The 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) 21 September 2020, 23 September 2019
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School The Institute of Health

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 the course you can apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council 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 and 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!

  • This course aims to meet the professional development needs in the field of physiotherapy practice.
  • 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 many years’ providing healthcare programmes tailored to the developing needs of the workplace.
  • We will enable a personalised learning experience and an interactive and 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 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 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.
  • £250 Travel Fund for first year students that can be used for travel to placements as well as to University. If additional costs are incurred when attending placements, you can apply to the NHS for support:
  • As a student at the University of Wolverhampton, you will be fully supported in your studies and student journey. The University provides a wide range of excellent support services, and won the Outstanding Support for Students award at the Times Higher Education Awards in November 2016.

The Faculty’s public lectures bring a variety of engaging and inspiring speakers from this, and other universities, whose expertise spans education, sport, care, psychology health and wellbeing, providing you with expert insight into a wide variety of careers. Visit:

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20

Additional Course Costs

Mandatory Costs

  • DBS required at a minimum cost of £50.
  • 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.

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

2019 Entry

Applicants need to achieve:

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

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

Plus Either

  • Minimum grade ABB from three A Levels including a Science subject e.g. Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Physical Education. Excluding General Studies
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma at grade DDM or above in a Science based subject such as Sport and Exercise Science, Health Science or Applied Science
  • OCR National Extended Diploma at D2/M1 grade, or above.
  • QAA recognised Access to a Higher Education course; 60 credits in total of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at Level 3 with at least 30 of these Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction, with at least 15 of those in Biological Science related subjects.  

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.

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 £44.00 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.


Read further information regarding interview preparation

English Language

If English is not your first language, evidence of your proficiency must be dated within the last 2 years from IELTS level   7.0 . with no element less than 6.5

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

This course is not available to international students who are living overseas. Applicants who are classed as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes will still be considered as long as their country of domicile is the United Kingdom.

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.

"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.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

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.


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