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Glasgow Caledonian University

Physiotherapy

UCAS Code: B160

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Essential subjects Must have three science subjects with at least one at A level with the other 2 at GCSE B/6 (or dual award BB). English at GCSE at B/6 is Essential or AS or A level Recommended subjects Science subjects considered are: Maths; Physics; Biology or Human Biology; Chemistry; PE; Psychology; double-award Science; A level Applied Science

SWAP Access to Health and Biological Sciences at Glasgow Clyde College Cardonald Campus is currently the only one with an agreement depending on references and attendance. We do not consider 2nd attempt at Access Courses. Pass SWAP BBB at 1st attempt Other Science/Health based SWAP Access considered on an individual basis

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

International Baccalaureate: Score of 30 points overall with 6 points in Biology, second science needed

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

H1,H2,H2,H3,H3

Essential subjects English at ILC Honours level and three sciences with at least 2 being at ILC Honours level. Third science at Ordinary O2 Recommended subjects Science subjects that will be considered are: Maths, Chemistry, Biology or Human Biology, PE, Psychology and Physics.

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

DDD

BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science or other pure science e.g Biological science. Should contain Physiology/Physics/Biology within BTEC Extended Diploma. Plus GCSE English at B/6 and one Science at B/6 or Double Science at BB

Only HND accepted with pass in all modules and must achieve AA in Graded Units. First attempt only considered. Plus Higher English and a Higher Science at C Must be a science-based HND. Sports Therapy is acceptable as is HND with Applied Sport and Exercise Science, HND Sports Science is acceptable.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

Essential subjects English Higher and 3 science subjects of which at least 2 should be at Higher, 1 other science at Nat 5 @ B grade. Recommended subjects Science subjects considered are: Maths; Physics; Biology or Human Biology; Chemistry; PE; Psychology

UCAS Tariff

136-147

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15%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Physiotherapy

If someones suffered an injury, has an illness or disability, the physiotherapist helps restore movement and function to as near normal as possible and is therefore a key member of the health care team. The GCU programme develops graduates who are both innovative and skilled. As physiotherapists with a genuinely scientific outlook, they can deal with patients in a variety of settings, neurorehabilitation to musculoskeletal, respiratory care to industry.To develop the skills required in physiotherapy youll practise on other students in your class. Your learning is also supported by visiting the clinical simulation lab, field trips, practice education placements and e-learning. Students gain experience in an elective placement, which can take place in the UK or abroad.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

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The Uni


Course location:

Glasgow Caledonian University

Department:

Department of Psychology, Social Work and Allied 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.

82%
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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
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

88%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
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
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
6%
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.

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
74%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

58%
Health professionals
31%
Therapy professionals
2%
Caring personal services
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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£22k

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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