All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.
|UK entry requirements
Please note: Applicants whose backgrounds or personal circumstances have impacted their academic performance may receive a reduced offer. Please see our contextual admissions policy for more information.
A levels must include biology or physical education, or an acceptable biological science (for example human biology).
A pass is required in science practical tests, where these are assessed separately. However, we will make allowances where covid has been the reason for practical test results being unavailable. General studies is not accepted.
Plus a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9-5 (A*-B), taken in one sitting, which include maths, English language and either biology or integrated/combined sciences.
Please note: you must have achieved the GCSEs at the point of application and not at the point of entry.
||34 (minimum of three subjects at Higher Level, including 6 in biology at Higher Level)
Please note that an interview is a mandatory requirement in line with our professional and regulatory body requirements.
Physiotherapy is a vocational degree and applicants need to be enthusiastic about the profession and sure in their own minds that they really want to be a physiotherapist.
We usually require you to undertake as much physiotherapy work experience as possible primarily within the NHS hospital and community settings before applying. Experience in other areas, such as special schools, private practice, sports clinics, and centres for the elderly will strengthen your application.
It is desirable to gain work experience prior to applying, to demonstrate that you understand the role of a physiotherapist and the demands and challenges of working in a NHS environment.
Please note, we are not expecting any work experience to have taken place or be ongoing after March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your application for 2023 entry will not be negatively affected if you’ve been unable to complete work experience you had planned.
Health and Criminal Records screening
All applicants are subject to a health screening by Occupational Health, and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks before they can commence the course.
Minimum age requirement
We do not consider your application if you will be under 17 years and 9 months on the 1 September of the year you start your course.
We can make a contextual offer if you're an athlete competing at a high level and are offered a Sports Scholarship. We recommend that you complete the expression of interest form as soon as possible so that your elite athlete status can be confirmed prior to an offer being made. More information and how to apply can be found on the UoN Sport pages.
Part-time working alongside University studies
As a student on a full-time professional training course, it is expected that your primary focus would be your full-time university studies. If you're considering part-time paid employment alongside your university studies it is advised that you discuss your position with your personal tutor before committing.
Regretfully, we will not consider a second application from applicants who have been unsuccessful in a Physiotherapy interview with us previously.
Foundation progression options
If you don't meet the requirements for this course and you are a UK or EU student, you might want to consider our one-year Health Sciences with Foundation course.
At the University of Nottingham, we have a valuable community of mature students and we appreciate their contribution to the wider student population. You can find lots of useful information on the mature students webpage.