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.
How do I apply?
Online applications for the next intake
in January 2015 will open again on 1 May
For information about the online application
process please follow this link: Online Application Guide
We will be open for application for January 2015
entry from Home/EU students applications on 1
May 2014. We will close applications on 31
May, or after we have received 80 complete applications
which meet the entry criteria, whichever comes first.
Applications must be made using the on-line
application form and will only be considered complete if they
include 2 references one of which must be an academic reference.
Short-listed applicants will be invited for an individual interview
and it is anticipated that these interviews will take place in the
first 2 weeks of July. We expect all students selected for
interview to be present in person without exception.
Interviews will take place on July 3rd,
9th, 10th and 16th. It is very unlikely that we will be
able to offer you a choice of date so please make sure you a free
on these dates once you apply.
We will be open for applications for January 2015
entry from international students on 1
May 2014 and we will continue to stay open
until 31 August. Applications must be made using
the on-line application form and will only be considered complete
if they include 2 references one of which must be an academic
reference. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed by
How can I find out more?
For further details please contact:
Sophia Marshall, Course Leader, T: 01904 876993