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Physiotherapy with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-C,C,C

CCC if A Level Biology, Chemistry or Physics is included OR BBC if no Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:0,M:0

112 UCAS tariff points including 15 L3 credits at Distinction & 30 Level 3 credits at Merit or higher in an Access course without the subject specific requirement listed below OR 96 UCAS Tariff points including 45 L3 credits at Merit or higher with 15 of those Level 3 credits to include topics relating to Human Biology, Anatomy and Physiology).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 6 GCSE subjects at grade C (or 4) or above including English Language, Maths and a combined or single Science. These must be taken in one sitting. Applicants should have obtained their GCSE qualifications before applying.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29-27

29 if not taking Higher Level Biology, Chemistry or Physics OR 27 with Higher Level Biology, Chemistry or Physics at grade 5.

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

DDM-DMM

DDM if not taking Applied Human Biology, Health and Social Care, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science, or Applied Science (including Physiology of Human Body Systems optional module) OR DMM if taking one of the above subjects.

UCAS Tariff

96-112

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Physiotherapy

**About Keele**
Set in 600 acres of countryside in North Staffordshire, we have one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in Britain. We’re proud to be No.2 in England for Student Satisfaction with Course (Guardian University League Table, 2020), investing more than £140m in our campus in the last ten years, including £45m new science laboratories. In 2021 we were proud to be awarded Sustainability Institution of the Year at the prestigious Green Gown Awards as part of our mission to become a carbon neutral campus by 2030. We're committed to supporting you to achieve your career goals, and have a dedicated Careers and Employability team who can assist you to navigate your options beyond Keele.

**Foundation Year**
The course will provide you with the requisite science knowledge, enhance your study skills and give you an introduction to the employability skills required by health professionals. The Health Foundation Year is a well established and successful course which offers progression onto the full range of health degrees at Keele. The Health Foundation Year offers an opportunity for students to enter a degree course in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences who do not meet the necessary criteria for direct entry. This is often because they have not studied the subjects required or because they have gained non-traditional qualifications. The programme of modules is tailored to the student’s chosen degree route.

**Physiotherapy**
After you have completed the Health Foundation Year, you could progress on to our Physiotherapy programme, approved and accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy where you will develop your clinical, leadership, management and research skills to meet the demands and challenges of current healthcare. You will learn how to promote, maintain and restore an individual’s physical well-being through both academic, clinical and practical teaching. Physiotherapists play a vital role in healthcare and are actively engaged in a broad range of career paths from clinical practice through to leadership and management roles. The physiotherapy course at Keele will help you develop high standards of academic and professional competence, combined with inter-professional learning alongside other healthcare profession students, to promote an awareness of the present and future demands in healthcare.

Our course embraces a vision of patient-centred care within a wide range of healthcare settings, and you will gain invaluable experience in public and private sector based clinical, rehabilitation and sport environments. You will study in inclusive and supportive learning environments, that encourage reflection and that are enriched by case-based and evidence-based learning. You will be taught by highly experienced lecturers, clinicians and leading researchers in physiotherapy. You will spend time on clinical placement throughout the programme - the volume of practice hours along with our leadership and management modules will enhance your skillset and prepare you for your future career.

Modules

For a list of indicative and likely optional modules please visit the course website.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£19,800
per year
International
£19,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Keele University

Department:

School of Allied Health Professions

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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.

96%
med
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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
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

94%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
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?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

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
96%
low
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

80%
Therapy professionals
4%
Science, engineering and production technicians
3%
Teaching and educational professionals

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

£26k

£26k

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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