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University of Gloucestershire


BSc (Hons)

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Full Time
Course length
3 Years
Oxstalls, Gloucester

Course overview

Physiotherapy is a science-based healthcare profession where practitioners use their skills to improve and manage a wide range of medical conditions. Physiotherapists help people affected by illness, injury or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.

Our Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) course scored 95% for academic support in the National Student Survey 2024.

Students applying for this course may be eligible for the NHS Learning Support Fund, which provides a non-repayable training grant of £5,000 per academic year.

You’ll take a ‘whole person’ approach to health – fully involving patients in their own care through education, awareness and empowerment. You’ll study the core subjects of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and pathology in order to apply these to clinical situations. Your studies will include clinical placements in a variety of NHS and private settings to give you a diverse experience to prepare for your future career as a Physiotherapist.

The course is approved by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). On completion of the course you will be eligible to apply to the HCPC to practice as a registered Physiotherapist.

Study style

Your academic year will be split into blocks of taught delivery and blocks of placement activity. Teaching and placement activity will run Monday to Friday throughout the academic year – and may include completing placements in other counties within the UK. On campus you’ll use state-of-the-art facilities including treatment rooms, rehabilitation space, a hospital ward, a skills laboratory, a biomechanics laboratory, three physiology laboratories, a strength and conditioning suite, a fitness suite and a simulated ‘home’ environment.

Methods of teaching and learning include:

  • lectures & seminars
  • group work & discussions
  • tutorials
  • skills practice in clinical skills laboratory
  • clinical placements at levels 4, 5 and 6
  • reflective logs
  • case based discussions
  • assessment of competencies
  • self-directed study.

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Entry requirements

    • 136 UCAS tariff points, AAB at A levels including a grade B or above in Biology, Human Biology or PE. DDD at BTEC when the core subject is science-based, or a Merit in your T-Level in a science based subject.

      Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in a science-based subject or Health Professions. Applicants required to meet 136 tariff points (example of achieving this would be 39 distinctions and 6 merits).

      Entry to this course is by interview. Check out our Interview Guide to learn what to expect and help you prepare.

      An understanding of the Physiotherapist role and evidence of work experience in Physiotherapy or similar caring is also useful.

    • English Language and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

    • In order to study this course, offer holders will need to complete a satisfactory DBS and Health Clearance check.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

    • If English is not your first language, you are required to provide a language test certificate as evidence of proficiency. This needs to be at Academic IELTS at 7.0 with no element below 6.5 in all sections of the test.

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Fees and costs

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See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire. Students applying for this course may be eligible for the NHS Learning Support Fund, which provides a non-repayable training grant of £5,000 per academic year, plus an additional £2,000 for students who have parental responsibility. An additional £1,000 allowance is available for students studying a specialist subject. Contact our Money Advice Team for further information.
Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
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Fee (international)
Fee per year
Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester B160 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester B160 TBC TBC
Sep 2026 Oxstalls, Gloucester B160 TBC TBC

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

95% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2024 and based on 2021/22 leavers

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Through our excellent links with local healthcare partners, you’ll have access to a variety of high quality placements throughout your studies, giving you hands-on experience which will enable you to be career-ready when you graduate.

Physiotherapists are in high demand. You could work for the NHS, private healthcare, education and research, or set up your own business. Physiotherapists may choose to stay general in their clinical careers or specialise in a certain area. For example you might choose to work in paediatrics, in-patient hospital care, rehabilitation, hydrotherapy and sports injury to name a few.

Use state-of-the-art facilities

You’ll put theory into practice and get ‘hands-on’ with your learning in industry-standard facilities – a clinical skills laboratory, hospital ward, exercise testing and biomechanics laboratories.

Student and lecturer looking at the muscles of a lifecast model

Help patients to manage their own health

Health promotion and patient self-management are at the heart of the course. You’ll become experts in advising and supporting individuals to manage their own health and prevent injury and illness.

Students in physiotherapy lab

Become an innovator of future health care

You’ll learn to act with care and compassion, developing a culture of care where all levels of staff have the ability to facilitate service change – which is needed for a sustainable, future-proof NHS.

Physiotherapy student pointing at laptop with picture of ligament

"This course is very practical"

“I joined the University in 2006 from a background of working in the NHS as a Physiotherapist. I believe students learn best when they have the opportunity to gain experience alongside their studies.”

Eve Scarle, Academic Subject Leader (Allied Health Professions)

Eve Scarle, Physiotherapy lecturer performing exercises

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