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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Physiotherapy

UCAS Code: B160

Masters in Physiotherapy - MPhysio

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Two from Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at A-Level or equivalent. English and Maths at GCSE grade C or 4.

A strong pass required in science subjects. Assessed on an individual basis.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Two from Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at a Higher level or equivalent.

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

H1,H2,H2,H2,H3

English and two from Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Maths at Higher level or equivalent. English and Maths at Ordinary Level O4 or Higher Level H5.

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

DDD

Advised area of study is in Applied Sciences

Scottish HNC

Pass

B in Graded Unit required: HNC Applied Sciences HNC Care and Administrative Practice HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise HNC Sports Coaching and Development Other courses may be suitable

Scottish HND

Pass

CB in Graded Units required: HND Applied Biological Sciences HND Sports Therapy Other courses may be suitable

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

English and two from Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at Higher or equivalent. English and Mathematics required at National 5 level grade C.

UCAS Tariff

136-147

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

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a career where every day you can make a difference to people’s lives. It will be your expertise and empathy that will help them regain movement and function following an injury, illness or other disability.

In Year One you will study the basic and applied sciences that underpin physiotherapy. In Years Two and Three you will develop patient management and therapeutic skills. Part of your learning will take place in a variety of real health and social care settings. You will work (supported by a registered physiotherapist) with patients, their carers and families, and with other health and social care professionals. These practice-based placements are invaluable and will enrich your learning in all levels of the course. You may be placed at sites across Scotland, and will be required to cover any associated travel and accommodation costs.

In the final year, you’ll work collaboratively in small groups on a research project. All project teams will have a dedicated supervisor to guide the process.

We have implemented an interprofessional education (IPE) focus within all of our undergraduate healthcare courses, including this one, to help produce graduates who are confident in their own professional identity but with additional skills that will allow them to work as effective team members.

Physiotherapy is a demanding course and we recommend that you research the career thoroughly and consider work shadowing before you come to QMU.

Modules

The course is currently in development and exact modules names cannot be confirmed at this time. Please check the provider course page for any updates following validation in Mid 2020.

Assessment methods

You will be taught in lectures, seminars, practical workshops and laboratories. Outside these timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning through both directed and self-directed study. You will be assessed using a range of methods including practical exams and written course work at the end of each module or semester. For full details see the course entry on our website.

Please see below for an idea of teaching, learning and assessment for this course for 2020 entry. 2021 information will be added o the course provider webpage when it is available.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen Margaret University

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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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.

52%
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

54%
Staff make the subject interesting
58%
Staff are good at explaining things
58%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

58%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
42%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
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.

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

62%
Health professionals
31%
Therapy professionals
7%
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.

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.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

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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