BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (pre-registration)

Accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

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Course code B160

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UCAS

Course code B160

Key course details

Location Carlisle - Fusehill Street
Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2019
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

Physiotherapists are in demand in the UK, so there’s never been a better time to study to help people affected by injury, illness or disability, and improve their quality of life.

So, we’ve designed this course - approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) – so you can learn all the skills you’ll need as a qualified physiotherapist to provide effective physical, psychological and social care.

Physiotherapy is one of the top ten subjects for Graduate Employability at 94%.*

*The Complete University Guide

Why Choose University of Cumbria

Hands-on and practical learning sit at the heart of our course, so you can graduate with the skills and confidence to make the transition from learning to earning as a physiotherapist.

As well as using professional physiotherapy facilities and our mock clinical wards, you’ll spend one third of your studies on placements in the NHS or in the voluntary sector.

  • Our great partnerships with the NHS boost your placement, and in turn, your job prospects
  • Our course – which has been running since 2003 – is well respected in the industry
  • You’ll do 1,000+ hours of placements throughout your studies (necessary to be eligible to apply for HCPC registration).
  • Access to newly refurbished physiotherapy suites and mock clinical wards
  • Gain crucial experience of working with radiography, nursing, occupational therapy and other healthcare students, as you would in a professional role.
  • Small class sizes mean we get to know you as an individual and support you closely through your studies
  • Academic tutors have professional experience as physiotherapists.
  • About 50% of your studies will be through hands-on learning easing your transition into a professional role.
  • You’ll undertake placements in a variety of settings to develop your examination, assessment and treatment skills in a range of health care settings

Our learn-by-doing ethos, will strengthen your academic know-how and bolster your CV with strong clinical experience.

You’ll graduate as a physiotherapist eligible to apply for registration to work in the UK, who can work in the NHS, education, private, voluntary and independent sector settings.

Graduate destinations

On graduation you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and apply for membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. As a physiotherapist, you'll have options to work in a variety of settings including the NHS, education, private, voluntary or independent practice. The skills you learn will prove valuable for a great range of career paths, not just in the clinical field, and will prove valuable in finding jobs in the UK and abroad.*

*Some countries will require graduates to take an entry examination or assessment.

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