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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

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About Physiotherapy at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



3 years full-time

UCAS code(s)


Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Compulsory Estimate: 0 to 100 depending on whether you already have suitable footwear and clothing for practice and skills sessions, and how much you want to spend

Optional Estimate: Replacement or non-standard uniforms - 15-50650 For optional equipment

How are these costs calculated?

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing. Uniforms: Full uniform is provided free of charge when the course commences. If students wish to replace any item of uniform or secure additional items of uniform throughout the programme (e.g. because it has been damaged or no longer fits) then they must order and pay for this directly with the supplier. There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the student becomes pregnant. These are detailed in the faculty uniform policy. Students can choose to purchase non-standard items such as fleeces directly from the supplier. You will need to purchase suitable footwear for practice. NHS Trusts require shoes (not trainers) that meet health and safety requirements. Advice will be given on what to purchase. There is a loose dress code for practical skills sessions (trainers, t-shirts and tracksuit bottoms) which should be purchased at minimal cost (e.g. there is no need for designer brand trainers). We strongly recommend that you purchase a number of items at the start of term which you will find useful on the course (e.g. a stethoscope, tape measure, scissors and goniometer) but it is not mandatory. These can be purchased at the book fair in Freshers week at reasonable prices (£20 - £30 in total).

Placement Costs

Compulsory Estimate: 2 to 12 a day whilst on placement (costs will vary considerably)

How are these costs calculated?

You will need to budget for travel costs to your placement which could be up to 80 kilometres from the University. Travel costs to placement will vary considerably depending on where you live, the location of your placement and how you choose to travel. Information on public transport costs within Greater Manchester can be found at All NHS Trusts charge for car parking.

Professional Costs

Compulsory Estimate: 0 to 135 depending on your status. Please go to our DBS webpage for more details - /

Optional Estimate: 117 for three year membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

How are these costs calculated?

DBS Checks - Before starting on your course, you must undergo a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced Disclosure). At the time of going to press, you do not have to pay for your first DBS check. If you cannot attend a DBS session at the University before the start of the course, you can use the UK Post Office Document Certification Service, which costs approximately £10. If you are not a UK citizen, or if you have lived in one country outside the UK for six or more months in the last five years, you must where this is possible obtain a police clearance certificate from the country in which you resided, in addition to the Disclosure and Barring Service check. You must supply a certified translation if the certificate does not automatically include this. Costs vary and can include fingerprint and translation fees where required. Returning students, who have already had a DBS certificate from Manchester Met and who need a second DBS certificate, for example, due to a suspension of study, are required to pay the DBS fee. Please go to our DBS webpage for more details and for current DBS fees: / Chartered Society of Physiotherapy student membership costs £117 for a three year programme of study. Details are available here:

Other Costs

How are these costs calculated?

The programme uses Moodle and each unit of study has a dedicated area. The programme team post resources/links to resources on Moodle and students are at liberty to print the resources in hard copy should they wish to. If printing is done using the university print services, the costs of a single sheet (black and white) is 5p (at the time of going to press). More information can be found here: programme allows students to arrange their final placement (Placement 3) overseas if they wish. Costs associated with overseas study are variable but will include flights and other miscellaneous travel, insurance (travel and, in some cases, additional clinical liability insurance) and subsistence (food, shelter). There are companies (such as Work the World OR Projects Abroad ) who undertake to arrange physiotherapy placements overseas. Costs incurred by students during placements 3 are not supported by MMU and the student must meet all costs. There will be many opportunities for extra-curricular activity (including community engagement) and travel to and from venues/parking at venues will be funded by the student. Other qualifications (sports massage, sports taping, pitchside first aid) are periodically available but are optional, not mandatory. If students wish to gain these additional qualifications there will be additional cost.


Manchester Campus


Department of Health Professions

Taught by experienced and HCPC registered Physiotherapists our BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy programme will enable you to acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and values which you will then use to assess patient needs, identify patient problems, set treatment goals, select and safely apply appropriate evidence based physiotherapy interventions so that patients reach their maximum potential.  You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of your clinical practice using a variety of valid and reliable measures

You will be based in the award-winning, £139m Brooks building, designed specifically for the Health and Education faculties, which will provide you with access to state-of-the-art clinical equipment and facilities.

The physiotherapy programme embodies the core values of the NHS Constitution and fully prepares students for the challenges of modern physiotherapy practice. It is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a physiotherapist under the provisions of the Health Professions Order (2001). Our BSc(Hons) programme is also subject to the validation procedures of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and is an approved course. Graduates are able to seek status as a chartered physiotherapist on qualification and are eligible for membership of the professional body.

Staff in the department are research active, engaged in current projects and activities which inform and direct what the curriculum and how you are taught. 

Your career prospects after the course

The choice of possible career routes is diverse and after graduation there are opportunities for work within the National Health Service, in the private sector, or overseas.

There are also a range of opportunities for postgraduate study and research.

Some of our degree programmes provide a range of practitioner options, and the nature of the units available can contribute to current personal and professional development.

"The Physiotherapy course has really improved my career prospects by enabling me to complete a variety of practice placements including one elective, which allows me to cover a range of areas of physio practice.

Alongside the placements the course also gives practice interviews in small groups to make sure that you can land the first job in an environment where competition is very high." Abbie Waites, BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy


In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation

DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known

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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.

We will interview you as part of your application.

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required

Grades ABB at A-level, must include a biological science (Biology, Human Biology, Sports Science or Physical Education are acceptable).  

A-level Reforms - From September 2015, applicants undertaking A-levels in Biology, Chemistry or Physics will be expected to pass the Science Practical assessment.

We do not accept Extended Project or A-level General Studies.

DDD in BTEC Extended Diploma in any of the following:- Sport and Exercise Science, Applied Science, Applied Science (Medical Science), Health and Social Care (Health Studies), Health and Social Care (Health Sciences).

We do no accept the following:- Sport, Sports Therapy Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness, Performance & Excellence.

Please note that we do not accept Applied Science as a single BTEC Award as it does not contain sufficient Biological content for this course.

Specific GCSE requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C, including English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or 5 (Application of Maths & Methods in Maths must be CC) and Science (including Double Award, Additional Science & Applied Science).

Functional / Key Skills Application of Number and Communication are not accepted.

Will accept EDXCEL Level 1/2 Certificate in Maths & Science

Non Tariffed Qualifications

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject will be considered with at least 45 credits at Level 3, preferably in Sciences/Health Professions but would consider Health & Social Care. We require a minimum of 36 credits at Distinction and 9 in a Merit

International Baccalaureate points

29 IB Diploma Points

IELTS score required for international students

IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

Additional Requirements

An interview is required for entry on to this course.

We look for commitment to physiotherapy and it is helpful to have undertaken some work experience or shadowing. It is important that you have a clear and realistic idea of the work of a physiotherapist so that you are able to make an informed choice of career.

All candidates must have evidence of study at Level 3 or equivalent within the 3 years prior to application and must provide an academic reference.

A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate is required for all students. This will be completed through the university prior to enrolment.

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