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Writtle University College

Veterinary Physiotherapy

UCAS Code: W4F3

Master of Veterinary Physiotherapy - MVetPhys

Entry requirements


Science or Physiotherapy 45 credits at level 3 with a mix of Distinction and Merit in a relevant science-based subject to meet the overall UCAS entry tariff.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more

128 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x H2 (B1) higher, one of which in a relevant science-based subject. An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

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

DDM

In a relevant science-based animal-related subject.

128 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

UCAS Tariff

128

128 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above in a relevant science-based subject. A minimum of four GCSEs grade A*–C (9-4) including, English Language, Mathematics and Science

68%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Animal science

Our Veterinary Physiotherapy course is the first Integrated Masters (MVetPhys) in the UK accredited by Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP)

Our BSc (Hons) Animal Therapy, Canine Therapy, Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation and MVetPhys Veterinary Physiotherapy courses are accredited by the Animal Health Professions Register (AHPR)

**Why you should study Veterinary Physiotherapy at WUC…**

- Our courses are accredited by the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP).

- You will be able to apply for registration after successfully gaining the MVetPhys, so you can become a fully registered Veterinary Physiotherapist.

- You will have the opportunity to study a range of subjects – from hands on therapies, electrotherapies to biomechanics to sports medicine – relating primarily to horses and dogs.

- You will get access to our on campus facilities include an Equine Water Treadmill and a Canine Therapy Centre.

- You will be taught by highly qualified academic staff, including experienced Veterinary Physiotherapy practitioners.

- You will receive a bursary to pay for a professional animal massage qualification from Equinenergy/ Caninenergy, which will broaden your skills further.

- Our Veterinary Physiotherapy course enables you to gain a qualification that will enhance your professional opportunities and help you gain all the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career in the para-professional industry

- You will be taught professional skills by in-house therapists (both NAVP and McTimoney specialists) plus industry-based Veterinary Physiotherapists.

- Our therapists have extensive professional experience in a range of modalities including electrotherapy, massage, myofascial release, acupressure and mobilisation techniques among others.

- You will benefit from our established reputation within the industry.

The Integrated Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy (MVetPhys) is an innovative four year programme of study, which allows students to progress through a high quality course at undergraduate level directly into a fourth year at masters level, finishing with an MVetPhys Veterinary Physiotherapy which is the first Integrated Masters (MVetPhys) in the UK accredited by the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP).

The four year programme (480 credits), which students are eligible to apply for funding for the full four years of study through Student Finance, gives students a fabulous opportunity to excel in both an academic and professional setting alongside professionally qualified clinicians. The Integrated Masters programme will also allow students to apply for membership of RAMP, Animal Health Professions Register (AHPR) and National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP).

Throughout the programme professional skills will be taught by a number of our qualified staff. Our veterinary surgeons will be involved in the delivery of clinical information including anatomy and physiology, and biomechanics. Our qualified Veterinary Physiotherapists, who have had extensive equine hydrotherapy experience and canine rehabilitation, will be lecturing in rehabilitation, remedial exercise programmes and electrotherapy. Our staff who are involved in delivery of both academic and therapeutic intervention skills, have extensive experience with both equine and canine clients.

Modules

For up to date information please visit the University College website at

http://writtle.ac.uk/MVetPhys-Veterinary-Physiotherapy

Assessment methods

You will be assessed using a variety of methods throughout the course, including written reports, oral assessments, presentations, closed/open book exams, practical assessments, debates, seminars and many more. Clinical elements will be assessed via observed structured clinical exams and a practical competency log. Practical and clinical components must be passed. You will have three attempts. However, retake fees will apply.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Writtle University College

Department:

Animal Science and Management

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.

70%
low
Animal science

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.

Animal science

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

84%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
44%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
39%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

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.

Animal science

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.

£15,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Animal care and control services
9%
Other elementary services occupations
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

These stats refer to the prospects for graduates from both general animal studies courses and those for particular animals (such as equine science). Graduates don't generally get jobs as vets when they graduate; much the most common jobs tend to be roles caring for animals, such as veterinary nurses. Some of these jobs are not currently classified as professional level occupations, but in reality, you need a degree to get these jobs (and probably always have done), and graduates in them report that they got the jobs that they wanted. So the stats you see might not completely represent just how useful these degrees are for getting into animal care careers.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Animal science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£19k

£19k

£18k

£18k

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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