University of East Anglia UEA

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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About This Course Choose to study physiotherapy and you could have an incredibly positive impact on people’s lives, helping them overcome physical setbacks and get back on their feet – often literally. It’s a career ideally suited to great listeners who are able to piece together the physical with the emotional to build a complete picture – and to anyone one who likes going beyond the theory and actually making things happen. Our innovative approach is both varied and interactive and is based on the very latest research. Consistently ranked as one of the best courses in the UK, we are ranked 7th for Physiotherapy in the Complete University Guide, 2020. Our course is fully approved by and prepares you for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Overview Physiotherapy is a vital caring profession which has at its heart a deep desire to improve the quality of people’s lives and help them maintain physical independence as much as possible. It is a rewarding and varied field of practice which requires in depth knowledge of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. To excel as a Physiotherapist you will need to be dedicated, open-minded, and have good communication skills. Motivation and patience are also essential, as many cases require long-term treatment. You will need to be able to develop excellent communication skills and use these to work with a diverse range of people, including families and other professionals. You will have empathy and a professional yet personable manner. Our course focuses on body systems, and exploring how they impact on the body’s ability to move and function effectively. Core areas include neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory therapy in both acute and primary care settings. Our interdisciplinary ethos means that you’ll be studying with students from therapies that you’ll encounter in your working life. Inter-professional teamwork will be a central element of your career, and UEA remains one of the only UK universities to offer this approach. You’ll learn how to apply problem-solving and clinical reasoning to assess and evaluate a client’s health. You’ll master specific assessment and treatment techniques. You’ll gain understanding in how to manage both yourself and those around you. And you’ll develop and hone the interpersonal skills key to enabling the negotiation of action plans, and to engaging effectively with patients, carers, and the multidisciplinary healthcare team. As part of our recruitment process we’ll explore the values of the NHS Constitution at interview, with successful candidates being able to demonstrate how these are reflected in their own beliefs. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider’s website:

Course details

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 E14
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB including Biology with a pass in the practical element, Human Biology or PE. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD in one of the following subjects: Applied Science Applied Science (Forensic Science) Applied Science (Medical Science) Sport & Exercise Science Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) Sport (Performance and Excellence) Sport Health and Social Care (Health Studies or Health Sciences pathways only)
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits M: 9 credits including 12 credits in Biology or Human Biology.
Scottish Higher AAAAA including Biology, Human Biology or PE.
Scottish Advanced Higher BBC including Biology, Human Biology or PE. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 points with 6 at Higher Level in Biology or Sports, Exercise & Health Science. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics, English Language and Science requirements.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Principal subjects and A level combinations are considered - please contact us.

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or B including English Language, Mathematics and a Science. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website or email [email protected] Selection is also by interview. Any offer made will be subject to a satisfactory second reference, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service screening, Occupational Health check and acceptance of Regional Clinical Placements.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks



Second reference Acceptance of regional clinical placements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level: • IELTS: 7.0 overall (minimum 7.0 in any component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.

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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £15900 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Physiotherapy at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS