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*Subject to validation

  • Learn how to optimise people’s wellbeing by helping them reach their full potential through exercise, education and manual therapy
  • Gain real insights from experienced and registered, working practitioners
  • Bring your learning to life through patient-focused clinical experience
  • Be eligible to register as a physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) on graduation
  • A £1,000 bursary will be granted to BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy students starting in September 2018 who achieve BBB or equivalent or above.

The body is a marvel. And how our muscles, joints and bones work together to make us mobile is nothing short of a miracle. On our Physiotherapy degree you’ll be stretched to go beyond skin-deep learning as you explore the anatomy, physiology and science behind the practice of physiotherapy and build the skills and confidence you need to work in this hands-on and rewarding profession.

Our three-year course is designed to ensure you are able to work in partnership with users and carers and other professionals, and able to make sound and compassionate clinical decisions, problem solve and provide a consistent and high standard of evidence-based care.

This programme also incorporates leadership development, which is very attractive to providers and recognises that future practitioners need these skills to contribute effectively to flexible and responsive service delivery. In addition, the course develops key business skills for those keen to explore private practice opportunities.

The curriculum, which is developed in collaboration with the Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust, aims to foster your individual strengths and attributes, relating them to your own developing professional competence. We prepare you by encouraging a reasoned, evaluative and evidence-based, person-centred approach, encompassing reflection and independence in learning, and the ability to work effectively with others.


94.4% of our 2015/16 graduates (first degree and other undergraduate courses) were in employment and/or further study six months after completing their course.

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.

Pre-approved for a Masters

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

*Subject to Validation

This course is subject to validation. 'Validation' is the process by which the University approves a new programme to ensure that it provides a distinct, high-quality academic experience for students, that enables them to acquire the necessary academic knowledge, understanding, general and subject-specific skills required to pursue a graduate level career. In the unlikely event that a programme is not validated then we will do our best to find you an alternative programme within the University.


Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Work placements

You have the opportunity to undertake professional practice placements during the programme for three months, six months or one year. Three or six month placements can be taken as part of credit bearing modules, allowing you to undertake a work placement and still graduate within three years.

Learning and teaching

Our aim is to shape 'confident learners' by enabling you to develop the skills needed to excel in your studies here and as well as onto further studies or the employment market.

You are taught primarily through a combination of lectures and seminars, allowing opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time such as lectures and seminars etc.), you are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, your personal tutor and the wide range of services available to you within the University.

Independent learning

Over the duration of your course, you will be expected to develop independent and critical learning, progressively building confidence and expertise through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving and analysis with the support of staff. You take responsibility for your own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity.

While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

Year 1 (Level 4): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

Teaching, learning and assessment: 900 hours
Independent learning: 180 hours
Placement: 120 hours

Year 2 (Level 5): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

Teaching, learning and assessment: 780 hours
Independent learning: 180 hours
Placement: 240 hours

Year 3 (Level 6): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

Teaching, learning and assessment: 264 hours
Independent learning: 936 hours
Placement: 240 hours

*Please note these are indicative hours for the course.


Taught elements of the course take place on our King Alfred Campus (Winchester) or at our West Downs Campus (Winchester)


Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.

We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The assessment balance between examination and coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by different assessment modes is as follows:

Year 1 (Level 4)*

17 % coursework
17 % written exams
66 % practical exams

Year 2 (Level 5)*

50 % coursework
0 % written exams
50 % practical exams

Year 3 (Level 6)*

42 % coursework
0 % written exams
58 % practical exams

*Please note these are indicative percentages and modes for the programme.


We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures


2018 Entry: 96-112 points

A GCSE A*- C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required (Functional Skills level 2 in English is acceptable).  A science A-level or equivalent at grade C or above. Biology or human biology are preferred, but other sciences are acceptable. Level 3 BTEC science qualifications graded merit or above are considered on an individual basis.

International Baccalaureate: 25 points 

If English is not your first language: Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in writing or equivalent

Work experience 

All candidates must have significant prior rehabilitation/ healthcare/ support work/ sports coaching work experience in a paid or voluntary capacity in a relevant setting in order to demonstrate an informed decision to embark on a career in Physiotherapy. A minimum of 2 weeks’ worth of experience is required prior to application.  

Course enquiries and applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
Send us a message 

International students

International students seeking additional information about this programme can send an email to or call +44 (0)1962 827023

Visit us

Explore our campus and find out more about studying at Winchester by coming to one of our Open Days.

Additional requirements

• Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance
• Occupational health clearance
• Attendance at an interview

Year 1 (Level 4)

Modules Credits

Foundations of Physiology
Practice Learning 1
Personal and Professional Development
Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice
Foundations of Anatomy

Year 2 (Level 5)

Modules Credits

Neurology, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Science
Musculoskeletal Science
Research Methods
Preparation for Practice
Practice Learning 2

Year 3 (Level 6)

Modules Credits

Employability Skills
Partnership and Collaboration
Physiotherapy Practice in Context
Practice Learning 3

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.

Course Tuition Fees 

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

If you are a UK or EU student starting your degree in September 2018, the first year will cost you £9,250. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK and EU students. Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future, so make sure you know what is on offer to support you.

Full-time £9,250 p/a

Total Cost: £27,750 (3 years) | £28,450 (sandwich option)

UK/EU Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,938

International Students

Full-time £12,950** p/a
Total Cost: £38,850** (3 years) | £39,550** (sandwich option)

International part-time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £107.92 and a 15 credit module is £1,620. Fees for students from Vestfold University College in Norway (who receive a 10% reduction) and NLA are £11,655.



As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.

There might be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying. The following highlights the mandatory and optional costs for this course:



In year 1, students are expected to wear the appropriate attire for practical sessions. Students can buy a department kit or wear their own. Students can buy as little or as much they like. Cost £20-£50 per item.

Core texts

Core Texts are available from the University Library; however some students prefer to purchase their own copies. Some Core Texts can be bought second hand, or as an ebook which can often reduce this cost. Cost £70-£299 per academic year.

Printing and binding

Students may be required to pay for the costs of dissertation printing and binding. Cost £10.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance check required when applicants accept their offer for a place on the course (applicants cover the cost of this which is £44 at the time of publication)


A £1,000 bursary will be granted to BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy students starting in September 2018 who achieve BBB or equivalent or above.

We also have a variety of other scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. To see if you’re eligible, please see our Scholarships and Awards.

Key course details

UCAS code
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time (tbc)
Typical offer
96-112 points (2018 Entry)
King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester