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  • Learn how to optimise people’s health and wellbeing by helping them reach their full potential through established and contemporary physiotherapeutic approaches, utilising behavioural science and digital health approaches
  • Gain real insights from experienced and registered, working practitioners with a huge array of professional experience
  • Bring your learning to life through person-focused practice-based learning
  • Our mission is to provide a range of university and practice-based learning experiences using values-driven, supportive and authentic learning environments nurturing confident, independent thinking graduates who can fulfil their potential in a dynamic world
  • We underpin our values with golden threads; communication and professionalism, equality, diversity and inclusivity, contemporary and evidence-based practice, and digital literacy
  • People with lived experience contribute across the programme
  • Physiotherapy at Winchester achieved 85% overall satisfaction and 92% for teaching as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2021 National Student Survey
  • This programme is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)


How all our body’s systems work together, is a marvel. On our Physiotherapy degree you explore the anatomy, physiology, and science behind the practice of physiotherapy. You will start your professional journey, learning how we use and treat our bodies and brains for active, healthy, and fulfilling lives . During your degree we will enable you to build the academic and knowledge, skills and confidence you need to work as an HCPC registered and Chartered Physiotherapist in this hands-on, dynamic and rewarding profession.

Our three-year course is designed to ensure you develop the interpersonal skills and professionalism needed to work in partnership with users and carers and other professionals. You will learn how to make values-driven, sound, and compassionate clinical decisions, problem solve and provide a consistent and high standard of evidence-based person-centred care. This programme has structured and progressive leadership development, which is very attractive to employers and recognises that future practitioners need these skills to contribute effectively to flexible and responsive service delivery. 

As Winchester Physiotherapy students, you may have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience of treating patients during your practice-based learning at our new Winchester Health Clinic. This would be supervised by an attending HCPC-accredited practitioner to help prepare you for your future careers. The Clinic is managed by the University and is located at the Winchester Sport and Leisure Park at Bar End. The Clinic is set to become a leading provider of physiotherapy assessment and treatment to the local community.

The curriculum has recently been reviewed, enhanced, revalidated and re-accredited by the CSP. It was commended for its inclusive approach, addressing student support needs and valuing stakeholder engagement with a commitment to ensuring innovative approaches to teaching, learning and practice-based experiences. Students develop critical thinking skills which they can apply across their professional practice.

The programme aims to foster your individual strengths and attributes, relating them to your own developing professional competence to ensure successful careers after graduation. 


This programme is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). On completing the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy you will be eligible to register as a physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).


After graduation there are an increasing variety of opportunities for work in different healthcare and other workplace environments including the NHS, education, research, private practice, and industry.

The University of Winchester ranks in the top 10 in the UK for graduates in employment or further study according to the Graduate Outcomes Survey 2023, 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.



Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Practice-based learning

During your programme, you are required to undertake 1000 hours of practice learning; this is broken down into five practice-based learning experiences. First year practice-based learning concentrates on professionalism and communication using a volunteering-style model through Semester 2 and University-based simulated learning experiences designed to ensure confident readiness for the rest of the programme. In the second and third year there are 3 six-week and one eight-week practice-based learning experiences/modules.

We firmly believe that these experiential opportunities should not only equip you with the essential skills required to excel as a physiotherapist but should also ignite your passion, illuminating the diverse career paths that awaits you. With this in mind, we proudly offer our students a diverse array of practice learning experiences, that include opportunities such as:

  • High-Caliber Clinical Placements: Our program provides students with access to top-tier clinical placements, allowing you to gain hands-on experience in real healthcare settings under the guidance of experienced professionals.
  • Leadership Placements: Aspiring physiotherapists will have the unique opportunity to work alongside senior leaders in the field, gaining insights into the strategic aspects of our profession and nurturing your leadership potential.
  • Cutting-Edge Research Placements: We encourage students to explore the forefront of physiotherapy by participating in research placements with local teams dedicated to pioneering interventions.
  • Exciting Private Practice Opportunities: Beyond traditional clinical settings, we offer access to a range of exhilarating private practice opportunities, enabling you to understand the multifaceted nature of physiotherapy and explore your entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Digital Services Integration: In today's healthcare landscape, digital services play a pivotal role. Our program prepares you for the future by partnering with providers of remote healthcare services, offering a glimpse into the evolving landscape of healthcare delivery.

During the first year of the program, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in diverse healthcare, social care, and charitable settings, working in roles that epitomize traditional volunteering. This immersive experience provides a strong foundation for your journey into the world of physiotherapy.

Placement allocation

We aim to ensure a breadth of experience across your five placements and allocations are made based upon your learning needs.


Due to the range of organisations that we work with, you can expect to travel up to an hour and a half each way for your practice learning experiences. If possible, we recommend having access to a car for placement. There may be occasions where you are placed outside of a commutable distance for placement; in such cases, we recommend that you seek a second accommodation. Most students can claim back travel costs and dual accommodation through the NHS 'Learner Support Fund'. Click here to check your eligibility.


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 into employment.

You will learn through a combination of lectures and seminars, allowing opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. Sessions in our new practical space at West Downs enable learners to approach topics in more hands on and applied way and there is a strong focus on problem-based learning using authentic cases from practice. Digitally enhanced learning is woven through the programme.

Learners are supported to assimilate their knowledge and skills through the use of high-fidelity manikins and simulated learning. Students are able to access a variety of learning environments including ward spaces, home/flat environment, consultation room and sports gym.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time such as lectures and seminars you are encouraged to access personal academic support from staff within the course team 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.

Support to succeed

We support students to become life-long learners, reflective and committed to continuous personal and professional development. Students are compassionately guided to look after their own health and wellbeing and prepare for fulfilling futures.
Each student will be allocated a personal tutor and have access to student support and success advisors.

Overall workload

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

While your actual contact hours may depend on the modules, 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: 429 hours
Independent learning: 671 hours
Placement: 100 hours

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

Teaching, learning and assessment: 300 hours
Independent learning: 599 hours
Placement: 450 hours

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

Teaching, learning and assessment: 203 hours
Independent learning: 647 hours
Placement: 525 hours

*Please note these are indicative hours for the course.


Taught elements of the course take place on campus in Winchester.

Teaching hours

All class-based teaching takes places between 9am – 6pm, Monday to Friday during term time. Time on Wednesday is kept free from timetabled teaching for personal study time and for sports clubs and societies to train, meet and play matches. There may be some occasional learning opportunities (for example, an evening guest lecturer or performance) that take places outside of these hours for which you will be given forewarning.


Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, 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 or needs 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 approximate percentage of the course assessed by different assessment modes is as follows:

Year 1 (Level 4)*

29% coursework
14% written exams
57% practical exams

Year 2 (Level 5)*

25% coursework
0% written exams
75% practical exams

Year 3 (Level 6)*

50% coursework
0% written exams
50% 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


2024 Entry: 120-128 UCAS tariff points

Our offers are typically made using UCAS tariff points to allow you to include a range of level 3 qualifications and as a guide, the requirements for this course are equivalent to:

  • A-Levels: BBB-ABB from 3 A Levels or equivalent grade combinations (e.g. BBB is comparable to ABC in terms of tariff points)
  • BTEC/CTEC: DDM from BTEC or Cambridge Technical (CTEC) qualifications
  • International Baccalaureate: 120-128 UCAS tariff points. To include a minimum of grade 5 in Standard or Higher level English and Maths and a minimum of grade 5 in a Higher level Science.
  • T Level: Merit in a T Level

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.

Applicants to this course are expected to attend an interview at the University. Our Admissions Team will be in contact with further information about the format of the interview on receipt of your application.

In addition to the above, we accept tariff points achieved for many other qualifications, such as the Access to Higher Education Diploma, Scottish Highers, UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma and WJEC Applied Certificate/Diploma, to name a few. We also accept tariff points from smaller level 3 qualifications, up to a maximum of 32, from qualifications like the Extended Project (EP/EPQ), music or dance qualifications. To find out more about UCAS tariff points, including what your qualifications are worth, please visit UCAS.

