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Physiotherapy is a competitive professional field. But this course could put you in the lead – by developing your knowledge and skills to enable you to become a reflective and resourceful physiotherapist in a fast-moving healthcare environment. It provides an excellent platform from which to progress your career, in line with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s vision for the profession. You'll have the opportunity to gain a professional qualification in physiotherapy as an Integrated Masters. There’s also an option to study this course at BSc (Hons) level.

We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2019.

During the course, you’ll undertake 30 weeks of clinical placements in a range of health settings, which provide essential opportunities for you to put theory into practice.

Why Physiotherapy at LSBU?

  • Great career prospects – we’re the No. 1 London Modern University for career prospects in the health professions (Guardian League Table 2016.

  • We’re the No.1 London modern university in the UK for Satisfied overall with a course in Health Professions (Guardian League Table 2018) – meaning happy students.

  • Our excellent staff members are experts in their respective fields.

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

  • Exciting work experience opportunities – we work closely with many of London's internationally renowned teaching hospitals, Community Trusts, and services, who you can gain clinical experience.

  • Our dedicated facilities include clinical skills labs and outstanding virtual learning environments on campus – as well as access to the gym facilities within the Academy of Sport.
  • No.1 amongst London competitors for teaching, assessment & feedback in Allied Health (National Student Survery 2018).


Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 4 years September Southwark Campus


The course modules are assessed using written exams, projects, coursework and practical examinations. During the course you’ll undertake 30 weeks of clinical placements in a range of health settings, giving you essential opportunities for you to put theory into practice.

Year 1

  • Concepts of inter-professional and collaborative practice (20 credits)
  • Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology (20 credits)
  • Human Structure and Function (40 credits)
  • Core Physiotherapy Skills (20 credits)
  • Physical Activity and Health Improvement (20 credits)

Year 2

  • Appraising Evidence for Research-Informed Practice (20 credits)
  • Patient-centered Physiotherapy through the Lifecycle (40 credits)
  • Integrated Care (20 credits)
  • Clinical Application of Physiotherapy 1 (40 credits)

Year 3

  • Improving Quality, Change Management and Leadership (20 credits)
  • Optimising Clinical and Therapeutic Outcomes (20 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Physiotherapy (20 credits)
  • Advancing Physiotherapy Practice (20 credits)
  • Clinical Application of Physiotherapy 2 (20 credits)

Year 4

  • Research in Health and Social Care (20 credits)
  • Advanced Skills 1 (20 credits)
  • Advanced Skills 2 (20 credits)
  • Clinical Decision Making (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)


As a physiotherapist, you could play an important role in helping people improve their health, well-being, and quality of life – using a broad range of treatment approaches focused on restoring movement and function, often following illness or injury. Physiotherapists often work within a multidisciplinary team and may do this in a variety of clinical environments such as outpatient clinics, inpatient wards, in the patient's home or in a sport or performance setting. Graduates of this course go on to work in a variety of NHS and private practice settings, including specialists in stroke care, weight management services, elite sport and private practice settings.

We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.


You’ll benefit from an array of outstanding facilities, providing the perfect environments for you to practice and develop your skills. Some of the facilities you’ll have access to include:

Clinical skills labs

We have a variety of skills labs which replicate real-life work environments and provide an ideal setting for simulation learning using the latest technologies. Facilities include adult wards, physiotherapy suite, and critical skills lab.

Human Performance Centre

Equipped with modern technology, the Human Performance Centre enables word class research in the fields of sport, health, physical activity and exercise science.

Academy of Sport

You'll have access to a range of facilities and equipment within the Academy of Sport, including a fully equipped fitness suite with SMART Centre Technology, a Functional Training Zone, Free Weights Room and Sports Hall.

Teaching and learning

This course takes a blended approach to learning. It provides a range of learning formats and teaching delivery styles – and allows an individual approach, providing you with some flexibility in your preferred learning style.

Interactive lectures will introduce key subject matter. Practical sessions, small group teaching, and demonstrations will be used to facilitate skills development.

A range of other approaches will be incorporated into students’ learning which can include online worksheets, guided independent study, e-learning, peer group learning, and group discussions.

When it comes to assessment, we use a variety of approaches, to promote different skills and abilities while reflecting the nature of the module of learning. The main rationale for choosing the assessment method is helping students in the development of a wide range of professional knowledge and skills. The types of assignments demonstrate a progression of skills and abilities as students’ progress on the course. Typical assessments include written examinations, written assignments, verbal (case study) presentation, practical examination and clinical assessments.

Our student services support students' educational, personal, career and spiritual needs in a variety of ways whilst studying at the University (including whilst on practice placement). It is appreciated that many factors can impact on student success and so a suite of services are offered that students can rely on.

Entry requirements

  • A Level ABB, including at least 2 Science subjects, or
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD in Science, or
  • Access to HE Diploma in Science with 30 Distinctions and 15 Merits, or
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualifications worth 144 UCAS points.
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths, Science, and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Additional requirements

The following additional requirements apply to this course:

  • Evidence of commitment to the profession.
  • Completion of at least one week of work experience in a physiotherapy setting, preferably in either the NHS or other hospital settings.
  • Passing of occupational health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements to attend placements.
  • Students from outside the UK will be required to provide a police check from their home country.
  • English Language: Those whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall (including 7.0 in the written element and a minimum score of 6.5 in speaking, reading and listening) for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS).
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Last updated May 2, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
4 years
9,250 GBP
Year 1 Full-time UK/EU fee: £9250; International fee: £16500.
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