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Bournemouth University

Physiotherapy

UCAS Code: B160

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

Entry requirements


128 - 144 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades including a minimum of 15 level 3 credits in a required subject

128 - 144 tariff points including a minimum of 2 Principal Subjects, including 40 points in a required subject

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications with 40 points in a required subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32-33

32 - 33 points including grade H5 in a required subject

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level in a required subject with 40 points.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

128 tariff points (Grade DDM) but must be accompanied by an A level in a required subject with 40 points.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level in a required subject with 40 points.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level in a required subject with 40 points.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level in a required subject with 40 points

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level in a required subject with 40 points

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

DDM

128 tariff points (Grade DDM) but must be accompanied by an A level in a required subject with 40 points.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level in a required subject with 40 points.

128 - 136 tariff points from Scottish Highers, including 40 points in a required subject.

UCAS Tariff

128-144

128 - 144 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent, including 40 points in a required subject. Required subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Physical Education. BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit and 40 points from an A-level in a required subject.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent with 40 points in a required subject.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Physiotherapy

This course has excellent employment following completion with 100% of graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduating. Other key highlights include a focus on small class sizes, actively practising expert lecturers, state-of-the-art learning facilities and equipment, high-quality placement and volunteering opportunities, and its accreditation by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

You'll treat people of all ages, with a range of problems, and learn to maximise each patient’s potential through your knowledge of human movement and function. You’ll gain healthcare techniques to manage patients’ physical, psychological and social wellbeing, practical experience in industry, and you’ll present an innovation project at a student conference in your final year, all of which will help to boost your career prospects.

As part of this degree, you'll also have the opportunity to undertake placements, in which you'll be supported by practice placement educator throughout your practice placements.

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Modules

This course is delivered through a combination of theory and work placements. In the first year you will experience an introductory placement, followed by the first six-week clinical placement. There are two six-week placements in the second year and two six-week placements in the third year to ensure you gain the minimum of 1,000 hours practice experience specified by the HCPC. You will study a variety of units including exercise, movement and rehabilitation, anatomy, acute and community rehabilitation, service improvement project and innovations in physiotherapy.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth University

Department:

Department of Medical Science and Public Health

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.

74%
low
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

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

80%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
32%
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.

Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

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
98%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

78%
Therapy professionals
5%
Sports and fitness occupations
3%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

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.

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

£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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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