The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2017. They should be used as a general guide.
We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful.
Applicants should normally possess a strong GCSE profile in a minimum of five subjects at grade C or above including English language, maths and a science.
ABB to include biology, human biology or PE.
BTEC Extended Diploma
DDM, and an A-level in biology or human biology at grade B.
Access to HE Diploma
a QAA recognised Access to Science course (must include biological science) 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 must also have GCSE maths and English grade C, or an equivalent qualification.
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.
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.
For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 7.0 overall, no element below 6.5.
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 Rehabilitation Science Physiotherapy course.
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.
It is important for you to have the opportunity to visit the school so that you are able to make an informed choice about your chosen university. Selection events/interviews are held once a month from November to March preceding the September of entry.
The afternoon begins at 1pm, and consists of a guided tour of the Eastbourne campus, a presentation about the course and an opportunity to meet staff and students. This will be followed by an individual interview with a member of staff or one of our physiotherapy clinicians. The event is normally finished by 5pm.