- A-levels: BBC including at least one science-based subject from Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology and PE.
- GCSE: Six subjects including grade 6/B in English Language and Maths plus grade 5/C in four other subjects including Combined or Single Science subjects.
- Access to HE Diploma: Pass diploma with 45 credits at level 3, 15 of which must be at Distinction and 15 at Merit. Please contact the Admissions Team with the details of your Access to HE Diploma for eligibility.
- International Baccalaureate: Pass diploma with 24 points (not including core or bonus) with grade 5 from one higher-level science-based subject from Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology and PE. Minimum of 4 in HL Maths or 5 in SL Maths Analysis and Approach, or 6 in Maths Application and Interpretation required if grade 6/B not held at GCSE. Minimum of grade 5 in English A or 6 in English B required if grade 6/B not held at GCSE. Minimum grade 3 required in at least three other subjects if not held at grade 5/C at GCSE.
- BTEC Nationals: Pass Extended Diploma with DDM in Sport and Exercise Science or Health and Social Care. Please contact the Admissions Team to confirm if other Sport-related BTEC subjects will be considered without a required A-Level subject. Any other BTEC subject must be taken with an A-Level in Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology or Physical Education.
- T Levels: Merit in Health (with an Occupational Specialism in Supporting the therapy teams).
You will be expected to show academic attainment at the required level within 3 years of the course proposed start date.
Other official national and international qualifications considered from across the world. You can review some of the qualifications we accept on our countries page and English Language equivalencies.
If your qualification or country is not listed, please contact us for more information, including the name and result of the qualification you have studied.
The University of Leicester is committed to providing equitable opportunities for all applicants from all backgrounds. We make contextual offers to support students who may be impacted by the area they live in, their personal circumstances or who have completed one of our progression programmes. These offers are usually one or two grades lower than the standard entry requirements. To qualify for a contextual offer, you must apply for an eligible course and meet specific criteria – check if you’re eligible.
All students who have applied to study our healthcare programmes are subject to Occupational Health clearance. This is to ensure that you are fit for all aspects of the course, and to protect the public who may be affected by your placement activities.
As a healthcare student, you must comply with any Department of Health, governing body or University guidelines on immunisations, vaccinations, and screening required to protect you and your patients during the course of your work. This also includes compliance with any health and safety requirements stipulated by these organisations such as the wearing of facemasks etc.
In order to undertake placement activities you will be required to be vaccinated for some infectious diseases. Some of our placement providers specifically request the COVID-19 vaccination. Without this vaccination, we cannot guarantee all of the clinical hours required for professional registration.
We also pride ourselves on using service users during our teaching. This teaching is an opportunity to see and feel first-hand the impact of disease, illness, and injury within the learning environment. Our service users can request that students involved in this face-to-face experience be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
During your course, you will be given the opportunity to be screened and given any relevant vaccinations at no cost to you. Without appropriate immunity or vaccinations, your place on the course may be at risk.
Criminal Records Check (DBS)
The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 does not apply and all convictions, including those which are spent, must be disclosed. This is in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. As part of the course entry requirements you must provide the university with an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. The university will bear the cost for this and will provide successful applicants with details of how to obtain their DBS certificate prior to the start of the course.
You must be at least 18 years old when you start the course. If you are not yet 18 you can still apply but you will need to defer your entry by a year if your 18th birthday will be after the start of the course.
Specific Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
Candidates with specific learning difficulties or disabilities are welcome to apply and will be considered according to the University’s Equality, Diversion and Inclusion Strategy. The Physiotherapy course may be able to make reasonable adjustments for such candidates, including at interview. However, it must ensure that all candidates will be able meet the core learning outcomes and competencies of the course, and in addition be able to practise as a physiotherapist on completion of the course. Initial scoring of the UCAS form and interview will be undertaken separately to any subsequent Occupational Health assessment. If you have a declared additional learning need or disability please inform the physiotherapy admissions team as soon as possible when you receive your interview invitation so that we can discuss reasonable adjustments. However, a satisfactory Occupational Health assessment may be a conditional part of any subsequent offer to determine if reasonable adjustment can be made.