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Are you compassionate and patient, with a talent to inspire others when times get tough?

The BSc Physiotherapy course has been developed to equip you with the key skills required to successfully pursue a career in this exciting profession. Boasting a comprehensive curriculum, you will learn the fundamental skills required to successfully help and treat patients’ physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing.

Teaching is delivered through a series of lectures, workshops and real life simulations, which will be further supported through the completion of a clinical practice placement.

The course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). On successful completion of the course you are eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC to work as a physiotherapist within the UK.

Our BSc Physiotherapy course is highly valued by employers and celebrates over a 90% employment rate within six months of successful completion.

96% of students believe that their course has provided them with the opportunities to apply what they have learnt (NSS, 2019).

The course is very well structured, the academic staff are extremely supportive and there is a tremendous range of opportunities for clinical placements. (Jenni Monaghan, Lecturer)

Personal Statement Guidelines

 When writing your personal statement please consider the following areas:

  • Justification for wanting to enter the profession – what attracts you to this profession?
  • Is it the values, characteristics, behaviours &/or variety of roles and responsibilities?
  • Why does this profession stand out for you compared to other health and social care professions?
  • Investigation of Physiotherapy as a career – to be able to make an informed career choice you must investigate some of the diversity of the profession ideally through direct observation of physiotherapists in diverse areas of practice
  • Evidence of additional skills, knowledge, experience – Transferable skills – how do your personal attributes, values, characteristics, behaviours and experiences relate to or prepare you for this challenging academic programme and a future career as a physiotherapist.

Structured Personal Statement

Tell us the reason you have chosen to study Physiotherapy.

  • Within this answer you can tell us what motivated you to become a physiotherapist, and what you find interesting or inspiring about the profession. We would like you to show that you understand the role of the physiotherapist in different areas of clinical practice and the skills, values and qualities that are needed. Additionally, describe why this health care profession suits you personally. We expect you to give examples that show you have a caring attitude.

Describe the roles and responsibilities of physiotherapists.

  • In this section you should tell us about your investigation into the physiotherapy profession, particularly discussing experiences you have had of physiotherapy. Although receiving physiotherapy yourself might have been your introduction to the profession we expect applicants to explore further than this. This must include work experience or placements within a physiotherapy setting, the opportunity to talk to physiotherapists about their role and evidence of reading around the subject or accessing information on the internet. Rather than simply providing a list, please expand on what the experience taught you about the profession. Physiotherapy is very varied profession, working with different populations in different settings; you should demonstrate an awareness of this.

Tell us about skills, knowledge and experience you have and explain why this is relevant to a future career in Physiotherapy.

  • Please use experiences from previous learning, work, volunteering, hobbies, sport, music and any other activities you think relevant. Again, rather than a list of achievements please explain the specific skills or values demonstrated and how this has helped prepare you for study and a future career as a Physiotherapist. It may be useful to look at the NHS Constitution Values as this discusses the values and behaviours important for working in health care in the UK.

Are you compassionate and patient, with a talent to inspire others when times get tough?

The BSc Physiotherapy course has been developed to equip you with the key skills required to successfully pursue a career in this exciting profession. Boasting a comprehensive curriculum, you will learn the fundamental skills required to successfully help and treat patients’ physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing.

Teaching is delivered through a series of lectures, workshops and real life simulations, which will be further supported through the completion of a clinical practice placement.

The course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). On successful completion of the course you are eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC to work as a physiotherapist within the UK.

Our BSc Physiotherapy course is highly valued by employers and celebrates over a 90% employment rate within six months of successful completion.

96% of students believe that their course has provided them with the opportunities to apply what they have learnt (NSS, 2019).

The course is very well structured, the academic staff are extremely supportive and there is a tremendous range of opportunities for clinical placements. (Jenni Monaghan, Lecturer)

Personal Statement Guidelines

 When writing your personal statement please consider the following areas:

  • Justification for wanting to enter the profession – what attracts you to this profession?
  • Is it the values, characteristics, behaviours &/or variety of roles and responsibilities?
  • Why does this profession stand out for you compared to other health and social care professions?
  • Investigation of Physiotherapy as a career – to be able to make an informed career choice you must investigate some of the diversity of the profession ideally through direct observation of physiotherapists in diverse areas of practice
  • Evidence of additional skills, knowledge, experience – Transferable skills – how do your personal attributes, values, characteristics, behaviours and experiences relate to or prepare you for this challenging academic programme and a future career as a physiotherapist.

Structured Personal Statement

Tell us the reason you have chosen to study Physiotherapy.

  • Within this answer you can tell us what motivated you to become a physiotherapist, and what you find interesting or inspiring about the profession. We would like you to show that you understand the role of the physiotherapist in different areas of clinical practice and the skills, values and qualities that are needed. Additionally, describe why this health care profession suits you personally. We expect you to give examples that show you have a caring attitude.

Describe the roles and responsibilities of physiotherapists.

  • In this section you should tell us about your investigation into the physiotherapy profession, particularly discussing experiences you have had of physiotherapy. Although receiving physiotherapy yourself might have been your introduction to the profession we expect applicants to explore further than this. This must include work experience or placements within a physiotherapy setting, the opportunity to talk to physiotherapists about their role and evidence of reading around the subject or accessing information on the internet. Rather than simply providing a list, please expand on what the experience taught you about the profession. Physiotherapy is very varied profession, working with different populations in different settings; you should demonstrate an awareness of this.

