Health Sciences

BSc PHYSIOTHERAPY

Key details 

BSC PHYSIOTHERAPY

Start Year
2022
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
B160
Entry Requirements
AAB
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

We’ll assess each module you complete using a range of methods including online MCQs, practical assessments and portfolios of evidence. Written work will be based on critical enquiry and professional reasoning. Live oral presentations and posters will also be completed.  

You’ll receive feedback throughout, so that you can reflect on your practice and learning, helping you identify your strengths, as well as any areas you may need to work on.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 2

We’ll assess each module you complete using a range of methods including online MCQs, practical assessments and portfolios of evidence. Written work will be based on critical enquiry and professional reasoning. Live oral presentations and posters will also be completed.  

You’ll receive feedback throughout, so that you can reflect on your practice and learning, helping you identify your strengths, as well as any areas you may need to work on. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 3

We’ll assess each module you complete using a range of methods including online MCQs, practical assessments and portfolios of evidence. Written work will be based on critical enquiry and professional reasoning. Live oral presentations and posters will also be completed.  

You’ll receive feedback throughout, so that you can reflect on your practice and learning, helping you identify your strengths, as well as any areas you may need to work on. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 1

We’ll assess each module you complete using a range of methods including online MCQs, practical assessments and portfolios of evidence. Written work will be based on critical enquiry and professional reasoning. Live oral presentations and posters will also be completed.  

You’ll receive feedback throughout, so that you can reflect on your practice and learning, helping you identify your strengths, as well as any areas you may need to work on.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 2

We’ll assess each module you complete using a range of methods including online MCQs, practical assessments and portfolios of evidence. Written work will be based on critical enquiry and professional reasoning. Live oral presentations and posters will also be completed.  

You’ll receive feedback throughout, so that you can reflect on your practice and learning, helping you identify your strengths, as well as any areas you may need to work on. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 3

We’ll assess each module you complete using a range of methods including online MCQs, practical assessments and portfolios of evidence. Written work will be based on critical enquiry and professional reasoning. Live oral presentations and posters will also be completed.  

You’ll receive feedback throughout, so that you can reflect on your practice and learning, helping you identify your strengths, as well as any areas you may need to work on. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

AAB, or ABB with an A in the Extended Project, including Biology (with a pass in the practical element), Human Biology or PE.

BTEC

DDD – see below for accepted subjects

Scottish highers

AAAAA including Biology, Human Biology or PE

Scottish highers advanced

BBC including Biology, Human Biology or PE

Irish leaving certificate

4 subjects at H2 and 2 subjects at H3, including Biology, Human Biology or PE

Access course

Pass with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3 in a Health, Care or Science subject, including 12 credits of Biology.

European Baccalaureate

80% including Biology at grade 7

International Baccalaureate

33 including HL 6 Biology or Sports, Exercise & Health Science

Additional entry requirements

Bachelor's Degree (hons)

2.1 in Biology, Human Biology or PE

Alternative subjects considered alongside grade B in A Level Biology, Human Biology or PE

Certificate of Higher Education

65% in Biology, Human Biology or PE plus ABB at A Level

Diploma of Higher Education

65% in Biology, Human Biology or PE

Foundation Degree

65% in Biology, Human Biology or PE

Foundation Year of an undergraduate degree programme at a UK university

70% in Biology, Human Biology or PE plus ABB at A Level

Open University (30 credits) module SK299

60% accepted in lieu of A Level Biology only

WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Medical Science

Grade B or above accepted in lieu of A Level Biology only

We recognise that some students take a mixture of qualifications. Please email admissions@uea.ac.uk if you would like to check whether any particular combination of qualifications would be suitable for entry to this degree programme.

Please note that we do not consider A Levels in General Studies or Critical Thinking, Apprenticeships, NVQs (any level) or Work-based Level 3 Diplomas (previously NVQs) to meet the minimum academic entry requirements, although these can be used as evidence of recent study. We’ll also be unable to consider you for this course if you’ve obtained an academic fail from a previous health-based degree programme, including where an exit award has been achieved.

Graduates may wish to consider our accelerated Masters programmes.

Accepted BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 subjects.

3 grades (made up of Extended Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma subjects) in Health, Care, Science or any of the Sport subjects specified below, which must include one of the following options:

Applied Human Biology (2018 suite) – must include one of the following units: Functional physiology or Diseases, disorders, treatments and therapies.

Applied Science (2010 suite) – must include at least two of the following units: Physiology of human body systems, Physiology of human regulation and reproduction, Diseases and infections.

Applied Science (2016 suite) – must include at least two of the following units: Physiology of human body systems, Human regulation and reproduction, Biological molecules and metabolic pathways, Diseases and infections.

Applied Science (2020 suite) – must include at least two of the following units: Principles and applications of biology II, Functional physiology of the human body system, Human reproduction and regulation, Biological molecules and metabolic pathways, Diseases and infections.

Fitness Services (2016 suite) – Extended Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma.

Health and Social Care (2010 & 2016 suites) – Extended Diploma only.

Sport (2010 suite) – must include at least two of the following units: Fitness testing for sport and exercise, Exercise, health and lifestyle, Sports injuries, Sports and exercise massage, Research investigation in sports and exercise sciences, Applied sport and exercise physiology.

Sport (2016 suite) – Extended Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma.

Sport and Exercise Science (2016 suite) – Diploma or Extended Diploma. Extended Certificate must include: Specialised fitness training and Physical activity for individual and group-based exercise.

Sport and Physical Activity (OCR Cambridge Technical - 2016 suite) – Extended Diploma. Diploma or Extended Certificate must include at least two of the following units: Improving Fitness for Sport and Physical Activity, Biomechanics and Movement Analysis, Physical Activity for Specific Groups, Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation.

