Outlined below are the admissions procedures:
You should present evidence of study in a relevant discipline and you should normally hold an honours degree in a relevant discipline at 1st or 2.1 classification. If you are unsure of whether your degree is relevant, you are very welcome to send us your degree transcript so that our Admissions Tutor can take a closer look at what you have studied before you submit an application for the programme.
You will be interviewed prior to admission to the programme and you will be required to present a full University transcript of your studies to ascertain suitability of your degree. In some cases a further period of study may be advised.
In addition, you will be asked to submit a personal statement along with the University application form. The purpose of the personal statement is to support your application to the programme. The personal statement should contain information about your previous experience in Higher Education with particular focus on areas of study and experience relevant to the MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) programme, as well as research activity. We are looking for knowledge and some experience of a broad range of physiotherapy practice, or experience that you can show relates to the broad range of physiotherapy practice. Other experience such as membership and involvement in organisations, voluntary work and other work experience and qualifications may be relevant to your application to help show how your personal qualities are compatible with the values identified within the NHS Constitution.
Those candidates who demonstrate via their application that they meet the programme admission criteria will be invited to interview prior to a decision regarding admission to the programme. The admissions process will identify and examine the potential of the student to cope with the multiple demands of the programme and will explore personal values and attitudes to ensure suitability for admission to a registered healthcare profession.
Before your application can be processed you must submit the following items:
- Completed application form
- Copy of degree certificate (if you have already completed your degree)
- Transcript - official University document detailing modules covered & marks awarded
- Two references (at least one academic)
- Clear evidence of Physiotherapy experience (e.g. signed letters from clinical managers confirming dates and types of experience) or evidence of experience that you can show relates to the practice of physiotherapy
- A personal statement expressing your interest in the MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) programme and the profession including reflection on any physiotherapy experience and evidence supporting relevant personal qualities (three A4 pages maximium)
- Summary of research training (e.g. in your own words please describe any research experience you have and research modules taken. Do not send module descriptors or a copy of your dissertation)
- Curriculum Vitae
- If English is not your first language you must provide evidence of proficiency in English to IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in any band).
Non-academic conditions of entry:
- A satisfactory health declaration, including evidence of appropriate immunisations, and other regulatory checks (such as DBS - see below) are required from accepted candidates before registration for the programme.
- Students will be required to complete a successful Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before admission to the programme. For healthcare profession courses no convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings are considered “spent”, this includes those that may have been received when a minor (i.e. under the age of 18). Declaring any matter likely to be recorded on your enhanced DBS disclosure does not automatically rule you out from becoming a physiotherapist. However, you will have to provide information about this to enable us to make a decision about any offer made.
- All students will be required to sign the subject-specific Fitness to Practise Code of Conduct on entry, details of which will be forwarded with an offer letter.
Applicants with disabilities
We take a positive view of what candidates with disabilities can achieve as future healthcare professionals and take seriously our obligation to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that all students with disabilities can successfully complete their studies. All applicants will be assessed up to and including the interview on the basis of the criteria outlined here regardless of any disability. If you declare a disability we will invite you to work with us together with the disability team, clinical colleagues and specialist services (RNIB, for example) to explore how best we can support your studies
Learn more about entry requirements
Standard English language requirements apply. Candidates whose first language is not English will need to meet the English language requirements stipulated for Medicine and Dentistry. IELTS – 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each component.
Mandatory vaccinations for COVID-19 for prospective healthcare students
Please note you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to undertake your course unless you can satisfactorily demonstrate that you are medically exempt or under 18 years of age. The Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed that all staff in England who are deployed in health and social care roles involving face-to-face contact with service users (including students on placements) must have been fully vaccinated with an MHRA approved COVID-19 vaccine. If you are unable to receive the vaccination, please contact: email@example.com to discuss this.
For more information visit our website: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/university/colleges/les/mandatory-vaccinations-for-covid-19-for-prospective-healthcare-students.aspx