StudyQA — Bachelor: Physiotherapy — University of East Anglia


Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 10.6 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 15.8 k / Year(s)  
200 place StudyQA ranking:1812 Duration:36 months

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By choosing to study for a Physiotherapy degree at UEA you are entering into an incredibly rewarding career. It is a vital caring profession which has at its heart a deep desire to improve the quality of people’s lives and help them maintain physical independence as much as possible.

It’s a highly competitive discipline. You will need to be dedicated, single-minded and have the communication skills to enable you to develop relationships with people of all ages and from all walks of life.

Motivation and patience are also essential, as many cases will require long-term treatment. And of course you will need to be able to solve problems and develop and put into practice treatments for a whole range of physical problems.

Once qualified, you will have a huge range of exciting career choices. Physiotherapists are very sought after and you can work in a diverse variety of environments such as hospitals, sports medicine, schools and the armed forces.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline You are advised to apply as early as possible Tuition fee
  • EUR 10550 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 15800 Year (Non-EEA)

UK/EU Students: £9,000. International Students: £13,500

Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Physiotherapy courses at UEA – be the best you can be

As part of your Physiotherapy BSc, you will receive strong academic training and be challenged every step of the way. We have an outstanding teaching record and at the core of this is the quality of our teaching staff. Their passion and dedication are contagious and with their guidance you will be completely engaged and inspired to be the best you can be. The staff are continually involved in research, which means they are at the forefront of developing the latest practices and techniques.

We teach in small groups, which encourages a close-knit student body and a supportive learning culture. We ensure students have early patient contact and offer enquiry-based, interrogative and problem based learning. Also, elective placement opportunities mean you can put into practice what you have learned in the environment of your choice.

The UEA is a fantastic place to study. For five years running we have been placed in the top five universities in the UK for student satisfaction and you will love being here, learning and making lasting friendships. By studying for a Physiotherapy degree at UEA you are taking the first step towards a successful and rewarding career as a caring professional.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 7 TOEFL iBT® test : 98

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  • A Level:
ABB (Excl Gen Studies & Critical Thinking), which must include Biology, Human Biology or P.E.
  • International Baccalaureate:
32 to include 6 at Higher Level Biology plus 6 in two other HL subjects
  • Scottish Highers:
AABBB which must include Biology, Human Biology or P.E.
  • Scottish Advanced Highers:
ABB which must include Biology, Human Biology or P.E.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate:
AABBBB which must include Biology, Human Biology or P.E.
  • Access Course:
Pass the Access to HE Diploma 45 credits at Level 3, 36 at Distinction and 9 at Merit
  • HND:
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (18 Units in an appropriate subject) - Distinction, Distinction, Merit

Entry Requirement

For School Leavers the minimum entry requirements for our Physiotherapy BSc, and the requirement of the professional body, are five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject.
Those studying the Access to Higher Education Course will also require GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C or above if these subjects are not covered by the Access Course (we will not accept GCSE Equivalencies from 2014 entry onwards)
Successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory occupational health check, an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure and two satisfactory references

Additional Requirements

All Successful applicants will be required to complete a satisfactory enhanced police check, a satisfactory Occupational Health check and to provide a satisfactory second reference.

1. A satisfactory police screening - like other Higher Education Institutions, we ask all candidates for certain undergraduate courses to obtain evidence from the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) that they do not have a criminal record. This procedure is necessary because students on these courses will be dealing with vulnerable adults (under the recent POVA guidelines) and children. If you decide to accept our offer the CRB Team at UEA will contact you later in the cycle to begin this process. Please visit for further information.
2. A satisfactory health screening - please note that the purpose of this screening is to find out whether you have any special needs and, if so, to enable us to assess whether the University and clinical placement areas would be able to provide the support that you need. Once you have been made an offer you will need to visit our Occupational Health website at: in order to download an Occupational Health Assessment Form. The deadline for this is 30 July prior to registration.

3. A second reference. Once you have been made an offer you will need to download the Reference Request form. The deadline for this is 30 July prior to registration.
All Applicants who are invited for interview will be required to undertake a numeracy and literacy test on the interview day. These tests will not form part of the selection process but are a requirement of the Strategic Health Authority.

International Applicants We have a number of places available to applications from students outside the UK/EU for Physiotherapy, and we will be developing similar provision for Occupational Therapy students in the very near future. The School of Allied Health Professions offers a high quality educational experience for international undergraduates. Potential international candidates need to be able to demonstrate the high academic credentials required for the course, as well as good English Language qualifications; IELTS level 7.0 with no element below 6.5 and an understanding of the NHS and of healthcare in the UK. All candidates are required to attend UEA for interview wherever possible, alternative arrangements such as online interviewing would be considered if required.
The pre-registration courses offered in the school of Allied Health Professions are approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and after successfully completing an accredited pre-registration programme such as ours you must apply to register with the HCPC in order to work as a registered healthcare professional in the UK. This course equips you with the skills necessary to practice as a physiotherapist both internationally and in the UK. International students who complete the course will be eligible to apply to the HCPC.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 in any component)
  • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 98 overall (minimum 20 in Listening component, 21 in Reading and Writing components and 22 in Speaking component)
  • PTE: 70 overall (minimum 62 in any component).

If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.


Applicants submitting a UCAS application and passing initial screening will be invited to a selection interview at the University



Alternative Qualifications

Applicants will be expected to show evidence of study skills and academic study within the last five years in the form of nationally recognised qualifications such as an A-level in a relevant subject or an Access course in Science or Health Sciences. We do not accept Open University courses as an entry route for BSc Physiotherapy. GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C or above is required. Applicants are advised to contact the University to discuss their individual situation.

GCSE Offer

Students are required to have Mathematics and English at minimum of Grade C or above at GCSE Level.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of East Anglia.

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