Physiotherapy at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

If you’re fascinated about how our body systems work together to make us function – and how these are affected through illness and injury – our Physiotherapy BSc(Hons) could be for you. Perhaps you’d like to work with people across a variety of settings, which could include a role as a physiotherapist for a sports team through to helping people on an intensive care unit. You’ll explore all aspects of practice, and you’ll delve into the science behind physiotherapy, building the skills and understanding you need to work in this hands-on and rewarding profession. You’ll look at neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy through to cardiovascular conditions and you’ll have the opportunity to build a wide knowledge base. Why Study Physiotherapy BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? Working in our physiotherapy practical rooms and biomechanics laboratory, you’ll have the opportunity to practise your skills for assessment, rehabilitation, as well as movement analysis. You’ll benefit, too, from our excellent links with local healthcare providers and sports clubs, giving you the chance to undertake practical placements. You’ll hear about the experiences and viewpoints of service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group, and use specialist clinical teaching facilities and world-leading research facilities, via the University’s new Daphne Steele Building (due to open in 2024). If you’re keen to help people maximise their potential through physical approaches, education, and empowerment – this course is for you. A healthcare degree like this one will set you up for a great career, or you could pursue further study following this physiotherapy course. Students taking this degree may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website. Professional Bodies This course is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area. Not quite ready to start Physiotherapy BSc(Hons)? Successful completion of our Health Foundation Pathway will equip you with the foundation knowledge to study Physiotherapy.


This is a common first year and comprises: • Applied Anatomy and Movement Analysis • Introduction to Health and Healthcare • Physiology in Physiotherapy Practice • Professional Development and Research 1. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

Teaching is delivered via seminars, group work, practical experience, lectures, and interactive learning packages, as well as via the University’s virtual learning environment. You'll be assessed through a combination of methods, including coursework, practice/competency-based learning and examination, in the form of written assignments, presentations, observed assessment of practical skills (OSCE), and more. Your module specification/course handbook provides full details of the assessment criteria.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition you must have GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, or equivalent Ofqual regulated qualification. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Health Foundation Pathway leading to a BSc(Hons) Degree - You must have evidence of level 3 study (or higher) within the last four years. You must have an understanding of the physiotherapy profession. You also need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health clearances prior to registration. We arrange these as part of the application process. You'll be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination. We will request an Overseas Police Check if you have lived in a country outside of the UK for 6 months or more (whether continuously or in total) in the last 10 years before applying to us and whilst aged 18 or over. Placement providers for this course may require you to have received a number of vaccinations, unless medically exempt, and provide evidence of these. As a student on a course with a clinical or healthcare placement, we strongly recommend that you complete any courses of vaccinations required under current guidelines for your future profession. Failure to do so may result in your inability to undertake a placement in certain clinical settings, therefore impacting upon your academic progression, and may result in academic failure of your course. Offers will be subject satisfactory references. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record. You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course - If you have alternative qualifications you may wish to contact us for advice before applying. Please note places are limited and attainment of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview or offer. Other suitable experience with a minimum of one third Biological Science content will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £18700 Year 1
International £18700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Please see our website for more information - NHS Funding Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website -

Physiotherapy at University of Huddersfield - UCAS