University of Ulster

Physiotherapy is a science-based healthcare profession which emphasises the use of physical approaches in the restoration, maintenance and promotion of an individual's physical, psychological and social well being. The physiotherapy programme at the University of Ulster equips you with the knowledge and skills essential for clinical practice in physiotherapy. We ensure that you are carefully nurtured to promote your personal growth and assist you in becoming a competent, safe, effective, autonomous physiotherapist.

About us

At the University of Ulster we pride ourselves in providing an excellent programme that is current and student centred. A challenging aspect of the programme is the broad scope of practice in terms of patient and client groups, and healthcare delivery settings. You can expect to gain experience of a broad range of patients with very diverse conditions.

The Jordanstown campus is situated seven miles north of Belfast. The grounds lie at the foot of the South Antrim hills, and the land fronting the main entrance slopes down to the shore of Belfast Lough. The campus commands impressive views of the Lough, the Belfast Hills and County Down. Historic Carrickfergus, with its 12th century castle, harbour and modern marina is four miles north of the campus. The proximity of the campus to Belfast is a major attraction for those who choose to live in the city and travel to the campus in private car or via the excellent rail, bus and taxi network. See

About the faculty

The Faculty of Life and Health Sciences has a reputation for innovation in taught programmes, for the quality of the students’ educational experience and for internationally competitive research. Most importantly, our excellence in research informs our excellent teaching. Students and staff are more likely to strive for excellence when they work in an environment where knowledge and skills are generated, challenged, tested and applied as well as being taught. There are 6,700 students (including over 2,000 postgraduates) within the Faculty. In particular the Faculty delivers web-based e-learning in highly successful postgraduate subjects. All of the programmes on offer represent areas where the most significant advances are taking place and provide areas where the most significant advances are taking place and provide graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge base to follow high-level professional career pathways in health services, industry, research and government.

For more information contact: School Office for Health Sciences, University of Ulster at Jordanstown Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland BT37 OQB Tel: 0044(0)2890366098 e-mail: