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Rachel Davis
Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

This course is now full for 2019 entry.
This course is now full for 2019 entry.
International Scholarships available

Overview

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession which involves working with people to improve their own health and wellbeing. You will learn to use physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical function. During your studies on campus and work placements, you will develop collaborative working skills, putting them into practice working with patients, their carers and other health professionals. Your course will encourage reflective practice to aid your professional development.

As a student on this course, you will join a research-led academic community in the subject area of therapeutic and rehabilitation sciences.

Funding
From 1 August 2017 there will be a new funding system for new students on nursing, midwifery and AHP pre-registration courses in England, with the system moving from NHS grants to student loans. Download the University Funding PDF below for more information.
University Funding PDF 

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 20% of our research in the Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care unit is world leading or internationally excellent.

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.

If you wish to pursue a career in sport, you may be interested in our four-year pathway that comprises the full-time three-year BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course and a one-year postgraduate MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine - the MSc may be studied on a full-time or part-time basis.

The MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine course will allow you to develop the understanding and skills to care for individuals of all standards who undertake regular physical activity. You will also have opportunities to gain National Governing Body awards and appropriate CPD training, such as the Football Association's Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF) and Clinical Exercise Prescription. Research is an integral part of the course and personalised supervision can be provided by academic staff from our Musculoskeletal Research Group.

To participate in this pathway, you will need to first apply for and undertake the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course via UCAS. Your interest in sports medicine will be recorded during your first undergraduate year of study, and we will help you find appropriate clinical placements and supervise your research module. To progress on to the MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine course, you must graduate from your undergraduate degree with a 2:2 classification.

On successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course you are eligible to apply to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as qualified physiotherapist. This will enable you to work while undertaking your MSc studies.

As a student on this course, you will join a research-led academic community in the subject area of rehabilitation sciences.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

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100%
Overall student satisfaction*
*National Student Survey 2019

Course Features

  • Professional accreditations
  • Placements
  • Specialist facilities
  • Real-life projects
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award

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BSc Physiotherapy - Hayley Banks and Ben Matthew, Graduates
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Entry Requirements

128
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

UCAS Tariff Points: 128 points required. (Minimum (Minimum from three A Levels, or equivalent, excluding General Studies. At least 40 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 are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a 'Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017).).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSEs:
GCSE Grade C in English Language, Mathematics, Science (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). 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 GCSEs for entry to this course.
BTEC National Diploma:
128 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:
Pass overall with a minimum of 128 UCAS tariff points, in a relevant science or health subject. Must include a minimum of 15 Merits in scientific subjects.
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. At interview you will be tested on the values which promote quality care and a positive patient, staff and student experience.

Your personal statement should demonstrate your understanding of the breadth of the physiotherapy role. You should reflect on work experience gained within physiotherapy and/ or wider health and social care explaining how your experience has helped develop your knowledge and understanding of physiotherapy and the principles and values of the NHS. You should reflect on your own personal qualities explaining how your skills and qualities prepare you for the physiotherapy course and a career in healthcare.

Applicants are advised to read the guidance booklet available at this link.

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

International Baccalaureate

27 Points required, with grade 6 or above in 2 scientific disciplines, at least one at higher level.

IELTS:

IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent.

ENHANCED CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS:

Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course, (processed through the University only). The University is unable to accept DBS checks obtained through another institution (this includes those registered with the DBS Update Service); the checks undertaken by the University are appropriate to the course of study and relevant regulated activity placements. For important information on the UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check process click here.

SELF DECLARATION:

You will be asked to complete this online form as part of the DBS check process. You will be asked to identify on the self-declaration form if you have any cautions/convictions that would not be filtered out on a DBS certificate. For details on filtering, please click here. The form will also ask if you have resided outside of the UK after the age of 16, to establish if an Overseas Police Record check may be required.

Overseas Police Checks/Letter of Good Conduct

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 of 12 months or more after the age of 16; therefore, require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country(ies) prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will also be required prior to enrolment; the DBS team will send you guidance on how to apply following your offer of a place. The application process and timeframes for Overseas Police checks can differ from country to country and so it is recommended that you start the process as soon as possible after you have been made a conditional/Unconditional offer to ensure you have enough lead in time to obtain the check prior to enrolment. For some countries, an individual can only apply in person and so it is preferable for those applicants still resident in the relevant country, to apply before entering the UK.

