physiotherapy

Undergraduate

BSc Physiotherapy

Enjoy excellent career prospects and become a qualified physiotherapist at the official university partner of Team GB.

Key information

Study mode

Full-time

Course length

3 years

Entry requirements

128 points

A Level grades: ABB

UCAS code

B160

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Start date

Course overview

This brand new course is available for entry from 2020 onwards.

This course has been launched at the specific request of local healthcare providers to meet a critical shortage of physiotherapists – so the career prospects for graduates could hardly be better.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) estimates that at least 500 extra student places are needed nationally each year.

You’ll become a competent practitioner with clinical skills and knowledge to assess, evaluate, formulate and implement treatment programmes in a diverse range of settings.

Six reasons to study Physiotherapy at Hull

  1. At least 1,000 hours of clinical placements
  2. Study with official Team GB university partner
  3. Close links to pro sports clubs such as Hull City
  4. HCPC accreditation pending*
  5. Chartered Society of Physiotherapy accreditation pending
  6. Gain experience in a student-led rehab clinic

What you'll study

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

First year modules

  • Core

    Anatomy and Physiology for Physiotherapy Practice

    This module will develop your core knowledge of the structure and function of the major body systems, evolving your understanding of systems across the life stages.

    Foundations of Professional Physiotherapy Practice

    You’ll enhance your communication skills and learn about physiotherapy values and professional standards. You’ll then put these skills into practice on a one week placement.

    Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice

    You'll be discussing research, reviews and guidelines, learning how to assess each to best influence your care for patients.

    Acute and Community Rehabilitation

    This module will prepare you for working in acute and community rehabilitation settings. It covers assessment and management approaches to help you prepare for your first placement.

    Exercise, Physical Activity, and Health Promotion

    You’ll develop your understanding of human movement, biomechanics and health promotion. This knowledge will be applied in the context of exercise therapy in a range of areas.

    Clinical and Professional Development 1

    This module combines a six-week placement with continuing professional development (CPD) and the importance of critical reflective practice.

Second year modules

  • Core

    Cardio-respiratory Physiotherapy

    Enhance your skills in working with people with cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. Learning how to support people in the long-term management of their conditions will help you become excellent in person-centred practice.

    Neurological Physiotherapy

    You’ll develop your assessment and management skills in working with those with neurological conditions and in how to help promote independence. You’ll learn to deliver safe and effective neurological physiotherapy rehabilitation.

    Clinical and Professional Development 2 and 3

    These modules involve six-week placements where you get to develop your clinical practice skills. They also include continuing professional development components for you to enhance your reflective skills which are key to lifelong learning.

    Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

    You’ll build on your knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and pathology in the context of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. You’ll develop your reasoning skills central to assessment and management of a variety of problems.

    Applying Research Methods

    In this module you’ll apply your research skills by working in small groups to identify an area you wish to investigate. You’ll learn about the process of carrying out research including how to collect and analyse data.

Final year modules

  • Core

    Physiotherapy Literature Review

    This is your opportunity to make an original contribution to research by undertaking a critical review of the literature on an area of professional practice of interest to you. The format of this module will be primarily through independent study with support from your research tutor and peers.

    Service Development Project

    Collaborative working skills are essential in physiotherapy practice and this module will help you grow these skills as you work in small groups to develop an idea which will improve practice.

    Complex Integrated Rehabilitation

    You’ll enhance your physiotherapy skills and knowledge of working with more complex patient groups. You’ll develop clinical reasoning skills and embed evidence-informed approaches to practice.

    Innovations and Enterprise

    This module will prepare you to work in the ever-changing world of health and social care by exploring innovation and enterprise in professional practice from a business perspective. This will set you up with the critical thinking and leadership skills you need to be an innovative practitioner. 

    Clinical and Professional Development 4 and 5

    Being in clinical practice for two six-week placement blocks will enhance your practical skills and prepare you to qualify as a confident, autonomous professional. You’ll also develop your employability skills in preparation for applying for graduate jobs.

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

Entry requirements

128 points from three A Levels (excluding General Studies), including at least 40 points (Grade B) from an A Level in one of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Human Biology
  • Physical Education

Applicants taking the reformed A-level Biology must also pass the practical element.

Applicants should also have GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade 4 or C or above (or equivalent).

Alternative qualifications

  • IB Diploma: 32 points (including 6 in Higher Level Biology)
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma/BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM in a relevant Science subject.  Please note Health & Social Care is not accepted.
  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Diploma: DD plus an A level in Biology, Human Biology or Physical Education at grade B. Applicants taking reformed A-level Biology must also Pass the practical element
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Subsidiary Diploma: We only accept this award when it is studied in conjunction with other qualifications equivalent to three A levels, one of which must be an A level in a relevant subject (see below).  Applicants are expected to achieve 128 tariff points overall including at least 40 points (grade B) from an A level in one of the following subjects:  Biology, Human Biology, Physical Education.  Applicants taking reformed A-level Biology must also Pass the practical element
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass in a relevant science subject with 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction (including 15 credits in Biology at Distinction), plus 15 Level 3 credits at Merit

Other requirements

  • Occupational Health checks to ensure that students are medically fit to undertake the programme
  • All students need a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance
  • Offers are subject to satisfactory references
  • Shortlisted candidates are required to attend an interview

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 7.0 overall, with 7.0 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Fees and funding

Home / EU

Fees for Home/EU students have not yet been confirmed for 2020/21. 2019/20 fees were £9,250 per year*. The University sets fees in line with Government direction.

International

£17,200 per year

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

Attainment
Scholarship

If you achieve

112 UCAS tariff points

from three A levels or equivalent, you could receive a reward of

£1,200

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An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Physiotherapist
  • Sports physiotherapist

Career prospects are excellent, especially with local healthcare providers currently struggling to recruit enough qualified physiotherapists.

Our graduates will be innovative and adaptable physiotherapists with a wide range of transferable knowledge, including leadership and enterprise skills.

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*Awaiting Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approval

†Awaiting Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) accreditation