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Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)
Postgraduate course
MSc

Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

January 2019 applications are now open. Home/EU applications will close on Thursday 31 May 2018 at 4pm. Interviews will be held on 23 May, 20 June, 11 July and 19 September 2018. International Applications will close on 30 August 2018 at 4pm.
International Scholarships available

Overview

With accreditation from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health & Care Professions Council, your course will provide you with the necessary expertise and skills to become a qualified physiotherapist.

As a physiotherapist, you will help people of all ages to manage pain and dysfunction. Covering the core areas of neuromusculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurological physiotherapy, you will learn how to think independently and problem solve in a clinical capacity. You will acquire comprehensive hands-on experience through a selection of diverse clinical practice placements, which could be based in primary, community care or hospital settings.

You will carry out a minimum of 1,000 hours of clinical placement experience under the supervision of experienced physiotherapists. A combination of campus-based learning, independent study and clinical practice will enhance your interprofessional relationships.

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Our course will prepare you for work as a physiotherapist through a combination of University based modules and clinical practice placements. You'll study the core areas of physiotherapy practice - neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy, cardiorespiratory physiotherapy and neurological physiotherapy.

Practice placements will take place in a variety of environments, including primary and community care and hospital based settings. A key benefit of our course is the use of inter-professional working, and you will share many aspects of learning with students on our MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) course. Our problem-based independent learning approach will develop you to become an autonomous practitioner and lifelong learner.

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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MSc Physiotherapy - Rachel Davis & Amy Turner Students
Play Msc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) - Dr James Milligan, Course Leader Video
Msc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) - Dr James Milligan, Course Leader

Entry Requirements

Requirements:

Applicants should normally have at least an upper second class honours degree completed in the last five years in the cognate subjects of Biological or Behavioural Science, Sports Science or a Health related profession. Your first degree must also have had a research training component and you should have completed an undergraduate research study.

Applicants should include the following in their applications:

  • A high level of interest and research into the profession, including an awareness of the breadth of the profession and the core specialities
  • Appropriate work experience/shadowing
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 7.0 with no skill below 6.5 or an equivalent award.

Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course, these will be in line with professional body membership and HCPC registration requirements.

All applications should be supported by two references, a template can be accessed at this link. Please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

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.

Interviews will be held on 23 May, 20 June, 11 July and 19 September 2018.

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

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.

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.

Requirements:

Applicants should normally have at least an upper second class honours degree completed in the last five years in the cognate subjects of Biological or Behavioural Science, Sports Science or a Health related profession. Your first degree must also have had a research training component and you should have completed an undergraduate research study.

Applicants should include the following in their applications:

  • A high level of interest and research into the profession, including an awareness of the breadth of the profession and the core specialities
  • Appropriate work experience/shadowing
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 7.0 with no skill below 6.5 or an equivalent award.

Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course, these will be in line with professional body membership and HCPC registration requirements.

All applications should be supported by two references, a template can be accessed at this link. Please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

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.

Interviews will be held on 23 May, 20 June, 11 July and 19 September 2018.

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

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.

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

Rachel Davis

Careers

Rachel Davis
First Team Physiotherapist Harrogate Town AFC

MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

“Leeds Beckett was a no-brainer. I love the city, and the facilities were so much better than anywhere else I'd seen. The placements were second to none - my first was with Leeds United FC, and without that opportunity I wouldn't have secured my first job. I couldn't have done this role without the confidence and expertise from my studies.

Teaching and learning

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Recognise 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. Case studies will be used to prepare you for clinical experience.

Explore the skills and knowledge required to work effectively with clients presenting with a range of musculoskeletal relayed problems. You will develop theoretical and practical skills of assessment and management of a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Case studies will be used to prepare you for clinical experience.

Explore the field of neurological rehabilitation, focusing on the physiotherapy assessment and management of patients with neurological illness (e.g. stroke, multiple sclerosis).

Develop your knowledge of research design including, qualitative and quantitative research methods and systematic reviews. This module enhances your attributes including: independence of thought, critical appraisal of evidence, critical evaluation and critical writing.

Gain a foundation in core clinical sciences relevant to physiotherapy practice. The module will enable you to begin to adopt a critical approach to the assessment and management of individuals referred to physiotherapy with differing pathologies regardless of background.

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.

Synthesise your knowledge and skills, integrating course content with learning within clinical practice placements. You will develop in critical reflective practice to facilitate development as an effective practitioner and autonomous learner. Enhance your understanding of the care and management of the more complex patients, offering you the ability to embark on a career in healthcare as a clinician educated to Masters level.

This module and its assessment provides you with the opportunity to conduct a master's level research project and communicate the findings. You will carry out an independent research project based on a research proposal in a defined topic area.

James Milligan
Dr James Milligan
Head of Subject
James Milligan gained fifteen years of clinical experience in a variety of acute hospital and community settings in West Yorkshire before taking on the role of Senior Lecturer. His main interests lie in neuromusculoskeletal therapy. He is currently Course Leader of the MSc Physiotherapy course and mainly teaches undergraduate and postgraduate routes for physiotherapy and sports therapy.
The accelerated physiotherapy programme involves campus-based learning and clinical placements to gain the skills necessary to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council to work as a physiotherapist.
Play MSc Physiotherapy - Rachel Davis & Amy Turner Students Video
MSc Physiotherapy - Rachel Davis & Amy Turner Students
Play Msc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) - Dr James Milligan, Course Leader Video
Msc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) - Dr James Milligan, Course Leader

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.
See further information on financing your studies.

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, 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 £39.99 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.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £14500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

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, 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.

Placements

Placement locations and experiences will vary throughout the course. International students are responsible for any additional travel or dual accommodation costs.

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 £39.99 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.

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.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

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

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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