BSc in Physiotherapy

Brunel University London, United Kingdom
BSc in Physiotherapy
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 4,115,126
Course Accredited By CSP
3 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree

The human body is a complex machine, but what happens when movement becomes a challenge? This course trains the next generation of physiotherapists to use scientific knowledge and patient-assessment in helping to improve the physical well-being of their patients or optimising sports professionals’ physical performance.

  • Brunel’s Physiotherapy course is designed to be hands-on and practical. Our Mary Seacole Building is purpose-built for Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. The rooms reflect the type of clinical environments that you will work in when you graduate and you’ll learn your practical skills here as you’ll have the opportunity to practice on patients visiting the university and on your fellow students. This means that you’ll be confident and experienced in time for your first placement.
  • At Brunel we understand the value of making the most of your 1,000 hours of clinical experience. By starting placements in year two, you’ll be able to fully immerse yourself and practice the skills you have learned in year one. Your placements will all be practical learning experiences, not just observational.
  • You’ll study modules covering a vast range of specialist areas within physiotherapy. You’ll learn the skills necessary to analyse patient symptoms and develop treatment plans. You’ll also learn to assess the effectiveness of your treatments. This is a skill which is vital to working as a physiotherapist.
  • Our graduates are equipped with a strong scientific foundation and the practical skills required to be first-rate physiotherapists. This is reflected in our employment figures with 100 per cent of our physiotherapy students being in work or study six months after graduating.
  • The NHS Values are shaped by patients, public and staff have helped develop this expression of values that inspire passion in the NHS and that should underpin everything it does. Individual organisations will develop and build upon these values, tailoring them to their local needs. The NHS values provide common ground for co-operation to achieve shared aspirations, at all levels of the NHS
  • Dean’s International Scholarship: This course is eligible for a £2,000 fee waiver, per academic year, subject to availability. This Scholarship is for full-time international students only.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

UK entry requirements

  • We expect all applicants to have thoroughly researched the profession prior to applying for the physiotherapy programme. This research requires review of the CSP website and other relevant web sites/literature and an observational clinical experience is advised. Applicants will be short listed from their UCAS forms on the basis of their academic profile and their insight into the profession. Short listed applicants will be required to attend a Selection Day.

Standard entrants:

  • These are the requirements which we would normally expect from applicants under the age of 21 at the proposed point of entry onto the programme. For all standard entry applicants, we normally expect 7 GCSEs or equivalent at grade B or grade 5 or above including two science subjects, GCSE English Language and Maths is also required at grade C or grade 4 or above.
  • GCE A-level AAB, including Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Maths. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 33 points, with a 5 in Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Maths at higher level. GCSE English equivalent SL 5 or HL 4 and Mathematics SL 4 or HL 4.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD in Applied Science, Health and Social Care, or Sport and Exercise Science with an A-level grade B in Biology or Human Biology.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in Applied Science, Health and Social Care or Sport and Exercise Science, with two A-levels at grades AB including Biology/Human Biology.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in Applied Science, Health and Social Care or Sport and Exercise Science, with two A-levels at grades AB, including Biology/Human Biology.

Non-standard entrants / mature students

  • These are the requirements which we would normally expect from applicants over the age of 21 at the proposed point of entry onto the programme.
  • Non-standard entrants and mature students (over the age of 21 years) are welcome and considered on an individual basis. However applicants are normally required to provide evidence of formal academic study of Human Biology/Biology to A-level standard or equivalent within the four years prior to the start of the programme.

For all non-standard entry applicants a minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade B or grade 5 or above are required. GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or grade 4 or above are also required. A selection of possible entry level academic qualifications is given below:

  • GCSE All applicants must have GCSEs in English Language and Maths – equivalents are not normally accepted.
  • GCE A-levels At least Grade B in A-level Biology or Human Biology ideally taken within the last four years plus a second A-level at grade B.
  • Obtain a minimum of 136 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in Health Science, Health Professions, Health and Social Care, Health Studies, Medicine, Medical Science, Physiotherapy, Science or Science in Health Profession with 45 credits at Level 3. In addition all Access students must be able to offer us a B grade at
  • A-Level Human Biology or Biology.

Advice for mature students

In order to present us with enough detail on which to base a decision we ask that you:

  • Document your full academic history on the UCAS form and not just give us your most recent qualifications(s).
  • Access students please list only the modules you intend to study, not all the ones available for study. Remember that we require GCSEs in English Language and Maths – we do not accept equivalents offered as part of an Access diploma.
  • Present documentary proof of previous academic achievements at the point of course enrolment.
  • Health and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • In addition to meeting our entry criteria and a satisfactory selection day outcome, applicants under offer must demonstrate satisfactory health declaration and complete a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application, previously known as a (CRB) check.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7 (min 6.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 64 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 68% (63% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 100 (min 23 in all areas)
  • All modules are compulsory and cover the broad spectrum of physiotherapy from paediatrics through to cardiovascular health.
  • This course can be studied 3 years full-time, starting in September.

Year 1

  • HH1600 - Anatomy 1: Lower Quadrant
  • HH1603 - Anatomy 2: Upper Quadrant
  • HH1703 - Continuing Professional Development 1
  • HH1605 - Musculoskeletal Lower Quadrant I
  • HH1602 - Pathophysiology
  • HH1601 - Rehabilitation 1
  • HH1604 - Rehabilitation II
  • HH1606 - Respiratory

Year 2

  • HH2602 - Cardiovascular Health
  • HH2701 - Clinical Preparation 1
  • HH2706 - Continuing Professional Development 2
  • PH2601 - Musculoskeletal II Upper Quadrant
  • HH2601 - Neurorehabilitation
  • HH2704 - Physiotherapy Practice 1 Aging Studies
  • HH2703 - Physiotherapy Practice 2 Paediatrics
  • HH2702 - Placement 1
  • HH2705 - Placement 2
  • PH2600 - Research Methods

Year 3

  • HH3707 - Continuing Professional Development 3
  • PH3601 - Critical Care
  • HH3701 - Physiotherapy Practice 3 Women’s Health
  • HH3702 - Physiotherapy Practice 4 Oncology and Palliative Care
  • HH3712 - Physiotherapy Practice 5 Emerging Practice
  • HH3704 - Physiotherapy Practice 6 Mental Health
  • HH3700 - Placement 3
  • HH3705 - Placement 4
  • HH3706 - Placement 5
  • PH3602 - Professional Practice
  • PH3603 - Research Proposal

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