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MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

The Course Programme Structure Staff Profiles Why YSJ ?


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 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 clinical placements.


What 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 entry.

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: t.bailey@yorksj.ac.uk



How much 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 about fees.

A new Postgraduate Loan is now available to help you pay for your Master’s course.


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.


Frequently Asked Questions


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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.

We have now received 100 complete applications so this programme is now closed for new January 2017 applications.


How can I find out more?

For further details please contact:

Toni Bailey, Head of Programme, T: 01904 876655 E: T.Bailey@yorksj.ac.uk