Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS

Course summary

If someone’s suffered an injury, has an illness or disability, the physiotherapist helps restore movement and function to as near normal as possible – and is therefore a key member of the health care team. The GCU programme develops graduates who are both innovative and skilled. As physiotherapists with a genuinely scientific outlook, they can deal with patients in a variety of settings, neurorehabilitation to musculoskeletal, respiratory care to industry. To develop the skills required in physiotherapy you’ll practise on other students in your class. Your learning is also supported by visiting the clinical simulation lab, field trips, practice education placements and e-learning. Students gain experience in an elective placement, which can take place in the UK or abroad.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

SWAP Access to Health and Biological Sciences at Glasgow Clyde College (Cardonald Campus) with BBB at 1st attempt Other SWAP Access to Science/Health based courses are considered on an individual basis Other qualifications considered: BSC Hons Sport Science and Exercise Physiology from Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland Health Science & Physiology Degree from IT Sligo is considered if completing full 3 years with an average of 70%. Higher Certificate in Physiology and Health Science, IT Carlow Ireland, this is a 2 year course – with an average of 70%. Sports Science and Health in IT Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland – with average of 70%.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS of overall 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £15200 Year 1
International £15200 Year 1

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Sponsorship information

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Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS