Entry requirements

A UK first or 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification with a preference to a science discipline with extensive anatomy and physiology as an integral component (Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Nursing degrees cannot be considered).

All applicants must hold a B Grade at A-Level (or international equivalent) in biology with evidence of informed insight into the profession of physiotherapy will be considered on an individual basis. Evidence of academic achievement in the last four years will be required. Applicants will be required to attend a full day selection day which includes an interview.

Please note this programme is not suitable for qualified physiotherapists.

Please contact the HCPC for further information if you wish to require UK state registration rights. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.

Required modules: Research Methods; Evidenced Informed Practice; Teaching & Learning in Healthcare;Clinical Leadership; Dissertation; Speciality areas; Neurology; Cardiopulmonary; Musculoskeletal; Business.

Months of entry


Course content

Physiotherapy Msc or BSc provides an evidence based approach to contemporary physiotherapy, promoting a commitment to autonomy, research and clinical excellence. Continued professional development is an integral part of the programme facilitating the development of essential communication and team working skills. Successful completion of the programme provides eligibility to apply for statutory registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and full membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

"I continue to hold the opinion that the BSc Physiotherapy programme at Brunel University London is guided by high standards and effective assessment processes that are rigorously employed at all levels of the programme. These standards are congruent with (and have been noted to surpass) the standards established for physiotherapy education in the UK."

(Comments from an external examiner for the Brunel Undergraduate Physiotherapy programme.)

Special Features

  • The College of Health and Life Sciences is located in the Mary Seacole Building offering a state of-the art, purpose clinical environment for physiotherapy education.
  • Our academic teaching is delivered in-house by experienced physiotherapy lecturers with specific specialist clinical knowledge and skills
  • There is an excellent range of sporting and leisure facilities on campus and Brunel featured in the London 2012 pre-Olympic and Paralympic games training camp guide. See http://www.brunel.ac.uk/services/sport for further details.
  • Patient focused shared learning with other allied health students and clinicians provide opportunities to engage in inter-professional learning reflective of clinical practice.
  • Clinical placements begin at the end of the first year by which time students are fully prepared to engage with clinical practice and benefit from direct hands-on experience.
  • Six specialist study blocks have been incorporated into our programme to develop awareness of specialist and emerging areas of physiotherapy. These small study blocks support our students to develop a wider perspective on healthcare provision and the physiotherapy profession.
  • PebblePad software is used to deliver and monitor Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) activities, preparing students for the transition to qualified physiotherapist.

Information for international students

English Language Requirements: IELTS: 7 (min 6.5W, 6.5L, 6.5R, 6.5S); Pearson: 64 (58 in all subscores); BrunELT: 70% (65% in all areas).

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,500 self-funded full-time
International students
£15,750 full-time

UK Tuition Fees

Brunel’s Physiotherapy Masters course offers 28 UK students an NHS bursary, which will cover all course fees and which also includes a small means tested maintenance allowance for general living purposes.

Students who have not previously been awarded a student loan may apply for a student loan. They may do so even if NHS-London is paying their fees, although the size of the loan will be reduced.

Unfortunately if you have already had a student loan and are still in the process of paying it back you will not be eligible for a further student loan.

Please refer directly to the student loan authority for confirmation of this information: www.slc.co.uk

UK students not awarded an NHS fees paid place will be required to self-fund (£9,500).

EU students resident in the UK for a minimum of a three year period immediately prior to the start of the programme may be considered for an NHS bursary award. Proof of residency may be required.

EU Tuition Fees

Students designated as EU citizens not resident in the UK for at least three years immediately prior to the start of the course will be subject to tuition fees at a UK/EU rate (£9,500).

The DoH Funding Reforms have proposed that from entry 2017/8, students on Allied Health Professional pre-registration Masters programmes in England will not receive the former bursaries and tuition fees. Instead they will be eligible to apply for the standard PGT £10,000 loan which is a one off loan to cover fees and living costs for the entire length of the programme. We recognise this is insufficient. Through the current consultation on the funding reforms, we are requesting that postgraduate students receive the same financial support opportunities as undergraduate students. Please see here for the undergraduate student proposed finance arrangements:

Future changes to fees from 2017

UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.

International Tuition Fees

Students from outside the EU will be required to self-fund at the international rate. Currently these fees are approximately £15,750 per year. There will be a fee of £1,000 for self-funding students (Home/EU and International students) to cover placement costs, spread over the duration of the course. Applicants should budget for the fact that the fees can increase annually.

International students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).

For 2017/18 international applicants, the Dean's Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Scholarships are available.

Read about funding opportunities available to postgraduate students

Fees quoted are per annum and are subject to an annual increase.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 - 36 months
full time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations10
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Creative work10
Dissertation30 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Brunel Course Enquiries