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Undergraduate Physiotherapy Courses

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What's the difference between choosing a physiotherapy or sports therapy course?

Physiotherapists who treat sports injuries tend to work in elite level sport, such as a Premiership football club or with Olympic athletes, more than sports therapists. Although sports therapists work purely in sports injury treatment only a small minority of sports therapists work in elite sport.

A level grades may end up making your decision for you. Generally, Physiotherapy degrees require three B's or above, while the requirements for Sports Therapy degrees are less demanding.

What undergraduate physiotherapy courses are available?

There are over 30 physiotherapy degree programmes across the UK. In addition, there are a number of accelerated programmes in physiotherapy, mostly at masters level, to cater for those who already have a relevant undergraduate degree and wish to qualify as a chartered physiotherapist. The following courses were listed by UCAS at the time of writing (the course codes are provided) and are validated by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health Professionals Council:

Aberdeen R - 36

School of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Garthdee, Aberdeen AB10 7QG

Contact: Admissions Tutor, T 01224 627 105

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (4 Years full time)2. MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) (2 years full time accelerated)Programme starts in January. Applications should be made directly to RGU.

Website: www.rgu.ac.uk/subj/healthsci

Birmingham B - 32

School of Health Sciences (Physiotherapy), University of Birmingham, Physiotherapy - Morris House, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

Contact: Jacky Conduit, Admissions Tutor, T 0121 627 2020

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time). If you are interested in studying on a part-time basis, please contact the admissions tutor direct.

Website: www.bham.ac.uk

Bradford B - 56

Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health Studies, University of Bradford, Unity Building, 25 Trinity Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD5 OBB

Contact: Judith Hinton, Admissions Tutor, T 01274 236 321

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)

Website: www.brad.ac.uk/acad/health/

Brighton B - 72

School of Health Professions, Faculty of Health, University of Brighton, Robert Dodd Building (Eastbourne Campus), 49 Darley Road, Eastbourne BN20 7UR

Contact: Admissions Tutor, T 01273 643 772

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)

MSc Rehabilitation Sciences (pre-registration - 2 years full time accelerated). Starting March 2003.

Website: www.brighton.ac.uk/sohp

Bristol B - 80

School of Allied Health Professions, Faculty of Health & Social Care, University of the West of England, Glenside Campus, Blackberry Hill, Stapleton, Bristol BS16 1DD

Contact: The Faculty Admissions Office, T 0117 344 8442

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)

Website: www.uwe.ac.uk

Cardiff W - 10

Department of Physiotherapy Education, Ty Dewi Sant, School of Health Care Studies, University of Wales College of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XN

Contact: Admissions Tutor, T 02920 742 267

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)2. BSc Hons Physiotherapy (2 years full time accelerated). Starts Jan 2003. Please contact Cardiff for further details.

Website: www.uwcm.ac.uk/hc/index.html

Coventry C - 85

School of Health & Social Sciences, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB

Contact: Mrs R Gutteridge, Admissions Tutor, T 012476 888 338

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)

Website: www.coventry.ac.uk

Edinburgh Q - 25

Department of Physiotherapy, Queen Margaret University College, Leith Campus, Duke Street, Edinburgh EH6 8HF

Contact: Alisdair MacSween, Admissions Tutor, T 0131 317 3666

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (4 years full time)2. MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) (2 years full time accelerated).Starts September 2002. Contact Ms M Flynn, Course Leader T 0131 317 3645. Applications direct to QMUC.

Website: www.qmced.ac.uk

Glasgow G - 42

Department of Physiotherapy, Podiatry & Radiography, Glasgow Caledonian University, City Campus, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 OBA

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (4 years full time). Contact Heather Gray (admissions tutor) T 0141 331 81372. MSc Rehabilitation Science (2 years full time accelerated)Contact: Tom McCarron, (admissions tutor) T 0141 331 8125. Applications should be made directly to GCU.

