UK Physiotherapy Courses
Introduction to Physiotherapy
A Physiotherapy degree teaches students how to help and treat the young and old who are suffering from illness, accidents or ageing. Through the use of manual therapy and therapeutic exercise, qualified physiotherapists will help with spine and joint problems, specifically after operations, rehabilitation following sports injuries, strokes and accidents.
Physiotherapy modules study the basic principle of healing, repair and movement analysis in year one, to patient assessment and management in year two. Your final year of study will involve providing an in-depth study on a subject within physiotherapy, plus a greater responsibility in clinical reasoning and decision making.
Careers in Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy graduates will find roles at private practices or companies, the NHS or with sports teams and at sports centres. Specific roles will see you tend to the elderly, while undertaking orthopaedics, obstetrics, paediatrics and sports medicine.
- Average starting professional salary: £21,999
Source: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
Physiotherapy UK Entry Requirements
- Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 32 points.
- Typical A-levels requirements: ABB with either biological science or physical education.
- Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
Where can I study Physiotherapy in the UK?
To learn more about the best Physiotherapy courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Physiotherapy universities in the Times University Guide 2021 below:
- University of Southampton
- Robert Gordon University
- University of Liverpool
- University of Nottingham
- University of Birmingham
- Northumbria University
- Glasgow Caledonian University
- Cardiff University
- University of Salford
- University of Plymouth