Undergraduate

Physiotherapy

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Enjoy excellent career prospects and become a qualified physiotherapist at the Official University Partner of Team GB.
You’ll combine theory with hands-on experience – including spending 1,000 hours on clinical placements – to put what you learn into practice as part of your degree.
You'll receive an NHS bursary of at least £5,000 a year to support your studies. This doesn't need to be paid back and is in addition to any financial support received through your student loan.
With a national shortage of qualified physiotherapists, you'll have rewarding career options in a range of clinical settings open to you when you graduate.
We offer industry-standard equipment and facilities on campus, including two rehabilitation teaching suites where you can practise your skills.
A physiotherapy student in an NHS uniform
A student explains an injury to a patient using a skeleton model
Health Students in various uniforms walking by Allam Medical Building
A sport student standing in a gym area with equipment behind
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Learn the skills needed to help patients affected by injury, illness or disability on this fully approved Physiotherapy degree.

You’ll combine theory with hands-on experience – including spending 1,000 hours on clinical placements – and lay the foundation for a rewarding career in a range of clinical settings.

And your time on campus will be spent learning in our modern, fully-equipped facilities following a £16 million investment in our sports infrastructure alongside our award-winning Allam Medical Building.

  • Accredited

    by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

  • Official University Partner

    of Team GB

  • Over 1,000 hours

    of hands-on experience included

  • Get paid £5k a year

    or more through the NHS Learning Support Fund 1

  • Course approved

    by the Health and Care Professions Council

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About this course

Enjoy excellent career prospects and become a qualified physiotherapist at the Official University Partner of Team GB.

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.

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.

Our degree is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), so you can be confident it delivers the very latest research and treatment in patient care.

When you graduate, you’ll be able to apply for membership to the CSP and register with the HCPC, ready to take the next steps in your career as a qualified health professional.

Scheduled study hours and how you’re assessed

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.

How you'll be assessed depends on the course you study, and the modules you choose. You may be assessed through a mix of examinations, coursework, presentations and group projects.

Choose your modules

Each year, you’ll study modules worth a certain number of credits, and you need 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits – so you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more. In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120. Some modules are compulsory, some are optional, so you can build a course that’s right for you.

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.

Core20 credits

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.

Core20 credits

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.

Core20 credits

Acute and Community Rehabilitation

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

Core20 credits

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.

Core20 credits

Clinical and Professional Development 1

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

Core20 credits
6 Modules

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.

Core20 credits

Neurological Physiotherapy

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

Core20 credits

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.

Core40 credits

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.

Core20 credits

Applying Research Methods

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.

Core20 credits
5 Modules

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 the module will be primarily through independent study with support from your research tutor and peers.

Core20 credits

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.

Core20 credits

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.

Core20 credits

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. 

Core20 credits

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.

Core40 credits
5 Modules

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Entry requirements

What do I need?

When it comes to applying to university, you'll need a certain number of UCAS points. Different qualifications and grades are worth a different amount of points. For this course, you'll need…

We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it's not just about the grades - we'll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

Have questions? Our admissions team will be happy to help.

What do I need?

If you require a 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.

See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull.

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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees & funding

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. 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:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want 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, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. 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:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want 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, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

Take a look at our facilities

Sport Rehabilitation Suite

We have two sports rehabilitation teaching suites based on our campus, each providing students with spaces for practical skills labs, group-based seminars and a student-led Sports Injury Clinic.

Physiology Teaching Laboratory

This is where students learn the fundamental practical skills of exercise physiology. You'll get hands-on using the latest equipment to evaluate anything from health to aerobic capacity.

Health and Human Performance Lab

This £1.5 million laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility for teaching, research and sport science support in the field of biomechanics.

Health Campus

Benefit from the facilities of our award-winning Allam Medical Building with its simulated hospital ward, practice rooms and more.

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Allam medical building
Sports Rehabilitation Laboratory
Physiology Teaching Laboratory
A student monitors data on a computer screen while an athlete performs tests in the background
Allam medical building
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Future prospects

You’ll graduate as a qualified physiotherapist and be able to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

This course has been developed at the specific request of local healthcare providers to meet a critical shortage of physiotherapists, so the prospects for a career in the NHS couldn’t be better.

But our degree provides the foundation for a career in both a clinical setting or in the field of sports and performance, with the opportunity to tailor your course to your particular interests and ambitions.

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Your next steps

Like what you’ve seen? Then it’s time to apply.

The standard way to apply for this course is through UCAS. This will give you the chance to showcase your skill, qualities and passion for the subject, as well as providing your academic qualifications.

Not ready to apply?

Visit our next Open Day, and see all that Hull has to offer for yourself. Talk to our lecturers about your subject, find out what university is really like from our current students, and take a tour of our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.

  1. Available to all undergraduate students studying Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science or Physiotherapy. You don't need to pay this back, and you'll get it as well as your student loan.

 

All modules presented on this course page are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

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