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Physiotherapy
Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Physiotherapy

Overview

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession which involves working with people to promote 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.

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.

100%
Student Satisfaction
Student Satisfaction*
*National Student Survey 2017

Course Features

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

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 From three A Levels, or equivalent. 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.
Additional Requirements:
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.

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.

Health and Enhanced Criminal History Checks
Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here.

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.

International Baccalaureate: 27 points required, with grade 6 or above in 2 scientific disciplines, at least one at higher level.

English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

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

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

UCAS Tariff Points:128 points required. (Minimum From three A Levels, or equivalent. 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.
Additional Requirements:
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.

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.

Health and Enhanced Criminal History Checks
Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here.

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.

International Baccalaureate: 27 points required, with grade 6 or above in 2 scientific disciplines, at least one at higher level.

English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


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

Careers

Laura Smith

Careers

Laura Smith
Physiotherapist in Private Practice Inner Balance Pilates

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.

Modules & learning

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Applied Anatomy

Physiology for Physiotherapists 1

Professional Skills for Practice

Human Movement

Physiology for Physiotherapists 2

Exercise for Health

Placement: Theory & Practice 2.3

Placement: Theory & Practice 2.2

Placement: Theory & Practice 2.1

Neurological Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiotherapy

Research Methods & Application to Practice

Placement: Theory & Practice 3.2

Placement: Theory & Practice 3.3

Leadership in Healthcare

Placement: Theory & Practice 3.1

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.
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BSc Physiotherapy - Hayley Banks and Ben Matthew, Graduates

Fees & funding

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 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.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

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

Facilities

  • Rehabilitation Science Labs
    Rehabilitation Science Labs

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

  • Library
    Library

    Our 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.

  • 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.

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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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