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Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)
Postgraduate course
MSc

Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

January 2018 applications have now closed.

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 working relationships.

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.
Our course will prepare you for work as a physiotherpaist 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.

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.

Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th June 2017.

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.

Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th June 2017.

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.
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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.

Modules & learning

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Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Neurological Physiotherapy

Research in Physiotherapy Practice 1

Foundations for Physiotherapy Practice

Clinical Placements

Developing Clinical Practice

Research in Physiotherapy Practice 2

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

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.
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.

  • 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.

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