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University of Salford

Physiotherapy

UCAS Code: B160

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

At least one science preferred (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, PE) however applicants without one of these subjects will be considered on a case by case basis. GCE A Level General Studies is not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45,M:0,P:0

60 credits required in total, including 45 credits at level 3 at Distinction grade. The other 15 credits will be level 2 and will not be graded. Access to HE Physiotherapy, Applied Science or Health Professions preferred, other Health/ Science based subjects may be considered. Applicants must also hold full separate GCSE Maths & English at grade B or 5 (or above).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

At least one Science subject (Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology or PE) is required but applicants without may be considered on a case by case basis. Applicants must hold English Language and Mathematics as composite parts of the IBDP.

128 UCAS points required, points from H1-H3 grades (A/B grades in old system) considered only. H4 grade (C grade in old system) and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Must include English, Mathematics and a Science at Higher H6 grade or above (D3 grade in old system) or Ordinary O4 grade or above (C2 grade in old system). At least one Science subject, preferably Biology/ Human Biology, at grade H3 (or B3 in old system) is required. Applicants without Biology/ Human Biology but with other Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Psychology or PE) will be considered.

128 UCAS points required, points from H1-H3 grades (A/B grades in old system) considered only. H4 grade (C grade in old system) and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Must include English, Mathematics and a Science at Higher H6 grade or above (D3 grade in old system) or Ordinary O4 grade or above (C2 grade in old system). At least one Science subject, preferably Biology/ Human Biology, at grade H3 (or B3 in old system) is required. Applicants without Biology/ Human Biology but with other Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Psychology or PE) will be considered.

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

DM

In combination with one BTEC National Certificate or one GCE A Level, equating to 120 UCAS tariff points total. Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant Science based subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

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

D,D,M

Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant Science based subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

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

DDM

Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant Science based subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

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

D,D

Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant Science based subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

128 UCAS points from A/B grades only. C grades and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Advanced Highers may be combined with Highers to contribute to 128 Tariff Point requirement, A/B grade Advanced Highers considered only. At least one Science subject required (preferably Biology/ Human Biology but other acceptable qualifications are Chemistry, Physics, PE or Psychology).

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,B

128 UCAS points from A/B grades only. C grades and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Highers may be combined with Advanced Highers to contribute to 128 Tariff Point requirement, A/B grade Advanced Highers considered only. At least one Science subject required (preferably Biology/ Human Biology but other acceptable qualifications are Chemistry, Physics, PE or Psychology).

UCAS Tariff

128

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy seeks to optimise human movement and function by using physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social wellbeing.
This degree, accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, equips you with the knowledge and skills required by physiotherapists to provide evidence-based health care. Our physiotherapy graduates have excellent problem-solving skills, they are technically proficient, professionally aware and as such, move seamlessly into graduate practice - in short, they are very employable. The course benefits from dedicated and innovative teaching staff operating from purpose built, state-of- the-art technical and learning facilities. Upon graduation you are eligible to become a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and apply to be placed on the Health and Care Professions Council’s (HCPC) Register of Physiotherapists.

Modules

The first year lays down the foundation skills of clinical reasoning and problem-solving, focusing on the anatomy, physiology, pathology and management of upper and lower limb conditions, as well as exercise prescription. A threeweek introductory placement consolidates this learning. The second year explores the neurological, cardio-respiratory and spinal musculo-skeletal systems. This year also incorporates two six-week placements. During the third year, there are greater opportunities for you to direct your own learning and develop independence in managing your professional development. By examining complex rehabilitation needs and involvement in researchbased projects and assignments, you are able to develop critical analysis and problem-solving skills required for employment.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

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.

95%
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

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
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

100%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
98%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
2%
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.

£21,909
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Health professionals
43%
Therapy professionals
3%
Quality and regulatory 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.

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

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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