HEALTH CHECKS:

For certain Professional Body courses, Occupational Health checks are also part of the entry requirements. Applicants will be asked to complete an on-line Health Questionnaire and sent guidance and links on how to complete this following your offer of a place.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

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: 128 points required. (Minimum (Minimum from three A Levels, or equivalent, excluding General Studies. At least 40 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 are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a 'Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017).).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSEs:
GCSE Grade C in English Language, Mathematics, Science (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). 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 GCSEs for entry to this course.
BTEC National Diploma:
128 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:
Pass overall with a minimum of 128 UCAS tariff points, in a relevant science or health subject. Must include a minimum of 15 Merits in scientific subjects.
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. At interview you will be tested on the values which promote quality care and a positive patient, staff and student experience.

Your personal statement should demonstrate your understanding of the breadth of the physiotherapy role. You should reflect on work experience gained within physiotherapy and/ or wider health and social care explaining how your experience has helped develop your knowledge and understanding of physiotherapy and the principles and values of the NHS. You should reflect on your own personal qualities explaining how your skills and qualities prepare you for the physiotherapy course and a career in healthcare.

Applicants are advised to read the guidance booklet available at this link.

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

International Baccalaureate

27 Points required, with grade 6 or above in 2 scientific disciplines, at least one at higher level.

IELTS:

IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent.

ENHANCED CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS:

Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course, (processed through the University only). The University is unable to accept DBS checks obtained through another institution (this includes those registered with the DBS Update Service); the checks undertaken by the University are appropriate to the course of study and relevant regulated activity placements. For important information on the UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check process click here.

SELF DECLARATION:

You will be asked to complete this online form as part of the DBS check process. You will be asked to identify on the self-declaration form if you have any cautions/convictions that would not be filtered out on a DBS certificate. For details on filtering, please click here. The form will also ask if you have resided outside of the UK after the age of 16, to establish if an Overseas Police Record check may be required.

Overseas Police Checks/Letter of Good Conduct

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 of 12 months or more after the age of 16; therefore, require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country(ies) prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will also be required prior to enrolment; the DBS team will send you guidance on how to apply following your offer of a place. The application process and timeframes for Overseas Police checks can differ from country to country and so it is recommended that you start the process as soon as possible after you have been made a conditional/Unconditional offer to ensure you have enough lead in time to obtain the check prior to enrolment. For some countries, an individual can only apply in person and so it is preferable for those applicants still resident in the relevant country, to apply before entering the UK.

HEALTH CHECKS:

For certain Professional Body courses, Occupational Health checks are also part of the entry requirements. Applicants will be asked to complete an on-line Health Questionnaire and sent guidance and links on how to complete this following your offer of a place.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

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.
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More questions?
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Careers

Laura Smith

Careers

Laura Smith
Physiotherapist in Private Practice Inner Balance Pilates

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

“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.

Teaching and learning

Gain the expertise required to be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Physiotherapist. You will study and practise physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social wellbeing, while considering a number of health factors. The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload is indicative and may be subject to change.
Through anatomical and physiology modules, you will explore the scientific concepts that form the basis of physiotherapy and learn the requirements of being in professional practice. You will also show an awareness of professional socialisation and competence in theory and practice of physiology, anatomy and biomechanics, health promotion and exercise prescription.
Core Modules

You will study the professional skills required to be an effective physiotherapist, including evidence-based practice, personal and professional skills, lifelong learning and continuous professional development, professional socialisation and coping skills and the HCPC and CSP professional values and standards, verbal and non?verbal communication skills, the process of assessment, recording of interventions, subjective and objective patient examination, clinical reasoning and understanding research.

Explore anatomy and human movement, as you cover key topics in anatomy, histology, and biomechanics which underpin physiotherapy practice.

Build on your theoretical and practical knowledge of exercise as a health intervention and the broader role of exercise in health promotion as a physiotherapy service. You will also understand the social nature of healthcare and factors influencing health in targeted groups.

Develop your knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy with reference to specific joints, muscles and associated structures. You will consider in detail individual structure and how they contribute overall to normal movement.

Investigate the fundamental physiological principles that underpin physiotherapy practice and basic physiotherapy skills.

Deepen your expertise as you develop a solid theoretical base in neurological physiotherapy, cardiovascular-respiratory physiotherapy and musculoskeletal physiotherapy modules. You will be able to reflect on clinical experience to develop your understanding and reasoning.
Core Modules

Get prepared for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer you will be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.

