New private university in the UK ‘to offer physiotherapy training’

People looking to train for UK medical jobs may find that the newest private university college in Britain could offer the course for them.  London-based BPP will become the first new private university college in the UK for more than 30 years and the establishment intends to expand the range of courses it offers.  Currently, BPP students can complete law and business degrees through the university college, however, it plans to set up a school of healthcare.

This branch of the educational establishment will offer courses in areas such as physiotherapy, nursing and radiography, among others.  Universities minister David Willetts commented that allowing private universities to open alongside traditional higher education services will help “to create a dynamic and flexible degree system”.  Meanwhile, people who already have a relevant undergraduate degree can opt for an accelerated programme in the discipline which are usually offered to masters level and allow students to qualify as chartered physiotherapists.