Physiotherapy BSc (Hons)

Study level: Undergraduate
Professionally Accredited Programmes
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Physiotherapists play a vital role in enabling people to maximise their health, wellbeing and quality of life through movement, exercise, manual therapy and education.

Year of entry


Coventry University (Coventry)

Study mode



3 years full-time

Course code


Start date

September 2024

Course overview

Our course will result in you being able to register with the Health and Care Professions Council and enter this exciting professional career as a qualified Chartered physiotherapist.

  • Accredited1 by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP).
  • All eligible home students on this course can apply for a minimum payment from the Government of £5,000 per year, with additional payments for students incurring childcare costs6.
  • State-of-the-art teaching facilities including mock wards with interactive manikins, operating theatre, community houses, sport and exercise environments4.
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Why you should study this course

Our Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) course is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to be a safe, effective physiotherapist that will not only make a difference to individuals throughout their life but also to wider society in a variety of healthcare contexts.

The physiotherapy programme allows you to develop problem-solving skills, enterprise and resourcefulness to respond to the dynamic healthcare environment. Your learning experience will support you to adopt the professional values and behaviours expected of a physiotherapist - working respectfully within a multidisciplinary team, providing healthcare underpinned by current evidence and placing the clients in the centre of the therapeutic process.

As a professionally accredited course, it is designed to prepare you academically, professionally and personally for a successful career as a chartered physiotherapist. You will develop a wide range of practical and academic skills in contemporary physiotherapy with multiple opportunities to develop your clinical skills through practice-based learning – a total of 1,120 hours completed over the course of five clinical placements5 – in which you will participate in physiotherapy practice under the supervision of a fully qualified, experienced physiotherapist. This is well in excess of the minimum hours required by the CSP.

The course not only provides you with an academic qualification but also a professional status, as the course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and enables you to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (additional costs may apply).

A distinctive feature of our course is that your skills development and essential learning takes place in your first year prior to clinical placement. This foundational learning occurs in our state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building, allowing the use of authentic simulation experiences to put your learning into context in a supportive environment prior to your first placement. We are regularly informed that clinicians enjoy having Coventry students because they are so well-prepared for placement and can optimise the experience.

The multi-million-pound Alison Gingell Building provides facilities for teaching and research, featuring hospital simulation, interactive manakins, community houses, rehabilitation, clinical skills training, sport and exercise environments.

You’ll be taught by a team of enthusiastic, research-active staff who place great emphasis on your individual development, equipping you with the theoretical, practical, analytical, interpersonal and research skills required for effective clinical reasoning (staff may be subject to change). You will have the opportunity to develop the confidence to make informed, competent treatment decisions, initially during placement and subsequently as you move forward into your physiotherapy career.

You’ll have the opportunity to attend guest lectures led by experts in their fields and employers in large NHS trusts, private practice, industry and sport (subject to availability). Previous speakers have included the Head of Sports Medicine at WBA FC, and Karen Middleton, Chief Executive of the CSP.

It is acknowledged that working as an allied health professional requires emotional intelligence, resilience and a dedication to lifelong learning. Throughout the course you will be supported in your personal and professional development in order to meet these demands. This will allow you to develop strategies to protect your own personal health and wellbeing as well as identify opportunities to flourish in your career.

Accreditation and professional recognition

This course is accredited1 and recognised by the following bodies:

Health and Care Professions Council

Health and Care Professions Council

This course is currently approved by and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, which conveys a licence allowing you to use the title of physiotherapist and to practise physiotherapy in the UK following successful completion of the course. This course is accredited by the HCPC for the 2024/25 intake.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

This course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) for the 2024/25 intake, allowing you to apply for membership with the CSP on successful completion of the course (additional costs apply).

Studying physiotherapy at Coventry happens to be one of the best decisions I have made. The modules are in-depth. Even though it can be challenging sometimes, the lecturers are always helpful and readily available with fantastic communication and support. It has been a brilliant experience being on the course as it has help me develop mentally, psychologically and academically.

