Our typical offer is 120 UCAS points or BBB, from three A Level passes or equivalent, which must include at least one of the following subjects: Biology, Human Biology and/or PE at Grade B or above. Please note we do not accept General Studies AS or A Level.
Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator.
We also require at least five passes at GCSE grade C (numerical grade 4) or above which must include English Language or equivalent, Mathematics and Science.
BTEC Extended National Diploma (Sport and Exercise Science, Health Science and Applied Science preferred) DDD. Other BTEC National Diplomas may be considered with AS or A2 Biology / Human Biology / PE at grade B.
We accept Access to Higher Education Diploma and ask for 120 UCAS points from your level 3 units, which must be in a Science/Health related subject or include some units in Biology/Human Biology.
Your completed application form will be reviewed by our Admissions Team to ensure that you have the required entry qualifications. If you meet these requirements, then your application will be individually assessed by the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Admissions Tutor and if successful, you will be shortlisted for interview.
Please note we are unable to accept applications from international students.
Fitness to practise
Medical assessments and disclosure of criminal convictions apply to all Physiotherapy courses and are based on current HCPC requirements. Physiotherapists are registered health care professionals and the ability to practise safely, effectively and professionally is essential, so all applicants will be subjected to fitness to practise procedures.
This means you are required to complete two self-declaration forms, one about your health and the other about your conduct. If you are successful, you will also need to complete these self-declaration forms annually for the duration of the course. UK students are required to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The cost of the DBS check is covered by the University.
A Fitness to Practise information pack containing the relevant documents will be sent to you once you hold a conditional firm offer with us. These forms are then reviewed alongside your application, and you must meet both the academic and fitness to practise requirements before you will be given an unconditional offer. These checks enable us to make safer recruitment decisions by identifying candidates who may be unsuitable for certain activities.
We prefer you to have some experience of delivering care in a professional or voluntary capacity and have a reference from a current or recent employer or educational institution. Evidence of the experience gained, understanding of the profession and a genuine, reasoned commitment to studying a professional course must be explicit in your personal statement to be selected for interview.
You must demonstrate that you are of good health, good character and can satisfactorily pass occupational health screening. The University will, taking into account current HCPC regulations, do all it can to accommodate the needs of candidates who declare a specific learning difficulty, long-term health condition or disability.
All applicants must attend an interview as part of the selection process, which includes an individual and group interview. Your values, problem solving and communication skills will also be assessed. The interview panel will include academic staff, clinical staff, patients and their families or carers.
You will be asked to provide a second written reference as part of the interview process. The reference can be from your current employer, character reference (e.g. former employer, colleague, teacher, advisor, etc.) or from a supervisor at a voluntary role. If you are currently employed in a clinical setting the reference should be from your employer. Please note this must not be the same reference you have submitted as part of your application.
We select students based on their knowledge, motivation, experience, values and behaviours, not just academic ability. You need to demonstrate an ability to:
- Study academic subjects at the level of the course
- Debate topics and issues
- Draw on conclusions from written material
- Study independently and as part of a group
- Use computers and technology associated with teaching, learning and assessment
- Interact with patients and colleagues in a caring and compassionate manner
- Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, the course
If English is not your first language, you need an overall IELTS score of 7, with at least 6.5 in each band.
Fees and finance
The annual, full-time, fee for this course is:
- £9,250 if you are from the UK / EU
We are unable to accept international applicants.
This course is an Allied Health Profession and is therefore approved under HCPC pre-registration healthcare funding regulations. Please see our Student Financial Guidance for further information.
In addition, you will be expected to buy your books, stationery, travel and accommodation. For practice placements you will be provided with a uniform by the University.
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
From September 2020, a non-repayable grant of £5,000 and extra payments worth up to £3,000 will be available to eligible students for each year of study. Read more on the NHS website.
Use our scholarships calculator to see what you may be entitled to.
This information was correct at the time of publication.