If you would love to study Physiotherapy here at Leicester, but your A-level subjects don’t match our entry criteria, or you don’t quite have the entry requirements to get in, this degree is your bridge to making it happen. This Foundation Year course is aimed at students who want to study on the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in the School of Healthcare at the University of Leicester, whose A-level subjects don’t match our entry criteria or who don’t have the necessary entry requirements Completion of the integrated Physiotherapy Foundation Year at the level required will enable you to progress onto the first year of the BSc in Physiotherapy. You will be taught by expert academic staff from across different departments in the College of Life Sciences, studying alongside other students in the School of Healthcare, School of Biological Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Psychology. The course strongly emphasises the development of the study skills that will be necessary for success in your undergraduate studies and beyond. These study skills will be integrated within the course material and take advantage of innovative learning technologies. During your Foundation Year you will join our student community and be able to enjoy all aspects of the University of Leicester student experience. You will be able to join the Students’ Union, use our academic and leisure facilities, live in our accommodation and access all our support services. You will have a personal tutor to support you, and our excellent staff/student ratio means that you will get all the help you need throughout your studies.
For more information on this course and a full list of modules, visit the course information page on our website
For more information on the methods of assessment on this course, visit the course information page on our website
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How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
You will be expected to show academic attainment at the required level within 3 years of the course proposed start date. When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.
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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. As part of the course entry requirements you must provide the university with an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. The university will bear the cost for this and will provide successful applicants with details of how to obtain their DBS certificate prior to the start of the course.
You must be in good health and should be up-to-date with your routine immunisations e.g. tetanus, diphtheria, polio and MMR. If you are offered a place, you will be required to complete a health questionnaire (Word, 75kb) and must be prepared to undergo an occupational health examination. If your vaccinations are not up to date, boosters will be provided by our Occupational Health department at no cost to you. If you have any concerns with regards to vaccinations please let us know when you apply.
You must be at least 18 years old when you start the course. If you are not yet 18 you can still apply but you will need to defer your entry by a year if your 18th birthday will be after the start of the course.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 6.5 in each component. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|