Please note: due to a high volume of applications we are not currently accepting applications for BSc Physiotherapy. However, this may change when we have had a chance to interview all candidates. To be notified if we re-open for entry in 2023 please register your interest.
Alternatively, you may be interested in applying for one of the following undergraduate degrees. These courses are particularly suitable if you wish to later consider Physiotherapy at master's level (pending meeting the relevant MSc entry requirements):
Individuals affected by injury, illness or disability rely on physiotherapists to help restore their movement and function, and enable a deeper understanding of their problem through education. Begin your career in caring for others at St Mary’s.
- The course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
- Links with local professionals including doctors & physiotherapists.
- Facilities include the Performance Education Centre (PEC), physiology and psychology labs, & Simulation Rooms (Intensive Care).
- Teaching in small groups from a team of dedicated lecturers with strong clinical experience.
Why study Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a broad and continuously evolving profession, having historically achieved greater recognition every year in both NHS and private settings. A physiotherapist is an important part of healthy living across the lifespan from development in childhood and young adults, injuries and illness of physical and mental health in adults, and healthy ageing.
Physiotherapists can also become specialists in specific populations, research, technology and industry. You will find physiotherapists behind the scenes in many different environments.
To become part of the physiotherapy workforce you can study for a BSc in Physiotherapy over three years. It is a demanding course, but one which gives you fulfilment, life skills and a rewarding career
At St Mary's we use a contemporary approach to encourage students to gain an understanding of all areas of physiotherapy through the use of a blended learning approach incorporating technology, tutorials, group work and practice-based learning. Teaching throughout the course is guided by physiotherapists with specialist knowledge and skills in public, private, research and advanced clinical practice,
During the programme, you will have to successfully complete a minimum of 1,000 hours of practice education. You will be allocated to a range of diverse and exciting placements, where you'll gain a variety of experiences with a wide range of client groups, under the guidance of skilled clinicians. It is anticipated that your clinical practice is fully supported by the integration of theory from the classroom.
We aim to support the NHS in developing students who acknowledge, appreciate and implement NHS core values from the first to the last placement they embark upon. Each placement is focussed towards fulfilling a part of the NHS core values from ‘Respect and Dignity’ to ‘Improving Lives.’
Our Physiotherapy degree is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This means that upon successful completion of the course you will be able to become a member of the CSP and HCPC and begin practising straight away.
We aspire to enable our students to become independent practitioners and future leaders in physiotherapy.
Why St Mary's?
Part of Vision 2025 here at St Mary’s University is to enable all students to become “independent problem solvers and ethical leaders”. This vision is highly appropriate to our Physiotherapy programme. We envisage that our physiotherapy students will become rounded thinkers and problem solvers. They will provide a worthy and enthusiastic addition to any workforce, whether as a student or a graduate.
You'll be taught by a team of dedicated lecturers with clinical experience, ensuring you're well supported on your journey to becoming a high-calibre physiotherapist. The programme has a contemporary approach with an integration of theory and practical elements. It will enable you to problem-solve about patients independently, from all angles.
We also understand the need for our future physiotherapy workforce to have the skills to become leaders in business, whether within the NHS or outside. We strive to help meet these needs and demands through the development of strong leadership skills.
Our course has undergone the HCPC validation process and has met all conditions.
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Course Lead - Physiotherapy BSc (Hons)