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Physiotherapy

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

including Biology or PE. A pass in the practical element is required for any science subject taken (waived for 2021/22 application cycle). General Studies not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,P:15

45 level 3 graded credits with 30 credits at distinction. 24 credits must be in biology and additional credits preferably in sciences and psychology. Also require minimum of grade C (4) English Language and Maths.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M1,M2

including Biology.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSE's at B(5) including Maths, English Language and biology/double science.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

with 6 at Higher Level Biology, excluding core component.

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

DD

Considered on an individual basis if combined with A level or equivalent. Sciences must be taken. Please contact the school for further information.

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

D

Considered on an individual basis when combined with A level or equivalent. Sciences must be taken. Please contact the school for further information.

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

DDD

Sport and Exercise Science pathway only. Other BTEC diplomas are accepted at (DD profile) if accompanied by A level Biology or Physical Education at grade B.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

including Biology. This qualification is acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades AABBB.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

This qualification is acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA, including Biology.

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

B

This qualification is acceptable when combined with A level grades AA including Biology or PE.

UCAS Tariff

112-147

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Physiotherapy

Ranked 2nd in the UK*, our course develops your practical skills and the knowledge needed for a modern career in physiotherapy, both in the NHS and private practice.

Patient-focus is at the core of our programme and you'll work closely with patients across a variety of hands-on clinical settings, learning to adapt your therapeutic skills to meet their individual needs.

Our practical skills-based teaching uses a range of methods, including movement analysis, exercise-based equipment and manikins for respiratory teaching.

We have an excellent support system on the course, including a dedicated placement support team who will help organise your clinical placements, providing visits and guidance when you're out in practice.

*The Guardian Best UK universities for health professions, 2021

Modules

The first year provides the basis of academic concepts and practical skills required for professional practice. Year two is divided between academic study, where you are introduced to a variety of pathological conditions and their physiotherapeutic management, and four (four-week) blocks of supervised clinical experience. We pride ourselves on the flexible approach to education which we offer in year three. In addition to the compulsory year-long modules, students may choose two optional modules in each semester. This enables you to select a course of study based on your interests and preferences. As with year two, time is divided between academic study and clinical practice. In addition, you will have the opportunity to undertake a three-week elective placement in your final year.

Tuition fees

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

EU
£25,000
per year
International
£25,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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.

98%
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

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

93%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
90%
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
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

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.

£21,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Therapy professionals
10%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
6%
Other elementary services occupations

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.

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

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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