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Physiotherapy (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Become an inspiring physiotherapist, who can manage complex cases, and help people with many healthcare issues. Discover how to treat mobility problems caused by illness, injury, and ageing. Learn how to improve people's physical activity and their quality of life.

Develop a wide range of professional clinical skills with:

  • academic modules

  • clinical placements

  • world-class simulation facilities

You'll develop skills that will prepare you for modern practice that focuses on the patient. These include:

  • communication

  • decision-making

  • team-working abilities

  • manager

You'll learn to work with patients, their families and other healthcare professionals. Our teaching staff are a mix of academics and practising clinical physiotherapists.

You’ll complete over 1,000 hours of clinical placements, in settings ranging from community clinics to large hospitals. These will help you link theory with practice and will cover the core disciplines:

  • musculoskeletal

  • neurology

  • cardiorespiratory

  • special client groups

We actively involve patients and carers in our course, which places special emphasis on empathy and compassion.

This course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. When you graduate you’ll be eligible to apply for registration as a Chartered Physiotherapist.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 333.86 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.