Overview Please note this is a postgraduate Masters course, designed for students who have already completed a relevant undergraduate qualification. Applicants for undergraduate study should refer to BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, UCAS code B160. Our accelerated, two-year pre-registration course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and aims to prepare you for work as a physiotherapist in modern practice. Running over two years (45 weeks per year), our full-time, accelerated course supports students who have an undergraduate degree in a related subject to practise as a physiotherapist. Our taught masters degree helps you to integrate physiotherapy theory with practice and to develop your skills in critical thinking. Some of the topics you'll study include the structure and function of the nervous system, cardiorespiratory system and musculoskeletal system. You’ll consider issues such as health inequalities, the legal and policy frameworks governing physiotherapy practice in the UK, and integrated care. You’ll also have practical sessions where you’ll learn physiotherapy techniques such as assessment skills, manual therapy and exercise prescription. These typically take place in our specialist physiotherapy teaching rooms. You need to achieve a minimum of 1,000 clinical hours in order to graduate from the programme after which you will be able to apply for registration as a physiotherapist. On our course, you’ll complete four, six-week placements and one, five-week placement. These placements are normally organised by the Practice Placement team and take place in a wide variety of clinical areas including the NHS and private practice, where you will be supported and work alongside experienced clinical educators who will facilitate and support your learning. The final elective placement can be in an area of your choice either in the UK or abroad. Many of our teaching team are actively involved within research and clinical practice alongside their teaching commitments. Current research projects include the implementation of digital app based physiotherapy for patellofemoral pain, remote home monitoring of patients’ home based rehabilitation and the use of virtual reality for lower back pain. To fund your postgraduate pre-registration physiotherapy degree, you'll be able to access standard student loans in line with undergraduate funding for pre-registration courses. This course is for students who have an undergraduate degree in a related subject and wish to practice as a physiotherapist. If you are already a physiotherapy graduate and have an active registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), please see our MSc Advanced Physiotherapy. Features and benefits
- Accelerated course - two-year course developed for postgraduate students to gain registration as a physiotherapist.
- Practice experience - you'll complete clinical placements in both years of this course, gaining experience across private and NHS practice environments in the UK.
- Study abroad - you'll have the opportunity to choose your final placement location and speciality, with the option to study abroad.
- Specialist facilities - you'll learn in our dedicated physiotherapy facilities on-campus, which includes seven separate practice rooms, a movement laboratory and simulation technology.
- Approved course - our course is approved and validated by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
- Become a registered professional - when you graduate, you’re eligible to apply for registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and for membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
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How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Please note this is a postgraduate course. Students who do not yet hold a relevant undergraduate qualification are encouraged to consider the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course, UCAS code B160. A minimum of a UK undergraduate honours degree at 2.1 or above, or equivalent international qualification, in a relevant subject, is required. Relevant subject areas include: biological sciences, sports science, sports therapy or rehabilitation, chemistry, nursing and psychology. Additional requirements: Evidence of interest and work experience in the relevant field. Evidence of studying at Level 6/7 or equivalent within the last five years. Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced criminal records check upon registration to the course. The 'personal statement' section of the application form is for you to provide additional information to support your application. Personal statement guidance can be on the University online prospectus. Your personal statement is limited to 700 words. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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