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Physiotherapy (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

Applications for 2020 entry to this course are now closed. We have several other related undergraduate courses that you may want to consider.

Learn how to become a 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 as you train to be a physiotherapist, 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.


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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
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Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.

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