Get prepared for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer you will be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.

You will gain an overview of neurological physiotherapy by identifying the underlying relevant principles of rehabilitation.

Gain the skills and knowledge required to work effectively with clients presenting with a range of cardio-vascular or respiratory relayed problems. You will develop theoretical and practical skills of assessment and management for these client groups.

Get prepared for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer you will be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.

You will learn how to work effectively in a musculoskeletal environment. You will develop theoretical and practical skills of assessment and management of common musculoskeletal conditions.

Strengthen and develop yourself as an independent thinker, being both knowledgeable and reflective about your own academic development, the research environment within your profession and wider health and social care policy and drivers. Your skills in leadership, entrepreneurship and research skills will also be enhanced, and you will undertake an extended research project drawing on your learned academic skills.
Core Modules

Present a research report that demonstrates the skills required for undertaking, analysing and evaluating research. You will produce a project that explains and justifies the proposed process of the 'research enquiry' and its application to practice.

Get prepared for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer you will be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.

Get prepared for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer you will be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.

You will understand changing NHS policy, organisational, leadership business and enterprise theory as it impacts on physiotherapy practice. An enquiry based ethos, specialist speakers and NHS managers will enable the you to prepare for employability and future practice as a physiotherapy practitioner.

Get prepared for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer you will be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.

Through anatomical and physiology modules, you will explore the scientific concepts that form the basis of physiotherapy and learn the requirements of being in professional practice. You will also show an awareness of professional socialisation and competence in theory and practice of physiology, anatomy and biomechanics, health promotion and exercise prescription.
Core Modules

You will study the professional skills required to be an effective physiotherapist, including evidence-based practice, personal and professional skills, lifelong learning and continuous professional development, professional socialisation and coping skills and the HCPC and CSP professional values and standards, verbal and non?verbal communication skills, the process of assessment, recording of interventions, subjective and objective patient examination, clinical reasoning and understanding research.

Explore anatomy and human movement, as you cover key topics in anatomy, histology, and biomechanics which underpin physiotherapy practice.

Build on your theoretical and practical knowledge of exercise as a health intervention and the broader role of exercise in health promotion as a physiotherapy service. You will also understand the social nature of healthcare and factors influencing health in targeted groups.

Develop your knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy with reference to specific joints, muscles and associated structures. You will consider in detail individual structure and how they contribute overall to normal movement.

Investigate the fundamental physiological principles that underpin physiotherapy practice and basic physiotherapy skills.

Deepen your expertise as you develop a solid theoretical base in neurological physiotherapy, cardiovascular-respiratory physiotherapy and musculoskeletal physiotherapy modules. You will be able to reflect on clinical experience to develop your understanding and reasoning.
Core Modules

Get prepared for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer you will be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.

Get prepared for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer you will be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.

You will gain an overview of neurological physiotherapy by identifying the underlying relevant principles of rehabilitation.

Gain the skills and knowledge required to work effectively with clients presenting with a range of cardio-vascular or respiratory relayed problems. You will develop theoretical and practical skills of assessment and management for these client groups.

Get prepared for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer you will be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.

You will learn how to work effectively in a musculoskeletal environment. You will develop theoretical and practical skills of assessment and management of common musculoskeletal conditions.

Strengthen and develop yourself as an independent thinker, being both knowledgeable and reflective about your own academic development, the research environment within your profession and wider health and social care policy and drivers. Your skills in leadership, entrepreneurship and research skills will also be enhanced, and you will undertake an extended research project drawing on your learned academic skills.
Core Modules

Present a research report that demonstrates the skills required for undertaking, analysing and evaluating research. You will produce a project that explains and justifies the proposed process of the 'research enquiry' and its application to practice.

Get prepared for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer you will be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.

Get prepared for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer you will be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.

You will understand changing NHS policy, organisational, leadership business and enterprise theory as it impacts on physiotherapy practice. An enquiry based ethos, specialist speakers and NHS managers will enable the you to prepare for employability and future practice as a physiotherapy practitioner.

Get prepared for clinical experience and gain a breadth of supervised physiotherapy experience in the clinical setting. In the theory-practice transfer you will be able to apply, integrate and build upon knowledge, skills and physiotherapeutic techniques, health promotion and client empowerment. This will enable you to further develop your understanding of care and management of patients. The placement provides you with the opportunity to attain a minimum of 170 clinical based practice hours in order to complete the required minimum 1,000 hours at the completion of the course.

