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Physiotherapy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The BSc Physiotherapy degree at the University of Nottingham develops you as an individual as you learn in a supportive, nurturing environment. Our curriculum uses a patient-centred approach where you will practice and adapt your skills to meet the needs of individuals across a variety of clinical situations, for example, in hospitals and private clinics.

You will benefit from a mix of teaching with clinical practice, giving hands-on context to what you learn. Our practical skills-based teaching uses a range of methods, including movement analysis and exercise-based equipment (for example, gym balls, weights and balance equipment) and manikins for respiratory teaching to enhance your learning experience.


By the end of the course you will have a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of physiotherapy and will have extensive experience of relating theories to practice in your clinical placements. You will have developed skills in research, and spent considerable time on personal development.

In the UK, most physiotherapists work within the wide variety of specialities offered by the NHS, including:

  • burns and plastics
  • healthcare of the elderly
  • maternity
  • mental health
  • neurology
  • orthopaedics
  • out-patients
  • paediatrics
  • respiratory
  • women's health 


This course is recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management of Cardiorespiratory Conditions (semester three only)
  • Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions (semester three only)
  • Management of Neurological Conditions (year-long)
  • Management of Long Term and Complex Conditions (year-long)
  • Personal and Professional Development 2
  • Research Methods and Planning

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A levels: one of which must be in biology or physical education, or acceptable biological science (i.e. human biology). Applicants are required to pass the practical element of assessment in biology, chemistry and/or physics if assessed separately. General studies not accepted.
  • A levels: AAB 
  •  International Baccalaureate: 34 (minimum of three subjects at Higher Level, including 6 in biology at Higher Level)

Tuition Fee

  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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