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Physiotherapy

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

to including pure science subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry or Physics). A Pass in Science subject practicals is required where applicable.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6

Science based Access to HE Diploma with 39 distinctions and 6 merits. This must be Science based. We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants?who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

including a pure science subject. We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants?who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

Extended Project

A

A Level students also taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will be made an alternative offer of A Level grades ABB, to including a pure science subject, plus grade A in the EPQ. Pass in Science subject practicals is required where applicable. General Studies, Critical thinking and use of mathematics are excluded for entry.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Pass, with overall score of 34 points with 17 at higher level and a pure science subject at higher level. We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants?who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

Including pure science subject. Applicants also need to hold Ordinary Level English and Maths at O4 or higher. We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants?who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

DD

DD in the BTEC Diploma plus A in a pure science A-level

We do not accept the BTEC Extended Diploma without a pure science A-Level at grade A. If you are studying the National Extended Diploma then a typical offer would be DDD plus an A-level in a pure science at grade A.

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

DD

DD in the BTEC National Diploma plus A in a pure science A-level

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

D

D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AB in A-level subjects including a pure science at Grade A.

We do not accept the BTEC National Extended Diploma without a pure science A-Level at grade A. If you are studying the National Extended Diploma then a typical offer would be DDD plus an A-level in a pure science at grade A.

Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)

D

D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AB in A-level subjects including a pure science at Grade A.

We normally consider applicants who offer at least 1 Advanced Higher. Applicants presenting with only Highers will be considered on a case by case basis. Where Highers are taken over two years it might be expected that higher grades are achieved, particularly in any specific subjects required. For example, S5 – S6 (2 years): AABBB (A in specific subject) or S6 (1 year): ABBBB (A in specific subject). Unless a more advanced level (Higher or Advanced Higher) is specified in the stated entry requirements, all applicants will be required to have achieved a pass in Mathematics and English at Standard Grade, Grade 3 or National 5, Grade C, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/ Grade 4" We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner's potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

T Level

D

Health – An overall distinction with grade A in the core element supporting the therapy team specialism

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

B

AA from two A levels including a pure science subject and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate. We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants?who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

UCAS Tariff

136

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Physiotherapy

Become a physiotherapist with BSc Physiotherapy at the University of Southampton.

On your three-year Physiotherapy dgree you will learn how to become a physiotherapist who can manage complex cases, and help people with many healthcare issues. Discover how to treat mobility problems caused by illness, injury, and ageing. Learn how to improve people's physical activity and their quality of life.

Our three year degree provides eligibility to register with the Health and Care Professions Council. As a graduate you will also be entitled to register with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Physiotherapy at Southampton is 2nd in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2023.

Modules

We have a varied range of modules for all years. Examples of core modules for year one will include:

An Introduction to Professional Practice (Level 4)
Applied Health Sciences for Physiotherapy
Clinical Assessment and Treatment
Foundations of Health Sciences for Physiotherapy
Human Movement and Function (FPP)
Observational Placement Physiotherapy
Practice Placement 1 Physio
Principles of Health Sciences for Physiotherapy

For full list of all modules available, please visit the course page: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/physiotherapy-degree-bsc#modules

Assessment methods

The learning activities for this course include the following: lectures, classes and tutorials, coursework, individual and group projects and independent learning (studying on your own).

We’ll assess you using: essays, oral presentations, written and practical exams and placement assessment.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
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

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Health Sciences

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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.

93%
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
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

86%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
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
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
100%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
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.

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.

£22,128
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Therapy professionals
29%
Health professionals
16%
Health associate 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

£29k

£29k

£31k

£31k

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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