Taught course

Physiotherapy (pre-registration)

Institution
University of Lincoln · School of Health and Social Care
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

- Applicants should hold an honours degree in a relevant discipline at 2.2 classification or above. If you are unsure whether your first degree is relevant we welcome you to send us your degree transcript so that our Admissions Tutor can advise you further.- Normally 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C, including English Language, Maths and Science, or equivalent qualifications. These GCSEs must be obtained prior to submitting an application. Applicants who completed an Access to HE in Health and Social Care will be required to provide evidence of undertaking science units at level 3.- Entry on to the course is subject to meeting the requirements of a profession specific occupational health screening.Certificates and degree transcripts of all previous qualifications will need to be provided before any offers are confirmed.

Other requirements include:

  • IELTS 7.0 with no element below 5.5.
  • Successful performance at an interview.
  • Knowledge of contemporary health and social care issues, and the role of the Physiotherapist in providing healthcare.
  • Understanding of written material and can communicate clearly and accurately in written and spoken English.
  • All students will be required to sign the subject-specific Fitness to Practise Code of Conduct on entry, details of which will be forwarded with an offer letter.
  • Satisfactory completion of an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). International applicants need to obtain a recent criminal record certificate from their home country and ensure this is still valid by the date of enrolment.

Applicants with disabilities

We take seriously our obligation to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that all students with disabilities can successfully complete their studies. All applicants will be assessed on the basis of the criteria outlined here regardless of any disability. If you declare a disability we will invite you to work with us to explore how best we can support your studies.

Other information:

You must declare all spent and unspent criminal convictions including (but not limited to) cautions, reprimands, final warnings, bind over orders or similar and details of any minor offences, fixed penalty notices, penalty notices for disorder, ASBOs or VOOs.

Further information can be found at http://www.isa-gov.org.uk.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Months of entry

January

Course content

Physiotherapy is a science-based health profession that takes a 'whole person' approach to improving and maintaining wellbeing. Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness, or disability using a range of interventions such as tailored exercise, manual therapy, and advice.

The interprofessional components of the course aim to develop skilled and compassionate practitioners who have the confidence to engage with and promote professional, social, and political change in health and social care. Collaborative working with peers from a variety of disciplines promotes team work, and an application of research skills in the transformation of health and social care services.

Successful completion of this programme provides eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Varied and supported practice placement opportunities are available to develop students' awareness of the scope of physiotherapy. Practice-based learning helps support the development of an understanding of different career opportunities within the NHS, private, third sectors, and beyond in an ever changing healthcare workforce.

The University of Lincoln is home to the Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU), which is the research centre for the School of Health and Social Care. CaHRU conducts world-leading interdisciplinary research with service users, health service professionals, and organisations to increase health and wellbeing across the health, social, and third sector care services.

CaHRU is allied with the Lincoln Institute for Health. The Lincoln Institute for Health (LIH) is a University-wide multidisciplinary research collaboration that conducts internationally excellent and world-class studies from 'cell-to-community'.

This programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Successful completion of this programme will provide graduates with the eligibility to apply to the HCPC Register as a physiotherapist and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

From September 2020, new and returning postgraduate nursing and midwifery students, and some students in allied health professions, will receive a payment of at least 5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. This is in addition to any financial support they receive through the Student Loans Company.

For more information visit: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/career-planning/study-and-training/considering-or-university/financial-support-university.

From 1st August 2018 the MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) programme will be eligible for further financial support in terms of student loan.

Students may also be able to access Student Finance Englands Travel Grant for reimbursement of eligible practice placement expenses.

For the latest information please see Student Finance Englands website: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance or email fundingadvice@lincoln.ac.uk with specific queries.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Team
Email
pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk