University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Health and Care Professions Council


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Course summary

Course overview

  • Study for a rewarding career with our BSc in Physiotherapy. You’ll be playing a key role in helping to improve people’s health, wellbeing and quality of life.
  • On this programme you’ll study a combination of University-based and physiotherapy practice-based modules, with lots of time to develop practical skills.
  • You’ll be taught how to diagnose and holistically treat a wide variety of clinical problems with a chance to practice in locations that include Blackburn Rovers Academy as well as placements in Florida and our Cyprus Campus.
Why study with us
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physiotherapy is ranked 1st in the UK with 100% of students satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2020).
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physiotherapy is ranked 1st in the UK with 100% of students in graduate-level work or further study after graduating (Complete University Guide 2021).
  • Physiotherapy at our University is ranked in the UK's top 10 according to the Complete University Guide 2020.
Further information
  • The physiotherapy programme embraces the NHS Values of: working together for patients; respect and dignity; commitment to quality of care; compassion; improving lives; and everyone counts.
  • As part of the course you will have the opportunity to hear about the experiences of service users, carers, patients and public members via our community engagement and service user support groups (Comensus).


Year 1: Anatomy, Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice 1, Culture and Context of Physiotherapy Practice (includes 7 days of placement), Exercise in Rehabilitation, Physiology and Pathology, Physiotherapeutic Skills Year 2: Promoting Public Health, Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice, Physiology, Pathology and Physiotherapy Management (Cardiovascular-Respiratory), Neurological and Neuromedical Physiotherapy Practice, Physiotherapy in Practice 1 (includes 12 weeks of placement), Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice 2 Year 3: Semester 1, Physiotherapy in Practice 2 (includes 5 weeks of placement), Physical Activity and Public Health, Physiotherapy in Practice 3 (includes 5 weeks of placement), Skills for Leadership and Business, Physiotherapy in Practice 4 (includes 5 weeks of placement). Research Project: Option 1 – Mentoring in the Workplace, Option 2 – International perspectives of Healthcare

Professional bodies

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

  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Physiotherapy, Chartered Society of

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7with no component score less than 7.0 (to have been taken within 2 years before the course commencement date)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Physiotherapy at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS