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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)


Course full
Full-time Physiotherapy

Qualify as a chartered physiotherapist able to manage a range of health and social care problems.

This course is now full for 2019

Sorry, there are no places left on this course starting in 2019.

Please see our other undergraduate courses with places available.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £14,750 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 128 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? B160
When do I start? September 2019

Student satisfaction

This course scored 92% for overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Study core areas of physiotherapy including neurology, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular respiratory.
  • Learn the principles and theory of exercise.
  • Practise the skills needed to teach exercise to individuals and groups.
  • Have the opportunity to gain a level 2 Fitness Instructor award and level 3 Exercise Referral award.

Physiotherapists treat people with physical problems caused by illness, injury, disability or ageing. On this course you study key concepts of professional practice, building therapeutic relationships and models of health, illness and disability in physiotherapy. You're given examples of real-world case studies to develop your understanding of service users' requirements and explore clinical guidelines for best practice.

Student View

Watch student Ben Rowles talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Helen Batty talk about this course.

Physiotherapists are an integral part of a multi-professional team, so you study part of the course alongside students from other health disciplines such as nurses, paramedics, social workers, radiographers and occupational therapists. This allows you to develop team-working skills and understand the contribution of different professionals to patient care.

You will study at Collegiate Campus whilst undertaking academic modules and in a variety of service provider venues on placement.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • practical workshops
  • written assignments
  • group work
  • presentations
  • case studies
  • practical and oral examinations
  • practice-based assessment

Course leaders and tutors

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Geraldine Scott
Senior Lecturer In Physiotherapy

Gerry is a senior physiotherapy lecturer and undergraduate physiotherapy admissions tutor

Applied learning

Work placements

During the course you undertake 34 weeks of clinical placements within a range of different settings. Your first four week placement takes place at the end of the first year, for which you prepare with an observational visit to an appropriate healthcare setting. In years two and three placements build from six to eight weeks, allowing you to consolidate knowledge and enhance practical physiotherapy experience.

You have further opportunities in year three including an overseas visit, Master's study taster days and faculty-based programmes such as the leadership training scheme. Hallam Students' Union also offers a variety of volunteering opportunities enabling you to develop your skills and gain further experience relevant to health care.

Live projects

Volunteering opportunities during study include becoming a representative for the course, department or Chartered Society of Physiotherapy; peer mentoring; acting as an ambassador at interviews and open days; taking part in sporting events such as the Sheffield half marathon as a student physiotherapist under supervision from qualified staff; and becoming a member of the Sheffield Hallam University Physiotherapy Society Committee, helping to organise events and guest speakers.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in areas such as

  • the NHS
  • education
  • research
  • industry
  • professional sport
  • private practice
  • working overseas


This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the HCPC and apply to become members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. You must be registered with the HCPC in order to practise as a physiotherapist in the UK.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

Collegiate campus

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Equipment and facilities

Based in the Department of Allied Health Professions, teaching is undertaken in purpose-built accommodation with state of the art facilities such as virtual reality suites and high tech simulation manikins. Our integrated teaching areas provide an exciting and stimulating working environment for staff and students.

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Take a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities that enrich student learning in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

Entry requirements

All students

GCSE Maths, Science and English Language at grade C or 4.

128 UCAS points, including 40 points from A level Biology, Human Biology, PE or BTEC National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Cardiovascular Respiratory Physiotherapy Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Neurological Physiotherapy Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Personal And Professional Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Physiotherapy Assessment, Clinical Reasoning And Decision Making Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Assessing And Addressing Complexity Credits: 40
Module: Evidence And Enquiry For Practice Credits: 20
Module: Physiotherapy Clinical Management Credits: 20
Module: Physiotherapy Clinical Skills Credits: 20
Module: Physiotherapy Placement Credits: 20

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Advancing Physiotherapy Placement Credits: 20
Module: Physiotherapy Complex Case Management Credits: 20
Module: Professional Leadership Credits: 20
Module: The Advancing Professional Credits: 40
Module: Working With Complexity In Practice Credits: 20

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 with an annual placement supplement of £1,500.

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Health and social care funding

Find out how to fund your studies by visiting our health and social care pages for more information.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Physiotherapy courses (PDF)

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