University of Bradford

Degree level: Undergraduate

MPhysiotherapy (Sport and Exercise Medicine) MPhysio (Hons)

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Course summary

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This new four-year programme is designed for students wishing to develop knowledge and skills specifically relevant to sport and exercise settings, as well as more traditional physiotherapy environments. Graduates gain a professional Master's qualification in physiotherapy, opening up a range of career opportunities as a physiotherapist in the sport, exercise and health and wellbeing sectors. It also provides foundation for further research study. MPhysiotherapy Sport and Exercise Medicine contains all the modules from the University’s highly regarded BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme. This curriculum is extended with additional sport and exercise specific modules, enhanced research and the opportunity to gain a sport first aid qualification – enhancing your prospects of working in a sports specific environment. You will undertake a range of placements in professional and amateur sport settings, including the University's Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation Clinic, as well other physiotherapy settings. Professional accreditation This course is approved by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the statutory body for Allied Health Professionals. By the end of your studies, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC, and will be eligible to apply for full membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Rankings We are ranked 8th in the UK for Physiotherapy in the Complete University Guide 2020. The Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation team at the University of Bradford has been recognised nationally with a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) from AdvanceHE, the most prestigious team award available for learning and teaching in Higher Education.

Course details


Year 1 Developing and Promoting Health and Well Being (C) Neuromusculoskeletal – peripheral (C) Soft Tissue and Exercise Principals (C) Year 2 Cardiovascular and Respiratory Practice (C) Evidencing Rehabilitation in Sport and Health (C) Neurological Practice (C) Neuromusculoskeletal– Spinal (C) People Populations and Contemporary Physiotherapy Practice (C) Work based Learning 1 (Level 5) (C) Year 3 Evidence Based Practice (C) Research Methods in Health and Sport (C) Sport Trauma Management (C) Work based Learning 2 (Level 6) (C) Year 4 Employability and Professional Development (C) Enhancing Sport Performance (C) Evaluating Service Delivery (O) Primary Research (O) Systematic Literature Review (O)

Assessment method

Throughout your studies you will be taught by a team of professional physiotherapists, supported by experts from a number of different clinical areas at the Faculty of Health Studies. You will be taught in lectures, seminars, tutorials and in small groups. Modules are assessed using a range of different methods, including written examinations, practical assessments, poster presentations and case studies. The assessment of clinical practice largely takes place in the clinical environment by clinical staff and university tutors.

Professional bodies

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

  • Health and Care Professions Council

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB161
Institution code B56
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 136 points A minimum of 136 UCAS tariff points from 3 A Levels (or equivalent) (excluding General Studies) to include a grade B in Biology, Human Biology, sports Science or PE plus GCSE grade C/4 in English Language and Mathematics. Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics are acceptable in place of GCSE's
A level AAB A minimum of 136 UCAS tariff points from 3 A Levels (or equivalent) (excluding General Studies) to include a grade B in Biology, Human Biology, sports Science or PE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD DDD in a relevant Health, Science or Sport related subject.
Access to HE Diploma 138 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health Professions or Science with at least 12 credits in Biology which must be at minimum grade Distinction.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher As UCAS tariff to include a minimum of two Scottish Advanced Highers including grade B in Biology, Human Biology, Sports Science or PE
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 0 points 136 UCAS tariff points overall including three Higher Level subjects at 7,6,5 to include Biology at HL6. Applicants must also meet English Language and Mathematics requirements at HL3 or SL4.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) As tariff from five Irish Higher subjects including grade A1 in Biology English and Mathematics at grade D3 or above (Irish Higher) or C or above (Ordinary Level)

As part of the selection process, we interview short-listed candidates prior to making offers. All places are offered subject to satisfactory occupational health screening and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. English language requirements for International and EU applicants: IELTS test with an overall score of 6.5 with no sub-test less than 6.0 (or equivalent)

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £19850 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
MPhysiotherapy (Sport and Exercise Medicine) MPhysio (Hons) at University of Bradford - UCAS