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Physiotherapy

Undergraduate course
Health

Learn how to use physical movement to promote and support a healthy body by experiencing hands-on placements within the NHS, schools and private clinics.

  • Attendance
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City CampusCity Campus

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Our course leads to eligibility to apply for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Entry requirements
320 pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: 320 points required. (Minimum 320 to be achieved from 3 A2 Level subjects or equivalent. At least 100 points must come from a scientific discipline. Scientific disciplines may be one of the following - Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Sports Studies, Psychology, Applied Science or Physiology).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:GCSE grade B (or equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics, Science and two other subjects. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are not accepted in place of English Language and Maths GCSE grade B.BTEC National Diploma:320 points in an appropriate science award including Sports Science and Sports & Exercise Science (please note other science based awards may be acceptable if studied alongside an A2 level from the scientific discipline list above).Access to HE Diploma:In a relevant science or health subject, pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, to include 15 credits in scientific subjects. At level 3, at least 20 credits must be at Distinction and 20 at Merit.Scottish Awards:Advanced Highers - grades BBB to include at least one of the following subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Sports Studies, Psychology, Applied Science or Physiology.Scottish Highers - grades ABBBB to include at least 2 of the following subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Sports Studies, Psychology, Applied Science or Physiology.Irish Leaving Certificate:5 subjects at Higher Level at grade B2 or above of which at least 2 must be at B1. Must include grade B1 in a scientific discipline in one of the following: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Sports Studies, Psychology, Applied Science or Physiology.Undergraduate Degree:A minimum 2.2 honours Degree in a science subject (to have been completed within the last 5 years). Selection Criteria:Due to the popularity of this course, we will use selection criteria based on your personal attributes, experience and/or commitment to the area of study using information derived from your personal statement and reference. These will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements and only if you are successful at this stage will you be put forward for random selection. Applicants will then be chosen at random to receive an offer. This means that even though you meet the entry criteria you may not be offered a place.We will be looking for evidence of personal skills and qualities. Through your personal statement you will also need to:1. Demonstrate an awareness of the breadth of physiotherapy as a profession. 2. Demonstrate a reasoned career choice.3. Explain how the three core specialities of physiotherapy interest you.4. Reflect upon your previous work experience with physiotherapists and/or other health and social care staff and/or from voluntary or charity work. Explain how this would transfer to physiotherapy studies.5. Reflect upon your abilities to work independently and upon your own contributions to teamwork.Applicants are advised to read the guidance booklet available at this linkApplicants who are sports orientated may wish to consider the BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Therapy course.Health and enhanced criminal history checks:Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here.The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
International Baccalaureate: 27 points required, with grade 6 or above in 2 scientific disciplines, at least one at higher level Points
English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:320 points required. (Minimum 320 to be achieved from 3 A2 Level subjects or equivalent. At least 100 points must come from a scientific discipline. Scientific disciplines may be one of the following - Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Sports Studies, Psychology, Applied Science or Physiology).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:GCSE grade B (or equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics, Science and two other subjects. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are not accepted in place of English Language and Maths GCSE grade B.BTEC National Diploma:320 points in an appropriate science award including Sports Science and Sports & Exercise Science (please note other science based awards may be acceptable if studied alongside an A2 level from the scientific discipline list above).Access to HE Diploma:In a relevant science or health subject, pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, to include 15 credits in scientific subjects. At level 3, at least 20 credits must be at Distinction and 20 at Merit.Scottish Awards:Advanced Highers - grades BBB to include at least one of the following subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Sports Studies, Psychology, Applied Science or Physiology.Scottish Highers - grades ABBBB to include at least 2 of the following subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Sports Studies, Psychology, Applied Science or Physiology.Irish Leaving Certificate:5 subjects at Higher Level at grade B2 or above of which at least 2 must be at B1. Must include grade B1 in a scientific discipline in one of the following: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Sports Studies, Psychology, Applied Science or Physiology.Undergraduate Degree:A minimum 2.2 honours Degree in a science subject (to have been completed within the last 5 years). Selection Criteria:Due to the popularity of this course, we will use selection criteria based on your personal attributes, experience and/or commitment to the area of study using information derived from your personal statement and reference. These will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements and only if you are successful at this stage will you be put forward for random selection. Applicants will then be chosen at random to receive an offer. This means that even though you meet the entry criteria you may not be offered a place.We will be looking for evidence of personal skills and qualities. Through your personal statement you will also need to:1. Demonstrate an awareness of the breadth of physiotherapy as a profession. 2. Demonstrate a reasoned career choice.3. Explain how the three core specialities of physiotherapy interest you.4. Reflect upon your previous work experience with physiotherapists and/or other health and social care staff and/or from voluntary or charity work. Explain how this would transfer to physiotherapy studies.5. Reflect upon your abilities to work independently and upon your own contributions to teamwork.Applicants are advised to read the guidance booklet available at this linkApplicants who are sports orientated may wish to consider the BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Therapy course.Health and enhanced criminal history checks:Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here.The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
International Baccalaureate: 27 points required, with grade 6 or above in 2 scientific disciplines, at least one at higher level Points
English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
320 pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: 320 points required. (Minimum 320 to be achieved from 3 A2 Level subjects or equivalent. At least 100 points must come from a scientific discipline. Scientific disciplines may be one of the following - Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Sports Studies, Psychology, Applied Science or Physiology).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:GCSE grade B (or equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics, Science and two other subjects. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are not accepted in place of English Language and Maths GCSE grade B.BTEC National Diploma:320 points in an appropriate science award including Sports Science and Sports & Exercise Science (please note other science based awards may be acceptable if studied alongside an A2 level from the scientific discipline list above).Access to HE Diploma:In a relevant science or health subject, pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, to include 15 credits in scientific subjects. At level 3, at least 20 credits must be at Distinction and 20 at Merit.Scottish Awards:Advanced Highers - grades BBB to include at least one of the following subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Sports Studies, Psychology, Applied Science or Physiology.Scottish Highers - grades ABBBB to include at least 2 of the following subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Sports Studies, Psychology, Applied Science or Physiology.Irish Leaving Certificate:5 subjects at Higher Level at grade B2 or above of which at least 2 must be at B1. Must include grade B1 in a scientific discipline in one of the following: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Sports Studies, Psychology, Applied Science or Physiology.Undergraduate Degree:A minimum 2.2 honours Degree in a science subject (to have been completed within the last 5 years).

