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Physiotherapy

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Including A2 Level Grade B in Biology or Chemistry

In a relevant subject which contains Level 3 Biology or Chemistry units.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level, must include Biology and Chemistry at Higher Level and 4 points in Maths and English.

UCAS Tariff

120

For entry to this course you will be assessed by written test and interview

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists treat patients of all ages, helping them to maximise functional movement caused by accidents, illness and disability. Their expertise helps improve mobility, independence and quality of life.

This course prepares you to be a physiotherapist and includes the minimum of 1,000 clinical hours you need to qualify.

You'll learn how to treat patients and to communicate with them effectively, gaining hands-on experience from year one through your clinical placements in the National Health Service and private sector.

You'll also develop a thorough understanding of the human body, what happens when injuries occur and how to treat and manage them.

We've worked hard with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) to ensure the course content is highly relevant. Our course is validated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), so you can apply for registration with the HCPC and full membership of the CSP on graduation.

Our graduates enjoy outstanding success in the jobs market. Six months after graduating, 95 per cent of them are already in a clinical position, according to 2016 government statistics.

Modules

Year 1: Anatomy and Assessment Skills 1 (Core), Introduction to Physiology (Core), Anatomy, Assessment and Treatment Skills- Upper Limb (Core), Physiotherapy Clinical Skills (Core), Professional Practice (Mental Wealth) (Core), Introduction to Physiology 2 (Core), Practice Based Learning 1 (Core)

Year 2: Cardiovascular Physiotherapy (Core), Neurological Physiotherapy (Core), Research Methods (Core), Physiotherapy Rehabilitation (Core), Practice Based Learning 2 (Core), Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Core)

Year 3: Practice Based Learning (Elective), Complex Practice 1 (Core), Practice Based Learning 4 (Core), Research Governance and Leadership (Core), Complex Practice 2 (Core), Neuromuscularskeletal Assessment and Trauma (Core), Practice Based Learning 5 (Core)

For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment methods

Year 1 - 70% practical (includes a mix of clinical exams, clinical placements, presentations and vivas), 30% coursework.
Year 2 - 70% practical (includes a mix of clinical exams, clinical placements, presentations and vivas), 30% coursework.
Year 3 - 60% practical (includes a mix of clinical exams, clinical placements, presentations and vivas), 40% coursework
You'll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 14 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face to face assessments.

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
£14,160
per year
International
£14,160
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Stratford Campus

Department:

School of Health, Sport and Bioscience (HSB)

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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.

90%
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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

90%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
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?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Health professionals
14%
Therapy professionals
12%
Caring personal services

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.

£26k

£26k

£25k

£25k

£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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