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Coventry University

Physiotherapy

UCAS Code: B160

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

to include Biology. Physical Education may be considered. Excludes General Studies.

The Access to HE Diploma in a Science or Health subject to include 42 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 3 at Merit. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 6 or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

7 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English, Maths and Science from a single sitting at grade 6.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

6 points in Biology at Higher level.

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

D*D*D*

in a Biological Science or Health subject plus A2 level Biology or PE at grade B. Sports and Exercise Science will be considered.

UCAS Tariff

136

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42%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Physiotherapy

This professionally accredited course is designed to prepare you personally and professionally for a successful career as a chartered physiotherapist. You will develop a wide range of practical and academic skills in contemporary physiotherapy with multiple opportunities to develop your clinical skills through work-based learning – a total of 1,120 hours completed over the course of five clinical placements – in which you will participate in physiotherapy practice under the supervision of a fully qualified, experienced physiotherapist.

Our new multimillion Alison Gingell Building provides state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research, featuring hospital simulation, rehabilitation, clinical skills training, sport and exercise environments. It includes a Biosciences super-lab, together with a range of life sciences research facilities.

You’ll be taught by a team of enthusiastic, research-active staff who place great emphasis on your individual development, equipping you with the theoretical, practical, analytical, interpersonal and research skills required for effective clinical reasoning. You will develop the confidence to make informed, competent treatment decisions, initially during placement and subsequently as you move forward into your physiotherapy career.

**Key Course Benefits**
* High levels of student satisfaction of 96% (NSS 2018)

* Coventry is ranked 7th for Physiotherapy in the Complete University Guide 2019.

* Eligibility to apply to join the CSP and to register with HCPC to use the protected title of ‘physiotherapist’.

* Opportunities for guest lectures lead by experts in their fields and employers in large NHS trusts, private practice, industry and sport, such as the Head of Sports Medicine at WBA FC, and Karen Middleton Chief Exec of the CSP.

* Specialist facilities and equipment include: dedicated laboratories for anatomy, electrotherapy and manual skills; a shared Clinical Skills Simulation Unit which includes manikins for teaching and learning; a Vicon Motion Analysis System, Isokinetic dynamometer, Lumbar Motion Monitor, Ultrasound Scanner, Biomechanic work station and Electrotherapy equipment.

**Accreditation and Professional Recognition**
This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:
**Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)**
The course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). At the end of the course you will be eligible to apply for membership of the CSP and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which conveys a licence that allows you to use the title of physiotherapist and to practise physiotherapy in the UK. Additional costs may apply. Please check with the membership body for details.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of 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.

92%
med
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

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
98%
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

98%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
96%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
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.

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
97%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

53%
Therapy professionals
12%
Health professionals
5%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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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£25k

£25k

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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