The main aim of this programme is to produce graduates who are fit for practice and eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and membership with the professional, educational and trade union body, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
The programme offers a challenging and rewarding educational experience that enables the student to develop as a competent physiotherapy practitioner, who places the patient at the heart of care, and who is capable of making a valuable contribution to the workplace. The programme will develop students’ understanding of physiotherapy theory and hands-on practice, and will be rooted within the School of Health Sciences with its track record of excellence in research. This will ensure that the student develops an appreciation of evidence-based and innovative practice across a range of physiotherapy roles including in rural healthcare.
Students having successfully completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy will be able to develop their knowledge and skills through the successful completion of the dissertation which is the final stage of the Master’s degree and will provide the student with the opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge to organise and conduct a research project or systematic review.
The innovative educational approach to the programme will develop creative, skilled physiotherapists who will be able to pursue a career across a range of health and care settings.
Welsh Government, through NHS Wales, is continuing to fund commissioned programmes for nursing, midwifery, radiography and physiotherapy for courses that begin by April 2021. That means fees are paid and living cost contributions may be available. Please look at this website for further information.
To apply for the Post Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy, all applicants must have achieved a minimum 2.2 classification or (overseas equivalent) in a relevant undergraduate field of study. Higher degrees or (overseas equivalent) will be considered.
All applicants must have graduated from this study within the last 5 years.
All applications must demonstrate a clear and broad understanding of Physiotherapy, accompanied by reflections on recent work experience in Physiotherapy or related health care environments.
The English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each component (or equivalent).
All applications will be reviewed on an individual basis.
How to apply
The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application. This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer.
Please apply online