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King's College London, University of London

Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences

UCAS Code: BC16

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Must include two subjects from: Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Physical Education or Mathematics. Biology is a preferred subject. Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

Access to Science (or similar subject) with 45 Level 3 credits: 30 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining 15 Level 3 credits at Merit. Study must cover two subjects areas of Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Physical Education or Mathematics.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered. Must include two subjects from: Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Physical Education or Mathematics. Biology is a preferred subject.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Including 6,5,5 at Higher Level with two of Higher Level subjects in: Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Physical Education or Mathematics. The total point score of 34 includes TOK/EE. Note: IB students studying the new Maths curriculum would be required to study either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level to meet the subject requirement for this programme

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

Must include two subjects from: Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Physical Education or Mathematics. Biology is a preferred subject.

Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Must include two subjects from: Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Physical Education or Mathematics. Biology is a preferred subject.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B

Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

UCAS Tariff

87-128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Physiotherapy

To truly understand how sport and exercise affects the body, it’s vital to take an approach rooted in medical insight. On this ground-breaking degree, you’ll investigate how movement prevents disease, nutrition influences health and physical inactivity changes our body.

There are few places in the world better placed to develop your learning than the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s. Not only do we have connections to London’s many centres of sporting excellence, our course benefits from the research and teaching at one of the world’s great medical schools.

**Key benefits**
- Explore a broad area that covers several related disciplines including nutrition, biochemistry and psychology

- Benefit from our extensive expertise – few institutions cover such a diverse range of human physiology research areas

- Learn from lecturers who are world leaders in areas including skeletal, cardiac and respiratory muscle physiology, ageing, tissue regeneration, and more

- Be the first to hear drug-related breakthroughs from our world-class bio-analytical and pharmaceutical laboratories

- Complete research projects under the supervision of leading researchers or work with an elite organisation

**Please see our online prospectus for further details on this programme: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate**

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

King's College London, University of London

Department:

Biochemistry

TEF rating:
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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.

42%
low
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

56%
Staff make the subject interesting
59%
Staff are good at explaining things
62%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

82%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
18%
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?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
98%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
A

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
94%
low
Employed or in further education
54%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Therapy professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
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.

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

£29k

£29k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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