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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, 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


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.


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. 


How do I apply?

Home/EU applicants

We are now closed for applications for January 2015 entry from Home and EU students. Applications for 2016 will reopen in May 2015.

International applicants

We are now closed for applications for January 2015 entry from International students. Applications for 2016 will reopen in May 2015.


How can I find out more?

For further details please contact:

Toni Bailey, Course Leader, T: 01904 876420 E: t.bailey@yorksj.ac.uk