Taught course

Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

Keele University · Faculty of Health

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Entry requirements

Applications for January 2021 entry will be accepted from 1st June 2020

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

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

UK students
£9,250 per year
International students
£20,000 per year

It has recently been announced that physiotherapy students will benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year to help with living costs. The grant will be given to all new and continuing degree-level physiotherapy students from September 2020. Further details on who can access the support will be released in 2020.

The University is committed to rewarding excellence and potential. Each year we offer a range of prestigious scholarships;

UK/EU students - more information on scholarships and funding

International students - more information on scholarships and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Allied Health Professions
+44 (0)1782 734191