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University of East Anglia UEA

Physiotherapy

UCAS Code: B160

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

including Biology with a pass in the practical element, Human Biology or PE. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:9

including 12 credits in Biology or Human Biology.

Principal subjects and A level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

with 6 at Higher Level in Biology or Sports, Exercise & Health Science. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics, English Language and Science requirements.

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

DDD

in one of the following subjects: Applied Science Applied Science (Forensic Science) Applied Science (Medical Science) Sport & Exercise Science Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) Sport (Performance and Excellence) Sport Health and Social Care (Health Studies or Health Sciences pathways only)

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

including Biology, Human Biology or PE. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

including Biology, Human Biology or PE.

UCAS Tariff

136-165

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30%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Physiotherapy

**About This Course**

Choose to study physiotherapy and you could have an incredibly positive impact on people’s lives, helping them overcome physical setbacks and get back on their feet – often literally. It’s a career ideally suited to great listeners who are able to piece together the physical with the emotional to build a complete picture – and to anyone one who likes going beyond the theory and actually making things happen.

Our innovative approach is both varied and interactive and is based on the very latest research – one of the reasons why we are currently ranked 4th for Physiotherapy in The Complete University Guide 2019.

You’ll have access to our superb, dedicated learning facilities, including our anatomy room and assistive technology suite. So you’ll develop the solid academic grounding and practical skills you’ll need to kick-start your career.

Our course is fully approved by and prepares you for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

**Overview**

Our three-year physiotherapy programme focuses on working with people to maximise their functional ability – and their potential. Whether your client’s condition is recovering, stable or deteriorating, we’ll equip you with the necessary skills to help them overcome their challenges.

Our course focuses on body systems, and exploring how they impact on the body’s ability to move and function effectively. Core areas include neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory therapy in both acute and primary care settings.

Our interdisciplinary ethos means that you’ll be studying with students from therapies that you’ll encounter in your working life. Inter-professional teamwork will be a central element of your career, and UEA remains one of the only UK universities to offer this approach.

Once you have a sound knowledge of the clinical sciences that underpin human function and dysfunction, you’ll start hands-on practice. You’ll focus on the specific needs of each client or client group, and you’ll become expert in understanding specific psychological, cultural, and social factors in the context of care, as well as learning about due consideration of the needs and abilities of others involved with the client, including carers and other health and social care workers.

You’ll learn how to apply problem-solving and clinical reasoning to assess and evaluate a client’s health. You’ll master specific assessment and treatment techniques. You’ll gain understanding of how to manage both yourself and those around you. And you’ll develop and hone the interpersonal skills key to enabling the negotiation of action plans, and to engaging effectively with patients, carers, and the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider’s website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Health 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.

91%
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
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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

92%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

£22,128
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
55%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

69%
Therapy professionals
28%
Health associate professionals
3%
Childcare and related 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.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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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