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Physiotherapy

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Must include Biology, Human Biology or Physical Education. A pass in the science practical (where taken) is required. General Studies, Critical Thinking, Global Perspectives and the EPQ are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Must be in a healthcare relate subject and include 15 credits in topics relating to human biology/anatomy/physiology.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Six GCSE subjects, including grade B/6 in English Language and Mathematics, plus grade C/5 in four other subjects including Combined or Single Science subjects.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

to include a grade 6 in HL Biology. Minimum of 4 in HL Maths or 5 in SL Mathematics, or 6 in Maths Studies required if grade B/6 not held at GCSE. Minimum of 5 in English Language required if grade B/6 not held at GCSE. Minimum grade 3 required in at least three other subjects if grade C/5 not held at GCSE.

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

DDD

Must be in a healthcare related subject or in Sport & Exercise Science. Any other BTEC subject must be taken with an A-Level grade B in Biology, Human Biology or Physical Education.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

Must include Biology, Human Biology or Physical Education.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

Accepted with two A levels at grades AB to include Biology, Human Biology or Physical Education.

UCAS Tariff

128-152

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Physiotherapy

Physios help people get back on their feet, treating patients from all walks of life – with all kinds of conditions. Sound rewarding? We think so too. In this degree, you’ll learn what it takes to become a physiotherapist and start changing lives for the better.

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that sees human movement as central to the health and well-being of people of all ages.

At Leicester, we fully prepare you for a career as a professional physiotherapist in a wide range of settings.

Our course will teach you how to confidently assess and treat patients, and to work with both patients and other members of the multi-professional team professionally and effectively.

You'll learn from leading physiotherapists. Our teaching is delivered by a cohesive team of lecturer-practitioner staff who are all experts in their clinical fields of physiotherapy practice. This means that as well as teaching at the University, they also work as specialist physiotherapists in areas such as the NHS, Ministry of Defence, private practice and even high-level sport.

All your teaching takes place in small groups and we have excellent facilities that will allow you to develop and enhance your knowledge and skills, including dedicated practical rooms, a movement analysis lab, and a state-of-the-art clinical skills unit with high tech simulated patients that enable you to practise procedures in a safe environment. You will even have access to Leicester Medical School's anatomy dissection room.

We believe talking with patients and getting the bigger picture can make all the difference to how you approach treating a patient. With that in mind, our lecturers put a real focus on developing your communication skills to help you assess and treat your patients and to motivate them to achieve the best possible recovery.

Practical experience is central to our degree, and you will undergo training on a diverse range of placements, including with NHS and private hospitals, mental health placements, learning disability services, palliative care, high level sport (with Leicester Tigers), specialist head injury and sports injury facilities. This breadth of experience ensures you will become familiar with the variation and day-to-day demands of the physiotherapist’s role and you get all the clinical placement hours you need to qualify as a Chartered Physiotherapist.

Students on this course are eligible for a grant of at least £5,000 a year, which you do not need to pay back.

Modules

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Assessment methods

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Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leicester

Department:

Allied Health

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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.

96%
high
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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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

88%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
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?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
0%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

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.

£16,800
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
34%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Caring personal services
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Science, engineering and production technicians

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Medical sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£26k

£26k

£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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