Institute of Health

Physiotherapy with Foundation Year

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code B161
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  • Start Date(s) 20 September 2021, 19 September 2022
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Health
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Why choose this course?

Physiotherapists provide care and rehabilitation to people of all ages affected by injury, illness or disability, and are essential members of multi-disciplinary teams within the health sector.

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to assess and deliver interventions to patients from different backgrounds, in the form of education, exercise and manual treatments.

Students embarking on the BSc Physiotherapy course will have a desire to practice as a qualified physiotherapist upon completion. Physiotherapy is a science-based profession focused on improving individuals’ physical and mental wellbeing, and overall quality of life.

Upon successful completion of this course, which is endorsed by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), you can apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practice as a physiotherapist. Following this, Physiotherapy will offer a vast range of different career options, in different settings.


What happens on the course?

Our BSc Physiotherapy course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to practice within the current healthcare climate. These skills will gradually build throughout your three years of full-time study to develop to be able to practice as an autonomous practitioner upon qualification.

Theoretical and practical teaching is delivered from our friendly, self-contained Walsall campus, interspersed with practice placements within the local area to be able to implement your skills and further your learning in real-life contexts. Across the three years, you will be required to complete a minimum of 1,000 hours of practice placements to fulfil the requirements for registration as a qualified physiotherapist with the CSP and HCPC.

Module content covers the fundamental anatomy, biomechanics and physiology, before applying this to pathology, patient presentation and assessment of all age groups and backgrounds. Your clinical reasoning skills will progressively develop across the three years towards the holistic management of patients in different settings and increasing complexity. Collectively, modules will encompass the patient journey and rehabilitation from in-patient, out-patient and community perspectives, towards achieving health, wellbeing and maximal quality of life. You will also explore multifaceted aspects of public health and the promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviours.

Not only will you acquire the clinical skills required to enter the workplace as a competent healthcare practitioner, but emphasis is also placed on the development of additional professional skills towards being a valued member of the multi-disciplinary team. For example, reflective and evidence-based practice, leadership and research skills.



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Everything you need to know about this course!

The course

  • The course programme has been designed in collaboration with clinical stakeholders, service users, and carers and members of the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing’s academic team, which has spent many years providing healthcare programmes tailored to the developing needs of the workplace.
  • Content reflects current and contemporary practice, including developing areas of Physiotherapy practice.

The team

  • The programme is delivered by a small, friendly and knowledgeable team, all with current or recent clinical experience in a variety of different specialities. Teaching is supplemented by clinicians sharing their expertise in specific subject areas.
  • We will enable a personalised learning experience and an interactive, engaging learning and teaching environment with the adoption of flexible learning approaches.

Our students

  • We are proud that our students reflect the diverse community from a broad range of backgrounds, which provides rich learning opportunities between peers and we encourage this learning from each other on the programme.



  • Walsall Campus is home to both a breadth of health professions as well as sport students, giving you the opportunity to network and learn from your fellow students.
  • Many of your practical sessions will be delivered from the bespoke Physiotherapy lab, but we also have access to newly renovated health ‘ward’ labs, simulation suites and sports facilities, such as the physiology laboratories.


You will be provided with practice learning opportunities in a variety of settings within the local area and offered full support throughout this process. Many of our practice placements are supplied by NHS Trusts in the surrounding areas of Walsall, 

  • Wolverhampton, Shropshire and Birmingham. We also offer unique opportunities within evolving areas of Physiotherapy practice, such as the First Contact Practitioner role within GP surgeries, as well as within private, voluntary and sporting sectors.
  • You may also receive experiences within non-patient facing areas, such as virtual and leadership placements. Such placements offer invaluable experience of alternative roles available within the profession, allowing you to develop your wider professional skills.
  • The video below provides an insight into how our students have benefitted from our pioneering First Contact Practitioner placement opportunity:

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed


  • GCSE Maths and English at Grade C+/4 or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications include Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and Learn Direct Level 2.

Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses.

Applicants will also need to demonstrate that, on entry to the programme, they have capability for digital and technological literacy to meet course outcomes. Evidence of digital literacy and technological literacy capability will therefore be aligned to the online application process


Applicants will also be required to provide a satisfactory personal statement detailing your motivation for studying this course. See our Personal Statement Guidance for further information and provide satisfactory references (academic or employer).

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

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Previous Study

Please note we will not accept applicants onto our professional courses who have been unsuccessful on professional courses at other institutions of higher education


Additional Information

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £40.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete an occupational health assessment questionnaire and General Practitioner Form prior to starting the course; vaccinations will also need to be up-to-date.

Applicants who are classed as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes ( will still be considered as long as their country of domicile is the United Kingdom and who do not require Tier 4 sponsorship or are in the UK on a Tier 2 visa.

Please note than an offer of a place at the University does not guarantee eligibility for student funding. To confirm that you meet the residency criteria go to or telephone SFE on 0300 100 0607.

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the website to find out more.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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