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University of Bristol

Physiological Science

UCAS Code: B120
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

91%

Subjects
  • Anatomy, physiology & pathology
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£17.9k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

AAB including two science subjects, one of which can be Mathematics.

Scottish Highers
AAABB-AB

SH: AAABB and AH: AB; A in science subjects preferred

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AB; A in science subjects preferred

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

DDD in Science including Distinction in science units, plus grade B at A-level in a lab-based science.

International Baccalaureate
34

34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6, 5 in two science/mathematics subjects at Higher Level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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

91%

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

Not available

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

Physiology is the study of body function - how cell tissue and organ function are integrated in the whole individual. It is an experimental, scientific discipline of general educational value. The School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience houses world-leading research groups in cardiovascular physiology, neuroscience and cell biology, and from year one you will benefit from teaching from our research-active staff. In years one and two you will have the opportunity to study other subjects alongside physiology, including non-science subjects. Popular choices include: biochemistry, human anatomy, pharmacology, psychology, or a modern language. International students who are offered a place on courses within the School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience can apply for an Undergraduate International Scholarship.

Modules

University of Bristol

Inside one of the campus buildings

The University of Bristol is world-renowned with a reputation for academic excellence and has a vibrant student community that's passionate about everything from volunteering to hot air ballooning. Come to Bristol to earn a brilliant degree, develop interests and make life-long friends. It's easy to get involved: our students take part in 192 societies and 52 sports clubs.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
29%
71%

Year 1

28%
72%

Year 2

26%
74%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
77%
8%
15%

Year 1

81%
18%
1%

Year 2

57%
40%
3%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

71%

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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
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
65% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
458 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £17.9k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are caring personal services

5%

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 more popular than the other four subjects combined. So, a lot of the data you’re looking at is really for physiotherapists, who have a slightly lower unemployment rate than the other subjects in this topic, having seen job prospects improve significantly in the last 12 months. Anatomy and physiology graduates often take further study – usually moving on to a medical degree, whilst pathology graduates tend to go into work. Physiotherapy graduates mainly go straight into work, and a majority got into physiotherapy roles within six months of graduation in 2012, either in hospitals or private practice. If you fancy working for yourself, physiotherapists are rather more likely than the average graduate to start their career self-employed.
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