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Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy

University of Southampton
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2022

About this program

Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy

Learn how to become a physiotherapist who can manage complex cases, and help people with many healthcare issues. Discover how to treat mobility problems caused by illness, injury, and ageing. Learn how to improve people's physical activity and their quality of life.

Develop a wide range of professional clinical skills with:

  • academic modules
  • clinical placements
  • world-class simulation facilities

You'll develop skills that will prepare you for modern practice that focuses on the patient. These include:

  • communication
  • decision-making
  • team-working abilities
  • manager

You'll learn to work with patients, their families and other healthcare professionals. Our teaching staff are a mix of academics and practising clinical physiotherapists.

You’ll complete over 1,000 hours of clinical placements as you train to be a physiotherapist, in settings ranging from community clinics to large hospitals. These will help you link theory with practice and will cover the core disciplines:

  • musculoskeletal
  • neurology
  • cardiorespiratory
  • special client groups

We actively involve patients and carers in our course, which places special emphasis on empathy and compassion.

Admission requirements


AAB including one pure science subject with a pass in the practical

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level including a pure science


  • D*D in the BTEC Diploma plus A in a pure science A-level
  • D* in the BTEC Subsidary Diploma plus AB in A-level subjects including a pure science at Grade A
  • We do not accept the BTEC Extended Diploma without a pure science A-Level.

Other requirements

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • The full tuition price for local/UK students is £9,250
  • The price for International/Non-UK students is £26,000


  • Final award: Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons))
  • Name of Award: Physiotherapy
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Bachelor of Science (Ordinary) in Health Studies
    • Certificate of Health Studies (CertHE)
    • Diploma of Health Studies (DipHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 6

Career paths

This course meets the full academic requirements to register as a Chartered Physiotherapist by the Health and Care Professions Council.

You can expect excellent career prospects in a range of healthcare environments where physiotherapy is practised. These include:

  • intensive care
  • stroke rehabilitation
  • musculoskeletal outpatients
  • care for the older adult

The NHS is the UK’s largest employer of health practitioners, but other options include social care, private practice and the armed services. There are also career opportunities in industry, leisure and academia.

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University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a top 100 global University with a top 15 UK University place. We are a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, as demonstrated by our research intensity. We have a wonderful global community, with...

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Why study at University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a welcoming and close knit student community of roughly 22,000 students. We have an international student population which makes up just under 30% of our student body which is wonderful. With 98% of our graduates going into work or further study 6 months after graduation, we offer the chance to study at a world leading Russell Group University whilst safe in the knowledge you will be well on your way to succeeding your chosen career.

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SO17 1BJ Southampton
United Kingdom

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