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Physiotherapy

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Must include a science subject at A-level

120 UCAS tariff points from a science-based diploma

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

DDM-DDD

Must be a science subject

120 UCAS tariff points including a science subject at A-level or equivalent

UCAS Tariff

120

Must include a science subject at A-level or equivalent

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Physiotherapy

This course teaches you the core skills you need to assess and diagnose patients’ problems – whether caused by accident, illness or ageing - then to formulate and implement treatment plans involving exercise, physical activity and therapy. Our academic team ensure your learning is informed by research, and you consolidate your knowledge and skills through groupwork, student-led presentations and practical workshops alongside periods on clinical practice placements.

**Course Accreditation/Industry Endorsement**
- The course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (the registering body). On successful course completion, you graduate as a professional, able to work collaboratively alongside other members of the multidisciplinary team in the NHS and other sectors.

**Facilities and Specialist Equipment**
- Dedicated physiotherapy suite.

- Fully immersive simulation unit offering a range of settings, to prepare students for real-life scenarios in a safe and supportive environment.

- Anatomical models and exercise equipment.

**Partnerships and Collaborations**
- We have partnerships with local NHS acute and community trusts and private physiotherapy providers who support and guide you on clinical placements.

**Your Student Experience**
- Learn from an experienced multidisciplinary team with expertise across a range of fields including neurological, cardio-respiratory and musculoskeletal physiotherapy; occupational therapy; leadership; and research.

- Benefit from access to specialist clinical practitioners who support with teaching and assessing on the course, to ensure you are learning from experts in practice.

- Experience a range of theory and practice-based learning opportunities, completing a minimum of 1,000 hours on placements, spread across the three years of your degree.

- Take up opportunities for field trips where you can practise your skills and consider the wider context of physiotherapy as a profession.

- Practise your skills in a safe, supportive environment with our ‘real-life’ simulation suites and high-spec equipment.

- Train alongside other health professionals preparing you to work collaboratively in health settings across public, voluntary and independent sectors.

- Study a course that trains you to work in a range of contexts and settings, opening up a variety of career paths within the NHS and in other health and social settings.

- Learn in a supportive setting within a small cohort, where you have access to a personal academic tutor throughout your time at University.

Modules

Areas of study may include:
- Professional and clinical skills
- Research skills
- Physiology for physiotherapists
- Physiotherapy first interventions
- Physiotherapeutic management of cardiovascular - respiratory conditions

Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate at the point of publication on the UCAS website. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website.

Tuition fees

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

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

The Uni


Course location:

Luton Campus

Department:

School of Society, Community and Health

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Physiotherapy

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Therapy professionals
3%
Health associate professionals

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.

£18k

£18k

£19k

£19k

£24k

£24k

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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