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Rachel Davis
Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Applications for September 2020 entry are now closed.

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.

To study this course, you will require broadband internet connection with a speed of 2mbps and working speakers. You will need Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.8 or above and have access to Chrome v63 or higher (recommended), Edge v42+, Firefox v57+ or Safari v6+. Java and Adobe Acrobat Reader will need to be enabled and you will need a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.

Visit our distance learning guide for a complete list of technical requirements.

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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.

INTERVIEW REQUIRED:

We conduct interviews as part of the admissions process and suitable applicants will be invited to an interview - interview dates will be published in due course. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further interview details.

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 qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

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 requirements please refer to the Guidance on DBS and Additional Checks.

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. Please refer to the following website for guidance on filtering. 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.

Mature Applicants:

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. All students will be considered through the contextual admissions policy described above. If you do not meet the requirements through the contextual admissions policy, we may still be able to make you an offer if you have recent relevant work experience through our ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy. Please ensure that you list both your qualifications and any relevant work experience in your application so that we can consider you under both schemes where applicable..

All applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, for example we accept some Functional Skills Tests. 

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.

INTERVIEW REQUIRED:

We conduct interviews as part of the admissions process and suitable applicants will be invited to an interview - interview dates will be published in due course. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further interview details.

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 qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

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 requirements please refer to the Guidance on DBS and Additional Checks.

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. Please refer to the following website for guidance on filtering. 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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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

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.
Overall workload
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360 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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840 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
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36 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Assessment proportions
Year one is assessed by a broadly even mix of coursework and practical assessment, with some examinations.
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.

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

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.

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.
Overall workload
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264 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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426 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
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510 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Assessment proportions
Year two is predominantly assessed by practical assessment, with some coursework.
Core Modules

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.
Overall workload
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132 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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558 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
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510 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed predominantly by coursework, with some practical assessments.
Core Modules

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.

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.

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.

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
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.
Overall workload
Clock icon
360 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
840 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Clock icon
36 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Assessment proportions
Year one is assessed by a broadly even mix of coursework and practical assessment, with some examinations.
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.
Overall workload
Clock icon
264 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
426 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Clock icon
510 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Assessment proportions
Year two is predominantly assessed by practical assessment, with some coursework.
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.
Overall workload
Clock icon
132 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
558 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Clock icon
510 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed predominantly by coursework, with some practical assessments.
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.

Cassie Oddy
Cassie Oddy
Senior Lecturer
Cassie is a senior lecturer and is the admissions tutor for our BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course. Her main interests are in sports physiotherapy and the prevention of injury in runners. She mainly teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate routes for physiotherapy, sports and exercise therapy, and sports and exercise medicine.
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.
The tuition fees for the 2021/22 academic year 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 studies.
  • Rehabilitation Science Labs, these facilities allow for the practical application of anatomy, mobilisation, electrotherapy, massage, heat therapy, cardiovascular and respiratory testing, physiology, anthropometry, rehabilitation and first aid.
  • 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.

Course-specific essential costs

  • Placement locations and experiences will vary throughout the course and you will need to pay for any additional travel or dual accommodation costs.  If you are eligible for tuition fees and maintenance support from the Student Loan Company, you will be eligible to apply to the NHS Learning Support Fund. Visit the Guidance for Students Learning Support Fund leaflet for details. 
  • Specific unit visits. Visits will take place in and around Leeds, e.g. 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.

Course-specific optional costs

  • Student membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (£41.26 per annum).
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health (OH) check. The cost of these checks is currently covered by your course fee. However, if you fail to attend your appointment you will be charged a fee to cover the cost of the appointment (£35 per missed appointment).

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: such as 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, costs are approximate and 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 fees for the 2021/22 academic year 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 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. Visit the Guidance for Students Learning Support Fund leaflet for details.

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.

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.

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. Please note this is only available to UK/EU students only.

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. Visit the Guidance for Students Learning Support Fund leaflet for details.

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.

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. Please note this is only available to UK/EU students only.

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. Visit the Guidance for Students Learning Support Fund leaflet for details.

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.

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