BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy at Winchester leads to eligibility to register as a physiotherapist. We are seeking accreditation with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Central to the programme is the understanding that you will develop the knowledge, skills, behaviour and values required of a future physiotherapist. *Subject to Validation

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BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy at University of Winchester

UCAS code: B160

Entry Requirements*

Typical offer:

2018 Entry: 96-112 points

*UCAS has changed the way they calculate the tariff for courses starting in September 2017. Find out more about the new tariff.

A GCSE A*- C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required (Functional Skills level 2 in English is acceptable).  A science A-level or equivalent at grade C or above. Biology or human biology are preferred, but other sciences are acceptable. Level 3 BTEC science qualifications graded merit or above are considered on an individual basis.

Additional Entry Requirements 

  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance
  • Occupational health clearance
  • Attendance at an interview

Work experience

All candidates must have significant prior rehabilitation/ healthcare/ support work/ sports coaching work experience in a paid or voluntary capacity in a relevant setting in order to demonstrate an informed decision to embark on a career in Physiotherapy. A minimum of 2 weeks’ worth of experience is required prior to application.​


Degree duration:

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

International Baccalaureate:

25 points

If English is not your first language:

Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in writing or equivalent

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

If you are a UK or EU student starting your degree in September 2018, the first year will cost you £9,250. For international students, the first year fee is £12,950. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK and EU students and £38,850 for International students. Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. You can find out more here. If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future, so make sure you know what is on offer to support you. 

2018 Entry Full-time £9,250 p/a.
Total Cost: £27,750 (3 years) | £28,450 (sandwich option)
UK/EU Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,938.

International Students

2018 Entry Full-time £12,950** p/a
Total Cost: £38,850** (3 years) | £39,550** (sandwich option)
International part-time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £107.92 and a 15 credit module is £1,620. Fees for students from Vestfold University College in Norway (who receive a 10% reduction) and NLA are £11,655.
**International fees are still subject to approval from the University of Winchester Board of Governors.

For further details click here

Additional Costs

Optional 

  • Kit: In year 1, students are expected to wear the appropriate attire for practical sessions. Students can buy a department kit or wear their own. Students can buy as little or as much they like. Cost £20-£50 per item.
  • Core texts: Core Texts are available from the University Library; however some students prefer to purchase their own copies. Some Core Texts can be bought second hand, or as an ebook which can often reduce this cost. Cost £70-£299 per academic year. 
  • Printing and binding: Students may be required to pay for the costs of dissertation printing and binding. Cost £10.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance check required when applicants accept their offer for a place on the course (applicants cover the cost of this which is £44 at the time of publication)

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information

Accreditation:

The programme is seeking accreditation from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 

Work Experience 

You have the opportunity to complete a number of placement-type opportunities to develop your practitioner skills.

Location:

Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Fact:

The King Alfred Campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities such as a Sport and Exercise Physiology Laboratory, a Sport and Exercise Biomechanics Laboratory, a custom-built Sports Analysis Suite, University Gym, fitness suite, sports hall, and multi-purpose courts. The Winchester Sports Stadium, located at Bar End, offers superb track and field facilities.

Pre-approved for a Masters:

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible final year students must accept an offer of a place by the end of March and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

*Subject to Validation

'Validation' is the process by which the University approves a new programme to ensure that it provides a distinct, high-quality academic experience for students, that enables them to acquire the necessary academic knowledge, understanding, general and subject-specific skills required to pursue a graduate level career. In the unlikely event that a programme is not validated then we will do our best to find you an alternative programme within the University. 

Terms and Conditions 

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here

Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. You can find out more here.

If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future so make sure you know what is on offer to support you. 

The course is designed to ensure you are effectively prepared to practise as a competent and confident professional; able to work in partnership with users and carers and other professionals; and able to make sound and compassionate clinical decisions, problem solve and provide a consistent and high standard of evidence-based care.

This programme also incorporates leadership development as a core vertical theme, which is very attractive to providers and recognises that future practitioners need these skills to contribute effectively to flexible and responsive service delivery.

The curriculum aims to foster your individual strengths and attributes relating them to your own developing professional competence. We prepare you by encouraging a reasoned, evaluative and evidence-based person-centred approach, encompassing reflection and independence in learning, and the ability to work effectively with others.

Year 1 

  • Foundations of Anatomy
  • Foundations of Physiology
  • Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Practice Learning 1

Year 2

  • Practice Learning 2
  • Preparation for Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Musculoskeletal Science
  • Neurology, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Science

Year 3

  • Practice Learning 3
  • Physiotherapy Practice in Context
  • Dissertation
  • Partnership and Collaboration
  • Employability Skills

Our aim is to shape 'confident learners' by enabling you to develop the skills needed to excel in your studies here and as well as onto further studies or the employment market. 

You are taught primarily through a combination of lectures and seminars, allowing opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time such as lectures and seminars etc.), you are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, your personal tutor and the wide range of services available to you within the University.

Independent learning

Over the duration of your course, you will be expected to develop independent and critical learning, progressively building confidence and expertise through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving and analysis with the support of staff. You take responsibility for your own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity.

While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

Year 1 (Level 4): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 900 hours
  • Independent learning: 180 hours
  • Placement: 120 hours

Year 2 (Level 5): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 780 hours
  • Independent learning: 180 hours
  • Placement: 240 hours

Year 3 (Level 6): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 264 hours
  • Independent learning: 936 hours
  • Placement: 240 hours

*Please note these are indicative hours for the course. 

Programme Leader

  • Dr Simon Jobson

 

Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.

We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The assessment balance between examination and coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by different assessment modes is as follows:

Year 1 (Level 4)*:

  • 17 per cent coursework
  • 17 per cent written exams
  • 66 per cent practical exams

Year 2 (Level 5)*:

  • 50 per cent coursework
  • 0 per cent written exams
  • 50 per cent practical exams

Year 3 (Level 6)*:

  • 42 per cent coursework
  • 0 per cent written exams
  • 58 per cent practical exams

*Please note these are indicative percentages and modes for the programme.

Feedback

We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Graduates go on to become HCPC-registered physiotherapists working in a range of specific domains including public health (NHS), private practice and professional sport.

Possible careers include: teacher at all levels, including HE, PR and Marketing, including social media specialists, editor, publisher, journalist, Speech and Language Therapist, archivist, librarian, lexicographer, social researcher, careers in law, the charity sector.  A number of these need further post-graduate education or apprenticeships (e.g. document examiner).

For more information about graduate employment visit - From Freshers to Future - what will yours be?

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice, for more information please read the Employability Statement.

Employability

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.

While DLHE provides accurate information about first destinations, this data needs to be viewed with some degree of care. Six months after leaving university is often a time of much uncertainty and change for leavers; many will be unsure of their long-term career plans and may take a temporary job or time out. The destinations of graduates only six months out of university do not necessarily reflect longer term career success and are therefore a crude measure of employability. A proportion of graduates take a gap year after completing their degree, to study or work their way around the world before settling into graduate level employment.  Therefore, DLHE data should be viewed as merely a 'snapshot' of one particular year's experiences at a specific point in time.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
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International Student

International students seeking additional information about this programme can send an email to International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1962 827023

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