The MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) is
a two-year, accelerated qualifying programme for students with a
suitable first degree. Graduates from this programme will be
eligible to seek registration with the Health Professions Council
and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
The ability to adapt to the changing needs of the
service user and changing health and social care provision in the
21st century is embedded in the curriculum of this
innovative programme. The aim of the programme is to train
reflective, person-centred practitioners by covering the core
skills within the areas of musculoskeletal cardiorespiratory and
neurological physiotherapy and integrating them within an
evidence-based context. Students will develop independent learning
and problem solving skills using enquiry based learning. There is
the opportunity to learn leadership skills and engage in service
development projects. Hands on skills and clinical reasoning skills
acquired in university will be developed further through a range of
qualifications and experience do I need?
Applicants will have at least a 2:1 in a related
subject. Examples of this would include human biology/behavioural
science/sports science/health-related profession in which the
foundation sciences (human anatomy and/or physiology/psychology)
were completed at honours level. Applicants would also be expected
to have experience within an honours degree of undergraduate level
research and a project/dissertation.
Insight into the physiotherapy
profession and work shadowing experience with
physiotherapists is required as is evidence of academic study
within the last three years by January of the intended year of
Applicants whose first language is not English
should have IELTS grade 7 with no component lower than 6.5 or
another acceptable English language qualification.
Admission to the programme is dependent upon
completion of the following selection processes:
- Academic entry criteria being met
- Satisfactory application form including personal statement
- Successful interview
- Satisfactory references (two are required one of which must be
an academic reference)
- Receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure &
Barring Service check
- Satisfactory medical screening
does it cost?
Home/EU students who are successful in gaining a
place will have their tuition fees paid by the NHS and will be
eligible to apply for a means-tested NHS bursary.
International applications are welcome. The fees
are subject to review but currently stand at £17,250 per annum.
Please visit our
tuition fees webpage for up-to-date information
How many places are there?
The programme is validated for 30 students with
14 funded places for Home/EU students. It is anticipated that the
remainder will be filled by International students.
Am I eligible for an NHS Bursary?
Please read our FAQ document and look on the NHS
website for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I apply?
Applications for MSc Physiotherapy
(Pre-registration) full-time programme for January 2016
intake for home/EU applicants have now closed.
Applications for January 2017 intake will open Spring 2016.
Shortlisted applicants for January 2016
intake will be invited for an individual interview and we
expect all applicants selected for interview to be present in
person without exception.
Interviews will take place on 2, 3 and
9 September 2015 and it is unlikely that we will be able
to offer a choice of dates.
We will be open for applications for January 2016
entry from International students on 1 May
2015 and we will continue to stay open
until 1 October 2015. Applications must be
made using the online application and will only be considered
complete when they include 2 references, one of which must be an
academic reference. Please note, we only accept references sent to
us directly from referees, not via applicants. The online
application system will contact your referees initially to
request a reference but it is the applicant's responsibility to
ensure they are provided to us.
Short-listed applicants will be invited for a
To apply, please use the button below to access
our online application system. For help completing the
application, please refer to our online application guide.
How can I find out more?
For further details please contact:
Dr Charikleia Sinani, Head of Programme, T: 01904
876470 E: firstname.lastname@example.org