Website: www.gcal.ac.uk

Hertfordshire H - 36

Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health & Human Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield Campus, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AB

Contact: Christine Mikelsons 01707 286274 c.mikelsons@herts.ac.uk

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)

Website: www.herts.ac.uk

Huddersfield H - 60

School of Human & Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Division of Physiotherapy, Ramsden Building, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH

Contact: Mrs G Robinson, Admissions Tutor T 01484 472701

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time

Website: www.hud.ac.uk

Keele K - 12

Department of Physiotherapy Studies, Mackay Building, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG

Contact: Sandy Robertson, Admissions Tutor, T 01782 584196

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)

Website: www.keele.ac.uk/depts/pt/homepage.htm

Leeds L - 27

School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health & Environment (Physiotherapy), Leeds Metropolitan University, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 3HE

Contact: Amanda Asghar, Admissions Tutor, T 0113 283 2600 x 5802

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)

Website: www.lmu.ac.uk

Liverpool L - 41

Department of Allied Health Professions, Division of Physiotherapy, University of Liverpool, Thompson Yates Building, The Quadrangle, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 3GB

Contact: The Admissions Secretary, T 0151 794 5712

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)

Website: www.liv.ac.uk

LONDON - Brunel University B - 85

Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Health & Social Care, Brunel University, Lancaster House, Borough Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5DU

Contact: Admissions Tutor (Physiotherapy), T 020 8891 0121

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)2. BSc Hons Physiotherapy (4 year part-time).Applications should be made directly to Brunel.

Website: www.brunel.ac.uk/depts/health/physio.html

LONDON - King's College London K - 60

Physiotherapy Division, GKT School of Biomedical Sciences, Kings College London, Shepherd's House, Guy's Campus, London SE1 1UL

Contact: Admissions Tutor, T 020 7848 6338

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)2. MSc in Physiotherapy (pre-registration; 2 years full time accelerated). Please contact Kings College for further details.

Website: www.kcl.ac.uk/prospective/index.html

LONDON - St George's Hospital Medical School S - 49

School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health & Social Care, St George's Hospital Medical School, 2nd Floor Grosvenor Wing, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE

Contact: Secretary to School of Physiotherapy, T 020 8725 2274

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)

Website: www.sghms.ac.uk

LONDON - University of East London E - 28

Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science and Health, University of East London, Romford Road, Stratford, London E15 4LZ

Contact: Admissions Tutor, T 020 8590 7722

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time). Please contact the admissions tutor directly if you are interested in studying on a part-time basis.

Website: www.uel.ac.uk

Manchester M - 20

School of Physiotherapy, Manchester Royal Infirmary, (University of Manchester), Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)

Website: www.msop.ac.uk/

Newcastle N - 77

School of Health, Community & Education Studies, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Coach Lane Campus, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE7 7XA

Contact: Faculty Admissions Office, T 0191 215 6665

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)
BSc Hons Physiotherapy (4 year part time, inservice)- subject to validation
BSc Hons Physiotherapy (2 year accelerated programme) - subject to validation
MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration; 2 year accelerated programme) - subject to validation

Website: www.unn.ac.uk

Norwich - E 14

School of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, The Queen's Building, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ

Contact: Gill Emanuel T 01603 593063, Patricia Porritt T 01603 593177

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)

Website: www.uea.ac.uk/ahp/courses/bsc-physiotherapy and www.uea.ac.uk/ahp/courses/msc-physiotherapy

Nottingham N - 84

Division of Physiotherapy Education, Clinical Sciences Building, University of Nottingham, Hucknall Road, Nottingham NG5 1PG

Contact: Admissions Tutor, T 0115 840 4881/10

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (3 years full time)

Website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/physiotherapy

Oxford O - 66

School of Health Care (Physiotherapy), Oxford Brookes University, Department of Rehabilitation, Dorset House, 58 London Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7PEContact: Physiotherapy Secretary, T 01865 485 257

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)

Website: www.brookes.ac.uk

Salford S - 03

School of Healthcare Professions, University of Salford, Frederick Road Campus, Frederick Road, Salford M6 6PU

Contact: Admissions Tutor, T 0161 295 2280

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)2. BSc Hons Physiotherapy (4 years part-time).Applications should be made directly to the Department of Physiotherapy at Salford.

