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BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

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  • UCAS Code:
    B160
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

There are many reasons why this course boasts extremely high student overall satisfaction rates (100%) and sees 100% of graduates employed or in further study within six months of finishing. First of all, we like to keep our class sizes small; approximately 30 students per year. This lecturer-to-student ratio means more support, education and resources are available to you throughout your three years.

Many of our lecturers are still actively practising, so their fingers remain firmly on the pulse of the profession. We offer state-of-the-art learning facilities and equipment, high-quality placement and volunteering opportunities, and the degree is endorsed by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

As a trainee physiotherapist you’ll treat people of all ages, with a range of problems, and discover ways to help maximise each patient’s potential through your knowledge of human movement and function. You’ll also gain healthcare techniques to manage patients’ physical, psychological and social wellbeing, and because practical experience is central to this course, you’ll gain real world experience in a diverse array of settings. In your final year you’ll present an innovation project at a student conference, integrated to help to boost your career prospects. 

100% of our final year students said that staff are good at explaining things, so join us on live chat now to find out more, or register to meet us at an Open Day. You can also watch a webinar presentation about the course.

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.

For 2019 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses.

This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in November, 2018 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2019, September 2020

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

3 years, including mandatory placements

Accreditations:

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

Required subjects:

Biology, Human Biology or Physical Education

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: 128-144 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent, including 40 points in a required subject. BTEC Extended Diploma of DDM. For more information check out our 2019 entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Course details

Many of our lecturers are still actively practising, so their fingers remain firmly on the pulse of the profession. We offer state-of-the-art learning facilities and equipment, high-quality placement and volunteering opportunities, and the degree is endorsed by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

As a trainee physiotherapist you’ll treat people of all ages, with a range of problems, and discover ways to help maximise each patient’s potential through your knowledge of human movement and function. You’ll also gain healthcare techniques to manage patients’ physical, psychological and social wellbeing, and because practical experience is central to this course, you’ll gain real-world experience in a diverse array of settings.

In your final year you’ll present an innovation project at a student conference, integrated to help to boost your career prospects.

Download the programme specification (pdf 336KB)

Placements

Placements are designed to develop your competence and physiotherapy skills.

Your application

Entry requirements

Careers

The aim of this course is to give you all the skills you need to work as an autonomous physiotherapist once you graduate. 100% of our students working or in further study within six months of finishing their degree.

This qualification will allow you to work all over the world, as well as in the UK.

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our pages on funding support for healthcare courses. Our fees and funding section also includes information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. 

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice in the physiotherapy sector which is integrated into the teaching of this course. 

You can find out more about some of the staff that are currently teaching on the course and their research activities below. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Course changes

What our graduates think

Tracy Sherwood

Bournemouth University allowed me to learn in a supported environment, while giving me the freedom to develop and become the autonomous practitioner I am today.

What our graduates think

Jo Ponting

One of the massive benefits of the BSc Physiotherapy at Bournemouth was the expertise of tutors, not only were they leaders in their fields but also truly passionate towards teaching and very approachable.