BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy at the University of Salford

Physiotherapy seeks to optimise human movement and function by using physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social wellbeing.

This degree, accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, equips you with the knowledge and skills required by physiotherapists to provide evidence-based health care. Physiotherapy graduates from Salford have excellent problem-solving skills, they are technically proficient, professionally aware and as such, move seamlessly into graduate practice - in short, they are very employable. The course benefits from dedicated and innovative teaching staff operating from purpose built, state-of- the-art technical and learning facilities. Upon graduation you are eligible to become a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and apply to be placed on the Health and Care Professions Council’s (HCPC) Register of Physiotherapists.

The NHS Constitution is at the heart of our recruitment and selection process for students applying to become health care professionals.


  • Four and a half years part-time (four years minimum to six years maximum)

Course Structure

Full and part-time programmes comprise exactly the same modules, sessions and assessments. For the part-time programme the modules are spread over a four year period which reflects the different attendance pattern (Monday and Thursday). The following structure relates to the full-time programme.

Year 1 lays down the foundation skills of clinical reasoning and problem-solving focusing on the anatomy, physiology, pathology and management of upper and lower limb conditions.

Year 2 explores the Neurological, Cardio-respiratory and Spinal Musculo-skeletal systems. Research methods are used to investigate Health Promotion activities and behaviour change.

During year 3, there are greater opportunities for you to direct own your learning and develop independence in managing your professional development. By examining complex rehabilitation needs and involvement in research based projects and assignments you are able to develop critical analysis and problem solving skills required for employment.


Clinical placements for the part-time programme:

  • Year 1 - 1 x 3 week placement
  • Year 2 - 1 x 6 week placement
  • Year 3 - 1 x 6 week placement, 1 x 5 week placement
  • Year 4 - 2 x 5 week placements

Three Good Reasons to Study Physiotherapy at Salford

  1. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutors including clinical specialists, key physiotherapy textbook authors, physiotherapy researchers and private practitioners
  2. Learn highly relevant theory and practical skills in state-of-the-art facilities
  3. Receive excellent feedback, guidance and support to help you learn and develop your professional role.

*96% of Physiotherapy graduates go onto to employment and/or further study within 6 months of graduating”.

Contact and more information

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