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Physiotherapy

Entry requirements


134 - 144 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades including a minimum of 15 level 3 credits in a required subject

136 – 152 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of two Principal Subjects, including 40 points in a required subject.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by either an A-level in a required subject with 40 points or a vocational qualification in a required subject with 48 points.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33-34

33 - 34 points, including grade H5 in a required subject.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by either an A-level in a required subject with 40 points or a vocational qualification in a required subject with 48 points.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (144 UCAS tariff points) in a required subject.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by either an A-level in a required subject with 40 points or a vocational qualification in a required subject with 48 points.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by either an A-level in a required subject with 40 points or a vocational qualification in a required subject with 48 points.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by either an A-level in a required subject with 40 points or a vocational qualification in a required subject with 48 points.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by either an A-level in a required subject with 40 points or a vocational qualification in a required subject with 48 points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

144 UCAS tariff points (Grade DDD) in a required subject.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by either an A-level in a required subject with 40 points or a vocational qualification in a required subject with 48 points.

136 - 152 tariff points from Scottish Highers, including 33 points in a required subject.

UCAS Tariff

136-152

136 - 152 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent, including 40 points in a required subject. Required subjects: A Level: Biology, Human Biology, Physical Education BTEC: Applied Human Biology

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by either an A-level in a required subject with 40 points or a vocational qualification in a required subject with 48 points.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Physiotherapy

**Why study BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy at BU**?
- The course maintains small cohort sizes resulting in excellent lecturer-to-student ratio meaning more support, education and resource availability

- Newly-built facilities at our Bournemouth Gateway Building include a plinth suite, simulation hospital ward and community home setting, to put your learning into practice

- Gain real-world experience from placements throughout the course in a diverse array of clinical settings

- Your learning will be delivered by a range of research-active staff with relevant clinical expertise and knowledge

- This course will teach you the techniques to manage patient’s physical, psychological and social wellbeing

- Excellent graduate employment with 100% of graduates employed or in further study within 15 months of finishing.

**Funding support**: Physiotherapy students may be eligible for a non-repayable government training grant of at least £5,000 a year. Find out more information about the funding: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Modules

This course is delivered through a combination of theory and work placements. In the first year you will experience an introductory placement, followed by the first six-week clinical placement. There are two six-week placements in the second year and two six-week placements in the third year to ensure you gain the minimum of 1,000 hours practice experience specified by the HCPC. You will study a variety of units including exercise, movement and rehabilitation, anatomy, acute and community rehabilitation, service improvement project and innovations in physiotherapy.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,500
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth University

Department:

Department of Medical Science and Public Health

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

91%
high
Physiotherapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Physiotherapy

Teaching and learning

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
97%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Anatomy, physiology & pathology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Therapy professionals
4%
Sports and fitness occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Allied health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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