Anie Asuquo, first year student, 2021
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What you'll study

In your first year you will be taught the key theoretical knowledge and foundation practical skills required to assess and treat a variety of client groups. Through the learning approaches employed you will develop your communication, teamworking, problem solving and critical thinking skills. You will also be introduced to the values and behaviours required by a professional physiotherapist. Simulation, service-user involvement, interprofessional activities and innovative teaching practices will provide authentic learning experiences in a supportive environment to facilitate a smooth transition into the professional environment.


  • This module introduces you to the concept of professionalism and the values and behaviours associated with this. The learning experiences within the module will develop your understanding of equity and diversity, the role of communication and reflection within your professional work.

    You will be supported in becoming independent, evidence informed, life-long learners with the key academic study skills needed for success in your course and future career.


  • Anatomical knowledge is an essential base in supporting the effective clinical practice of a physiotherapist. This module covers the gross anatomy of the spine and the upper and lower limbs. Knowledge of the gross anatomy is integrated both theoretically and practically.

    You will aim to develop the palpatory, handling and observational skills required by a physiotherapist. The acquisition of anatomical knowledge and understanding requires periods of reflection, consolidation and skills development through both self-directed study and practice.


  • This module is designed to introduce you to the normal structure and physiological functioning of the tissues and selected systems of the body required for the effective clinical practice of a physiotherapist. The module aims to develop your understanding about the changes that occur to normal physiology as a result of common pathologies.

    The module is delivered using a problem-based learning approach to allow you to develop as independent lifelong learners with an ability to apply fundamental pathological terms and general pathomechanisms to a variety of conditions. Through problem-based learning you will explore the impact of health and disease at a physiological, individual and societal level.


  • This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the social, politico-economic, cultural and environmental factors that influence individual and community health and wellbeing. The module will draw upon key international, national and local initiatives to support learning and learning will take place within an inter-professional context. To achieve this aim, you will explore concepts of wellbeing, disability, disease and illness, health inequality and inequity. In addition, you will examine key health and social care initiatives that will enable you to understand the importance of person-centred approaches to wellbeing, prevention, care and support. As you progress through the module, you will develop inter-professional capabilities of communication, role clarification, decision-making and teamworking enabling you to practice and promote healthy conversations about lifestyle.


  • This is an exciting hands-on module, giving you the opportunity to consolidate and build on the knowledge and skills learnt so far and link them to clinical decision-making: a vital skill and behaviour of the physiotherapist. In this module you will be introduced to the principles of the physiotherapy assessment. These principles serve as a basis for clinical decision making and person-centred goal setting in a diverse health and social care context. You will also develop your ability to formulate, deliver, adapt and record a physiotherapy management programme safely and effectively.


During your second year, you will complete three out of five placements offering you a wide range transformative learning opportunities5. Each placement lasts for 6 weeks, and you will accumulate 40 hours of practice-based learning per week, giving you a total of 1200 practice hours throughout the course. You will have a named tutor, whilst out on placement, who will meet with you to ensure you are meeting your learning objectives and support you and our clinical colleagues in the exciting process of transferring theory into practice.

We have strong partnerships with practice to ensure placement quality and capacity. These partnerships are within both NHS, local authority, voluntary, charity and private sectors, ensuring a wide range of experience representative of the diversity of your chosen profession.

Placements are positioned within the course between blocks of university-based study. This supports your advancement through the placement modules with the expectation for you to take on greater demands and autonomy in a progressive and supported manner. Some assessments in this year of study require you to link theoretical knowledge learnt in university with you practice experience. This means the assessments are authentic and explicitly relevant to your professional practice.


  • This module aims to enhance knowledge and understanding of the principles, theories, and evidence base which underpin physiotherapy practice. You will be encouraged to identify your own developmental needs and develop strategies to meet these needs across three core areas of physiotherapy practice - cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal and neurology. Building upon existing knowledge and skills secured in previous modules, you will look to develop your professional practice skills in physiotherapy assessment, therapeutic interventions, decision-making and communication within a broad range of clinical contexts. This will allow you to acquire and deepen knowledge and understanding of the breadth and scope of physiotherapy practice. A wide range of teaching and learning strategies will be used to achieve these aims.


