Bournemouth University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course has excellent employment following completion with 100% of graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduating. Other key highlights include a focus on small class sizes, actively practising expert lecturers, state-of-the-art learning facilities and equipment, high-quality placement and volunteering opportunities, and its accreditation by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
You'll treat people of all ages, with a range of problems, and learn to maximise each patient’s potential through your knowledge of human movement and function. You’ll gain healthcare techniques to manage patients’ physical, psychological and social wellbeing, practical experience in industry, and you’ll present an innovation project at a student conference in your final year, all of which will help to boost your career prospects.
As part of this degree, you'll also have the opportunity to undertake placements, in which you'll be supported by practice placement educator throughout your practice placements.
All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.
This course is delivered through a combination of theory and work placements. In the first year you will experience an introductory placement, followed by the first six-week clinical placement. There are two six-week placements in the second year and two six-week placements in the third year to ensure you gain the minimum of 1,000 hours practice experience specified by the HCPC. You will study a variety of units including exercise, movement and rehabilitation, anatomy, acute and community rehabilitation, service improvement project and innovations in physiotherapy.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Health and Care Professions Council
- Physiotherapy, Chartered Society of
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.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||128 - 144 points||128 - 144 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent, including 40 points in a required subject. Required subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Physical Education. BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit and 40 points from an A-level in a required subject.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||128 tariff points (Grade DDM) but must be accompanied by an A level in a required subject with 40 points.|
|Access to HE Diploma||128 - 144 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades including a minimum of 15 level 3 credits in a required subject|
|Scottish Higher||128 - 136 tariff points from Scottish Highers, including 40 points in a required subject.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||128 - 144 tariff points including a minimum of 2 Principal Subjects, including 40 points in a required subject|
|Extended Project||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications with 40 points in a required subject.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 - 33 points||32 - 33 points including grade H5 in a required subject|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level in a required subject with 40 points.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DDM||128 tariff points (Grade DDM) but must be accompanied by an A level in a required subject with 40 points.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level in a required subject with 40 points.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level in a required subject with 40 points.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level in a required subject with 40 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level in a required subject with 40 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent with 40 points in a required subject.|
Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if it’s included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Occupational Health (OH) Checks
This course is physically and mentally demanding and you will need to be mentally and physically able to undertake your chosen course. Places are offered subject to passing an OH check, and this will be carried out at the University Hospital Southampton.
Health conditions need to be dealt with on an individual basis e.g. deafness, blindness, eczema (or other dermatological allergic reactions) on exposed areas, epilepsy, back problems, or mental health conditions, eating disorders and other disabilities.
These do not automatically exclude you but please ensure that you fully disclose your condition to OH. The University can then consider the recommendations made by OH and whether reasonable adjustments can be made to support you on your chosen course. If you require more guidance please contact us for more information.
You will be required to provide a record of your immunity status or be vaccinated or have the required blood tests. Please see this table for the required immunisations. You may need to ask your GP or current OH department or find your childhood vaccination record for details of your past immunisation records.
You should be aware that there may be charges made (for which you will be liable) relating to your gaining the appropriate immunity required prior to starting your training programme.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7.0||IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|