In addition to level 3 study, the following GCSE’s are required:

  • GCSEs in Mathematics and English Language at grade 4 or C, or higher. Functional Skills at level 2 is accepted as an alternative, however Key Skills qualifications are not. If you hold another qualification, please get in touch and we will advise further.

If English is not your first language, a formal English language test will most likely be required and you will need to achieve the following:

  • IELTS Academic at 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in all four components (for year 1 entry)
  • We also accept other English language qualifications, such as IELTS Indicator, Pearson PTE Academic, Cambridge C1 Advanced and TOEFL iBT.

If you will be over the age of 21 years of age at the beginning of your undergraduate study, you will be considered as a mature student. This means our offer may be different and any work or life experiences you have will be considered together with any qualifications you hold. UCAS have further information about studying as a mature student on their website which may be of interest.

Work experience 

Being able to demonstrate a good understanding of the depth and breadth of the role of a physiotherapist is essential. Candidates often find work experience prior to application in rehabilitation/healthcare/support work/sports coaching, in a paid or voluntary capacity, is helpful in order to demonstrate an informed decision to embark on a career in Physiotherapy. However, if this isn’t possible you can find out more about the profession by researching online or attending virtual work experience which is now widely available. You can also find out more information from the Health and Care Professions Council or Chartered Society of Physiotherapy websites.

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 826247

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

Statutory and Mandatory Skills 0

The aims of this module are to deliver the basic statutory and mandatory skills required for working within clinical practice settings.  Content will include Basic life support, Moving and Handling, Handwashing and infection control and cover a variety of other areas necessary for practice such as communication and e-escalation, consent, equality and diversity, health and safety, information governance and safeguarding.

Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Science 1 15

The aim of the module is to cover the normal human anatomy and physiology across the lifespan and will include the physiological, structural, behavioural and functional changes associated with selected pathology and disease progression in the musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and aspects of other systems as well as pain theory and aspects of basics of pharmacology and medicines management.  The module will cover control of movement, as it relates to function, and the specific contributions that result from physiotherapy interventions.  The module will utilise the basic research skills such as literature searching, information processing and critiquing, evidence based practice and using evidence where appropriate.

Leadership Development 1: Professional Self and Practice Based Learning 1 30

This module starts the leadership journey by focusing on individuals as independent learners and professionals, including an awareness of their own health and wellbeing and how this can impact them in practice. They will gain an understanding of working as a professional within the health and social care settings.  Students will understand the requirement for Continuous Professional Development and how to maintain a Personal Development Portfolio that records learning and education activities. They will use reflective models, set goals and personal objectives. Students will be introduced to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion principles and practice. Professionalism, codes of conduct/standards of practice, values-based practice, and governance, patient safety, consent and confidentiality will be discussed. Students will develop their academic writing skills, communication skills, professionalism and reflection and are required to demonstrate this in practice in line with CSP and HCPC standards.

Fundamental Clinical Assessment Skills 15

The module will introduce generic subjective and objective assessment skills for holistic biopsychosocial assessments utilising ICF framework for health, fitness and disability. Principles of biomechanics, clinical measurement techniques and mobility aid assessment will be applied through studying normal movement and function and applying growing anatomical knowledge and terminology. Assessments and their findings will be used to undertake basic clinical reasoning, safe mobility aid prescription and generate documentation of findings, problems lists, and person-orientated goals which take into account individuals’ physical, psychological, social, and cultural needs.  Basic research skills such as information searching and synthesis will be used to introduce an evidence-based practice approach. Through the use of case studies, the module will demonstrate how physiotherapy assessment contributes to a safe, person-centred approach with a strong focus on informed consent.

