Physiotherapists play a vital role in healthcare and are actively engaged in a broad range of career paths from clinical practice through to leadership and management roles. The physiotherapy course at Keele will help you develop high standards of academic and professional competence, combined with interprofessional learning alongside other healthcare profession students, to promote an awareness of present and future demands in healthcare.
Our course embraces a vision of patient-centred care within a wide range of healthcare settings, and you will gain invaluable experience in public and private sector-based clinical, rehabilitation and sports environments. You will study in inclusive and supportive learning environments, that encourage reflection and that is enriched by cased-based and evidence-based learning.
How The Course Is Taught
This is a 2-year programme which commences in January, each year is divided into two semesters and runs over an extended academic year with reduced vacation periods when compared to other three and four year programmes in the University.
Lecture sessions are led by a variety of experienced authorities in their field. Therefore, the student receives a wide knowledge base from academics and practising experts.
Academic Entry Requirements
This degree is designed for those individuals with a 2.1 degree (or above) in an appropriate science or exercise based subject or with successful completion of a 3-year diploma in Physiotherapy.
English Language Entry Requirement For International Students
IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component. The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests.
If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes.
During your degree programme, you can study additional English language courses. This means you can continue to improve your English language skills and gain a higher level of English.
A physiotherapy degree from Keele will ensure you graduate with clinical and research skills that will enable you to work as an autonomous professional across a variety of national (including the NHS, private sector, occupational health and performance sport) and international healthcare settings.
The University has a Careers and Employability team who can provide you with advice and guidance about your future career. The team offer specialist workshops, for example 'Options with Postgraduate Study' and Moving on with your PhD', and can also meet you individually to give guidance and support to help you develop your career. We also hold regular careers fairs on campus and informal events where you can meet employers. You will also have access to our database of job opportunities and digital resources such as online psychometric testing.