BSc, 3 years

This is for you if... you want to become a physiotherapist.

Course Description

Physiotherapists are integral members of the modern healthcare team and work in many settings, from hospitals and health centres to spinal injury units and sports clubs. They work with patients and their families, to make a difference to quality of life. Using physical approaches, physiotherapists promote, maintain and restore patients' functional movement and improve health.

This course will equip you for challenges in the fast-changing healthcare field. During a stimulating three years, enthusiastic physiotherapy lecturers will help you build the confidence you need to take control of your own continuing professional development.

This course is a Coventry University degree that has 30 places based at the University of Leicester campus. Teaching takes place at the two campuses of Leicester and Coventry and students admitted to the degree are part of the Physiotherapy Department at Coventry University but live and mostly study at Leicester. The advantage of being taught in this way is that you will benefit from the expertise of teaching at both universities and also have access to the academic and social facilities of both Leicester and Coventry.

You should apply as normal through UCAS selecting Coventry University (C85) as the institution, Physiotherapy (B160) as the course, and Campus Code 3 as the preferred location to indicate that you wish to study at Leicester.

For more information, including full entry requirements and how to apply, visit the course page on the Coventry University website.

Key Facts
Typical offer
UCAS code
Start date
September 2017
Medical Education

Please direct all enquiries to Coventry University Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44 (0)24 7765 2222

Coventry University website

Why Leicester?

Course Structure

Further Information

Further Information

For more information on the course structure please see the Coventry University website.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Additional Information


Successful graduation gives you eligibility to register with the Health and Care Professions Council and this registration allows you to use the title of Physiotherapist and to practise physiotherapy. You will also be eligible to join the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Teaching and Assessment

In a typical teaching week you will have up to 21 contact hours of study (classroom, online etc) and this will break down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: meetings are arranged on a mutual basis as necessary
  • Medium group teaching: 15 hours of practical workshops or seminars each week
  • Large group teaching: 6 hours of lectures each week
  • Personal study: 10-15 hours each week studying and revising in your own time

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • formal examinations 5%
  • coursework, tests, essays 35%
  • practical or project work 20%
  • presentations, posters etc. 5%
  • other e.g. placements etc. 35%

Entry Requirements

This course is available to NHS-funded UK students with some places available for UK self-funded students.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

International Qualifications

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Fees and Funding

  • For further information about fees please see the Coventry University website.

    NHS bursaries for physiotherapists will be discontinued from 2017 entry so from September 2017 students on the BSc in Physiotherapy will be able to apply for the same tuition fee loans and maintenance loans as those on other undergraduate courses. Please check the Department of Health website for up to date information and the terms and conditions regarding eligibility for tuition fee funding.


Career Opportunities

For further career information, please see the Coventry University website.


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Course Qualification Duration UCAS Code Availability
Physiotherapy BSc 3 years full-time B160 Apply Now
3 years full-time