Birmingham City University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Underpinned by the latest research, and accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists, this BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy course is a chance for you to be able to provide the very best care and management for professional athletes and individuals to aid their recovery and support performance. You will have the opportunity to carry out a sandwich year, where you will take on a work placement, providing you with essential experience and hands-on learning, aiding your development. These placements could either be national or international, and could see you work with professional sports teams or within regular clinics, where you’ll work on real-life cases and perform diagnoses on students and members of the public. This course is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists - the largest governing body of Sports Therapists in the UK to ensure the course remains relevant and aligned with industry standards. You'll be taught in our £71 million City South Campus, complete with state-of-the-art facilities including two sports therapy clinic rooms (where you will take part in real-life clinics with patients from year 1 of the course), fitness suite and innovative teaching classrooms. Find out more by visiting the Birmingham City University website!
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- The Society of Sports Therapists
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||City South Campus, Edgbaston|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||Contextualised reduced tariff offer: 96 tariff points or equivalent e.g. A-level CCC, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.|
|A level||BBC||Including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, or Physical Education at A-level or Level 3 equivalent at Grade C or above Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of 3 subjects are considered. These can be other A-levels or Level 3 equivalents|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Must be in Sport and Exercise Science or Applied Science Sport (2016 specification) is also acceptable but must include a Merit in 'Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at Level 3 with 30 credits at Distinction which must be in Biology, Chemistry or a Health related subject If applying with an Access course you only need GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C/4 or above or accepted equivalent. You are not required to hold three GCSEs in total and GCSE Science is not required|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
|AS||AC||112 UCAS tariff points. Including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, or Physical Education at A-level or Level 3 equivalent at Grade C or above Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of two AS-Level subjects can be considered along with two A-levels or a combination of equivalent Level 3 qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)||DMM||Must be in Sport and Exercise Science or Applied Science Sport (2016 specification) is also acceptable but must include a Merit in 'Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology|
|Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF)||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF)||Not accepted|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers). Must include a Sport, Health or Science subject at Higher level or above|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points||Obtain a minimum of 28 points overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept Standard Level English Language (not literature) English A - Grade 4 or above or English B - Grade 5 from the IB|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Not accepted|
|Extended Project||Not accepted|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 112 tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H1-H7 (or A-D/A1-D3)) Must include Sport, Health or a Science subject related subject at Higher level|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Not accepted|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Five subjects at grade C/4 or above must include Mathematics, English language and Double Science. Level 2 equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills) are not accepted. Acceptable level 2 Mathematics, English language and Double Science subject:- Scottish National 5 Scottish Intermediate 2 Scottish Credit Standard Grade - Five subjects at grade 2 or above • Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment • Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application|
|HNC (BTEC)||Not accepted|
|HND (BTEC)||Not accepted|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||Not accepted|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||Not accepted|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||Not accepted|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||Not accepted|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Successful candidates will be required to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance via the Faculty prior to enrolling on this course.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no subtest below 6|
f English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTS must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|