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What qualifications do I require in order to get on a physiotherapy degree
depends on the university that you apply to. The general requirements are
- England, Wales & Northern Ireland
School leavers are normally required to have three A2 level subjects
at a minimum of grade C and above (one should be biological science)
and normally four A1 levels at grade B including a biological
science. In addition to the above, students should hold a
minimum of five GCSEs at grade C and above. The latter should
be taken at one sitting and include mathematics, english
language and a spread of science subjects.
typical A level profile of a school leaver accepted for all programmes
in 2000 was 24 A level points (the equivalent of 3 Bs).
A typical student profile is five SCE Highers at grades AABBB taken at one
sitting (minimum of two science subjects).
School leavers should have an Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of
four passes in subjects at higher level - two at B grade and two at C grade.
Other qualifications, such as BTec/HND Health Studies, GNVQ in
Health and Social Care equivalent to those listed above, may be
accepted but prospective students are strongly advised to contact
the institutions to which they intend to apply for their specific
Remember, each university has its own individual entry requirements.
Applicants are advised to write directly to the universities
of their choice, enclosing a large stamped addressed envelope,
for a prospectus, which will include specific details of entry
requirements. Alternatively, telephone the admissions tutor at
each university for more specific information about their programme.
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