BSc Physiotherapy

General

Program Description

From August 2020, students studying this course will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year. This doesn't need to be paid back and is in addition to any financial support received through your student loan.

Course overview

This course has been launched at the specific request of local healthcare providers to meet a critical shortage of physiotherapists – so the career prospects for graduates could hardly be better.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) estimates that at least 500 extra student places are needed nationally each year.

You’ll become a competent practitioner with clinical skills and knowledge to assess, evaluate, formulate, and implement treatment programmes in a diverse range of settings. 

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time is divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

6 reasons to study Physiotherapy at Hull

  1. At least 1,000 hours of clinical placements
  2. Study with official Team GB university partner
  3. Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved
  4. Close links to pro sports clubs such as Hull City
  5. Accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  6. Learn in a small supportive cohort

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Your future prospects

  • Physiotherapist
  • Sports physiotherapist

Career prospects are excellent, especially with local healthcare providers currently struggling to recruit enough qualified physiotherapists.

Our graduates will be innovative and adaptable physiotherapists with a wide range of transferable knowledge, including leadership and enterprise skills.

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Entry requirements

UK Residents

128 points from three A Levels (excluding General Studies), including at least 40 points (Grade B) from an A Level in one of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Human Biology
  • Physical Education

Applicants taking the reformed A-level Biology must also pass the practical element.

Applicants should also have GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade 4 or C or above (or equivalent).

Alternative qualifications

  • IB Diploma: 32 points (including 6 in Higher Level Biology)
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma/BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM in a relevant Science subject.  Please note Health & Social Care is not accepted.
  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Diploma: DD plus an A level in Biology, Human Biology or Physical Education at grade B. Applicants taking reformed A-level Biology must also Pass the practical element
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Subsidiary Diploma: We only accept this award when it is studied in conjunction with other qualifications equivalent to three A levels, one of which must be an A level in a relevant subject (see below).  Applicants are expected to achieve 128 tariff points overall including at least 40 points (grade B) from an A level in one of the following subjects:  Biology, Human Biology, Physical Education.  Applicants taking reformed A-level Biology must also Pass the practical element
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass in a relevant science subject with 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction (including 15 credits in Biology at Distinction), plus 15 Level 3 credits at Merit

Other requirements

  • Occupational Health checks to ensure that students are medically fit to undertake the programme
  • All students need a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance
  • Offers are subject to satisfactory references
  • Shortlisted candidates are required to attend an interview

Worried you don’t quite meet our entry requirements?

We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it’s not just about the grades – we’ll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

If you have any questions, our admissions team will be happy to help.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 7.0 overall, with 7.0 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

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