BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

On this course you will master the skills, knowledge and professional behaviours you need to work as a physiotherapist. We will use a problem-based approach as you study. This means you will work with your classmates to solve physiotherapy problems.

We will guide you to become a competent and reflective practitioner who takes responsibility for your continued professional development. You will learn to deliver ethical and effective physiotherapy services in different healthcare settings. Some of the things you will study include:

  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Professionalism in healthcare
  • Exercise therapy
  • Movement analysis
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Cardiovascular respiratory and neurological conditions

You will apply your learning on professional placements each year. Experienced Physiotherapists will supervise you as you complete 1000 hours of placement in different clinical, health and social care settings. This will give you experience working across the profession, with different conditions and patients. During Year 2 there is also the opportunity to complete your placement abroad. This is a great chance to experience a different healthcare system, meet new friends and make lifelong memories.

This degree is accredited by the CSP and validated by the HCPC. This means when you successfully complete the course you will meet the requirements for registration with both organisations. This will allow you to practise under the title of Chartered Physiotherapist.

Entry Requirements


  • ABB from A2 subjects to include Grade B or above in Biology or PE (but excluding General Studies) or equivalent.
  • 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English language, maths and science.

Qualification Minimum Grade Minimum Science Requirements
A level (A2) ABB (excluding General Studies) B in biology or physical education
BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction, Distinction, Merit Your BTEC must be in a related subject area such as science, sport or health and social care. You must have achieved a minimum of DDM, and this must include a minimum of 3 modules containing human biology, anatomy and/or physiology.
International Baccalaureate 34 Points Grade 6 or higher in Higher Level Biology
Access to Higher Education Diploma 45 credits at level 3 The course must be in a related subject area such as Allied Health Professions or science. You must have passed 3 modules of human biology, anatomy or physiology
Previous study in Higher Education (HE) Foundation Year, HNCs, HNDs Your HE study must be in a related area. You will need to achieve high grades in a biology subject. These applications are considered on a case by case basis
A combination of qualifications 128 UCAS points or higher Any Biology courses listed in this column. We may consider level 3 BTECS with up to 2 grades if they equivalent to an A level in biology

We do not accept Adult Numeracy or Key Skills instead of GCSE Maths.


If we think your application is outstanding, we will invite you for an interview. We do not interview every applicant. Find out more about the Physiotherapy interviews, what you will need and what you can expect on the day.

Additional Requirements

For entry onto this course, you will also need:

  • A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • A satisfactory medical report
  • Work shadowing experience.

Your experience can be in any setting a physiotherapist works in or an environment that gives you insight into healthcare practice. We do not require a specific amount of work experience. If you struggle to find work shadowing experience, detailed insight into physiotherapy through online research is acceptable.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 7.0 (with no skill below 6.5) or equivalent.

Career Prospects

This course will prepare you for a career as a physiotherapist in a range of professional settings. You will also develop diverse skills that can be used in a range of jobs. These include research, analysis, problem solving and communication skills.

This degree could be your first step toward your career as a:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Animal physiotherapist
  • Health service manager

Course Details

Year 1

Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice
Professional Development
Exercise, Rehabilitation and Health Promotion
Professional Practice Placement 1 (Pass/Fail)

Year 2

Specialisms of Physiotherapy
Research Methods
Professional Placement 2, 3 and 4 (Pass/Fail)

Year 3

Employability and Service Development
Advancing Practice
Professional Practice Placements 5 and 6

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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