University of Hertfordshire Physiotherapy

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University of Hertfordshire Physiotherapy

University of Hertfordshire Physiotherapy

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

About the course

The BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy degree offers a dynamic approach to the study of physiotherapy and provides you with the problem solving abilities to become a competent professional physiotherapist. You will gain a solid knowledge base and placement experiences appropriate to cope with contemporary physiotherapy practice.

You will also have the opportunity to gain the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) level 2 and 3 qualifications by studying some additional short courses.

The course focuses on anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, physiotherapy practice and electrotherapy. You gain research skills and benefit from learning interprofessional throughout the three years.

First year – This year is all about developing your knowledge of physiotherapy and professional practice and learning to adopt a problem-solving approach through scenario-based learning.

You will carry out a two-week practice placement in Semester A and a four-week placement at the end of the first year in Semester B.

Second year – In your second year you develop and build on the knowledge gained in the first year, focusing particularly on the physiotherapy management of patients with long-term and complex conditions. During this year there are two, five-week practice placement modules.
Final year – Your final year incorporates both academic and practice-based modules. It is a great opportunity for you to reflect on and evaluate your abilities and to prepare for your role as a qualified practitioner when you graduate. You will carry out three, five-week practice placement modules in the final year.

Why choose this course?

  • The BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course offers a dynamic approach to the study of physiotherapy and provides you with the problem solving abilities to become a competent professional physiotherapist.
  • You will gain a solid knowledge base and placement experiences appropriate to cope with contemporary physiotherapy practice
  • Excellent career prospects in the NHS and private sector

Entry requirements…

2017 entry

128 – 152 UCAS points

UCAS have introduced a new tariff for 2017 entry so the points being asked for are substantially different to previous years.

We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (if applicable) together with your application as a whole including work experience and personal statement and may make an offer at any point within the stated tariff range. We also welcome applicants who are predicted grades in excess of our published tariff.

All Applicants must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C / grade 4 or above which must include Maths, English and Science at Grade B / grade 5 or above.

Standard A- Level Offer

  • ‘ABB’ to include two life science* GCE A2 subjects at a minimum of ‘A,B’ and ‘B’ from another GCE A2 studies (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking)

Standard BTEC Offer

  • BTEC Extended Diploma in a Science subject ‘DDD’ and ‘B’ in an additional GCE A1 Life Science* subjects.
  • BTEC Diploma in a Science subject ‘DD’ and a ‘B’ in a GCE A2 in an additional Life Science* subject.
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma ‘D’ and ‘A,B’ from 2 GCE A2 additional Life Science* subjects.

*This institution considers the following to be life sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Human Biology, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Sociology and Sports Science.

  • International Baccalaureate ​- 128 points with a minimum of 1 HL subject at grade 6 or above and 2 HL subjects at grade 5 above. HL grade 6 and 1 HL grade 5 must be in Science subjects.
  • Standard Access Diploma in Science–  Pass Access Diploma to include at least 45 L3 credits at Distinction with at least 24 L3 credits in pure science with additional Life science subjects
  • Standard Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level) – 5 subjects at Higher level to include 2 Life Sciences at A2 grade and 3  other subjects at B3.
  • Foundation Degrees in Science – 70% average.

Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact the Admissions Tutor.

Academic IELTS with an average of 7.0 with no element lower than 6.5 is normally required for those for whom English is not their first language.

If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.

For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.


All applicants must have studied successfully at level 3 or above in the two years prior to commencement on the Physiotherapy programme. All offers will be subject to the applicants demonstration of the NHS constitution’s “Values and Behaviours”, satisfactory interviews, numeracy and literacy test, health screening and the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) checks, as well as providing evidence of appropriate clinical visits and/or work placements/experiences. You can view the full NHS Constitution for England on the Government website:

For further enquires please contact the physiotherapy admissions e-mail account:

Professional Accreditations

Eligibility to apply for membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)and registration as a Physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

MSc Advanced Physiotherapy

About the course

This established MSc Advanced Physiotherapy Master’s degree course is designed to meet the needs of physiotherapists from a variety of different areas of specialism in physiotherapy.

The course will enhance your current knowledge and understanding and give you opportunities to challenge and critically evaluate your professional practice. The aim is to advance your skills as a professional and develop your career so that you can practice safely, effectively and legally.

It includes a significant level of work-based learning and gives you the opportunity to focus on independent learning in order to gain problem solving and decision making skills. You are encouraged throughout each module to tailor the learning outcomes in a way that it benefits your current experience and serves your individual service development needs. In addition, all modules include a solid theoretical background foundation which can be applied to therapeutic practices.

Course structure

The Advanced Physiotherapy Masters course is modular in structure. If you wish to collect credits towards and award or a qualification see below the award and credit requirements:

  • Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits
  • Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits
  • Masters degree – 180 credits

View and download the MSc Advanced Physiotherapy brochure

Why choose this course?

  • It gives you the opportunity to share ideas with other health professions in order to develop intellectual abilities and assist in the advancement of health care
  • It offers you flexible study options based on a modular structure
  • It includes interprofessional learning
  • Teaching is done by experienced staff and visiting external specialists
  • You benefit from excellent facilities including physiotherapy skills laboratories and research laboratories

Entry requirements…

Applicants will normally have completed a relevant university degree and have a recognised qualification in physiotherapy. You will normally have at least one year’s post-qualification experience (post internship) and evidence of appropriate continuing professional development.

Membership of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is required.

If English is not your first language you are required to demonstrate English Language proficiency of IELTS at Level 7.0 (including 7.0 in the writing component)

For more information and application forms contact:

Mary Sexton – Programme Leader

tel: +44 (0)1707 284689


If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.

Professional Accreditations

You can obtain accredited clinical educator status through an experiential or taught route.