Physiotherapy at University of Leicester - UCAS

Course summary

Physios help people get back on their feet, treating patients from all walks of life – with all kinds of conditions. Sound rewarding? We think so too. In this degree, you’ll learn what it takes to become a physiotherapist and start changing lives for the better. Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that sees human movement as central to the health and well-being of people of all ages. At Leicester, we fully prepare you for a career as a professional physiotherapist in a wide range of settings. This course, led by our School of Healthcare, will teach you how to confidently assess and treat patients, and to work with both patients and other members of the multi-professional team professionally and effectively. You'll learn from leading physiotherapists. Our teaching is delivered by a cohesive team of lecturer-practitioner staff who are all experts in their clinical fields of physiotherapy practice. This means that as well as teaching at the University, they also work as specialist physiotherapists in areas such as the NHS, Ministry of Defence, private practice and even high-level sport. All your teaching takes place in small groups and we have excellent facilities that will allow you to develop and enhance your knowledge and skills, including dedicated practical rooms, a movement analysis lab, and a state-of-the-art clinical skills unit with high tech simulated patients that enable you to practise procedures in a safe environment. You will even have access to Leicester Medical School's anatomy dissection room. We believe talking with patients and getting the bigger picture can make all the difference to how you approach treating a patient. With that in mind, our lecturers put a real focus on developing your communication skills to help you assess and treat your patients and to motivate them to achieve the best possible recovery. Practical experience is central to our degree, and you will undergo training on a diverse range of placements, including with NHS and private hospitals, mental health placements, learning disability services, palliative care, high level sport (with Leicester Tigers), specialist head injury and sports injury facilities. This breadth of experience ensures you will become familiar with the variation and day-to-day demands of the physiotherapist’s role and you get all the clinical placement hours you need to qualify as a Chartered Physiotherapist. Students on this course are eligible for a grant of at least £5,000 a year, which you do not need to pay back. This course is part of the Armed Forces into Allied Health project, which recognises the qualifications, skills and experience of ex-armed forces personnel.


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Professional bodies

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

  • 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

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous exam results.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for home students is reviewed annually and for the academic year 2024/5 it is £9,250. The fees for following years have not yet been decided but are likely to increase each year in line with inflation, subject to government regulations. The inflation rate used will be RPIX, which includes all the items in the Retail Price Index, excluding mortgage payments. For your information, the inflation rate used by the Government when increasing the tuition fee from £9,000 to £9,250 was 2.8%. Fees for international students can be found on the individual course pages. For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website:

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Physiotherapy at University of Leicester - UCAS