Institute of Health


BSc (Hons) Full-time 3 years

The BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course enables you to develop the knowledge and skills to become a safe, competent, and effective physiotherapy practitioner.

The BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course enables you to develop the knowledge and skills to become a safe, competent, and effective physiotherapy practitioner.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code B160
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022, 23 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus, Mediterranean College, Athens
  • School Institute of Health
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Why choose this course?

The BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course enables you to develop the knowledge and skills to become a safe, competent, and effective physiotherapy practitioner. 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.


What happens on the course?

Our physiotherapy programme will allow you to study a range of subjects that provide the foundations of effective physiotherapy practice.

At its core are the biological, physical, clinical and behavioural sciences. Together with the fundamentals of the therapeutic process such as physical assessment skills, clinical reasoning, and a repertoire of safe effective prevention and treatment skills, you will be trained to meet the needs of people of all ages.

You will also explore multifaceted aspects of public health, as well as develop vital research and clinical skills.

During the course you will have the opportunity to participate in physiotherapy practice, under the supervision of a physiotherapist, in a variety of settings.

All theory is delivered at our friendly Walsall Campus for classroom study.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

As a qualified physiotherapist, you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of roles within the NHS, industry, community settings, sport, and the private, independent and voluntary sectors.

There is currently a shortage of physiotherapists nationally, so employability prospects are excellent.

There are numerous roles available within both the public and private sectors across the UK, usually within multi-disciplinary and integrated teams.

There are opportunities to work in education, research, service management and overseas. Qualified physiotherapists can work internationally, although some countries require additional proof of competence to practise.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this 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.
  • This course aims to meet professional development needs in the field of physiotherapy practice.
  • We will enable a personalised learning experience and an interactive, engaging learning and teaching environment.
  • You will be taught at our friendly Walsall Campus. This self-contained campus includes other health professions students and sport students as part of its community, giving you the opportunity to network and learn from your fellow students.
  • You will also have the opportunity to develop your clinical skills through work-based learning and our excellent on-site facilities, which include the bespoke physiotherapy lab, simulation suites, physiology laboratories and a range of sports facilities on campus.
  • You will be provided with practice learning opportunities in a range of practice settings within the local area and offered full support throughout this process. As an example, we work closely with local football clubs including Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa, providing unique placement opportunities for those interested in pursuing sport physiotherapy.

This Honour’s degree course will enable you to:

  • Achieve the HCPC Standards of Proficiency [HCPC, 2013] providing eligibility to apply for entry to the HCPC register as a Physiotherapist
  • Develop as a confident, compassionate, reflective and accountable practitioner who can prioritise the complex needs of patients, families and other professionals and who can deliver safe and effective person-centred care and support in a variety of settings.
  • Learn with, from, and about other healthcare professionals so that you contribute with skill and confidence to effective multi-professional team working, ensuring the needs of service users and their families are addressed
  • Contribute to the health and wellbeing of our society through the rigorous and considered application of occupational science to individuals, groups, and populations
  • Critically analyse the complexity of professional, ethical, and legal frameworks and their impact on physiotherapy-related decision-making
  • Analyse the wider political, cultural, economic and social context of current health and social care provision as an influence on occupational engagement
  • Develop a wide range of transferable skills including leadership and management skills, information technology skills and the ability to investigate and apply research evidence
  • Facilitate your development as a change agent, able to critically evaluate the outcomes of interventions and service delivery strategies and respond to a dynamic practice environment


Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23

Additional Course Costs

Mandatory Costs

  • Enhanced DBS required at a minimum cost of £40. The cost of the DBS is determined by the Government and further information can be found here - GOV.UK / Disclosure and Barring Service.
    Note - International checks (INTCC) as part of the DBS are required and costs vary by country.
  • Purchase of a Stethoscope at a cost of approximately £5.
  • Uniform and ID badges are provided for this course, however the University of Wolverhampton reserves the right to charge for extra uniform should this be required.
  • You will be required to provide appropriate foot wear at a cost of approximately  £25-£40.

Optional  Costs

  • Dissection lab at a cost of £25
  • Student Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists *currently £40.30 per annum, subject to change.
  • Various certified courses are available via My Course + More, ranging from £0-£200

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

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

Applicants need to achieve:

A minimum of three GCSEs at grade C+/4 (or equivalent) which must include an English-based subject, Mathematics and  Health and Social Care or Science subject. Equivalent qualifications include Key Skills level 2; Learn Direct Level 2 and Functional Skills Level 2.  Sciences at GCSE could include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health and Social Care or Physical Education

Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses or GCSE Equivalence Tests from other institutions or organisations.

Plus Either

  • 128 UCAS points
  • A Levels - ABB from three A Levels including a Science subject e.g. Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Physical Education, or Social Science (e.g. Health & Social Care, Psychology) Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project
  • T Levels - Equivalent to 128 UCAS points or higher in Health or Healthcare Science
  • Access to HE Diploma (60 credits) in a health or science based subject of which a minimum of 30 must be at Level 3 Distinction (128 UCAS point equivalence).  If applying with an Access course you only need GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C/4 or above or accepted equivalent. You are not required to hold three GCSEs in total and GCSE Science is not required


Not met the entry for this course?  Did you know you could become a Physiotherapist within 4 years?  Why not discover more information about our new Foundation Year courses and what you need to get onto them.  Please visit Foundation Year Courses to find out more.  The first year of this four year course is taught at Wolverhampton Campus. 

Have you also considered other careers in Health?  Did you know we also offer a Podiatry qualification?  Please visit the Institute of Health for more information and what other opportunities we have here at the University.


Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

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

All offers to be subject to and satisfactory health and Criminal convictions (DBS) checks.

In addition to the above entry requirements all shortlisted applicants will be required to undertake a numeracy and literacy test; a group based task and a face to face interview.  There is an expectation that applicants will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the physiotherapy role and it is recommended that you gain insight into the breadth of Physiotherapy practice through relevant work experience prior to the interview. Values consistent with the NHS constitution will be sought from applicants during the selection process.

Read further information regarding interview preparation


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.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

Endorsed by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

"Health and Care Professions Council, the (HCPC)"

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a physiotherapist.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


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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