Tell us about skills, knowledge and experience you have and explain why this is relevant to a future career in Physiotherapy.

  • Please use experiences from previous learning, work, volunteering, hobbies, sport, music and any other activities you think relevant. Again, rather than a list of achievements please explain the specific skills or values demonstrated and how this has helped prepare you for study and a future career as a Physiotherapist. It may be useful to look at the NHS Constitution Values as this discusses the values and behaviours important for working in health care in the UK.

Course Information

UCAS Code
B160

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time

Department
Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location
Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020

Fee Information

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Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Physiotherapy. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

The structure of this course has been designed to provide you with a broad understanding of physiotherapy, incorporating subjects such as principles of musculoskeletal physiotherapy; introduction to neurological physiotherapy; developing skills for safe and effective practice; exercise, movement and physiotherapy; and physiotherapy in early life and later life.

This course combines both theoretical and real-world learning, through a mix of classroom-based teaching, placements and simulated sessions in our state-of-the-art skills centre. Assessment techniques for this course include assignments, presentations, reflective professional portfolios and the planning and delivery of person-centred physiotherapy. In your final year you will also complete an assessed dissertation around a subject of particular interest to you and your own career aspirations.

You will also be given the option to completing an elective placement should you wish to further develop your learning in a real world environment. 

Physiotherapy Student Profiles

Hear what it is really like to study our Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) from our current students.

Book an Open Day / Experience Physiotherapy BSc (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Physiotherapy. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

When undertaking this course you will be supported by a team of motivated, specialist tutors that have extensive experience in clinical practice and academic areas of expertise.

The content of this course draws their in-depth knowledge, delivering a learning experience that facilitates an advanced understanding of theory and practice that is at the forefront of this discipline.

To fully support your learning journey you will have a dedicated personal tutor who will be on-hand to offer help or assistance throughout the duration of your studies. You will also receive support from a dedicated clinician whilst undertaking your placement. 

Book an Open Day / Experience Physiotherapy BSc (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Physiotherapy. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

This course is based at our Coach Lane campus, which houses a purpose-built facility that will allow you to develop practical skills and gain valuable experience within a simulated scenario. 

Students will also have access to and be able to take advantage of Northumbria's £30 million purpose-built sports campus, Sport Central.

Sport Central has been designed to enhance your learning experience thanks to its array of state-of-the-art facilities, and your learning will be situated in ‘zones of proximal development’ where experiential, collaborative and individualised strategies will enable you to develop the personal, professional and transferable skills associated with a proficient, newly qualified physiotherapist.

Technology is embedded throughout all aspects of your degree and you will also receive ongoing support through our innovative e-learning platform, Blackboard, where you can access module handbooks, assessment information, lecture presentation slides and reading lists.

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Book an Open Day / Experience Physiotherapy BSc (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Physiotherapy. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

This degree is delivered by a team of practicing physiotherapists and lecturers, many of which are actively involved in research projects, ensuring that your learning is at the forefront of the industry.

Teaching is delivered through research-informed, enquiry-based approaches with diverse and innovative classroom, experiential and practical-based opportunities.

Throughout the duration of your course you will be encouraged to develop your own research skills by undertaking research activities and evidence-based enquiry, which will then be put into practice when you complete your dissertation in the final year of your course.

Northumbria is ranked in the top 30 for excellence in sport and exercise science research power, making it the best rated university in the North East in this discipline (REF 2014).

Research / Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

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Book an Open Day / Experience Physiotherapy BSc (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Physiotherapy. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Northumbria University graduates are renowned for their success in achieving HCPC registration and employment on completion of their degree.

As this course is HCPC approved and CSP accredited your employment prospects can also be improved, as successful completion demonstrates that you possess the standards of knowledge, skills, values and behaviours set out by these leading professional bodies.

Northumbria University’s Physiotherapy course is renowned for its high calibre of graduates and we have many well-established partnerships with NHS, private and charity organisations.

Undertaking a placement will also provide you with real-life experience and the ability to learn off practicing physiotherapists who will further your knowledge and provide guidance on applying and interviewing for jobs.

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A great social scene can be found at the heart of our campuses, featuring award-winning bars and a huge range of clubs and societies to join you'll be sure to meet people who share your enthusiasms.

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Book an Open Day / Experience Physiotherapy BSc (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Physiotherapy. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Once you have completed your Physiotherapy degree you can expect to work in a wide range of settings, from hospitals to gyms, GP surgeries or with people in their own homes, whether this be in the public, private or charity sector. Many physiotherapists also choose to work on a self-employed basis.

You also may wish to progress to further study, for example to Master’s or PHD level.

The BSc Physiotherapy degree boasts a very high employment rate, with over 90% of graduates finding employment within six months of successful completion. 

Book an Open Day / Experience Physiotherapy BSc (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Physiotherapy. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

128 UCAS Tariff points
From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:
Grade C in A level Science or Health related subject, or recognised equivalent

GCSE Requirements:
Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

Additional requirements:
You will be required to attend an interview. Admission is subject to a suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate and a satisfactory health check. You must meet the Health and Care Professions Council's suitability for registration requirements.

International Qualifications:
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 6.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications<

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1**: £9,250

** It is expected that fees will be as noted above for 20/21 entry.


International Fee in Year 1: £15,500

Scholarships for 2020/2021 entry have not been announced. Please visit the 2019/2020 international scholarship page for the 2019/2020 scholarship offer.


ADDITIONAL COSTS

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