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St George's, University of London

Physiotherapy

UCAS Code: B160

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Sciences or Physical Education may be helpful but are not essential. General Studies and Key Skills are not accepted. Re-sits will be considered. Adjusted Criteria If you attend a non-selective state school or college in England, you may be eligible to receive an adjusted A-Level offer two grades lower than the standard. You must meet all other academic and non-academic entry requirements.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

Full award diploma (in a science or health subject). 60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded). At least 30 of these must be graded at Distinction and a maximum of 15 credits at Merit. Passes are not accepted. All graded credits must be in a ‘related topic’.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Candidates must achieve, or be expected to achieve a minimum score of 16 points at Higher Level. At Standard Level, a minimum score of 5 must be attained in Mathematics (or Maths Studies) and English, if at least a B grade has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE/O level Maths and English.

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

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

Including English, Maths and Science.

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

DDD

Must be in a science or healthcare subject.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

ABB at Advanced Higher Level. Students must also have five B grades at Higher Level including English Language, Maths and Science.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,B

Must include English Language, Maths and Science.

TBC

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists help people rehabilitate and regain movement after an illness or injury, treating patients with muscle and skeletal injuries, as well as neurological and breathing problems.

Our Physiotherapy BSc explores concepts, principles and theories of anatomy, physiology, movement, therapeutic exercise, electro-physical modalities and health promotion. You will leave equipped with the knowledge, understanding, assessment and treatment skills needed to work as an effective physiotherapist.

Supervised, hands-on experience with patients is the best way to consolidate your learning, so you will undertake placements in a variety of healthcare environments, which may include acute NHS hospital trusts, community-based services, mental health trusts and private hospitals. You will gain practical experience in a variety of specialist healthcare areas, including cardiac and respiratory care, neurological rehabilitation and musculoskeletal outpatients.

Year 1 is primarily based at the university. You will study alongside medical, radiography, healthcare science, biomedical science and occupational therapy students. This collaboration helps you develop invaluable communication and team-building skills.

Years 2 and 3 combine academic modules with clinical practice based on robust scientific evidence. With guidance and supervision from specialist clinicians, you will be able to integrate theory with core practical skills in a health or social care setting.

A comprehensive research project in year 3 helps you develop your analytical skills, and on clinical placements you will learn to work at high levels of safety, competency and autonomy.

As a graduate you will be equipped to work in multidisciplinary teams to help people of all ages and in a variety of settings, such as intensive care, mental health, stroke units, rehabilitation centres, and sports and leisure facilities. When you complete the course you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Please note: whether you are already focused on a given career path or not, we strongly recommend you include in your personal statement a recognition that studying physiotherapy will include practice and study in a number of settings.

**Course highlights**

- Awarded by St George’s, University of London and provided by the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between St George’s and Kingston University

- Undertake placements in a variety of healthcare environments

- Study alongside students on other courses, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of healthcare workplace environments

- Learn anatomy in the dissection room through demonstrator-led prosection

- Accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health and Care Professions Council

- Graduates eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Chartered Institute of Physiotherapy (CSP)

**About St George’s, University of London**

As the UK’s specialist health university, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. Our close links with healthcare providers and our shared campus with one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, means St George’s will provide you with a unique taste of what your future working life holds. 

Modules

By combining theoretical knowledge with practical experience, this course explores concepts, principles and theories of anatomy, physiology, movement, therapeutic exercise, electro-physical modalities and health promotion.

Your first year is primarily university-based and involves studying alongside medical, radiography, healthcare science and biomedical science students. This collaborative interprofessional education helps you develop invaluable communication and team-building skills.

Years 2 and 3 combine academic modules and clinical practice based on robust scientific evidence. As you learn to integrate the theory with core practical skills, you also learn how to manage the rehabilitation of patients with the help of our specialist clinicians.

A comprehensive research project in year 3 also puts your analytical skills to the test, and clinical placements require you to work at high levels of safety, competency and autonomy.

You can find further information about the modules you can expect to study on this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/physiotherapy#modules

Assessment methods

Methods include a combination of written and practical examinations, academic coursework (including reports and presentations) and assessment of clinical skills whilst on placement. In your final year, we ask you to produce a problembased report on an aspect of interdisciplinary practice, a group research project, and a poster related to holistic patient management and physiotherapy practice. You can find further information about assessment methods for this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/physiotherapy#study

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,500
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

St George's, University Of London

Department:

Physiotherapy

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.

79%
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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

85%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
30%
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?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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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.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

72%
Therapy professionals
22%
Health associate professionals
2%
Welfare and housing associate 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

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£28k

£30k

£30k

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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