Introduction to Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Practice 15

The aim of the module is to ensure secure cardiorespiratory anatomy and physiology and introduce physiological, structural, behavioural and functional changes associated with selected pathology and disease progression in cardiovascular and respiratory systems. This module will cover basic cardiorespiratory assessment to determine a patient’s physical, psychological and cultural needs and the application of clinical reasoning and decision making in the formulation of problem lists and an appropriate plan of management.  The module will cover safe and effective application and communication of management including treatment techniques commonly experienced in cardiorespiratory practice. A series of theoretical case studies will enable students to consider selected psychosocial and wider influences in the context of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy such as self-identity, beliefs, coping and adjustment, engagement, team working, self-management, dignity and empathy.  The module will utilise basic research skills such as information processing and critiquing, evidence-based practice and using evidence where appropriate.

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice 15

This module will develop and apply knowledge and skills for care of people with commonly encountered musculoskeletal problems and presentations seen in a variety of settings.  Subjective and objective assessment skills will be developed, and findings will be used to produce reasoned hypotheses, problem lists, SMART goals and treatment plans which take into account an individuals’ physical, psychological, social, and cultural needs.  The module will also cover theory, practice and communication of a variety of treatment approaches and interventions including advice and education, exercise and rehabilitation, introduction to manual therapy and therapeutic adjuncts with precautions and contraindications to these.  Basic research skills such as information processing and critiquing will be used to introduce an evidence-based practice approach. Through the use of clinical case studies and digital tools, the module will consider how safe and effective assessment and treatment techniques can be integrated into a person-centred management plan and communicated professionally.

Introduction to Neurological Physiotherapy Practice 15

The module will cover normal neurological anatomy and physiology.  The physiological, structural, behavioural and functional changes associated with selected neurological pathology and disease progression will be taught. This module will cover neurological assessment to determine an individual’s physical, psychological and cultural needs in accordance with the ICF. It will also consider the application of clinical reasoning in the formulation of problem lists, goal setting and treatment planning.  The module will cover the safe and effective application of management techniques commonly encountered in neurology. Selected psychosocial and wider influences on the context of physiotherapy will be included, such as self-identity, beliefs, coping and adjustment, engagement, team working, self-management, dignity and empathy. The module will utilise basic research skills such as information processing, critiquing and use of evidence informed practice and digital tools where appropriate. 

Year 2 (Level 5)

Modules Credits

Applied Research Skills 15

This module develops knowledge and understanding of research in healthcare including how research can advance the UNSDGs. Students explore scientific approaches to finding, appraising and utilising research to enhance their professional evidence-based approach. The module introduces a range of philosophical approaches (e.g. post-positivism, constructivism and pragmatism) and relates these to the purpose, design, methodology and methods of research. Students will explore quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods primary research and secondary research. The module will encourage working and learning in groups and/or individually to identify research gaps, construct a research question and develop a protocol design which complies with good research practice guidelines. This includes PPI involvement, sampling and recruitment, data collection and analysis plans and an understanding of validity, reliability and trustworthiness. Understanding and compliance with legal and ethical processes will be included, and tools for research project management including academic writing and referencing will be developed.

Developing Complexity in Musculoskeletal Practice 15

The aims of this module are to further progress the clinical reasoning and organisation of musculoskeletal knowledge gained in level 4.  The module will used a case based approach to develop students’ knowledge into specific pathologies affecting the upper and lower quadrants and the spine.  There is a strong focus on clinical reasoning and the module will explore further a variety of musculoskeletal and biopsychosocial treatment concepts as well as exercise and concepts of muscle coordination, ergonomics and posture.  This module will cover the evidence based integrated assessment and management of different conditions in musculoskeletal using case studies with multipathology and selected behavioural, psychosocial and physical elements.  The module will cover the safe and effective application of more advanced management techniques and the relevant moving and handling, legislation and risk assessment procedures. 

