Physiotherapy Study in the UK

Physiotherapy in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Physiotherapy.

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.

Your Physiotherapy Application

SI-UK can help you apply to study Physiotherapy in the UK. Arrange your free consultation online or at our offices in Toronto today.

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 orthopedics, obstetrics, pediatrics and sports medicine.

Physiotherapy UK Entry Requirements

  • Canadian High School Requirements: 2.7GPA/4, additionally an average of a B or 70% may also be accepted.
  • 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 2022 below:

  1. University of Southampton
  2. Robert Gordon University
  3. University of Liverpool
  4. University of Nottingham
  5. University of Birmingham
  6. Northumbria University
  7. Glasgow Caledonian University
  8. Cardiff University
  9. University of Salford
  10. University of Plymouth

What our students say

Every year, SI-UK places hundreds of international physiotherapy students into UK universities. Our services ensure these students have the best possible chance of entering their chosen institution. Below is just one example:


SI-UK supported me with everything, every step of the way! The agent I was paired with looked over my personal statement, my resume, and even looked over my applications prior to my submissions. She provided me with a list of schools and links to all of their applications and deadlines.They definitely kept me organized and provided me with all of the information I needed to apply and successfully get accepted to the program of my choice. I highly recommend SI-UK to anyone thinking of applying to school in the UK.

- Liron K, Doctorate of Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University

Head to our testimonials page to hear what other students had to say about our services. 

Study Physiotherapy in the UK

Physiotherapy programs in the UK have January and September intakes. If you are interested in studying Physiotherapy in the UK, arrange your free consultation today. 

Other Health Science programs in the UK

If you are interested in other health science programs in the UK, such as Occupational Therapy, we recommend you visit our Occupational Therapy in the UK page. Speak to an SI-UK consultant for a free consultation on applying to a UK university. 


SI-UK's service is fast, reliable and efficient. My consultant improved my chances of getting into a top university.
Carla T.
International Business Economics at City University

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