Physiotherapy maximises the potential of human function and movement. It uses
physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and
social well-being. This science-based health care profession extends, applies,
evaluates and reviews the evidence that underpins and informs its practice. At
the core of physiotherapy practice is making clinical judgements and informed
interpretations of clinical information.
What is a physiotherapist?
Physiotherapists are autonomous professionals, able to act as first-contact
practitioners, as well as accepting referrals from other health care
professionals. Through partnership and negotiation, physiotherapists work with
people to optimise their functional ability and potential.
Physiotherapists not only work in outpatient departments in hospitals, they
are involved in almost all other departments (for example intensive and elderly
care, stroke services, mental health and learning disability services or
paediatrics). They also work in the community including in nursing homes,
schools, GP surgeries and schools. Find out more from the
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
There are still NHS funded places for MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) which are guaranteed for Home and EU candidates who are successful
in applying for 2017 entry. Home and EU candidates applying for our BSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) programme should seek funding via
the standard Student Loans system as available for any other non-health related degree. The NHS bursary is however no longer available
for students who obtain a place on the BSc programme.
This course provides you with an opportunity to access a professional
qualification in physiotherapy. This is offered on a full-time basis.
MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)
Our full-time MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) develops your knowledge,
skills and attributes to enable you to work with clients in a health care
profession concerned with maximising the potential of human function and
Why study with us?
To practise as a physiotherapist, you must be registered with the Health and
Care Professions Council (HCPC). Our pre-registration courses are approved by
the HCPC, so when you graduate you will meet the required levels of expertise
ensuring you are eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC and practise
as a physiotherapist.
Literacy and numeracy
When your application successfully makes it through the initial admissions
process, you will be invited to attend an interview where you will complete a
literacy and numeracy test.
Continuing Professional Development
Are you already qualified and registered as an physiotherapist? We offer a
wide range of CPD modules that you can use
towards your CPD hours.
In addition we provide specialist courses in:
We offer a number of professional doctorate
and research courses which cover a variety of
specialist areas within the health, social care and voluntary arenas.
Keeping you up to date
You can find regular updates about both the School and our physiotherapy team