Developing Complexity in Neurological Practice 15

This module progresses clinical reasoning and neurology knowledge gained in level 4.  There is a strong focus on complex neurological pathologies, application of clinical reasoning and multidisciplinary working in a variety of clinical settings across the care pathway.  Students will advance skills in assessment of people with neurological conditions, with emphasis on information gathering, investigation interpretation and modification of assessment based on clinical presentation and clinical reasoning.  Case studies with increasing complexity of presentation will be utilised, including those with multi-pathology, behavioural, psychosocial and physical elements. The module will cover evidence informed treatment and management approaches of different conditions affecting the neurological system, and the safe and effective application of more advanced management techniques. In addition, students will consider the wider health management and promotion of wellbeing needs of those with neurological conditions and those with lived experience may contribute where appropriate. 

Developing Complexity in Cardiorespiratory Practice 15

This module progresses clinical reasoning and cardiorespiratory knowledge gained in level 4. Students will advance their skills in assessment of people with more complex cardiorespiratory conditions, with emphasis on information gathering, investigation interpretation and modification of assessment based on clinical presentation and clinical reasoning. Case studies with increasing complexity of presentation will be utilised, to develop students’ knowledge into more complex cardiorespiratory pathologies and facilitate the application of clinical reasoning and problem-solving approach in different clinical settings across the care pathway.  Students will explore acute and chronic illnesses affecting cardiorespiratory function and the treatment approaches used with a strong focus on clinical reasoning and evidence informed practice. The module will cover the safe and effective application of more advanced management techniques. Students will develop an understanding of the impact of wider determinants of health in the management of people with cardiorespiratory conditions, including health promotion. 

Integrated Rehabilitation 15

This module has a strong focus on reasoning and evidence informed practice exploring different approaches to rehabilitation across healthcare and social care settings. Screening for rehabilitation suitability, goal setting, identification of barriers and facilitators to rehab effectiveness and use of outcome measures will be considered. A deeper understanding of options to meet health and wellbeing needs and improve quality of life across the lifespan will include exploration of social prescribing. Students will learn how to select, design and deliver sustainable rehabilitation programmes which empower people, address health inequalities and meet biopsychosocial needs of diverse individuals and groups to improve quality of life. Clinical skills will be integrated with models of behaviour change, health promotion and education, and digital technology. Benefits and challenges of delivering rehabilitation via different approaches and consideration of relevant evidence-based practice, policies/guidelines/legal and ethical requirements will be covered. Presenting skills will be developed through learning and teaching.

Leadership Development 2: Collaborative Practice 15

The focus of this module will be developing leadership skills with a focus on collaborative practice and working in teams. Student’s will be given the opportunity to explore the challenges and complexities of working within multidisciplinary teams. This module will develop the student's interpersonal and communication skills and will allow them to consider how digital technologies can influence effective  care. Different leadership styles will be explored including how these influence team effectiveness. The importance of diversity within teams will be discussed. Students will be encouraged to take a broader view on how teams and organisations can adapt to meet the needs of the population. Learning opportunities which explore the roles of other professionals and where possible inter-professional learning opportunities included. Case studies working with other modules will be used where appropriate.

Practice-Based Learning 2 15

Students will undertake 6 weeks of practice-based learning, developing skills and actively participating in application of safe, person-centred, evidence-informed physiotherapy tasks under the guidance of a practice educator. PBL experiences provide opportunities for self-development and to extend and improve knowledge and evidence-informed reasoning so that learning integrates with practice. Students are expected to demonstrate professional values and behaviours and work alongside a variety of individuals and healthcare professionals. Students will be allocated a member of the Physiotherapy Programme team who will provide a link to the academic programme and will meet at least once during PBL.  This PBL experience is timetabled over an 8-week period. Students can negotiate when they take their 2-week holiday. It is anticipated that most students will choose to take this time over the Christmas period therefore splitting the placement in two, however other patterns can be negotiated with practice educators.

Practice-based Learning 3 15

This 6 week module provides an opportunity to progress experiences of physiotherapy practice gained during PBL2 normally in a different area of practice. Students will actively participate in the application of safe, person-centred, evidence-informed physiotherapy tasks under the guidance of a practice educator. Students will normally be expected to show increasing ability to independently handle a larger caseload. Practice-based learning experiences provide students with an opportunity for self-development and to extend and improve their knowledge and evidence-informed reasoning so that learning integrates with practice. Whilst on practice-based learning students will be expected to demonstrate professional values and behaviours and work alongside a variety of individuals and healthcare professionals. Students will be allocated to a member of the Physiotherapy faculty team who will provide a link to the academic programme and will meet at least once during the practice-based learning experience.     

