University of South Wales

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)


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Course summary

Our hands-on physiotherapy degree is designed to help students develop the skills and knowledge required to flourish as a physiotherapist. You will graduate capable of practicing in a range of settings, and from a robust theoretical knowledge base that will set the tone for a career of effective practice. You will build a fundamental understanding of medical sciences whilst also honing your technical skills and physical techniques associated with physiotherapy. You will be trained to make a difference to people’s lives, using activities and movement to improve physical and mental health and wellbeing, and help people recover from injury and illness. Physiotherapists also help people achieve optimal health – from schoolchildren to older people in residential care. You will work towards joining a well-established profession of over 60,000 practitioners, engaging in opportunities to learn with current health professionals and physiotherapists on placement with our health board partners across Wales. Graduates will be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, bringing a wide range of employment opportunities (subject to HCPC and CSP approval). You will learn about the improvement of physical and mental health and wellbeing through the promotion of movement, activity and exercise, and social interaction. You will also undertake interprofessional learning and working with a range of other disciplines. Modules focusing on basic and medical sciences, and foundations of assessment, diagnosis and management, are developed throughout all levels of the programme to underpin the management of increasingly complex situations. Unfortunately as this course is funded by the NHS and students have to have placements in the local NHS Health Board we are unable to accept applications from overseas (Non EU) students.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on the Child & Adult Workforce and Child and Adult Barring Lists and subscription to the DBS Update Service (no offences are considered spent).


Two satisfactory references are required (one to be added to your UCAS application, and a second written reference to be printed out and brought to the interview). You will be required to demonstrate a real insight to, and enthusiasm for, the discipline. You should learn as much as you can about the profession, including where practitioners practice, and their role in modern healthcare. You must also demonstrate insight to your organisational skills and ability to effectively manage your studies.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 with no lower than 5.5 in any one component. Unfortunately as this course is funded by the NHS and students have to have placements in the local NHS Health Board we are unable to accept applications from overseas (Non EU) students.

USW English Language Requirements

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Provider information

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University of South Wales
Llantwit Road
CF37 1DL

Clearing contact details

Enquiries and Admissions Team

03455 760606

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Additional information

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Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions Team
Physiotherapy at University of South Wales - UCAS