Selection Criteria:Students will be recruited on the basis that their values align with those of the NHS Constitution, as well as having the right skills and aptitude, in accordance with Value Based Recruitment, (Health Education England, Value Based Recruitment Framework, October 2014) click here and if selected will need to attend an interview.

We will be looking for evidence of personal skills and qualities. Through your personal statement you will also need to:1. Demonstrate an awareness of the breadth of physiotherapy as a profession. 2. Demonstrate a reasoned career choice.3. Explain how the three core specialities of physiotherapy interest you.4. Reflect upon your previous work experience with physiotherapists and/or other health and social care staff and/or from voluntary or charity work. Explain how this would transfer to physiotherapy studies.5. Reflect upon your abilities to work independently and upon your own contributions to teamwork.

Applicants who are sports orientated may wish to consider the BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Therapy course.

Health and enhanced criminal history checks:Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here.The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
International Baccalaureate: 27 points required, with grade 6 or above in 2 scientific disciplines, at least one at higher level Points
English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:320 points required. (Minimum 320 to be achieved from 3 A2 Level subjects or equivalent. At least 100 points must come from a scientific discipline. Scientific disciplines may be one of the following - Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Sports Studies, Psychology, Applied Science or Physiology).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:GCSE grade B (or equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics, Science and two other subjects. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are not accepted in place of English Language and Maths GCSE grade B.BTEC National Diploma:320 points in an appropriate science award including Sports Science and Sports & Exercise Science (please note other science based awards may be acceptable if studied alongside an A2 level from the scientific discipline list above).Access to HE Diploma:In a relevant science or health subject, pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, to include 15 credits in scientific subjects. At level 3, at least 20 credits must be at Distinction and 20 at Merit.Scottish Awards:Advanced Highers - grades BBB to include at least one of the following subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Sports Studies, Psychology, Applied Science or Physiology.Scottish Highers - grades ABBBB to include at least 2 of the following subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Sports Studies, Psychology, Applied Science or Physiology.Irish Leaving Certificate:5 subjects at Higher Level at grade B2 or above of which at least 2 must be at B1. Must include grade B1 in a scientific discipline in one of the following: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Sports Studies, Psychology, Applied Science or Physiology.Undergraduate Degree:A minimum 2.2 honours Degree in a science subject (to have been completed within the last 5 years).

Selection Criteria:Students will be recruited on the basis that their values align with those of the NHS Constitution, as well as having the right skills and aptitude, in accordance with Value Based Recruitment, (Health Education England, Value Based Recruitment Framework, October 2014) click here and if selected will need to attend an interview.