  • The primary aim of this module5 is to enable you to consolidate your theoretical knowledge by integrating and applying it in practice and to develop your understanding of treating and communicating with clients. While you will be expected to be involved with holistic patient management, the idea of structured guidance and supervision will frame the learning experience in this module. Opportunities will be provided to apply your skills in assessment, identifying problems, and establishing and implementing therapeutic plans with a focus of addressing individual clients’ goals. Throughout this placement, you will begin the process of acculturation into the profession and acquire the attitudes and behaviour that characterise a health professional.


  • This module aims to explore the stages, principles and strategies of Evidence-Informed Practice (EIP) and support you to apply, creatively, a wide range of sources of evidence to your clinical decision-making. Studying in co-operative teams, you'll be encouraged to work on profession-specific health and social care-related case studies. These case studies aim to enable you to apply EIP principles.

    The module aims to consolidate and refine knowledge and experience gained from previous modules, enabling you to further develop and apply your clinical reasoning skills and practical competency in physiotherapy practice. Through the range of teaching and learning strategies used in this module, including problem-based learning, you will have the opportunity to develop the collaborative values of communication, team working and decision-making required to meet the responsibilities of interprofessional practice within a health and social care context.


  • This is the second of the five placement modules found within the course5. Within this placement block, you will continue to consolidate your theoretical and practical skills and demonstrate the judicious use of current and relevant evidence in making clinical decisions. You will develop your personal and professional insight and an ability to constructively reflect on your own performance within interprofessional and multicultural health contexts. During this module you will be prepared to assume more responsibility for your physiotherapy practice.


  • This module aims to develop your ability to learn from experience by reflecting on your practice and in particular on events related to values-based physiotherapy. Values-based healthcare is central to effective and ethical practice. Professional bodies, such as the NHS, CSP and HCPC, place values at the heart of the principles and behaviours that underpin contemporary practice and drive standards.

    You will use your experiences and reflective models to explore events on your practice placements that are relevant to values-based physiotherapy. You will utilise a variety of perspectives to aid your reflection including their peers and appropriate literature. You will include a consideration of the enablers and barriers that drive values-based practice in practice.


  • This is the third of the five placement modules found within the course5. During this practice-based learning module, you will be provided with opportunities to further develop your ability to practice safely, effectively and independently in a diversity of settings whilst enhancing your ability to be reflective, evidence informed practitioners. You will continue to gain guidance as you develop the knowledge and skills required to further develop professional autonomy when addressing the specialist dimensions of different practice settings.


  • This module aims to develop your skills and understanding of the research processes necessary to become creators of evidence for practice. You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge of formulating research questions and literature searches to plan a research approach to answer a question of your choice. You will aim to develop your understanding of appropriate research principles and methodologies, applying these to your area of interest.


Employment and your future career will be at the forefront of your mind as you approach the end of your course. The final year modules focus on preparing you for entry into the physiotherapy profession as autonomous practitioners.


  • This is the penultimate placement module5 and you will be prepared to assume increasing responsibility for the effective management of caseloads including efficient time management and resource allocation. This practice-based learning opportunity allows you to consolidate your knowledge, skills, values and behaviours in order to integrate into professional practice. You will make positive contributions to interprofessional team functioning and understand the importance of continuing professional development in maintaining quality and standards of practice.


  • This module aims to facilitate your preparation for entry into the physiotherapy profession. You will explore issues relating to employment to support your clinical practice and career development. In addition, this module aims to enable you to explore the principles of entrepreneurial practice and understand the context in which entrepreneurship can flourish. These ideas will be discussed in relation to physiotherapy, including the pursuit of an opportunity in respect to an innovative business start-up, an innovative re-invention of a service or a creative approach to problem solving in clinical practice.


  • This module aims to develop your critical understanding of physiotherapy practice in a broader context. You will be introduced to specialist areas of practice and novel interventions. Using your clinical reasoning and drawing from current evidence, you will explore clinical problems and apply your existing knowledge and skills to previously unexplored areas of practice. You will critically reflect on current evidence and professional guidelines in order to evaluate the value of different physiotherapy interventions in a variety of contexts.


