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Our MSc in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) is a qualifying course for graduates with a relevant first degree. It provides the opportunity to undertake a physiotherapy course leading to registration at master’s level.
We use an interprofessional approach to learning, with some modules shared with other health and social care students.
You will need to have the academic ability to work as an autonomous practitioner. And be able to reason through individualised healthcare needs. You will also need:
- to show personal qualities and values which underpin the overall care you give
- strong communication and team-working skills
- a compassionate and caring nature.
Our lecturers are experienced in their specialist practice areas. They maintain excellent practice links with those areas locally or across the region. They are able to provide a global perspective on Physiotherapy.
We welcome applications from home, EU and international students.
How to apply
Work experience during the COVID-19 pandemic
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic traditional work experience placements in physiotherapy are unlikely to have been available since March 2020. However, you should still show at application and interview an understanding of a career in physiotherapy and the wider health care environment. Alternative ways of developing your insight and NHS values could be:
Involvement with a group offering care or support in your local community, face to face or virtually.
Showing an interest around key health issues in the media and reflecting on what this means for physiotherapists. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy here is a good source of information.
Applications are dealt with on a first come, first served basis, so please act early to avoid disappointment.
Questions about fees?
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Questions about fees?
Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
Financial support and scholarships
All eligible Physiotherapy students on courses from September 2020 (new and continuing) will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. For more information please visit https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund
Learning and assessment
You will be taught full-time over two years. This is alongside the well-established and highly-regarded BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy three year course that we offer.
Working at masters level, you will focus on developing your knowledge of physiotherapy, which is evidence-based and underpinned by research.
You will be provided with the knowledge and skills to be:
- research minded in your attitude to knowledge and the evidence base to physiotherapy
- self motivated, proactive and equipped to make informed judgements in clinical practice
- experienced in multi and interdisciplinary working.
In Year 2 your modules broaden to evaluate current health drivers for example, the public health agenda and the increased focus on pre-habilitation and integrated community working. Collaborative practice education is one of the themes in the practice modules. This is further explored in the shared leadership module. Blocks of practice placements continue in Year 2. You will also complete your dissertation.
The Centre for Movement Occupational and Rehabilitation Sciences (MOReS) brings together research, education and care.
It is underpinned by a strong, well-published research group, the movement science group
Within the Centre, staff, students and alumni across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences are engaged in a number of research projects.
After you graduate
On completion of the course, physiotherapists may work in units with expertise in:
- respiratory care
- musculoskeletal conditions
- care of the elderly
There are also employment opportunities in professional sport, industry and private practice.
Physiotherapists are employed in an increasing range of settings in acute hospitals and in primary care settings in the community. They have the opportunity to care for a wide range of individuals, from newborn babies to elderly members of the population.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.