Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University


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Course summary

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Summary: As a physiotherapist, you make a real difference to the way people function physically, socially and psychologically, using therapeutic intervention to optimise their abilities. This is achieved through health promotion, preventative healthcare and rehabilitation. Course details: As with all healthcare professionals, the public place high levels of expectations and trust in their physiotherapist. To work in this sector it is essential that you are able to demonstrate the core values embedded within the NHS Constitution: working together for patients, respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives and everyone counts. You learn to apply your knowledge and understanding of contemporary physiotherapy practice, and you gain the skills to be a safe, autonomous and professional practitioner. Core skills underpinning physiotherapy include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, movement analysis and electrotherapy. Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends. After the course: Opportunities are available for employment within the NHS, private sector or charitable trusts – in hospitals, GP surgeries, schools, industry and in the community. You could also consider a career working in clinical research or teaching, in the UK or overseas.

Course details


Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment method

There is a range of diverse learning and teaching methods used throughout the course which includes keynote lectures, seminars, small group work as well as practical skills sessions. You are given constructive feedback to enhance your learning opportunities. You are encouraged and supported to engage in self-directed learning throughout the duration of the course. You must complete at least 1,000 hours of clinical practice successfully to comply with the regulations of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Clinical placements enable you to assess and treat clients with varied clinical conditions, in a range of hospital and community settings. During placements you are supervised by experienced clinicians and receive visits from University tutors. Clinical placements are arranged by academic tutors and you will be required to travel for some placements. Assessment is varied and reflects module learning outcomes. You are assessed by written assignments, oral presentations and practical examinations. In the interests of professional safety, you must complete all modules successfully to demonstrate: conducting assessment and treatment procedures safely and effectively, satisfactory clinical reasoning and problem-solving skills, satisfactory skills in communication and team working, and evidence of appropriate selection and appraisal of methods of critical enquiry.

Professional bodies

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

  • Physiotherapy, Chartered Society of
  • 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

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Course codeB160
Institution code T20
Campus nameTeesside University
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 128 - 144 points
A level A minimum of 128 UCAS tariff points from 3 A levels (minimum grade B) with 40 points from a science subject and excluding general studies or critical thinking.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 144 UCAS tariff points in a science or health subject.
Access to HE Diploma Pass QAA recognised Access course in a science or health based subject with 27 level 3 credits at distinction and the remainder at merit with a minimum of 125 tariff points. Level 2 English and maths modules must be included if GCSE grade 4 (grade C) is not obtained. Satisfactory interview, references, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and completed work based risk assessment required. Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of the physiotherapist role. Recent level 3 academic study within the last 3 years required.
Scottish Higher A minimum of 128 UCAS tariff points including any science or social science subject at grade B.
Scottish Advanced Higher A minimum of 128 UCAS tariff points including any science or social science subject at grade B.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) A minimum of 128 UCAS tariff points from 5 Irish highers/honours subjects including 24 points from a science or social science subject.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, or equivalent, in English Language, maths and science.

Satisfactory interview, references, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, completed work based risk assessment and recent level 3 academic study within the last 3 years required. Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of the physiotherapist role.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


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
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Physiotherapy at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS