Why study this course?

Looking to study a degree that helps people to improve their physical function? This Physiotherapy BSc degree will teach you how to support individuals with a range of circumstances including injury, diseases and the impact of ageing to optimise their movement and function, and to make a good recovery.

This hands-on physiotherapy degree has been developed in collaboration with our highly experienced partners, from a wide variety of health and social care settings, to create a comprehensive and exciting curriculum. You’ll learn about common conditions treated by physiotherapists and develop core skills to provide effective physiotherapy treatments to individuals, groups and populations who have or are at risk of developing long-term health conditions.

You’ll gain invaluable experience through a variety of practice placements opportunities across the NHS, private and third sector to prepare you for a career as a physiotherapist. We’ll also introduce you to the most up-to-date scientific knowledge of the human body, health and disease, research underpinning contemporary physiotherapy theory and practice, and health promotion practice used to promote population health so you’ll be ready to hit the ground running after graduation.

More about this course

In addition to your lectures and seminars, this degree includes small group work, role plays and practical sessions in our state-of-the-art physiotherapy teaching laboratory, therapy rooms and clinical simulation suites.

This physiotherapy degree has been designed with your career in mind. Our lecturers are very experienced academic and clinicians who will support your professional development into a contemporary physiotherapist. In addition, you’ll spend time with staff from Royal Brompton Hospital, who will contribute to the delivery of the cardio-respiratory aspect of the course, experienced guest lecturers, recruited from specialist areas to support the development of both core and enhanced skills for our students.

Our internationally renowned teaching staff are actively involved in physiotherapy practice and research and have great links with employers in London, so you’ll be provided with consistent support and mentorship during your time on the course. You’ll also have access to the nursing skills and simulation suites so you can learn from your peers in different disciplines.

As a member of our School of Human Sciences much of your studies will take place in our revered Science Centre. This will see you learning in our Superlab, the Revell Clinical Simulation Centre and the Sanderson Health and Wellbeing Centre.

Professional accreditation

The course is currently undergoing approval by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accreditation by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll meet all the standards required to be eligible for registration with the HCPC and CSP. This is subject to their successful approval.


You’ll be assessed through written exams, seminar and poster presentations, Objective
Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), case studies, practical reports, seen/unseen
exams, in-class tests, and a final year dissertation.

Fees and key information

Course type
UCAS code B101
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of BBB grades in three A levels, including grade B or above in Biology, and Chemistry or Physics, Sociology, Psychology or Physical Education (or a minimum of 120 UCAS points)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/ grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
  • a DBS checks with checks for vulnerable adults and children
  • clearance for non-exposure prone procedures (EPP) by an approved occupational health service

The University will invite you to complete the DBS check, which will need to be done by 31 July before the September you begin your studies. This check will cost you £62.13 and the update service costs £13 per year.

Foundation Year students

Entry from science foundation and access courses

Science foundation and access courses will be considered with a minimum of 60 credits, 45 of which must be at Level 3:

  • 15 credits at Level 3 must be in Biology or related subjects such as anatomy and physiology.
  • 15 credits at Level 3 must be in chemistry or related subjects such as?biochemistry.
  • 15 credits at Level 3 should be in science related subjects (e.g., physics, maths) or subjects applied to science (e.g., nutrition, environmental science, psychology, sociology, or physical education).

The remaining credits 15 should be in study skills. You should achieve a distinction or equivalent numerical mark in 65% of the credits taken in science subjects at Level 3.

You will be required to pass an interview, as a demonstration of values that promote compassion, dignity and respect is necessary.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. This course requires you to meet our higher requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Module details to be agreed

Where this course can take you

The School of Human Sciences has a range of industry-linked postgraduate courses available on a full-time and part-time basis. These courses would be ideal for postgraduate progression:

Selection process

You will be selected for an interview if you meet the above academic criteria, show evidence of sound understanding of the role and scope of contemporary physiotherapy practice in the personal statement, and have satisfactory academic references. If you are selected, you will be invited for an interview at the University, after which if successful, you will be given an offer.

Your admission interview will be a discussion with a panel comprising of two staff which could include an academic lecturer, clinical practitioner, service users and current healthcare profession students. The panel will explore your insight and suitability for career in Physiotherapy. The interview will cover the following areas specifically:

  • Motivation and suitability for the physiotherapy profession.
  • Insight into healthcare related current affairs.
  • Insight into the London Metropolitan Physiotherapy course
  • Transferable skill such as communication, inter-personal understanding, empathy, values, and general life skills as they relate to a healthcare career.
  • Awareness of study skills.

Additional Costs

In addition to tuition fees, there may be additional costs for things such as equipment eg stethoscopes, printing, own textbooks or professional body fees and DBS with yearly updates.??

Students will also need to pay for travel and accommodation for clinical placements over the duration of the course. The NHS Learning Support Fund is available to eligible students to help cover some of these costs.??

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.


As a pre-registration health-care course, you are eligible to apply for a training grant through the learning support fund.

NHS Learning Support Fund

As a pre-registration health-care course, eligible students can apply for funding support through the NHS Learning Support Fund. The following funding is available to eligible students:

  • Training Grant of £5000 per academic year
  • Parental Support of £2000, if you have at least one dependent child under 15 years, or under 17 years if registered with special educational needs
  • money back for excess travel and temporary accommodation costs (Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses) while you're on your practice placement
  • students experiencing financial hardship (Exceptional Support Fund)

For more details on these funding, please visit the NHS Learning Support Fund website.

Healthcare education funding

Physiotherapy students have access to the same student loans system as other students. This applies to new students on pre-registration courses such as this one. For more information please visit the government's healthcare education funding information.


How to apply

If you're a UK applicant wanting to study full-time starting in September, you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified. If you're an international applicant wanting to study full-time, you can choose to apply via UCAS or directly to the University.

If you're applying for part-time study, you should apply directly to the University. If you require a Student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.

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