Physiotherapy PGDip

New course, subject to validation


Course facts

  • Name: Physiotherapy
  • Qualification: PGDip
  • Duration: 2 years full-time

Bangor University is proud to offer a postgraduate pre-registration Diploma in Physiotherapy leading to eligibility for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).  HCPC registration is mandatory in the UK in order to practice as a physiotherapist.

The programme, which is currently subject to validation, will be delivered over two academic years on a full-time basis leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy. 

The programme will follow a problem-solving and evidence-based approach to physiotherapy practice and spans a wide range of modules appropriate to today’s profession.

There are limited commissioned place on this programme and these places will be decided based on interviews. There is also a possibility of additional self-funded places being made available.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

The course content will comprise of both theory and practice applicable to the three core areas of physiotherapy; namely musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiorespiratory, together with providing a sound underpinning knowledge of anatomy and physiology, contemporary physiotherapy practice and research methods.

There will also be a significant practical element to the programme which involves a minimum of 1000 hours clinical placement in relevant and varied physiotherapy settings.

This course is a PGDip, however there may be the option to extend this programme for an extra 3 months to receive a Masters qualification. However this extension would have to be self-funded.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The rationale for the overall teaching and learning strategies in the Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy programme clearly identifies with current pedagogical research which supports an interactive approach to teaching and learning.  Formal teaching sessions within the university will be supplemented by 1000 hours of student placements which will provide work-based learning in a variety of clinical settings.

Modules for the current academic year

Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Physiotherapy Modules page.

Entry Requirements

Criteria for admission to the programme will be a relevant undergraduate degree in a health or sports science-related field which should contain anatomy and physiology at Honours degree level.

There will also be an interview process, for which a personal statement will need to be submitted beforehand; together with satisfactory references, an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate plus relevant medical clearance.

Please ask for advice as your Bachelor degree or diploma may be sufficient to meet this requirement. All applications will be reviewed on an individual basis.

The School will consider working professionals with non-graduate qualifications on an individual basis.


Early applications for admission to the programme are encouraged.  Applications should be made using Bangor University’s online application system but informal enquiries are welcome. 

Need help applying?

If you have any questions about entry requirements, how to apply or the course you are interested in please do not hesitate to contact Gerry Dulchaointigh. We look forward to hearing from you.

How to Apply

Home/EU students

Home/EU students: apply online yourself with the help of our Guidance Notes on online application for Home/EU students. We strongly recommend you read these before you start to apply online.

Apply online

Once you have read the Guidance Notes you should apply using our Online Application form.

Need help applying? Home/EU students please contact:

Postgraduate Admissions: or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717.

International students

  • Agents: if you are an agent applying on behalf of the student, then you can Apply here. For further guidance click here

Need help applying? International students please contact:

International Education Office: or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028

When 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.

Careers and Employability

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

Research / Links with Industry

Bangor University has strong links to the local healthcare authorities in North Wales and these will increase with the development of this programme.  Opportunities exist, therefore, for graduating students to benefit from this; in addition to the many other fields where physiotherapists are in demand such as in private practice, sporting and military settings.


Please visit our course fees page to see fees for overseas students.

Further information

Contact us

If you have additional questions about academic aspects of the course, please e-mail: Gerry Dulchaointigh

Have a look at this page for reasons to study for a postgraduate degree at Bangor University's School of Health Sciences.

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