  • The primary aim of this final clinical education module5 is to support you in demonstrating your ability to undertake the role of an independent, autonomous and reflective practitioner in such a way that reflects the practice of a newly qualified physiotherapist. You will efficiently manage a client caseload, consistently demonstrate evidence-based practice, and effectively integrate the professional and interpersonal skills acquired during the course. In addition, you will embrace the critical role of lifelong learning and continuing professional development in practising to the highest standards and within your scope of practice. You will be expected to demonstrate a good understanding of managerial and administrative contexts and your ability to contribute effectively in collaborative, multidisciplinary health contexts and to the effective delivery of quality healthcare.


  • This module aims to give you the opportunity to undertake in-depth exploration of a topic relevant to person-centred physiotherapy practice, enabling you to develop skills necessary to engage with research and evidence as part of your professional practice.

    You will identify a specific research question, and systematically execute a method of enquiry appropriate to the question. You can use a literature-based approach, or an approach that involves collecting primary empirical data, with an agreed population. Primary research approaches may include hypothesis testing, survey methods, or a qualitative approach.

    You will be assessed on your written report of your research, and how you set that account within a critical review of the research context.


  • This module aims to support the development of the leadership behaviours and management skills required to function effectively as a newly qualified registered healthcare professional working within the multi-professional team in the delivery of high-quality care.

    You will critically examine clinical leadership and “followership” models and the concept of empowerment and distributed leadership, to gain understanding of ethical leadership, culture and values within the delivery of care. You will explore the concepts of service improvement and gain experience of leading and participating in projects, using relevant management tools and techniques.

    You will reflect on your observed experience of clinical leadership behaviours and management skills whilst on clinical placement throughout your course, to develop a personal development plan to guide your ongoing leadership development as a healthcare professional.


We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

How you'll learn

The teaching and learning approaches used within the course allow you to develop a wide range of practical and academic skills required to meet the expanding role and diverse career pathways of physiotherapists within the contemporary healthcare setting.

Teaching approaches used, such as problem-based learning and flipped classroom, allow you to develop as an independent lifelong learner and explore theory in your own time. You will be fully supported in these new ways of learning through the use of comprehensive study guides and resource lists. Theory will be applied and practical skills will be developed during seminars and practical workshops in groups of around 20 students.

We recognise the importance of peer support and learning from each other for academic, personal and professional development and so have developed a “buddy system”.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the course follows a blended learning approach using emerging technologies within the student experience. Like all courses, we deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods. You will be supported in your learning online through scaffolded self-directed learning which will then be applied during your face-to-face sessions. These sessions will be either seminars, tutorials or practical workshops where you will be supported to consolidate your understanding, apply knowledge and learn new skills.

Teaching contact hours

During your first year of study, you will have between 10 and 20 contact hours of teaching per week. The majority of this will be either seminars or practical workshops. The number of contact hours will reduce in subsequent years as you become a more competent independent learner and focus on individual projects. When on placement you will carry out 40 hours of practice-based learning per week.

Additionally, you will be expected to undertake approximately 15-20 hours of self-directed study each week depending on the module you are studying. As you progress through the course there will be an increased expectation for self-directed study as you have developed independent learning skills. The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the university may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

Since COVID-19, we have delivered our courses in a variety of forms, in line with public authority guidance, decisions, or orders and we will continue to adapt our delivery as appropriate. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.


This course is assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. This is to ensure that our assessments are authentic and reflect the challenges faced in the clinical context and allow you to demonstrate our creativity and digital fluency.

Assessment methods include:

  • Exams
  • Video production
  • Practical assessments
  • Group work
  • Reports

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

International experience opportunities

Our course provides international learning experiences to help prepare you for the global employment market as well as strengthen and develop your broader intercultural, personal and professional skills2.

The facilities available for physiotherapy students at the Alison Gingell Building at Coventry University are exceptional. They have been an incredible asset to aid learning on the course and the simulation ward that includes patient simulation manikins are great for practicing valuable assessment skills that are essential to placement.

