The MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) is
a two-year and two-month long, 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
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
If you have any questions about the course, entry
criteria and admissions, please contact the course leader and
admissions tutor Toni Bailey. E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Postgraduate Loan is now available to help you pay for your
How many places are there?
The programme is validated for 30 students with
12 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.
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How do I apply?
Applications for the January 2017 intake to the
MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) full-time programme will
open on 1st April 2016. Applications must be made
through our website and will only be considered if they include 2
references, one of which must be an academic reference. 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.
Only the first 100 complete applications will be
shortlisted for interview and interviews will be held on 29th June
and 20th July.
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How can I find out more?
For further details please contact:
Toni Bailey, Head of Programme, T: 01904 876655