6. Robert Gordon University
Entry requirements: ABB (SQA Highers: AABBB)
The course: Students on this newly-created four-year MPhys develop a solid foundation in anatomy and pathophysiology, normal structure, function, movement and exercise. Learning is consolidated through diverse clinical placements throughout the course, including two musculoskeletal, one cardio respiratory, one neurology and one placement with the elderly.
Biggest Advantage: Employment prospects are excellent: in 2016, 100 per cent of graduates from the BSc part of this course had jobs or had gone on to further studies within six months of graduation.
5. University of Nottingham
Entry requirements: AAB
The course: Physiotherapy is one of the most popular courses on offer at Nottingham. Over three years, students cover the academic concepts and practical skills required for professional practice before completing 1,000 hours of supervised clinical experience. There is also the chance to focus on specific areas within physiotherapy, including adult learning disabilities, burns and plastics, mental health, oncology, paediatrics, rheumatology and women’s health.
Biggest advantage: Students carry out their own dissertation project in final year, which they are encouraged to publish and present at conferences.