Sports Coaching and Development (2019 suite) – Extended Diploma only.

Sporting Excellence and Performance (2019 suite) – Diploma or Extended Diploma only.

Sport, Fitness and Personal Training (2019 suite) – Extended Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma.

Sport and Outdoor Activities (2019 suite) – must include: Anatomy and physiology in sport, Sports injuries, Fitness training.

Please note that where A Levels and BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 qualifications are taken in combination to make up 3 grades:

  • If the BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 qualifications meet the requirements above, A Levels can be in any subject
  • If A Level Biology, Human Biology or PE is taken, BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 qualifications can be in any Health, Care or Science subject

Email admissions@uea.ac.uk if you need clarification or to check grade requirements.

gcse requirements 

In addition to all other specified requirements, you’ll need to hold or be working towards 5 GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4, including Mathematics, English Language and a science.

RECENT STUDY 

To ensure that you’re equipped to succeed on this academically rigorous programme, we’d prefer you to be able to demonstrate evidence of recent academic study within 5 years of the start of the course. If you have not studied for an academic qualification within the last 5 years please email admissions@uea.ac.uk to enquire further.

If necessary, the Admissions Service will be happy to provide you with advice on further study that might help you to make a future application to the course. Please email admissions@uea.ac.uk with any questions or if you need any further information.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including reading, writing, speaking and listening) at the level of IELTS 7.0 overall (minimum 7.0 in each component). Review our English Language Equivalences for a list of example qualifications that we can accept to meet this requirement.

If you do not meet the academic and/or English language requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO UEA offers progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme and an interview:

International Foundation in Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences

INTO UEA also offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

Pre-sessional English at INTO UEA

Academic English at INTO UEA

PROGRAMME CONDITIONS 

Offers to successful applicants will be subject to a successful interview, a satisfactory occupational health check, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and two satisfactory references.

Interviews

The strongest applicants will be invited to interview. Please note that meeting (or being predicted to meet) the minimum academic entry requirements will not guarantee that you will be selected for interview.

All interviews for entry in 2022 will take place online. We do not disclose interview questions, but in general terms the interviews will explore a range of issues, including your suitability for the profession and the NHS values (as reflected in the NHS constitution). We’ll look to consider your motivation to study this course, as well as whether you have a clear understanding of the profession (ideally with relevant voluntary or paid work in health care), and an interest in people.
 
Your interview will take place with an academic staff member from the School of Health Science, and may also include either a clinician from the profession you are applying for, a Service User or a 3rd year student from the course. The interview will last about 30-40 minutes.  
 
We are aware that it is a difficult time to try to gain relevant experience in healthcare. First time applicants to Nursing, Midwifery and the Allied Health Professions will all be in a similar situation. We will take this into account and will adapt our expectations.
 
Keep in mind that clinical work experience is not generally a requirement for applying to train in healthcare, but it is important to show that you are able to work with people and appreciate the health and social care setting. It is important to remember why we look for work experience in an application; this in turn can help you think of the numerous ways that you might be able to demonstrate how you have acquired relevant experience.
 
We will want to see that you understand what a career in Health involves. Work experience, and other related experiences, are only as valuable as the way you talk about them and what understanding you take from them. While we will expect you to show some understanding of what it is like to be the professional of your choice, part of this involves demonstrating that you know what it is like to work in a responsible role, particularly with the public.
 
What type of experience do you need?
 
Any activity or life experience that helps you to prepare for training to be a healthcare professional will help. This means any activity that allows you to demonstrate that you have:
 

  • Had people-focused experience of providing a service, care, support or help to others, and that you understand the realities of working in a caring profession.
  • Developed some of the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to being a Nurse, Midwife or Allied Health professional such as conscientiousness, effective communication and the ability to interact with a wide variety of people. The values that we are looking for are set out in the NHS Constitution.
  • A realistic understanding of Health and Social Care and in particular the physical, organisational and emotional demands of the career.

Practical ways to gain experience
 
Keep a reflective diary on what is happening in the news and online. Listen to what healthcare professionals have to say and reflect on this. All healthcare professionals can be a valuable source of information and experience, not just those that work in the specific profession that you are applying for. Demonstrating that you have a sense of all healthcare professions (and how they work together) will help you in both your personal statement and interview.
 
Volunteer in your spare time if you can, all forms of voluntary work can provide helpful work experience. Whilst volunteer work in the NHS might be disrupted at this time, other schemes may still be in operation and worth exploring i.e. working with other people in a caring or service role. Voluntary commitments to community groups (for example groups related to the work of churches, mosques and temples, or other groups such as Scouts or Guides) and online community support groups may also provide valuable experience of taking on responsibility, dealing with people and communicating effectively. It is likely that these sorts of volunteering opportunities will start to run again before healthcare related opportunities are available.
 
Remember: it is what you learn about yourself, about other people and about how effective care is delivered and received that counts. What you did is only a small part of the story; it is how you communicate what you learnt which matters.

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year. We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. If you intend to apply with deferred entry, please let us know about your gap year plans in your UCAS application.

Intakes

This course is open to UK and overseas applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 4478774

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

If you are eligible for tuition fee and maintenance support from the Student Loans Company, you might also be able to apply for additional financial support through the NHS Learning Support Fund when studying this course.

Course related costs

You can find information regarding additional costs associated on our Fees and finance webpages

Course Reference Number: 4478774

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.

FURTHER INFORMATION 

Please speak to us on Live Chat or complete our online Enquiry Form for further information or to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

Course Reference Number: 4478774
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
B160
Entry Requirements
AAB
Duration (years)
3
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