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Brunel University London

Physiotherapy

UCAS Code: B160

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-A,A,B

At least one A-level must be in Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Maths. A second A-level should be one of the following: Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Applied Science, Chemistry, Classical Civilisations, Economics, English, Geography, History, Languages, Law, Maths (Further Maths or Statistics), Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology or Sport Studies. The third A-level can be in any subject.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

in a related subject, topics studied to include modules in cardiovascular, pulmonary, skeletal muscle physiology and basic neurophysiology at level 3. Distinction profiles required in these topics. In addition all Access students must be able to offer us a B grade at A-Level Human Biology or Biology and a minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade B or above, to include English Language and Maths at grade C or above.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

At least one A-level must be in Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Maths. A second A-level should be one of the following: Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Applied Science, Chemistry, Classical Civilisations, Economics, English, Geography, History, Languages, Law, Maths (Further Maths or Statistics), Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology or Sport Studies. The third A-level can be in any subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

including 5 at Higher Level Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Maths and 6 at Higher Level in two of the following: Applied Science, Chemistry, Classical Civilisations, Economics, English, Geography, History, Languages, Law, Maths (Further Maths or Statistics), Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology or Sport Studies

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

H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

At least one subject must be in at grade H3 in Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Maths. A second subject should be one at grade H3 in one of the following: Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Applied Science, Chemistry, Classical Civilisations, Economics, English, Geography, History, Languages, Law, Maths (Further Maths or Statistics), Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology or Sport Studies.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

in Applied Science, Health and Social Care or Sport and Exercise Science, with two A-levels at grade AB. One A-Level should be in Biology or Human Biology and a second A-level in one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Chemistry, Classical Civilisations, Philosophy, Economics, English, Geography, History, Languages, Law, Maths (Further Maths or Statistics), Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology or Sport Studies.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

in Applied Science, Health and Social Care or Sport and Exercise Science, with two A-levels at grades AA. One A-Level at grade A should be in Biology or Human Biology and the other A-level at grade A in one of the following: Applied Science, Chemistry, Classical Civilisations, Economics, English, Geography, History, Languages, Law, Maths (Further Maths or Statistics), Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology or Sport Studies

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

D*DD

in Applied Science, Health and Social Care or Sport and Exercise Science, with an additional A-level at grade B or above in Biology or Human Biology.

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

DD

in Applied Science, Health and Social Care or Sport and Exercise Science, with two A-levels at grade AB. One A-Level should be in Biology or Human Biology and a second A-level in one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Chemistry, Classical Civilisations, Philosophy, Economics, English, Geography, History, Languages, Law, Maths (Further Maths or Statistics), Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology or Sport Studies.

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

D

in Applied Science, Health and Social Care or Sport and Exercise Science, with two A-levels at grades AA. One A-Level at grade A should be in Biology or Human Biology and the other A-level at grade A in one of the following: Applied Science, Chemistry, Classical Civilisations, Economics, English, Geography, History, Languages, Law, Maths (Further Maths or Statistics), Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology or Sport Studies

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

D*DD

in Applied Science, Health and Social Care or Sport and Exercise Science, with an additional A-level at grade B or above in Biology or Human Biology.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

At least one subject must be in Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Maths. A second subject should be one of the following: Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Applied Science, Chemistry, Classical Civilisations, Economics, English, Geography, History, Languages, Law, Maths (Further Maths or Statistics), Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology or Sport Studies. The third can be in any subject.

UCAS Tariff

128-152

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Physiotherapy

The human body is a complex machine, but what happens when movement becomes a challenge? This course trains the next generation of physiotherapists to use scientific knowledge and patient-assessment in helping to improve the physical well-being of their patients or optimising sports professionals’ physical performance.

Brunel’s Physiotherapy course is designed to be hands-on and practical. Our Mary Seacole Building is purpose-built for Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. The rooms reflect the type of clinical environments that you will work in when you graduate and you’ll learn your practical skills here as you’ll have the opportunity to practice on patients visiting the university and on your fellow students. This means that you’ll be confident and experienced in time for your first placement.

At Brunel we understand the value of making the most of your 1,000 hours of clinical experience. By starting placements at Level 2, you’ll be able to fully immerse yourself and practice the skills you have learned in Level 1. Your placements will all be practical learning experiences, not just observational.

You’ll study modules covering a vast range of specialist areas within physiotherapy. You’ll learn the skills necessary to analyse patient symptoms and develop treatment plans. You’ll also learn to assess the effectiveness of your treatments. This is a skill which is vital to working as a physiotherapist.

Our graduates are equipped with a strong scientific foundation and the practical skills required to be first-rate physiotherapists. This is reflected in our employment figures with 100% of our physiotherapy students being in work or study six months after graduating.

Modules

Year 1
Anatomy Lower Quadrant
Rehabilitation 1
Pathophysiology
Musculoskeletal Lower Quadrant I
Respiratory
Musculoskeletal Lower Quadrant I
Anatomy 2: Upper Quadrant

Year 2
Clinical Preparation 1
Placement 1
Physiotherapy Practice 1 Aging Studies
Physiotherapy Practice 2 Paediatrics
Continuing Professional Development 2

Year 3
Placement 3
Women’s Health
Oncology & Palliative Care
Emerging Practice
Mental Health,
Continuing Professional Development 3
Placement 4
Placement 5

Research Proposal
Critical care
Professional Practise

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,850
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Clinical 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.

83%
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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
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
69%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
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

72%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
14%
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.

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.

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Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
58%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

95%
Therapy professionals
1%
Business, research and administrative professionals
1%
Health associate professionals
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.

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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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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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