Albert Ashley, second year student, 2021
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Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2024/25 entry.

Requirement What we're looking for
UCAS points 128
A level ABB to include Biology. Physical Education will be considered. Excludes General Studies.
GCSE 5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above including English, Mathematics and Science.
BTEC DDM in a Biological or Sport Science based subject. Plus A2 level Biology at grade B. Sports Development and Performance is not accepted.
IB Diploma 34 points to include 6 points in Biology at Higher level.
Access to HE The Access to HE Diploma in a Science or Health subject to include 42 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 3 at Merit. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 6 or above.

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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Additional requirements

Satisfactory health clearance and enhanced criminal record disclosure is also required. As part of the health clearance checks you will be required to provide information about your immunity and vaccination status. You will also be required to provide information about your COVID-19 vaccination status. We therefore recommend that you are fully vaccinated including the COVID-19 vaccine. The information you provide will be used to determine your eligibility to go on placement(s). Placements are provided at the placement provider’s discretion. The University is therefore unable to guarantee the provision of placements or the location and type of placement offered5.

Is the student required to undergo a DBS check? Y

Is the student required or likely to undergo a placement in a social and/or healthcare setting? Y5

Are you eligible for the Fair Access Scheme?

We believe every student should have the opportunity to dream big, reach their potential and succeed, regardless of their background. Find out more about our Fair Access Scheme.

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.

If you do not have the typical entry requirements, you may want to consider studying this course with an international foundation year. Upon successful completion our International Foundation Year - Biosciences will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress onto this undergraduate degree.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.

Additional requirements

Satisfactory health clearance and enhanced criminal record disclosure is also required. As part of the health clearance checks you will be required to provide information about your immunity and vaccination status. You will also be required to provide information about your COVID-19 vaccination status. We therefore recommend that you are fully vaccinated including the COVID-19 vaccine. The information you provide will be used to determine your eligibility to go on placement(s). Placements are provided at the placement provider’s discretion. The University is therefore unable to guarantee the provision of placements or the location and type of placement offered5.

Is the student required to undergo a DBS check? Y

Is the student required or likely to undergo a placement in a social and/or healthcare setting? Y5

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall, with no component lower than 6.5.

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

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Fees and funding

2024/25 tuition fees.

Student Full-time Part-time
UK, Ireland*, Channel Islands or Isle of Man £9,250 per year Not available
EU £9,250 per year with EU support bursary**
£19,850 per year without EU support bursary**
Not available
International £19,850 per year Not available

If you choose to do a work placement2, you should consider travel and living costs to cover this. There is also a tuition fee3 of £1,250 that will cover your academic support throughout your placement year.

For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see the university’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.

*Irish student fees

The rights of Irish residents to study in the UK are preserved under the Common Travel Area arrangement. If you are an Irish student and meet the residency criteria, you can study in England, pay the same level of tuition fees as English students and utilise the Tuition Fee Loan.

**EU Support Bursary

Following the UK's exit from the European Union, we are offering financial support to all eligible EU students who wish to study an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree with us full-time. This bursary will be used to offset the cost of your tuition fees to bring them in line with that of UK students. Students studying a degree with a foundation year with us are not eligible for the bursary.

  • We carry out an initial fee status assessment based on the information you provide in your application. Your fee status determines your tuition fees, and what financial support and scholarships may be available to you. The rules about who pays UK (home) or international (overseas) fees for higher education courses in England are set by the government's Department for Education. The regulations identify all the different categories of student who can insist on paying the home rate. The regulations can be difficult to understand, so the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) has provided fee status guidance to help you identify whether you are eligible to pay the home or overseas rate.

    If you meet all the criteria required by any one category, including any residence requirements, your institution must charge you the home rate. You only need to find one category that you fit into.


Our multi-million-pound Alison Gingell Building features a range of mock healthcare settings, including hospital wards, ambulance, therapy suites and community houses, giving you the opportunity to replicate real-life situations before you go on placement.

