Institute of Health

Physiotherapy

MSc Full-time 2 years

The current 3 year undergraduate, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme has an established reputation of producing high quality graduates fit for purpose in the physiotherapy profession.

The current 3 year undergraduate, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme has an established reputation of producing high quality graduates fit for purpose in the physiotherapy profession.

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  • Start Date(s) 26 September 2022
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location University Telford Campus
  • School Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

The current 3 year undergraduate, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme has an established reputation of producing high quality graduates fit for purpose in the physiotherapy profession. The School has built on its traditional values whilst advancing contemporary practices and forging strong links to research. The feedback from employers on the quality of our graduates is excellent and often described as exceeding employer expectations. Focus throughout the programme is on the application of physiotherapy practice to real world contexts, ensuring you develop skills that will help you to succeed in the workplace.

Inter-professional learning (IPL) opportunities are embedded within both years of this programme with some modules being shared with other allied health professionals. Inter-professional learning is when students from different professional areas learn with, from and about each other to improve the quality of care. IPL is vital in supporting you to develop the knowledge, skills and insights necessary for employment within increasingly integrated and complex health and social care settings.

It is recognised that allied health professionals lead and manage their caseload, other professionals, students and the physical resources within the health and social care setting. Therefore, leadership, coaching and mentoring skills are encouraged and embedded within the programme, with final placement students having the opportunity to mentor students who are on their second placement.

What happens on the course?

The service user is central to the curricula design, and service user and carer engagement with students on the programme is embedded within the module content and assessment of the modules.

It is recognised that allied health professionals lead and manage their caseload, other professionals, students and the physical resources within the health and social care setting. Therefore, leadership, coaching and mentoring skills are encouraged and embedded within the programme, with final placement students having the opportunity to mentor students who are on their second placement.

To further develop leadership and management skills, students will learn how to develop services, write business cases and manage projects, all of which are valuable skills to acquire when working in the NHS or in private practice.

This course specialises in having module teaching teams who are subject specialists with extensive experience working within the health care arena, all of whom have additional professional and academic qualifications. Placement opportunities within a range of different health and private settings Visiting and honorary lecturers from health care related fields who bring contemporary and real-world examples of practice into the classroom. Links and knowledge from local, national and international research initiatives undertaken in the Institute of Health and the wider University research institutions.

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

You will need a good degree in a related subject (normally 2:1 or above) or hold a professional qualification such as teaching, nursing, social work or an allied health profession. Applicants with a 2:1 in a non-related subject will be considered on an individual basis.

We will consider applicants who have other qualifications or experience, equivalent to degree level. If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

You will need to supply evidence in the personal statement on the application form that demonstrates your suitability for the MSc Physiotherapy programme and your reasons for wanting to study the course.

International Applicants

Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.

  • English Language requirements are normally IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element. You will also need to obtain a certificate of good conduct/character and any other references from your home country, and this will be required to ensure you pass the UK police (DBS) checks that are a requirement of the course.
  • For further information relating to overseas qualification please use the following link https://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/our-locations/your-country/

Other Requirements

You will be required to provide a satisfactory personal statement and reference (academic or employer).

Successfully short listed applicants will be invited to attend a values-based interview.

Entry to this programme requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee.

Entry to this programme requires a satisfactory occupational health assessment. You are required to complete a health questionnaire and meet occupational health requirements. If you are accepted onto the programme, all your vaccinations will need to be up to date before you attend placement and the University provides a vaccination programme to ensure that you are appropriately covered.

During the programme you will be required to attend placements, so it is essential that you are able and willing to travel to placement.

The University will make reasonable adjustments for any candidate who has a disability recognised under the Equality Act, 2010 but we ask that you contact the University in advance to enable us to make adjustments.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be assessed in advance of your entry to the programme and will be considered in line with professional body standards and university regulations. If you have other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

If you have previously studied a professional programme at another University or College, we will require an academic reference from your previous higher education institution.

You will need to demonstrate that, on entry to the programme, you have capability for digital and technological literacy to meet course outcomes. Evidence of your digital literacy and technological literacy capability is linked to the online application process.

Funding

Please note than an offer of a place at the University does not guarantee eligibility for student funding. To confirm that you meet the residency criteria go to www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies or telephone SFE on 0300 100 0607. Applicants who are classed as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes (https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Fees-and-Money/Home-or-Overseas-fees-the-basics) will still be considered as long as their country of domicile is the United Kingdom and do not require Tier 4 sponsorship.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

By studying an undergraduate or postgraduate pre-registration programme you are eligible for a Tuition Fee loan. of up to £9,250. The loan will support your studies and enable you to start a rewarding career in healthcare.


Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


NHS Grant:

All new and continuing nursing, midwifery and most allied health professionals’ students on pre-registration courses will also receive a grant of at least £5,000 per year that is not means-tested and will not have to be repaid.

An additional payment of up to £3,000 per academic year will be available to eligible students. Eligibility will include the following:

• £1,000 towards childcare costs • £1,000 if studying in a region that is struggling to recruit • £1,000 if studying a shortage specialism

Among others, the shortage specialisms have been confirmed to include:

• Mental health nursing

• Learning disability nursing

Read the full press release on the Government website to find out more or access“The recent grants for health courses explained"


Additional funding:

Is available via NHS Business Services Authority

The Learning Support Fund offers students additional support while studying for their degree. This includes:

• Dependants allowance of £1,000 per student per year

• Additional travel and accommodation costs to clinical placements over their normal daily travel costs

• An exceptional hardship fund of up to £3,000 per student per academic year


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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