Taught course

Physiotherapy (pre-registration)

Glasgow Caledonian University · School of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

UK honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in biological exercise or related sciences. Qualification must include coverage of human physiology and experience of the process of research. A diploma or degree in physiotherapy is not appropriate. Before applying to the programme, it is recommended that you are aware of the diverse nature of physiotherapy practice. Relevant visits to hospitals, voluntary work or part-time employment in an area where the impact of disability is experienced is desirable. Selection will be based on your educational qualifications, academic references, medical fitness and interview performance. Students must be able to undertake the role of physiotherapists from a fitness point of view. If applicants have queries in relation to this aspect they should contact a member of the admissions team to discuss their individual requirements. On commencing the course all students will have to undertake occupational health screening. As a physiotherapist criminal records are not deemed as spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) (Exceptions) Order 1975. If you have a criminal conviction we ask you to contact member of the admissions team to discuss the impact on your suitability for eligibility to apply for registration with the regulatory body, and employability. All Students have to undertake a PVG check on commencing the programme. The cost of this process has to be meet by the student. If you would like to discuss this please contact a member of the admissions team.

Months of entry


Course content

With approval from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) the MSc Physioteraphy (pre-registration) programme allows you to gain the expertise and knowledge to become a practising physiotherapist.

The programme of study addresses the main areas of contemporary physiotherapy practice, namely neuromusculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory and neurorehabilitation. You will learn to think independently and problem-solve in a clinical capacity.

Information for international students

Academic IELTS score of at least 7.0 (with no single element below 5.5) or another recognised qualification. If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme. Scholarships available

Fees and funding

Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)141 331 8630