We will be looking for evidence of personal skills and qualities. Through your personal statement you will also need to:1. Demonstrate an awareness of the breadth of physiotherapy as a profession. 2. Demonstrate a reasoned career choice.3. Explain how the three core specialities of physiotherapy interest you.4. Reflect upon your previous work experience with physiotherapists and/or other health and social care staff and/or from voluntary or charity work. Explain how this would transfer to physiotherapy studies.5. Reflect upon your abilities to work independently and upon your own contributions to teamwork.

Applicants who are sports orientated may wish to consider the BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Therapy course.

Health and enhanced criminal history checks:Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here.The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
International Baccalaureate: 27 points required, with grade 6 or above in 2 scientific disciplines, at least one at higher level Points
English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Laura Smith

Careers

Laura Smith
Physiotherapist in Private Practice, Inner Balance Pilates in
Baildon

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

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On my course, I gained the confidence to work and communicate with a huge variety of people. Learning how to relate to clients empathically is so important in this profession. Developing this skill on my course helped me stand out in interviews and when setting up my own business.

There is a wide variety of work available to qualified physiotherapists in different healthcare settings both in the UK and internationally. Graduates work within the NHS in acute and community settings. With additional experience they have the opportunity to specialise in fields such as learning difficulties, mental health, sports medicine, occupational physiotherapy, veterinary work, health education, teaching, research and management.

  • Physiotherapist
  • Chartered Physiotherapist
Your future career is our business. That's why we offer further study opportunities across all our subject areas. Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt, benefit from our links with industry and give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.
Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

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MODULES & LEARNING

Human Movement & Function 2

Human Movement & Function 1

Neuromuscular Physiology for Physiotherapists

Multi-system Physiology for Physiotherapists

Professional Skills For Practice

Exercise for Health

Neurological Physiotherapy

Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Placement: Theory & Practice 3

Placement: Theory & Practice 2

Placement: Theory & Practice 1

Placement: Theory & Practice 4

Working in Contemporary Health Settings

Placement: Theory & Practice 6

Placement: Theory & Practice 5

Research Methods & Application to Practice

Throughout your three years of study with us you will have the opportunity to experience placements within a variety of health and social care settings, including sports clubs, schools and private clinics in speciality areas such as cardio vascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, neurology and paediatrics.

You will also have the chance to get involved with many volunteering activities, and we have partnerships with local and international charities. Plus, guest speakers from a range of clinical specialities will support your lectures and practical sessions.

  • Kate Grafton
    PhysiotherapyKate Grafton
    Principal Lecturer
  • Kate qualified from our University in 1997 and has worked clinically at St. James's Hospital in Leeds for 13 years. She initially came to our University in 2004 on a part-time lecturer-practitioner basis subsequently moving into full-time education. She maintains her clinical experience through regular on-call commitments. Kate's area of specialty is CVR (cardiovascular and respiratory), specifically intensive care and organ transplantation.
    BSc Physiotherapy Graduates - Hayley Banks and Ben Matthew
    BSc Physiotherapy Graduates - Hayley Banks and Ben Matthew
FEES & FUNDING
NHS bursaries
Tuition fees for this course are usually paid by the NHS and in many cases a bursary will also be available. To qualify you must meet the eligibility and residency rules which are determined by the external body which administers the scheme - NHS Student Bursaries. For details of the scheme and a bursary calculator to help you gauge your entitlements please see their website http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/4002.aspx.

Work placement travel expenses - Upto £250 Variable for non NHS bursary students. Travel expenses to placements may be reimbursed if student is eligible for bursary.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £9500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Work placement travel expenses - Upto £250 Variable for non NHS bursary students. Travel expenses to placements may be reimbursed if student is eligible for bursary.
FEES & FUNDING
NHS bursaries
Tuition fees for this course are usually paid by the NHS and in many cases a bursary will also be available. To qualify you must meet the eligibility and residency rules which are determined by the external body which administers the scheme - NHS Student Bursaries. For details of the scheme and a bursary calculator to help you gauge your entitlements please see their website http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/4002.aspx.

Work placement travel expenses - Upto £250 Variable for non NHS bursary students. Travel expenses to placements may be reimbursed if student is eligible for bursary.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £9700. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Work placement travel expenses - Upto £250 Variable for non NHS bursary students. Travel expenses to placements may be reimbursed if student is eligible for bursary.

Facilities

  • Rehabilitation Science Labs
    Rehabilitation Science Labs

    Our state of the art facilities allow for the practical application of anatomy, mobilisation, electrotherapy, massage, heat therapy, cardio vascular and respiratory testing, physiology, anthropometry, rehabilitation and first aid.

  • Library
    Library

    Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Gym
    Gym

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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