Physiotherapy study in the UK

Physiotherapy in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Physiotherapy.

UK Physiotherapy Courses

Introduction to Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a demanding and diverse programme. In the UK there are three routes that can be taken into Physiotherapy. You can go into the BSc Physiotherapy 3 year degree straight from High School, MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) 2 year Masters degree after attaining your Undergraduate Degree. Or there is the option of a Doctorate of Physiotherapy which is a 3 year course, of which the final year provides you with the qualification to become a lecturer.

Study Physiotherapy in the UK

  • BSc Physiotherapy: For students straight out of High School, this course offers a qualifying degree in three years.
  • MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration): An accelerated two year MSc Physiotherapy Pre-Reg programme which builds on prior learning and experience from an Undergraduate degree, to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice physiotherapy. Pre-Registration allows you to apply for registration as a physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This course is also approved by the professional body, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
  • Doctorate Physiotherapy (DPT): Qualifies you to become a Chartered Physiotherapist, develop clinically applied research skills, and achieve a Doctorate in Physiotherapy (DPT). The first two years run parallel with MSc Physiotherapy. You can then apply for HCPC registration giving you eligibility to practice in the UK, as you spend the subsequent 18 months working on a doctoral thesis.

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What do Physiotherapy Graduates earn?

  • Average starting professional salary: £21,999

Source: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Physiotherapy Entry Requirements for Canada

  • BSc Physiotherapy: A minimum of 65-70% in Secondary School Diploma 
  • MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration): Average of 3.0 or 75% in Undergraduate Degree
  • Physiotherapy Doctorate: A Bachelor's Undergraduate Degree in a science subject, with a minimum GPA of 3.6 out of 4.0

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:

  1. Robert Gordon University
  2. Oxford Brookes University
  3. University of Birmingham
  4. University of Bradford
  5. University of Nottingham
  6. University of Southampton
  7. University of Liverpool
  8. Cardiff University
  9. Plymouth University
  10. Coventry University
  11. University of Worcester

Physiotherapy Tuition Fees

There are a range of UK Universities that offer Physiotherapy and tuition fees range from £12,000 to £18,000, with scholarships available too. These fees can range in price per University and whether you are enrolling to the Bsc, Msc or doctorate. To find out more about tuition fees and scholarships, please get in touch with one of our consultants today.

Careers in Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy graduates will find roles at private practices or companies, the NHS or with sports team and at sports centres. Specific roles will see you tend to the elderly, while undertaking orthopaedics, obstetrics, paediatrics and sports medicine. Graduates are equipped for careers in the NHS and the private health sector, both in the UK and Canada. With Pre-Registration, you will be able to come back and practise as a physiotherapist in Canada.

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