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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Anatomy, physiology & pathology
Student score
76% LOW
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21.9k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

128 UCAS points from three A levels (including at least 40 points in either Biology, Human Biology or Physical Education) or BTEC National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science. We do not accept AS levels. We do not accept General Studies.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Physiotherapists help and treat people with physical problems caused by illness, injury, disability or ageing. As well as treating people, they promote good health and advise people on how to avoid injury. As a physiotherapist you are integral to optimising functional ability and the quality of life of many individuals. You achieve this through your skills in health promotion and education, exercise prescription and rehabilitation and preventative health care. This course prepares you for a career in physiotherapy by combining university-based and clinical based experience. What you study During the course we introduce you to key concepts of professional practice, such as reflective practice, building the therapeutic relationship and models of health, illness and disability. You use examples of real patient stories to develop your understanding of service users’ perceptions and experiences, and you explore clinical guidelines and protocols for best practice. Throughout the three years you study key areas of physiotherapy, such as neurology, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular respiratory. In each of these areas you study clinically relevant underpinning anatomy and physiology. Alongside these areas you study principles and theory of exercise and learn and practise skills in teaching exercise to individuals and classes. You begin to integrate and further develop knowledge and understanding of different body systems, developing more advanced clinical reasoning skills. You also have the opportunity to gain level 2 and 3 fitness instructor awards during first and second year. By your final year tutors facilitate rather than direct your learning. You build on clinical reasoning skills advancing to complex case management, including multiple pathology, trauma and critical conditions, and specific client groups such as paediatrics, learning disability and mental health. You also complete an individual review of physiotherapy evidence in a selected topic area. Our goal is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and values that enhance your employment opportunities, give you a strong professional identity as well as confidence in working with different professional groups and agencies. Placements and work experience Placement settings can range from private and GP practices to hospital physiotherapy departments. A wide range of placement opportunities are available to you due to our excellent links with physiotherapy providers across Yorkshire, Humber and the East Midlands. You undertake your first placement towards the end of the first year. We prepare you for this with an observational visit to a healthcare setting during your first year. You will undertake placements in both years two and three p allowing you to consolidate your knowledge and skills, and enhance your placement experience. Expertise Our teaching staff are all highly experienced Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered physiotherapists. They are active in physiotherapy research and many continue to work clinically in the NHS or in the private sector. Our breadth of experience ensures that our dynamic and skilled teaching team facilitate the successful development of your skills in patient and client assessment, clinical decision making and therapeutic management. Course benefits As part of the course you may also benefit from a funded Pebblepad E-portfolio for lifelong CPD during your studies and after you graduate and the Sheffield Hallam University physiotherapy clinic. Professional recognition This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the HCPC and apply to become members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. You must be registered with the HCPC in order to practise as a physiotherapist in the UK.


**Year one modules** • developing professional practice • neurological physiotherapy • MSK physiotherapy • CVR physiotherapy • exercise therapy including the L2 Fitness Instructor Award • foundations for effective collaborative practice • physiotherapy placement (4 weeks) **Year two modules** • physiotherapy practice • exercise and physical activity, including the L3 Diploma in Exercise Referral • patient centred practice • developing capability for effective collaborative practice • physiotherapy placement (minimum 14 weeks) **Year three modules** • complex case management • promoting activity and social inclusion • employability • physiotherapy evidence review enhancing quality of services through effective collaborative practice • advanced physiotherapy placement (16 weeks)

Sheffield Hallam University

Adsetts Learning Centre

Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 80%
Student score 76% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
63% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
23% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
383 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
1% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21.9k MED
Graduates who are therapy professionals


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The stats here cover not just anatomy, physiology and pathology courses, but also neuroscience and physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is much the most popular of the four. So, a lot of the data you’re looking at is really for physiotherapists, who have excellent employment rates - although all the subjects under this group do better than average. Anatomy and physiology graduates often take further study — usually moving on to a medical degree - and neurosciences graduates opt for a more academic route in study. Pathology graduates tend to go into work. Physiotherapy graduates mainly go straight into work, and a large majority got into physiotherapy roles within six months of graduation in 2016, usually either in hospitals or private practice. There are shortages of graduates in all of these disciplines although issues with funding roles, particularly in physiotherapy, still mean that these degrees are not a guaranteed path to a job - but the chances of getting a job are very good.
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