Taught course

Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

Keele University · Faculty of Health

Entry requirements

This degree is designed for those individuals with a 2.1 degree (or above) in an appropriate science or exercise based subject or with successful completion of a 3 year diploma in Physiotherapy.

Candidates who are successful at the initial stage of selection will be required to satisfy Occupational Health clearances and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

For more information on the Admissions process for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

Months of entry


Course content

Please note, all course information including entry requirements relates to the 2022/23 academic year.

This 2 year course will enable you to develop the clinical skills required to become a competent physiotherapist with Masters level research, professional and leadership skills to meet the demands and challenges of current healthcare. This includes learning how to promote, maintain and restore an individual’s physical well-being through academic, clinical and practical teaching. You will be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Physiotherapists play a vital role in healthcare and are actively engaged in a broad range of career paths from clinical practice through to leadership and management roles. The physiotherapy course at Keele will help you develop high standards of academic and professional competence, combined with interprofessional learning alongside other healthcare profession students, to promote an awareness of present and future demands in healthcare.

Our course embraces a vision of patient-centred care within a wide range of healthcare settings, and you will gain invaluable experience in public and private sector based clinical, rehabilitation and sport environments. You will study in inclusive and supportive learning environments, that encourage reflection and that are enriched by cased-based and evidence-based learning. You will be taught by highly experienced lecturers, clinicians and leading researchers in physiotherapy.


You will be provided with an environment where you are supported and motivated to develop academically, professionally and personally. The course will focus on your skill development, to enable you to:

  • Promote reflective thinking, reflective practice, and self-evaluation.
  • Develop the process of critical and evaluative thinking, writing, and communication.
  • Transfer scientific knowledge from theory into practice.
  • Develop research skills to provide students with a sound academic core to their clinical practice in physiotherapy.
  • Develop a scientific approach to the evaluation of current practice in physiotherapy.
  • Promote interdisciplinary perspectives and a holistic approach to the management and rehabilitation of person.

Information for international students


IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component. The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests.

If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes.

Fees and funding

For information related to fees and funding, please visit the individual course page on the Keele University website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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