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Course summary

Our BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the CSP, which means you can register as a physiotherapist with both once you graduate – something you’ll need to do to practise in this field. With work-based training built in, and outstanding onsite facilities, you’ll learn what constitutes good physiotherapeutic practice and explore the theories and subjects that influence it. Develop a holistic approach to your practice and learn from an inspirational, supportive team with a depth of physiotherapy experience in many areas. Discover how to work with patients, their families and other healthcare professionals to support rehabilitation and wellbeing – developing your inter-professional and interpersonal skills. The course has a strong practical focus, incorporating case-based learning and opportunities to engage with patients and professionals on placements, in class and online. You’ll spend about a third of your time on placements in the NHS, and with specialist independent and voluntary sector employers, in a mix of environments. Add international experience to your degree by working with our partner Lapin AMK in Finland or the University of the Arctic Circle in Tromso (Norway) through Erasmus. Physiotherapists are in demand across the UK, so you could work in a hospital or the community for the NHS or independent sector, in private practice, in sports and leisure centres, or for private or voluntary sector employers.

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

Application codes

Course code:
B160
Institution code:
B80
Campus name:
Glenside Campus
Campus code:
G

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UWE Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. All applications received on or before the UCAS deadline are considered equally, however, due to the volume of applications received, and to ensure that all applications are given equal consideration, you may attend an interview in December or January but may not receive your decision until May via UCAS or through the UWE applicant portal. The University is unable to enter into individual correspondence regarding decisions made following an interview. If you have not received a decision on your application within a week of the interview, this means that the University is still considering your application. We appreciate your patience during this time and would like to remind you that if you applied through UCAS and have received offers from any other Universities, you will not lose these offers before your UCAS Reply Deadline. Please note that due to early clinical contact on this course applicants must turn 18 before the start of placement. Applicants who do not turn 18 by the commencement of the placement will be advised to defer or reapply as appropriate. Please see our admissions policy for further information.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/B160

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 does not apply and all convictions, including those which are spent, must be disclosed. This is in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. If you are offered a place, you must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form. All information will be treated in confidence and only taken into account when absolutely necessary.

Health checks

UWE Bristol prides itself on being disability–friendly and supportive of physical and mental wellbeing, therefore disclosing any needs you might have through the Occupational Health Assessment will enable us to create reasonable adjustments to suit your needs. As part of the assessment you will be required to complete a questionnaire and must be prepared to undergo a medical examination if required. Offers of places are subject to Occupational Health Clearance and students are expected to disclose pre-existing and historical health conditions. You must be in good health and up-to-date with all routine immunisations that are required for working in health and social care settings. You will also be required to confirm your status in respect of a number of infectious diseases (tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, varicella, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV antibodies) and be prepared to have all required vaccinations. Please note that the list of required vaccinations may change, in response to advice from the Department of Health. If your vaccinations are not up-to-date, this will affect your ability to continue on your course. If you have any concerns with regards to vaccinations please raise this at the point of application.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Physiotherapy at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS