Applicants should normally have at least an upper second class honours degree completed in the last five years in the cognate subjects of Biological or Behavioural Science, Sports Science or a Health related profession. Your first degree must also have had a research training component and you should have completed an undergraduate research study.
Applicants should include the following in their applications:
- A high level of interest and research into the profession, including an awareness of the breadth of the profession and the core specialities
- Appropriate work experience/shadowing
- Excellent communication skills
- The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 7.0 with no skill below 6.5 or an equivalent award.
Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course, these will be in line with professional body membership and HCPC registration requirements.
All applications should be supported by two references, a template can be accessed on the webpage. Please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.
Satisfactory health and enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
Months of entry
With accreditation from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health & Care Professions Council, your course will provide you with the necessary expertise and skills to become a qualified physiotherapist.
As a physiotherapist, you will help people of all ages to manage pain and dysfunction. Covering the core areas of neuromusculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurological physiotherapy, you will learn how to think independently and problem solve in a clinical capacity. You will acquire comprehensive hands-on experience through a selection of diverse clinical practice placements, which could be based in primary, community care or hospital settings.
You will carry out a minimum of 1,000 hours of clinical placement experience under the supervision of experienced physiotherapists. A combination of campus-based learning, independent study and clinical practice will enhance your interprofessional working relationships.
Information for international students
English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for this course are usually paid by the NHS and in many cases a bursary will also be available. To qualify you must meet the eligibility and residency rules which are determined by the external body which administers the scheme - NHS Student Bursaries. For details of the scheme and a bursary calculator to help you gauge your entitlements please see their website.
Please also see the funding page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admission Enquires
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