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Physiotherapy, BSc Hons

Physiotherapy is a science-based profession that puts the patient at the centre of care from acute hospitals to sporting environments.

Our Physiotherapy degree is an innovative, forward looking, and collaborative course that will draw on elements which inspire students to excel with a ‘no limits’ attitude. Physiotherapy is an exciting and growing profession and has many career pathways available. The physiotherapy programme at the University of Greenwich will enable you to learn how to manage people with a range of pathologies in different health and social care settings.

You will be supported in developing personal, professional, academic, and clinical skills, that you will apply on practice placements from Year 1. Part of the practice placement preparation will take place in our new Greenwich Learning and Simulation Centre (GLASC) which boasts state-of-the-art facilities for simulation-based education which, is integrated into our programmes, enabling students to be better equipped to provide high quality care to patients.

UCAS points

128 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

B160 A BSc/Phy

Duration

3 years full-time

Start month

September

Home fees 2024/25

£9,250

What you should know about this course

  • On successful completion of the degree you will be eligible to register with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) & become a Member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • You will benefit from accessing our state-of-the-art simulation suite where you be able to practice acquired skills
  • You will have opportunities to experience a wide range of practice placements across London and Kent
  • You will benefit from guaranteed additional support of at least £5,000 a year, which you will not need to pay back
  • You will learn in a very practical and applied way, linking university teaching and learning to the real world clinical environment.

BSc Hons Physiotherapy


Mark Dayson talks us through our new undergraduate Physiotherapy course.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

The programme is delivered by a highly experienced team of academic and clinical physiotherapists.

Our team brings a wide range of specialties to the course with many still currently active in clinical work. Our collaboration across the School of Health Sciences brings greater depth, knowledge, and expertise from professions that you will be working with during your time at university and practice placements.

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Entry requirements

Qualifications

Programme not open to overseas applicants requiring a Student Visa.

  • 128 UCAS Tariff points which must include a Science subject. We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, Access to HE and all other qualifications with UCAS Tariff points.
  • In addition, you will need: GCSE Mathematics, GCSE English Language and GCSE Science all at grade 4/C. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

We make Contextual offers to this programme. Applicants that meet specific eligibility criteria will be made a contextual offer with a reduced tariff of up to 16 UCAS Tariff points. Other entry requirements such as GCSEs, Interview, etc., will still need to be met. For further information, please see our Contextual Admissions policy.

Application and selection

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use Prior Learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.*

* Compiled from modules taught on 2023-2024 courses.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Class sizes vary by module. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees. All students will have opportunities for 1-to-1 time with their tutors.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate around 30 hours a week to self-study. This may involve further reading and research, preparing coursework and presentations, and preparing for tests and exams. Our facilities are designed to support you in these activities.

We encourage you to join societies and participate in sporting and other activities to engage in the wider life of the university community.

Overall workload

Workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, workshops), independent learning, placements and assessments. As this is a full-time programme, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. Each module you study towards this degree is worth 30 credits. These represent around 300 hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £9,250 N/A N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from £126.35 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional costs will include placement travel costs (dependant on placement location and based on excess or additional costs. Can be claimed back via NHS TDAE), CSP Student membership fees (£44.04 per year or £3.67 per month) and additional optional society fees. Additional costs for field trips may occur during the course with some of these being optional (T.B.C.).

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as appropriate sports kit
  • Field trips: you may need to contribute towards the outdoor and adventurous activity field trip(s) (estimate, £100-£300).

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

You will experience placements across all three years of your programme across a range of providers including acute & community trusts, primary care, and the independent sector. You will need to accrue a minimum of 1,000 hours clinical practice to successfully graduate. You will be assigned a Practice Educator who will support & assess your development within the setting you are experiencing. You will have a University link tutor to communicate with the practice educator & placement provider to help optimise the placement experience to a successful outcome.

How long is my placement?

The BSc Hons Physiotherapy has five placements each six weeks in duration. One placement in year one and two in each of the subsequent years.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Physiotherapy is a career with many pathways to choose from. Graduates often choose to gain a broad set of fundamental in skills in the NHS through rotational posts prior to specialising in an area of practice or moving into the independent sector inclusive of working in sport. Additional routes outside of acute, community and primary care include research and working in academia. Fundamentally the BSc Hons Physiotherapy provides a foundation and will prepare you for the academic, clinical, and professional environments you will go on to work in.

The programme is committed to providing students with a firm basis in lifelong learning which will carry them through early qualification and into established practice, enabling graduates to work confidently and effectively as producers of knowledge with genuine curiosity, applying knowledge effectively within different contexts, using technology to support and enhance the efficacy of their practice, evaluating outcomes as well as developing business skills.

On graduation students will be able to apply for registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and for membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Do you provide employability services?

Our Employability & Careers Service (ECS) is committed to supporting our students and recent graduates in their transition towards a rewarding graduate destination. Our services help our students achieve their potential. We provide the following:

  • CV and cover letter checks
  • Application support
  • One-to-one careers advice
  • Interview tips and support
  • Careers fairs
  • Internships
  • Graduate jobs

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

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Embark on an exhilarating path with our latest BSc Hons Physiotherapy course. This hands-on, practical course readies you for the clinical realm through immersive practice placements and beyond.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.