Kate Grafton
Kate 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 - Hayley Banks and Ben Matthew, Graduates
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Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studi

Course specific

  • You will need to undertake a DBS and OH check, which is currently covered within your course fees.  If you fail to attend your appointment you may be charged a £35 missed appointment fee.

  • Access to the Rehabilitation Science Labs, 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
  • Access to the Clinical Skills Suite with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for optional educational visits
    (The nature and cost of these visits will vary from year to year)

Placements
Placement locations and experiences will vary throughout the course but any additional travel or dual accommodation costs will be reimbursed by the NHS Business Services Authority (applies to UK students only). Students may also be eligible for a Child Dependants Allowance and Exceptional Support Funding dependent on their circumstances. Details of this NHS Learning Support Funding can be found here.

Physiotherapy Placements are predominantly In West Yorkshire, mainly in the Leeds NHS Trusts but experiences are also offered across Yorkshire and the Humber and in Private Independent and Voluntary Organisations.

Course-specific optional costs

  • You might choose to purchase a student membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 
    (Approximately £41.26 per year).

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs);student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

 
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Access to the Rehabilitation Science Labs, these facilities allow for the practical application of anatomy, mobilisation, electrotherapy, massage, heat therapy, cardio vascular and respiratory testing, physiology, anthropometry, rehabilitation and first aid
  • Access to the Clinical Skills Suite with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • You will need to undertake a DBS and OH check
    (The cost of these checks is currently covered within your course fees. However, if you fail to attend your appointment, you may be charged a £35 missed appointment fee.)
  • Specific unit visits
    (Visits will take place in and around Leeds, for example St Gemma’s Hospice or the Prosthetic Centre at Seacroft. All locations will be accessible by public transport and you will need to pay for your own travel costs.)
  • Work placement expenses, e.g. travel and accommodation*
    (Compulsory for some students. Occasionally placements may be outside the usual Leeds area where it is not practical or possible to travel – in such cases, additional accommodation expenses may be incurred.)


*Placements
Placement locations and experiences will vary throughout the course but any additional travel or dual accommodation costs may be reimbursed by the NHS Business Services Authority (applies to UK students only). You may also be eligible for a Child Dependants Allowance and Exceptional Support Funding depending on your circumstances. Details of this NHS Learning Support Funding can be found 
here.

Physiotherapy Placements are predominantly In West Yorkshire, mainly in Leeds NHS Trusts with some placements in private, independent and voluntary organisations. The university may provide a placement located in the wider Yorkshire and Humber region.

Course-specific optional costs

  • Student membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 
    (Costs £41.26 per year).

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Access to the Rehabilitation Science Labs, these facilities allow for the practical application of anatomy, mobilisation, electrotherapy, massage, heat therapy, cardio vascular and respiratory testing, physiology, anthropometry, rehabilitation and first aid
  • Access to the Clinical Skills Suite with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • You will need to undertake a DBS and OH check
    (The cost of these checks is currently covered within your course fees. However, if you fail to attend your appointment, you may be charged a £35 missed appointment fee.)
  • Specific unit visits
    (Visits will take place in and around Leeds, for example St Gemma’s Hospice or the Prosthetic Centre at Seacroft. All locations will be accessible by public transport and you will need to pay for your own travel costs.)
  • Work placement expenses, e.g. travel and accommodation*
    (Compulsory for some students. Occasionally placements may be outside the usual Leeds area where it is not practical or possible to travel – in such cases, additional accommodation expenses may be incurred.)


*Placements
Placement locations and experiences will vary throughout the course but any additional travel or dual accommodation costs may be reimbursed by the NHS Business Services Authority (applies to UK students only). You may also be eligible for a Child Dependants Allowance and Exceptional Support Funding depending on your circumstances. Details of this NHS Learning Support Funding can be found 
here.

Physiotherapy Placements are predominantly In West Yorkshire, mainly in Leeds NHS Trusts with some placements in private, independent and voluntary organisations. The university may provide a placement located in the wider Yorkshire and Humber region.

Course-specific optional costs

  • Student membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 
    (Costs £40.30 per year).

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

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.

  • 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.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

Location

City Campus

City Campus

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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