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University of Liverpool

Physiotherapy

UCAS Code: B160

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

To include Biology or P.E, practical components of Science subjects must be passed. Note: General Studies is not accepted. Higher grades may be required from resit students and Applied Science A2 Level must be accompanied by another Science A-Level, not applied. 6 GCSEs at grade B or level 6 including English Language, Mathematics and two Science subjects from the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE, Core Science, Additional Science and Dual Science Award. Please note that Applied GCSEs will not be considered.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6

60 credits at Level 3 in a Health or Science pathway (all should be new learning, ie. GCSE awards cannot be APL’d against the Diploma) 39 Level 3 Credits must be gained from graded academic (GA) modules within the pathway, and passed at Distinction, and 6 to be passed at Merit. Plus 5 GCSE subjects graded at A*-C or level 5 to include: English Language, Mathematics and Science in either Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

32 points including 3 Higher Level subjects with 2 at minimum of Grade 5, or above, and Biology at minimum of Grade 6, or above.

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

H1,H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

6 Higher Level subjects to be gained at a single sitting. 2 subjects at H1 grade, to include Biology or PE. Plus 4 subjects at H2, to include Maths and English.

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

DDD

BTEC Nationals are considered in addition to 6 GCSEs grades A* - B or level 6, which must include English Language, Maths and two Science subjects from the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE, Core Science, Additional Science and Dual Science Award. Please note that Applied GCSEs will not be considered. We will only accept one BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate at a minimum of Distinction. This must be accompanied by two A-Levels at grade A and B. The A2 subjects must include Biology, Human Biology or PE. In total between the two types of qualification, 3 separate subjects must be taken. BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (120 credits) in Sport and Exercise Science or Health and Social Care will be considered at grade DD. Plus one additional A-Level at a minimum Grade A. Across two types of qualifications, 2 separate subjects must be taken. BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (180 credits) in Health and Social Care or Sport and Exercise Science will be considered at grade DDD.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

· Advanced Higher Level: ABB to include Biology or PE Or · Higher Level: AAABB to include Biology or PE at grade A Or · Mixed Advanced Higher Level at AB and Higher Level at AB with Biology or PE at either Higher Level grade A or Advanced Higher Level grade B.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

· Advanced Higher Level: ABB to include Biology or PE Or · Higher Level: AAABB to include Biology or PE at grade A Or · Mixed Advanced Higher Level at AB and Higher Level at AB with Biology or PE at either Higher Level grade A or Advanced Higher Level grade B.

UCAS Tariff

136-153

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

16%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Physiotherapy

This demanding, full-time programme teaches you how to diagnose and holistically treat a wide variety of clinical problems. The curriculum is designed to reflect current practice with research evidence underpinning all aspects of teaching.
A broad range of learning opportunities ensures that learning is accessible to students expressing different learning styles and preferences. Alongside academic and professional skills you’ll gain an excellent range of practical experience with our unique approach to practice placement provision. The programme at Liverpool will encourage you to become independent, resourceful and able to meet the exciting challenges of healthcare today.

This programme is endorsed by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a physiotherapist.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Liverpool

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.

94%
high
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

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

89%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
4%
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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
65%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

52%
Therapy professionals
36%
Health professionals
3%
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.

£21k

£21k

£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:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

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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