A great place to study – Physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham is based in the world-leading School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. You will study at a research-intensive university (member of the Russell Group) that offers teaching excellence and a long tradition of providing physiotherapy education with established practice partners.
A 4-year MSci programme – Our 4-year programme provides you with the time and space to optimally develop your clinical skills and experience alongside academic excellence.
Excellent placement experience – Birmingham is the UK’s second city with a diverse population of over one million people. The city is served by some outstanding healthcare facilities (e.g. Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital) that provide many practice-based placement opportunities for our students. We take a person-centred approach to preparing students for placements, with time for reflection on these experiences, ensuring our graduates are prepared for a career as a physiotherapist in a range of contemporary and culturally-diverse healthcare settings.
Optional modules – The school has many subject experts in physiotherapy, exercise and rehabilitation-related fields. In the final two years of the programme, you will have the opportunity to study optional modules, allowing you to follow your specific interests, broaden your perspectives and study alongside other students in the school and wider university, including intercalating medical students.
Research – As you might expect from a university like ours, the programme has a strong emphasis on science and research. You will be supported to develop your academic and research skills from Day 1 with related modules spiralling through the years and culminating in students undertaking a major research project in their final year.