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At St Mary's we would like to help you become the best Physiotherapist you can be. We would like to recruit candidates who are caring, well rounded, problem solvers, who can work with others to deliver a compassionate care package.
Ideally, candidates should be reliable, honest and able to communicate clearly with service users. Candidates who apply should have a strong ethical stance on equality, non-discrimination and fairness (based on NHS constitution and core values, 2013).
We are influenced in our selection for the physiotherapy programme by a number of different factors, over and above your academic record. We like to see evidence of your motivation for a career in physiotherapy, and your outside interests are also a pointer to whether you are the sort of person likely to make the most of the degree.
Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths, English Language and Science.
ABB to include either Biology, Maths, Physics or Chemistry. PE will be considered.
DMM at Extended Diploma level in Biological Science or a health-related course. Other BTEC qualifications in a related biological science will be considered in combination with other qualifications.
IB Diploma 33 with a 5 in Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Maths at a higher level.
Access to Higher Education
Access to Higher Education courses in a science or health-related subject with 45 credits passed at level 3 (30 at D and 15 at M). Depending on the course and modules, there may be specific grade requirements to be met. Please contact email@example.com for further verification.
Irish Leaving Certificate
Three subjects at H2, which must include either Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Maths and two subjects at H3. Your Maths and English grades must be at least H6 or O3.
Irish Leaving Certificate (Pre-2017)
If your Irish Leaving Certificate results are before 2017 you will need three Higher A2, which must include either Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Maths and two subjects at Higher B2. Your Maths and English grades must be at least Higher D3 or Ordinary B3.
Additional requirement information
If you reach the academic standards we will invite you for an interview to complete the selection process.
Students will be required to complete a successful Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) including child and adult barred list check before admission to the programme. The cost of the required check is £23.
For students who are coming from overseas or have lived outside the UK in the last 5 years, a satisfactory Overseas Criminal Record Check/Local Police Certificate is also required.
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.
Please note: not declaring in advance anything that you are aware of may have an impact on the outcome on the decisions we make regarding your application.
Health check and declaration
As part of the Healthcare profession, candidates will need to provide us with a satisfactory health declaration, including evidence of appropriate immunisations, prior to being accepted on the programme.
Students will need to ensure that they have had their vaccination for Hepatitis B, BCG, Varicella, and Influenza where applicable. Details of the Statutory immunisations can be discussed at interview and will be reinforced with the offer letter.
Students will need to sign a Fitness to Practice contract on registration for the course.
A satisfactory first-aid certificate is also required. For more information about accepted first-aid courses please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We strongly value the range of experience that mature students can bring to the course. Please apply so we can assess all of your qualifications together.
Students with disabilities
We take a positive view of what candidates with disabilities can achieve as future healthcare professionals. Our obligation is 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 work together with the disability team, clinical colleagues and specialist services (RNIB, for example) to explore how best we can support your studies.
International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no element below 6.0 (or equivalent).
We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.