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Course summary

Physiotherapy plays an essential role in the overall health and well-being of a wide range of patients. Physiotherapists work with a diverse caseload across all healthcare settings, often as part of multidisciplinary teams. As a student at Bradford you’ll develop the skills you need to take a key role in the management of both acute and long term conditions, helping restore and maintain function and activity, and prevent of injury or illness. The Bradford approach emphasises the integration and application of theory and practice to produce an adaptable, innovative graduate with excellent professional skills who can use a research based, evaluative, problem solving approach to physiotherapy practice. You will develop strong leadership skills enabling you to manage and lead teams often working in emerging roles with new providers. Professional accreditation This course is approved by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the statutory body for Allied Health Professionals. By the end of your studies, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC, and will be eligible to apply for full membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Rankings We are ranked 8th in the UK for Physiotherapy in the Complete University Guide 2021. The Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation team at the University of Bradford has been recognised nationally with a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) from AdvanceHE, the most prestigious team award available for learning and teaching in Higher Education.


Year 1 Neuromusculoskeletal - Peripheral (Core) Developing and Promoting Health and Wellbeing (Core) People Populations and Contemporary Physiotherapy (Core) Year 2 Neurological Practice (Core) Cardiovascular Respiratory Practice (Core) Neuromusculoskeletal - Spinal (Core) Research Methods in Health and Sport (Core) Work Based Learning 1 (Level 5) (Core) Final Year Evidence Based Practice (Core) Employability and Professional Development (Core) Work Based Learning 2 (Core) Option Aspirational Research Proposal Evaluating Service Delivery Literature Review Primary Research Project

Assessment method

Lectures are supplemented with small group tutorials and practical sessions to facilitate an active and collaborative approach to learning. Case based scenarios are used to facilitate the development of clinical reasoning skills alongside a skills-rich curriculum. These skills are ultimately evidenced in the practice setting measured by success in meeting the learning outcomes detailed in the professional practice assessment booklet. Year 1 emphasises practical learning; you will be encouraged to participate in practical sessions both as therapist and model to develop professional skills. Theory is taught in an integrated manner to allow you to link theory and practice. The student-led clinics are another opportunity to put your skills into practice. In year 2 the emphasis is on the development of more advanced and specialised skills directed towards the common areas of physiotherapy practice. Your research knowledge and skills will be developed in readiness for year 3 modules. There are ‘practice preparation’ sessions to ensure that you are as well prepared as possible for work based learning, which at this level consists of three placements totalling 540 hours. In year 3 the emphasis is on independent learning. You will complete a research module which will offer four options – a literature review, a piece of primary research, a research proposal or an audit of an aspect of practice. Work Based Learning placements at this level are worth a total of 60 credits and overall placements contribute a maximum of 46.7% to the overall degree classification. Please note that for 2019 entry, the module information is subject to change.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Physiotherapy, Chartered Society of

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All short-listed candidates will be interviewed. Acceptance is subject to completion of a satisfactory medical and Disclosure and Barring Service Check. The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. English language requirements for international and EU applicants: IELTS test with an overall score of 6.5 with no sub-test less than 6.0.

Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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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 £22180* Year 1
International £22180* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Physiotherapy at University of Bradford - UCAS