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Course summary

Humans are intricate beings, but what happens when injury or disease stops your body from working the way it should? Through clinical placements, case-based and simulated practice learning our newly accredited Physiotherapy BSc enables you to master the knowledge, clinical skills and confidence to become a qualified physiotherapist. We’re leading the way in physiotherapy teaching and will ensure your skills are of the highest standard for your future career. Through real-life case studies, you’ll study each area of the body in relation to a simulated patient problem. This approach to teaching corresponds to clinical practice, meaning you’re gaining knowledge of anatomy and relevant experience of patient care. Additionally, all our modules are year-long, meaning you’ll gain a thorough understanding of each aspect of the human body. As well as practical teaching, you’ll also complete a series of diverse supervised placements. Our placements are undertaken in six blocks of five weeks, giving you extended time in each clinical setting to really deepen your learning and skill set. Areas you can work in include: cardio-respiratory, intensive-care, neurology, musculoskeletal departments, community settings, as well as leadership and research placements. These placements build your confidence and abilities so that by the time you graduate, you’re able to embark on a career as a physiotherapist. At Nottingham, you’ll gain the lasting knowledge, hands-on skills, and adaptability to navigate the future challenges of healthcare.


Your first year will see you gain the foundational knowledge of physiotherapy. Through real-life and simulated case studies, you'll build not only your clinical skills but also the anatomy and theory behind the principles of physiotherapy. Each module lasts the entire year, enabling you to gain a thorough understanding of each area, and ensure you are prepared for placements in year two. In your second year, you'll continue to deepen your understanding of physiotherapy at local and global levels, as well as broaden your clinical skills and ability to work professionally. It will also see you begin your placements. You'll undertake three, five-week placements in a range of settings. In your final year, you'll refine and focus your knowledge and skills, continue to grow as a clinician and leader, and conduct a final year research project in an area of your choosing. You'll continue to build your practical and clinical skills on placement during this year. This year you'll complete three five-week placements. You'll also complete an investigative piece of work in your final year dissertation project. This is an opportunity to carry out your own research in an area that interests you personally, with the guidance of our expert academics. For the most up-to-date module information and full details, please visit the course page on our website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 80% overall including Biology/PE 75%. Graduate 2:1 in a relevant subject. If in a non-relevant subject, contact school for further information. Foundation science degrees: 70% overall (to include modules with Biology/Anatomy/Physiology content) Please contact the school for further information

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Health checks

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Work experience is required. Please see website for further details.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £27200* Year 1
EU £27200* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Physiotherapy at University of Nottingham - UCAS