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96% of our graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating, with 92% in highly skilled employment or further study (2019/20 Graduate Outcomes Survey).
- Gain skills in neurology, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular-respiratory physiotherapy.
- Learn with other healthcare professionals to work in integrated health settings.
- Understand the principles of exercise, research and physiotherapy practice.
- Take part in a variety of high quality practice-based learning experiences.
- Become eligible to apply for the HCPC membership you need to practise in the UK.
This course provides you with skills to help and empower those affected by injury, illness and disability, and maximise their functional ability. Gaining valuable knowledge, skills and accreditation, you’ll be ready to begin an exciting and rewarding career.
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How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
This course is based around structured academic and practice experiences. You’ll develop the skills you need to manage diverse health and social care problems – gaining a critical, proactive approach to learning while learning and collaborating with other healthcare professionals.
You'll benefit from a wide range of teaching and learning methods, developing the key skills you’ll need to become a qualified physiotherapist. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to work autonomously and make a real difference to the lives of individuals and communities.
You learn through
- seminar and practical sessions
- lectures and workshops
- specialist visiting lecturer sessions
- self-directed and independent learning
- online learning
- simulated role play scenarios in ward and clinical suites
- technology-enhanced learning
- practice-based learning experiences
You will be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled, graduate level employment through a number of key areas. These include
- access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development
- access to our Skills Centre with one to ones, webinars and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments
- industry-specific employability activities such as live projects, learning in simulated environments and networking opportunities
Course leaders and tutors
Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University
You’ll apply the theory you study to practice-based learning experiences. Here you’ll develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice – preparing you to become a life-long, competent professional. The experiences you’re provided with are compulsory to achieve the course’s practice-based learning outcomes.
These experiences will help you build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity, and curiosity. They’ll take place in different practice-based learning environments – reflecting the range of ways services are currently delivered. This might include simulated learning and virtual placements, alongside real-world experience of services delivered face to face to service users.
We’ll ensure the practice-based learning element of your course complies with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) which governs the physiotherapy profession. So by the end of your course, you’ll have the opportunity to show that you meet the requirements to register as a physiotherapist.
This course prepares you for a career in
- the NHS
- professional sport
- private practice
- working overseas
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
Most of our on-campus teaching is carried out in and around practical rooms, clinical suites and ward environments – with all the equipment you’d find in a contemporary clinical space.
On this course you work with
- specialist modern teaching facilities
- virtual reality suites
- clinical skills suites, practical rooms and ward environments
- high-tech simulation manikins and equipment
- purpose-built, integrated teaching areas
We’ve invested over £100m in new facilities to help you study how and when you want. This means 24-hour libraries and study spaces designed by our students.
From A levels including at least 40 points from either Biology, Human Biology or Physical Education or BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science. We do not accept AS Levels or general studies. For example:
- ABB including relevant subject(s)
- DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
- Distinction overall from a T level qualification including a grade B from the Core.
- A combination of qualifications including relevant subject(s)
- Approved Access to HE Diploma in health studies, health science, nursing or another science-based course. Normally we require 15 of the level 3 credits to be graded at distinction level with 12 of these distinctions from science units.
- If you are in the process of completing the FdSc Professional Practice in Health and Social Care at one of our partner colleges and are looking to progress your career as a registered professional, we would welcome an application from you. Please note the different application routes below:
- Completing the level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care means you can apply via UCAS to be considered for entry at Year 1 of your chosen professional degree
- Completing the full two year FdSc to level 5 means you can apply to be considered for entry in to Year 2 of this professional degree. This is a direct application process in accordance with the partnership arrangement between Sheffield Hallam University and your college, not via UCAS. Please note that places to commence this course in Year 2 are limited.
If you already hold a first degree with an upper second class honours (2:1) or above, you may be eligible to study our MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)
- Science at grade C or 4 or equivalents
- OCR Science level 2
- Science units gained on a level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma qualification
- Science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3)
- Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
- Maths at grade D or 4 or equivalents
- Level 2 Key Skills/ Application of Number/ Grade D at GSCE Maths/ Level 2 Maths credits from an Access course
- Maths equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
- English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents
- Level 2 Literacy
- Level 2 Key Skills
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English. Please note that the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) require IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.5 for registration.
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.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
Important notice: The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page.
|Module: Cardiovascular Respiratory Physiotherapy||Credits: 20|
|Module: Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foundations Of Physiotherapy Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy||Credits: 20|
|Module: Neurological Physiotherapy||Credits: 20|
|Module: Personal And Professional Development||Credits: 20|
|Module: Practice Experience Block 1||Credits: -|
|Module: Assessing And Addressing Complexity||Credits: 40|
|Module: Developing Physiotherapy Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Evidence And Enquiry For Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Physiotherapy Practice 1||Credits: 20|
|Module: Physiotherapy Practice 2||Credits: 20|
|Module: Practice Experience Block 2||Credits: -|
|Module: Practice Experience Block 3||Credits: -|
|Module: Physiotherapy Complex Case Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Practice Experience Block 4||Credits: -|
|Module: Practice Experience Block 5||Credits: -|
|Module: Professional Leadership||Credits: 20|
|Module: Qualifying Physiotherapy Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: The Advancing Professional||Credits: 40|
|Module: Working With Complexity In Practice||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Home studentsOur tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
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 studentsOur tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 with an annual placement supplement of £1,500.
Health and social care funding
£5,000 maintenance grant is available to fund your studies. Additionally, payments of up to £3000 per year may also be available, eligibility applies.
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, 211.2KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.