Specialist activities

Specialist courses

As part of our Continuing Professional Development provision, we can work with you to create specialist workshops and bespoke training tailored to meet your exact educational needs.

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.

Our courses

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.

  • BSc Physiotherapy

    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 movement.

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.

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