Physiotherapy with Foundation Year
University of Keele
Key Course Facts
Salary of Graduates in Physiotherapy
Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of allied health at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£24000 - £25000||£23500 - £27000||£23500 - £31000|
All Physiotherapy courses of University of Keele
Salary of all UK Graduates of Physiotherapy
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£24500 - £25030||£21984 - £27263||£23821 - £31232|
All Physiotherapy courses in the UK
About Keele Set in 600 acres of countryside in North Staffordshire, we have one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in Britain. We’re proud to be No.2 in England for Student Satisfaction with Course (Guardian University League Table, 2020), investing more than £140m in our campus in the last ten years, including £45m new science laboratories. In 2021 we were proud to be awarded Sustainability Institution of the Year at the prestigious Green Gown Awards as part of our mission to become a carbon neutral campus by 2030. We're committed to supporting you to achieve your career goals, and have a dedicated Careers and Employability team who can assist you to navigate your options beyond Keele.
Foundation Year The course will provide you with the requisite science knowledge, enhance your study skills and give you an introduction to the employability skills required by health professionals. The Health Foundation Year is a well established and successful course which offers progression onto the full range of health degrees at Keele. The Health Foundation Year offers an opportunity for students to enter a degree course in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences who do not meet the necessary criteria for direct entry. This is often because they have not studied the subjects required or because they have gained non-traditional qualifications. The programme of modules is tailored to the student’s chosen degree route.
Physiotherapy After you have completed the Health Foundation Year, you could progress on to our Physiotherapy programme, approved and accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy where you will develop your clinical, leadership, management and research skills to meet the demands and challenges of current healthcare. You will learn how to promote, maintain and restore an individual’s physical well-being through both academic, clinical and practical teaching. Physiotherapists play a vital role in healthcare and are actively engaged in a broad range of career paths from clinical practice through to leadership and management roles. The physiotherapy course at Keele will help you develop high standards of academic and professional competence, combined with inter-professional learning alongside other healthcare profession students, to promote an awareness of the present and future demands in healthcare.
Our course embraces a vision of patient-centred care within a wide range of healthcare settings, and you will gain invaluable experience in public and private sector based clinical, rehabilitation and sport environments. You will study in inclusive and supportive learning environments, that encourage reflection and that are enriched by case-based and evidence-based learning. You will be taught by highly experienced lecturers, clinicians and leading researchers in physiotherapy. You will spend time on clinical placement throughout the programme - the volume of practice hours along with our leadership and management modules will enhance your skillset and prepare you for your future career.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Physiotherapy with Foundation Year, Msci (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Jobs & Career Perspectives
15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.
Required skill level of job after 15 months
Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)
Example below based on all graduates of Physiotherapy with Foundation Year Msci (Hons) at University of Keele
|5%||Caring personal services|
Entry Requirements / Admissions
UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course
This particular course
CCC if A Level Biology, Chemistry or Physics is included OR BBC if no Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
112 UCAS tariff points including 15 L3 credits at Distinction & 30 Level 3 credits at Merit or higher in an Access course without the subject specific requirement listed below OR 96 UCAS Tariff points including 45 L3 credits at Merit or higher with 15 of those Level 3 credits to include topics relating to Human Biology, Anatomy and Physiology).
29 if not taking Higher Level Biology, Chemistry or Physics OR 27 with Higher Level Biology, Chemistry or Physics at grade 5.
DDM if not taking Applied Human Biology, Health and Social Care, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science, or Applied Science (including Physiology of Human Body Systems optional module) OR DMM if taking one of the above subjects.
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Physiotherapy with Foundation Year, Msci (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Physiotherapy with Foundation Year Msci (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
Positions of University of Keele in top UK and global rankings.
Rankings of University of Keele in related subject specific rankings.
Medicine & Health
- Health Professions
The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
[Published 09 September, 2023]
CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
[Published 08 June, 2023]
About University of Keele
Established in 1949, Keele University is located in the rural setting of the large town of Newcastle under Lyme. The university’s facilities are all within walking distance from the centre of campus, including Union Square where students can find a Pharmacy, the Library, and even a student Post Office. Students can choose between an impressive selection of courses at both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, as well as between five different modern and spacious residence halls.
Student composition of University of Keele
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Physiotherapy MPhysio||Queen Margaret University||78%||0%||5%||£9250||£15500||196||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Physiotherapy with Foundation Year Msci (Hons)||University of Keele||67%||0%||0%||£9250||£19800||157||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|MPhysiotherapy (Sport and Exercise Medicine) MSc||University of Bradford||81%||0%||0%||£9250 £9250||£20118 £21124||169||Bradford||On campus Full-time|
|Physiotherapy MPhysio||Robert Gordon University||94%||0%||5%||£6750||£14000||219||Aberdeen||On campus Full-time|
|Physiotherapy with Integrated Masters Msci (Hons)||University of Keele||67%||0%||0%||£9250||£23000||157||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|Veterinary Physiotherapy MVetPhys||Writtle University College||94%||5%||5%||£9250||£12699||130||Chelmsford||On campus Full-time|
|Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) MSc||Queen Margaret University||78%||0%||5%||£9680||£17900||196||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Integrated Masters in Sports Rehabilitation MSc (UG)||London South Bank University||28%||15%||1%||£9250||-||120||London||On campus Full-time|
|Advanced Professional Practice in Physiotherapy MSc||Plymouth University||82%||0%||7%||-||-||181||Plymouth||On campus Full-time|
|Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) MSc (PG)||Plymouth University||82%||0%||7%||-||-||181||Plymouth||On campus Full-time|