Hospital Wards

Hospital Wards

We have two fully-equipped mock hospital wards, each containing 4 beds. The wards are built to NHS standards and contain moveable beds, first aid equipment and patient monitoring tools. You will have the opportunity to engage in high-fidelity simulation giving you the opportunity to practice your physiotherapy skills on a critically unwell patient.

Patient, student and staff member talking in community house setting

Community Houses

There are two fully furnished houses within the Alison Gingell building. This environment allows you to consider how your physiotherapy skills could be applied in the community setting.

Strength and Conditioning Suite

Strength and Conditioning Suite

Our multi-purpose suite is equipped with multiple Olympic lifting platforms, a 20m gait analysis track, an anti-gravity treadmill and even a 3D motion capture system. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in the sports context.

Careers and opportunities

Our course is designed to prepare you personally and professionally for a successful career as a chartered physiotherapist. You will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of practical and academic skills which you will put into practice on five clinical placements.

The final year modules facilitate your preparation for entry into the physiotherapy profession. A dedicated module exploring employability, enterprise and entrepreneurism will help to equip you with the skills to secure your first job and flourish professionally within public, private or third sector organisations.

An annual physiotherapy Employability Fair, which coincides with a final year poster conference assessment, allows you to explore the career opportunities and in some cases apply and be interviewed there and then (subject to availability).

Your “buddies” will also provide individual advice on your future career decisions and offer support throughout the process of securing your first position.

A degree in physiotherapy offers the opportunity for a challenging, rewarding and well-respected career.

There is a huge demand and excellent employment prospects for our newly qualified physiotherapists. Our courses are developed collaboratively with our practice partners to ensure that we produce graduates with the knowledge and practical skills desired by potential employers.

On graduation, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council allowing you to work as a physiotherapist in the UK (additional costs apply). If you wish to progress your studies further, for example on a Physiotherapy or Health Studies master’s course, you will be eligible to apply.

Coventry University and the physiotherapy course team is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. Throughout the course you will be required to record learning experiences in an e-portfolio which provides a foundation for a professional lifelong learning commitment, fulfilling the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council, which enhances employability.

Where our graduates work

The expanding role of the physiotherapist within both the public and private sectors may offer many career pathways within the NHS, industry, community settings, sports and the private, independent and voluntary sectors. Our multiple placement opportunities throughout the course reflects these diverse prospects. Your qualification may also allow you to apply for overseas accreditation to work abroad (acceptance of HCPC accreditation to practice overseas is determined by the individual countries and may change over time).

If you wish to progress your studies further, for example on a Physiotherapy or Health Studies master’s course, you will be eligible to apply.

How to apply

  • Coventry University together with Coventry University London, Coventry University Wrocław, CU Coventry, CU London, CU Scarborough, and Coventry University Online come together to form part of the Coventry University Group (the University) with all degrees awarded by Coventry University.


    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.

    2UK and international opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK or international opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be unpaid and/or subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel, public authority guidance, decisions or orders and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand any visa requirements, please contact the International Office.

    3Tuition fees

    The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated in the above table for the first Academic Year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For UK (home) students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation.

    For international students, we may increase fees each year, but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. If you defer your course start date or have to extend your studies beyond the normal duration of the course (e.g. to repeat a year or resit examinations) the University reserves the right to charge you fees at a higher rate and/or in accordance with any legislative changes during the additional period of study.


    Facilities are subject to availability. Access to some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) may vary from those advertised and/or may have reduced availability or restrictions where the university is following public authority guidance, decisions or orders.


    Satisfactory health clearance and enhanced criminal record disclosure is also required. As part of the health clearance checks, you will be required to provide information about your immunity and vaccination status. The information you provide will be used to determine your eligibility to go on placement(s). Placements are provided at the placement provider’s discretion. The University is, therefore, unable to guarantee the provision of placements or the location and type of placement offered.

    6NHS payment

    The rules may be subject to review by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in the future and as a result may change. Please, therefore, check the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) website for up-to-date information before applying.

    Student Contract

    By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the current 2023/2024 contract is available on the website for information purposes however the 2024/25 Contract is currently being updated so please revisit this page before submitting your application. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

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