so you can apply for registration with the HCPC and full membership of the CSP on graduation. Our graduates enjoy outstanding success in the jobs market. Six months after graduating, 95 per cent of them are already in a clinical position, according to 2016 government statistics.
Year 1: Anatomy and Assessment Skills 1 (Core), Introduction to Physiology (Core), Anatomy, Assessment and Treatment Skills- Upper Limb (Core), Physiotherapy Clinical Skills (Core), Professional Practice (Mental Wealth) (Core), Introduction to Physiology 2 (Core), Practice Based Learning 1 (Core) Year 2: Cardiovascular Physiotherapy (Core), Neurological Physiotherapy (Core), Research Methods (Core), Physiotherapy Rehabilitation (Core), Practice Based Learning 2 (Core), Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Core) Year 3: Practice Based Learning (Elective), Complex Practice 1 (Core), Practice Based Learning 4 (Core), Research Governance and Leadership (Core), Complex Practice 2 (Core), Neuromuscularskeletal Assessment and Trauma (Core), Practice Based Learning 5 (Core) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.
Year 1 - 70% practical (includes a mix of clinical exams, clinical placements, presentations and vivas), 30% coursework. Year 2 - 70% practical (includes a mix of clinical exams, clinical placements, presentations and vivas), 30% coursework. Year 3 - 60% practical (includes a mix of clinical exams, clinical placements, presentations and vivas), 40% coursework You'll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 14 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face to face assessments.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Health and Care Professions Council
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
All applicants will be required to pass a literacy and numeracy test as part of the selection process.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|