When you apply to Brighton we want to hear about who you are. Grades are never the whole picture; we're interested in things like creativity, resourcefulness, persistence and the capacity to think big and find new ways of doing things. And we recognise that not everyone has the same background. That's why we treat everyone who applies as an individual. We recognise many qualifications and we care about all of your achievements and the experiences you've had that set you apart.
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ABB to include biology, human biology or PE.
BTEC Extended Diploma
DDM, and an A-level in biology or human biology at grade B.
32 points, with three subjects at Higher level.
Access to HE Diploma
A QAA-recognised Access to Science course which must include biological science. Pass with a total of 60 credits, 45 of which must be at level 3 (at least 30 distinctions and 15 merits), the remaining 15 credits will be at Level 2. Candidates should normally have GCSE maths and English language grade C or grade 4, or an equivalent qualification.
Merit in the Health T-level. Other T-levels are not accepted.
Considered on individual merit, but a high standard pass (70%) is required.
Typically three As and two Bs at higher level, which must include biology and English.
Irish Leaving Certificate
Typically three As (A1–A2), three Bs (B1–B2) at the higher level, which must include biology and English.
A mark of 75%. Applicants whose first language is not English will also be required to obtain English at the higher level.
GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
At least three subjects to include English language and maths.
If you do not have the required GCSEs find out which equivalent qualifications we accept instead.
We accept a range of other qualifications but they must be equivalent to Level 3 and contain the appropriate amount of science content. The CACHE Diploma, for example, is not accepted as it does not fulfil the subject-specific science requirements.
Entry qualifications should be acquired no more than three years before the start of the course.
The following additional requirements apply to this course:
- evidence of commitment to the profession
- completion of at least one week of work experience in a physiotherapy setting, preferably in either the NHS or other hospital setting
- passing of occupational health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks
- ability to meet travel requirements to attend placements
- students from outside the UK will be required to provide a police check from their home country.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, no element below 6.5.
COVID-19 vaccine requirement
The COVID-19 vaccination requirement has been removed. Find out more about this decision.
Already got a degree?
If you have an honours degree in biological sciences, behavioural sciences or other health professional education at grade 2:1 or above awarded within the last five years, you may wish to apply for our accelerated Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) MSc.
Men are under-represented in many nursing and allied health professions in the UK. We are committed to helping address the balance and particularly welcome applications from male applicants.
Other requirements and interview
All candidates must be able to demonstrate good knowledge of physiotherapy as a profession, acquired for example through visits to departments, talking to qualified physiotherapists, or reading relevant material. This should provide an insight into how this experience has informed their decision to become a physiotherapist.
Observational experience of physiotherapists working within an NHS or hospital setting is essential but this may be complemented by observing physiotherapists in other settings such as private practice, private hospitals or sports clubs. Experience of working in other caring environments and/or voluntary work is also beneficial.
A minimum period of one week is preferred but this may be accumulated, and consideration will be given to applicants who have been unable to fulfil this requirement due to local circumstances.
Successful applicants will be invited to an interview. These are currently being held online.