Website: www.salford.ac.uk

Sheffield S - 21

School of Health & Social Care, Sheffield Hallam University, Collegiate Crescent Campus, Sheffield S1O 2BP

Contact: Admissions Office, 4th Floor Surrey Building, Sheffield Hallam University, Pond Street, Sheffield S1 1WB, T 0114 225 3245

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)2. BSc Hons Physiotherapy (4/5 years part time) Starts September 2002. Applications direct to Sheffield.

Website: www.shu.ac.uk

University of Southampton S - 27

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

Contact: Belinda Hatch, General Enquiries or Mrs Debbie Thackray, Admissions Tutor, T +44 (0) 23 8059 5500, F +44 (0) 23 8059 7900, E healthsciences@southampton.ac.uk

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)
BSc Hons Physiotherapy (4 years part time)
Applications should be made directly to the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Website: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/healthsciences/undergraduate/courses/bsc_physiotherapy.page?

Teesside T - 20

School of Health & Social Care (Physiotherapy), University of Teesside, Centuria Building, Borough Road, Middlesborough TS1 3BA

Contact: Admissions T 01642 384110 E sohscadmissions@tees.ac.uk

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full time)2.
Applications should be made directly to the School of Health at Teesside.
Note: Anyone wishing to study physiotherapy, either BSc (Hons) or MSc must be eligible for a Department of Health bursary as self funding applicants cannot be accepted.

Website: www.tees.ac.uk

York - Y75

York St John College (University of Leeds), Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX

Contact: Admissions Office T 01904 624 624

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (3 years full-time)
BSc Hons Physiotherapy (4 years part-time) for physiotherapy assistantsApplications direct to YSJC.

Website: www.yorksj.ac.uk

NORTHERN IRELAND - Ulster U - 20

School of Health Sciences - Physiotherapy, Faculty of Social, Health Sciences and Education, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland BT37 OQB

Contact: Course Director, BSc Hons Physiotherapy, T 01232 366 579

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (4 years full time)2. MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration; 2 years full-time accelerated). Applications should be made directly to University of Ulster.

Website: www.ulst.ac.uk

Applications for the following programmes should be made directly to the institution concerned:

Colchester

Faculty of Music, Arts & Health (Physiotherapy), Colchester Institute, Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 3LL

Contact: Jenny Morris, T 01206 518 165

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (4 years part-time)

Website: www.colch-inst.ac.uk

London - South Bank University

Faculty of Health, Southwark Campus, South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA

Contact: Cheryl Pinder (Administrator), T 020 7815 8463 or email pindercc@sbu.ac.uk

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (4 years part-time) for physiotherapy assistantsDue to commence Feb 2003

Website: www.sbu.ac.uk

University College Dublin

School of Physiotherapy, Mater Misericordie Hospital, University College Dublin, Eccles Street, Dublin 7, Republic of Ireland

Contact: Dr Mary Garrett, Head of Department, T 00 353 1 304 533

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (4 years full time)

Website: www.ucd.ie

Trinity Centre for Health Sciences

School of Physiotherapy, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James' Hospital, James's Street, Dublin 8, Republic of Ireland

Contact: Admissions Office, University of Dublin, Trinity College, T 00 353 1 608 2003

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (4 years full time)

Website: www.tcd.ie

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

School of Physiotherapy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephen's Green Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland

Contact: Professor Marie Guidon, T 00353 1 402 2397

BSc Hons Physiotherapy (4 years full time)

Website: www.rcsi.ie




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