Study BSc Physiotherapy in the UK
Bachelor of Science Physiotherapy Courses in the UK
The BSc Physiotherapy is a full-time undergraduate programme that is normally completed over three years and gives you an accelerated route into the profession.
Following successful completion you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council; registration is required if you wish to practice as a Physiotherapist in the UK or in Canada. During the course, you will undertake practice placements to give you the hands-on experience you need to begin your career. You will also study the sciences and be taught practical techniques that underpin physiotherapy.
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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.
BSc Physiotherapy Entry Requirements
BSc Physiotherapy is an undergraduate degree so universities will look at your high school transcript. The average entry requirement is a 2.7/4 GPA but other certifications may be accepted such as a B average or 70% average.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university and if your grades are lower than this there is a possibility you can still enter the programme.
Returning to Canada with a Physiotherapy degree from the UK
Physiotherapy is a regulated profession in Canada. To work as a physiotherapist in Canada, students must register with The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) in the province they wish to work in. UK qualifications are checked by the CAPR’s Educational Credentials and Qualifications Assessment before students take the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE). The PCE comprises a written test and a clinical exam to assess both a student’s knowledge and their practical application. Provincial regulators may have further requirements beyond CAPR. For more information about CAPR and returning to Canada with your degree, visit our dedicated page.
Credentialling and the PCE
For any students whose international qualification does not meet the requirements to be assessed as ‘substantially equivalent’ to Canadian programmes, Internationally Educated Physiotherapy Bridging Programmes are available. Physiotherapists in Canada are required to have completed 1025 hours of clinical practice before registration. This is slightly higher than the 1000 hours required in the UK, so students should make sure to make up these extra hours during their studies.
Where can I study a BSc Physiotherapy in the UK?
Here are the UK universities that offer the BSc Physiotherapy course that SI-UK sent Canadian applications to in 2021:
University of Central Lancashire
Northumbria University Newcastle
Queen Margaret University Edinburgh
University of the West of England, Bristol
There are other UK universities that offer the BSc Physiotherapy course, speak to an SI-UK consultant to learn more about your university options.
Study Physiotherapy in the UK
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