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Physiotherapy PGDip

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Full time


2 years

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

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Course Summary

About This Course

This programme is taught through the medium of English but you can read about the course in Welsh here.

This course is also available as a MSc. The Dissertation for the full MSc is additional to the 2 years funding.

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 (CSP).

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 is capable of making a valuable contribution to the workplace. The programme will develop students’ understanding of physiotherapy theory as well as 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.


As a career, physiotherapy represents an attractive profession which offers a wide range of flexible employment opportunities upon graduation.

Physiotherapists work in a variety of specialisms across the profession; ranging from delivering treatment as an active practitioner or being involved in education, research or management. Once registered with the HCPC, physiotherapists have the option of working within the UK National Health Service (NHS), or of pursuing a career within alternative healthcare environments such as in private practice, sport or the military for example.


The module will develop student?s knowledge of anatomy and physiology which will include the structure and function of the human body across the life-span. Functional anatomy and biomechanics has its own language and terminology; this module will allow the student to enhance and develop knowledge in key areas which are important to physiotherapy practice across a range of injuries and conditions. Teaching within the module will encourage students to develop a deeper understanding of the complex nature of the human body and how it relates to clinical practice. Students will be expected to engage in online resources/activities including group discussion boards and a variety of multi media and digital resources.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

All entry requirements carry the same weighting and must be met prior to applying for this programme. 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. To establish the relevancy of your previous study, you are advised to look at the modules within the programme of study you have completed and explain in your application why these would prepare you for this programme. 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. All applicants must demonstrate an understanding of the implications of receiving a funded place.

University information

Located on the beautiful North Wales coast between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University has a rich academic history and delivers a superb student experience, making it a unique higher education institution in the UK. A welcoming academic community with around 10,000 students, Bangor University has a renowned reputation for excellent student support, offering a diverse range of courses spanning subject areas within the arts and...more

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