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Physiotherapy

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

including a relevant science subject (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics or PE), excluding General Studies and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). If you are studying Science A Level, the endorsement for practical work is essential and a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

with at least 45 level 3 credits, 30 of which must be passed at Distinction and must include 15 in a relevant science.

128 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications including a a relevant science at Higher Level at grade 6.

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

DDD

in a relevant science subject (not Sport or Health and Social Care). Must contain at least 40% externally examined assessment.

UCAS Tariff

128

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including at least 40 points in relevant science subject , excluding General Studies and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). If you are studying Science A Level, the endorsement for practical work is essential and a requirement for entry to our degree course.

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Physiotherapy

If you’re fascinated about how our body systems work together to make us function – and how these are affected through illness and injury – our Physiotherapy BSc(Hons) could be for you.

Perhaps you’d like to work with people across a variety of settings, which could include a role as a physiotherapist for a sports team through to helping people on an intensive care unit.

You’ll explore all aspects of practice, and you’ll delve into the science behind physiotherapy, building the skills and understanding you need to work in this hands-on and rewarding profession. You’ll look at neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy through to cardiovascular conditions and you’ll have the opportunity to build a wide knowledge base.

**Why Study Physiotherapy BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield?**
Working in our physiotherapy practical rooms and biomechanics laboratory, you’ll have the opportunity to practise your skills for assessment, rehabilitation, as well as movement analysis.

You’ll benefit, too, from our excellent links with local healthcare providers and sports clubs, giving you the chance to undertake practical placements. You’ll hear about the experiences and viewpoints of service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group, and use specialist clinical teaching facilities and world-leading research facilities, via the University’s new Daphne Steele Building (due to open in 2024).

If you’re keen to help people maximise their potential through physical approaches, education, and empowerment – this course is for you. A healthcare degree like this one will set you up for a great career, or you could pursue further study following this physiotherapy course.

Students taking this degree may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website.

**Professional Bodies**
This course is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and

accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

**Why Huddersfield?**
Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.

Modules

This is a common first year and comprises:
• Applied Anatomy and Movement Analysis
• Introduction to Health and Healthcare
• Physiology in Physiotherapy Practice
• Professional Development and Research 1.

To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment methods

Teaching is delivered via seminars, group work, practical experience, lectures, and interactive learning packages, as well as via the University’s virtual learning environment.

You'll be assessed through a combination of methods, including coursework, practice/competency-based learning and examination, in the form of written assignments, presentations, observed assessment of practical skills (OSCE), and more.

Your module specification/course handbook provides full details of the assessment criteria.

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
£18,700
per year
International
£18,700
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

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

NHS Funding
Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website - https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Allied Health Professions Sport and Exercise (HDAHPSE)

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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.

87%
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

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
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

92%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
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?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Health professionals
24%
Therapy professionals
12%
Nursing and midwifery 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.

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

£28k

£28k

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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