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Oxford Brookes University

Physiotherapy

UCAS Code: B160

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

Entry requirements


Including 40 UCAS Tariff points from one biological science subject, such as: Biology, Physical Education or Psychology.

12 x Level 3 credits in a biological science subject. GCSE Maths and English - Grade 4 still required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths - Grade 4 GCSE English - Grade 4 GCSE Science - Grade 4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

A biological science subject at Higher level is required. Maths Standard Level - Grade 4 English Standard Level - Grade 4

Examples of subjects that will be considered include: Applied Science, Health and Social Care and Sports.

UCAS Tariff

128

Including 40 UCAS Tariff points from one biological science subject, such as: Biology, Physical Education or Psychology.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Physiotherapy

Our popular Physiotherapy course covers the use of physical and psychological approaches in the promotion, restoration and maintenance of health and wellbeing. The course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

The National Health Service (NHS) values are woven into the course and our recruitment process. You should have a caring and compassionate nature and respect for others. You will also need to have excellent communication and teamwork skills.

On the course you will:
-learn in clinical settings with international and national reputations
-undertake the 1,000 hours of clinical practice required to qualify as a chartered physiotherapist.

On graduating you’ll be fully prepared to work in the current healthcare environment. We have a high graduate employability rate of over 90%.

Modules

Year 1 will introduce you to the core areas of physiotherapy practice. Within musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurological themes, you will study anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, assessment and clinical reasoning, kinesiology, pathophysiology, health promotion and well-being, and basic physiotherapy skills. You will also study a ‘Partnerships’ module which introduces you to evidence in professional practice. In Years 2 and 3 you will consider more advanced aspects of the core areas in physiotherapy. You will have the opportunity to explore the research process and continue with further shared ‘Partnerships’ modules. You will also undertake a dissertation, presenting your research in the form of an article for a scientific journal and a poster presentation at the end of your third year. Clinical education is an important part of the physiotherapy course and takes place in all three years, during which you will undertake the required 1,000 hours of clinical practice.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£16,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Eligible students on this programme from September 2020 can apply for a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. For more information please visit: https://councilofdeans.org.uk/2019/12/new-student-support-arrangements-for-healthcare-students/.

The Uni


Course location:

Oxford Brookes University

Department:

Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work

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.

81%
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

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

100%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
100%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
A

After graduation


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Physiotherapy

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.

£21,909
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Average annual salary
100%
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Employed or in further education
83%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

74%
Therapy professionals
4%
Natural and social science professionals
4%
Science, engineering and production technicians

What about your long term prospects?

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

Physiotherapy

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

£23k

£23k

£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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