Writtle University College
Key Course Facts
Below you can see course specific reviews for 35 graduates of Veterinary Physiotherapy MVetPhys at Writtle University College for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .
Salary of all UK Graduates of others in veterinary sciences
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£19198 - £23679||£17575 - £24837||£18725 - £27075|
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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.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Veterinary Physiotherapy, MVetPhys you will study the following course modules.
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Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
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
UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course
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128 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.
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.
Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more
In a relevant science-based animal-related subject.
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.
Practical experience Your practical experience will be demonstrated by a • A portfolio of evidence • A video You will be able to demonstrate in the portfolio that you will bring and that we can keep good physical fitness, and animal handling skills experience (canine- equine- farm animal/other species) corresponding to at least: • 150 hours for equine • 100 hours for canine under the supervision of various providers. We would like to see evidence of your placements. Letters from the providers stating the date and length of the placements, the animal handling activities undertook and the skills developed. All placements must have been completed before the beginning of the course and evidence sent before early August prior to confirmation of academic results. Placements must be less than three years old to be taken into consideration. Owning a dog or a horse does not constitute evidence of practical handling. Evidence of other activity related to practical handling (competition, pony club, BHS qualifications) should also be copied and added to the portfolio as evidence.We also expect that you provide a non-edited 5mn video of you putting a bridle on horse. Please provide the video on your phone. Commentaries are not necessary but we need to be able to clearly identify you.
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Veterinary Physiotherapy, MVetPhys, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Veterinary Physiotherapy MVetPhys
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||year 1|
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:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
- year 2
- year 3
- year 4
About Writtle University College
Writtle University College (WUC) is located in a natural setting near Chelmsford, where students can enrol in vocational subjects related to Animal Care, Agriculture, Equine study, and more. New students can expect a green campus specialised in animal and agricultural sciences, with the possibility of studying Part-time or as a part of their Short Courses or Certificates of Competence.
Student composition of Writtle University College
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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|