0 to £100 depending on whether you already have suitable footwear and clothing for practice and skills sessions, and how much you want to spend.
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. You may also need to print your assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.
Uniforms: Full uniform is provided free of charge when the course commences.
If you wish to replace any item of uniform or secure additional items of uniform throughout the course (e.g. because it has been damaged or no longer fits) then they must order and pay for this directly with the supplier. There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the student becomes pregnant. These are detailed in the faculty uniform policy. You can choose to purchase non-standard items such as fleeces directly from the supplier.
You will need to purchase suitable footwear for practice. NHS Trusts require shoes (not trainers) that meet health and safety requirements. Advice will be given on what to purchase. There is a loose dress code for practical skills sessions (trainers, t-shirts and tracksuit bottoms) which should be purchased at minimal cost (e.g. there is no need for designer brand trainers).
We strongly recommend that you purchase a number of items at the start of term which you will find useful on the course (e.g. a stethoscope, tape measure, scissors and goniometer) but it is not mandatory. These can be purchased at the book fair in Freshers Week at reasonable prices (£20 - £30 in total).
2 to £12 a day whilst on placement (costs will vary considerably)
You will need to budget for travel costs to your placement which could be up to 80 kilometres from the University. Travel costs to placement will vary considerably depending on where you live, the location of your placement and how you choose to travel. Information on public transport costs within Greater Manchester can be found at www.tfgm.com. All NHS Trusts charge for car parking.
0 to £135 depending on your status.
DBS Checks - Before starting on your course, you must undergo a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced Disclosure). At the time of going to press, you do not have to pay for your first DBS check. If you cannot attend a DBS session at the University before the start of the course, you can use the UK Post Office Document Certification Service, which costs approximately £10.
If you are not a UK citizen, or if you have lived in one country outside the UK for six or more months in the last five years, you must, where this is possible, obtain a police clearance certificate from the country in which you resided, in addition to the Disclosure and Barring Service check. You must supply a certified translation if the certificate does not automatically include this.
Costs vary and can include fingerprint and translation fees where required. Returning students, who have already had a DBS certificate from Manchester Met and who need a second DBS certificate, for example, due to a suspension of study, are required to pay the DBS fee. Please go to our DBS webpage for more details.
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy student membership costs £117 for a three year programme of study. Details are available here.
The course uses Moodle and each unit of study has a dedicated area. The programme team post resources/links to resources on Moodle and you are at liberty to print the resources in hard copy should you wish to. If printing is done using the university print services, the costs of a single sheet (black and white) is 5p (at the time of going to press).
The course allows you to arrange your final placement (Placement 3) overseas if you wish. Costs associated with overseas study are variable but will include flights and other miscellaneous travel, insurance (travel and, in some cases, additional clinical liability insurance) and subsistence (food, shelter). There are companies (such as Work the World OR Projects Abroad, who undertake to arrange physiotherapy placements overseas.
Costs incurred during Placement 3 are not supported by Manchester Met and the you must meet all costs. There will be many opportunities for extra-curricular activity (including community engagement) and travel to and from venues/parking at venues will be funded by you. Other qualifications (sports massage, sports taping, pitchside first aid) are periodically available but are optional, not mandatory. If you wish to gain these additional qualifications there will be additional cost.