You’ll be required to have a first degree (BSc (Hons) at 2:2 or above or
European first cycle equivalent) in physiotherapy. Non UK based candidates must
be recognised as physiotherapists within their own country.
You may be a health or social care professional with a first degree or
with a related academic degree. If you do not hold a degree but with
appropriate experience related to the programme or to any of the chosen
pathways you may be eligible to apply.
Evidence of competence in written and spoken English in accordance with
the University’s Admissions Code of Practice -
IELTS requirement is 6.5 average with a minimum of 5.5 in each category. If you need to improve your English language to get onto a degree programme at the University of Plymouth, you can book a pre-sessional academic English course).
You’ll be assessed individually for your ability to study at this level
and an interview may be necessary. You’ll normally be required to submit a
short piece of writing as part of the admissions process.
Supplementary admissions form:
Applicants may be required to complete a supplementary admissions form as part of their admissions process.
Claims for credit for prior learning, whether certificated or
experiential are accepted and will be assessed following University regulations
and faculty procedures.
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS):
This programme is equivalent to 90 ECTS credits (second cycle) with 30
ECTS credits at postgraduate certificate, 60 credits at postgraduate diploma and
90 credits at masters degree. Each 20
credit module has the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits and assumes a notional
student effort of between 200-300 hours.
Successful completion of this pathway does not lead to eligibility to
apply for registration as a physiotherapist with the Health and Social Care
We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.