- A-levels: ABB including Biology, Human Biology or Physical Education. General Studies, Critical Thinking and the EPQ are not accepted.
- GCSE: Six subjects including grade B/6 in English Language and Maths plus grade C/5 in four other subjects including Combined or Single Science subjects
- Access to HE Diploma: Pass diploma with 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Distinction and 15 at Merit. Must be a healthcare related subject and include 15 credits in topics relating to human biology/anatomy/physiology.
- International Baccalaureate: Pass diploma with 30 points including grade 6 in HL Biology.
- Minimum of 4 in HL Maths or 5 in SL Maths, or 6 in Maths Studies required if grade B/6 not held at GCSE. Minimum of 5 in English Language required if grade B/6 not held at GCSE. Minimum grade 3 required in at least three other subjects if not held at grade C/5 at GCSE.
BTEC Nationals: Pass Diploma with DDD in a healthcare related subject or Sport & Exercise Science.
- Foundation Year for Health Care Professions courses: 120 credits with at least 30 in relevant subject and an average of 70%.
- Graduate applicants: 2:1 or better. If your degree is in a related subject (such as Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Anatomy or Sport) you do not need to meet all the entry requirements above. However, if your degree is in an unrelated subject, you will need at least Grade B in A-level Biology.
- You will be expected to show academic attainment at the required level within 3 years of the course proposed start date.
- You must be in good health and should be up-to-date with your routine immunisations e.g. tetanus, diphtheria, polio and MMR. If you are offered a place, you will be required to complete a health questionnaire (Word, 75kb) and must be prepared to undergo an occupational health examination. If your vaccinations are not up to date, boosters will be provided by our Occupational Health department at no cost to you. If you have any concerns with regards to vaccinations please let us know when you apply.
- Criminal Records Check (DBS)
- The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 does not apply and all convictions, including those which are spent, must be disclosed. This is in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. As part of the course entry requirements you must provide the university with an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. The university will bear the cost for this and will provide successful applicants with details of how to obtain their DBS certificate prior to the start of the course.
- You must be at least 18 years old when you start the course. If you are not yet 18 you can still apply but you will need to defer your entry by a year if your 18th birthday will be after the start of the course.
- Specific Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
- Candidates with specific learning difficulties or disabilities are welcome to apply and will be considered according to the University’s Equality, Diversion and Inclusion Strategy. The Physiotherapy course may be able to make reasonable adjustments for such candidates, including at interview. However, it must ensure that all candidates will be able meet the core learning outcomes and competencies of the course, and in addition be able to practise as a physiotherapist on completion of the course. Initial scoring of the UCAS form and interview will be undertaken separately to any subsequent Occupational Health assessment. If you have a declared additional learning need or disability please inform the physiotherapy admissions team as soon as possible when you receive your interview invitation so that we can discuss reasonable adjustments. However, a satisfactory Occupational Health assessment may be a conditional part of any subsequent offer to determine if reasonable adjustment can be made.
- Read our DBS policy (PDF, 148kb)
English Language Requirements
- IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 6.5 in each component. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.