Year 3 (Level 6)

Modules Credits

Research Dissertation 30

This module will allow students to develop their learning from research methods in level 5 and apply it by completing their own research project. The research project may take different forms depending on the student’s and programme requirements.  Students will conduct and manage their own project and take it through the research process and then writing up in the form of a paper prepared for journal publication.  Students will learn how to manage their research project and will be supported through group work and a mentor/supervisor.

Leadership Development 3: Improving Services 15
Criticality in Contemporary Physiotherapy 30
Becoming an autonomous practitioner 10
Practice-Based Learning 4 15
Practice-Based Learning 5 20

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.

Progression from one level of the programme to the next is subject to meeting the University’s academic regulations.

2024 Course Tuition Fees


UK / Channel Islands /
Isle of Man / Republic of Ireland


Year 1 £9,250 £21,800
Year 2 £9,250 £21,800
Year 3 £9,250 £21,800
Total £27,750 £65,400

If you are a UK student starting your degree in September 2024, 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 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.

*The University of Winchester will charge the maximum approved tuition fee per year.


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:

Mandatory Costs

Disclosure and Barring Service

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance check may be required if you undertake a placement, volunteering, research or other course related activity where you will have contact with children or vulnerable adults. The requirement for a DBS check will be confirmed by staff as part of the process to approve your placement, research or other activity. The indicative cost is £40.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

Student Membership is a requirement of the course. Indicative cost is £47 per year for the duration of your studies. This provides you with personal liability/ insurance, legal services and a range of learning resources and tools.

Other costs


Uniform for placements will be supplied; two tunics or polo shirts and two pairs of trousers. If students would like an additional uniform, this can be purchased at an additional cost.
Optional kit can be purchased from the University, the indicative cost is £20-£50 per item/ Professionally appropriate clothing may be needed for practical sessions where students act as physiotherapists and models. 

Equipment and Materials Equipment

Several essential items will be provided for you to for use in:

Centre for Learning Anatomical Sciences; e.g. personal protective equipment such as safety goggles, examination gloves, plastic aprons.

Practical sessions; e.g. goniometers, tape measures, electrotherapy consumables, examination gloves, plastic aprons.

You will need to provide yourself with a lab coat for use in the Centre for Learning Anatomical Sciences. These can be purchased from any source. Indicative cost is £15.
You will need a stethoscope (advice will be given at the appropriate time regarding which models - indicative cost is £64-£72) for use in the practical classes and whilst on clinical placement.

Placement Expenses

Accommodation, insurance, travel costs, immunisation/vaccination costs.

There are placements in each year of the programme that are organised by the University with regional healthcare providers. Insurance for students on placement and the necessary immunisation/vaccination is provided by the University.

Students will need to travel to placements/arrange accommodation. In some cases there may be costs incurred here for travel and accommodation. 


There are five visits to the Centre for Learning Anatomical Sciences that are part of the Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Sciences module and students will need to cover the cost of travel to Southampton for these (bus fare or train followed by bus - indicative cost is £7).

Other physiotherapy modules may include optional visits to specialist healthcare facilities, etc. You will normally be expected to cover the cost of travel and admission, unless otherwise specified in the module profile.

Core Texts

Core texts are available from the University Library; however some students prefer to purchase their own copies. These can be bought second hand or as an ebook, which can often reduce this cost. 

Printing and Binding

The University is pleased to offer our students a printing allowance of £5 each academic year. This will print around 125 A4 (black and white) pages. If students wish to print more, printer credit can be topped up by the student. The University and Student Union are champions of sustainability and we ask all our students to consider the environmental impact before printing.


We have a variety of scholarships 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
Typical offer
120-128 points
On campus, Winchester