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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
83% MED
% employed or in further study
96% LOW
Average graduate salary
£21.9k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

including a biological science or PE. A pass in the practical element is required for any science subject taken. General Studies not accepted.

Scottish Highers

This qualification is acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA, including Biology.

Scottish Advanced Highers

including Biology. This qualification is acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades AABBB.

BTEC Diploma

Considered on an individual basis if combined with A level or equivalent. Sciences must be taken. Please contact the school for further information.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Sport and Exercise Science pathway only. Other BTEC diplomas are accepted at (DD profile) if accompanied by A level Biology or Physical Education at grade B.

International Baccalaureate

with 6 at Higher Level Biology, excluding core component.

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


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

This course, based at the Nottingham City Hospital site, is recognised by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. We believe in a holistic approach to working with others, and ensure that you are introduced to working in practice environments throughout the programme. To facilitate an applied approach to learning, you will have access to a wide range of facilities such as the human performance laboratory, the clinical skills suite, the dissection rooms, fitness and exercise suites and the new physiotherapy clinic with hydrotherapy pool. At the end of the course you are given the opportunity to undertake a three week elective placement, which may be situated in the UK or abroad.


The first year provides the basis of academic concepts and practical skills required for professional practice. Year two is divided between academic study, where you are introduced to a variety of pathological conditions and their physiotherapeutic management, and four (four-week) blocks of supervised clinical experience. We pride ourselves on the flexible approach to education which we offer in year three. In addition to the compulsory year-long modules, students may choose two optional modules in each semester. This enables you to select a course of study based on your interests and preferences. As with year two, time is divided between academic study and clinical practice. In addition, you will have the opportunity to undertake a three-week elective placement in your final year.

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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 89%
Student score 83% MED
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
13% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
62% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
12% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
417 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% 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 96% LOW
Average graduate salary £21.9k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are therapy professionals


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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