Taught course

Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

London Metropolitan University · School of Human Sciences

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirements you should have are:

  • an upper second class honours degree in a science based course such as Physiology, Psychology, Sports and Exercise Science, Sports Therapy etc.

Applicants with degrees in other disciplines will be assessed on their merits.

Other requirements

  • Academic references. Two references are required with at least one academic before your application will be deemed complete. A professional reference will be accepted if you are currently in full-time employment. You may wish to include a CV (resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application. This is not in lieu of your academic requirement.
  • Academic transcripts. A copy (copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects you have studied, and marks awarded. If you have already completed your degree, copies of your official degree certificate will also be required. Applicants with academic documents issued in a language other than English, will need to submit both the original and official translation of their documents.

Personal statement

All applicants are expected to write a personal statement which details their experience and understanding of the physiotherapy profession and personal characteristics which makes them suitable for admission.

Non-academic entry requirements

  • A satisfactory enhanced DBS check or a police check if you're an international student, followed by a full DBS on entry to the UK. As a healthcare professional course, convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings are not considered “spent”, and this includes those that may have been received when a minor (i.e. under the age of 18). Applicants will be required to declare any conviction that may likely be recorded on their enhanced DBS disclosure during the application process. It is worth highlighting that any such declaration will not automatically disqualify any application but it allows us to consider it before any offer is made. The University will invite you to complete the DBS check, which will need to be done by 31 July. You will need to pay for the check and yearly update service cost yourself.
  • Occupational health clearance by an approved occupational health service before enrolment to the course.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you passionate about supporting people of all ages to improve their health and wellbeing? Want to see your expertise put into practice as your patients maximise their movement and function, to recover from injury, diseases, illnesses and the impact of ageing? Train as a physiotherapist on this postgraduate degree course at London Met. If you already have a science-based undergraduate degree then studying this course could be the start of a rewarding professional journey.

Our accelerated two-year qualifying course has been developed in collaboration with our highly experienced practice-based partners from a wide variety of health and social care settings, service users and student partners. This course will see you acquire knowledge of the clinical sciences underpinning physiotherapy practice, along with contemporary skills and attitudes to work flexibly across diverse settings within a modern health and social care sector.

As a physiotherapist you’ll play a pivotal role in enabling people with a wide range of health conditions to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life. This could mean using different therapeutic approaches such as exercises, manual therapy, communication skills, coaching and education. It’s therefore no wonder that thanks to your specialism you’ll make up a vital part of multidisciplinary healthcare teams!

During this course you’ll experience an excellent education, enabling environment and wide-ranging opportunities to gain the professional knowledge, skills, behaviour and values required to practise physiotherapy at a newly-qualified physiotherapists’ level. You’ll find that our curriculum nurtures the skills, behaviour and values necessary to your career-long development and practice.

When you study this master’s course at London Met, you can expect to:

  • develop your professional practice, physiotherapy theory and evidence-based practice
  • improve your research, leadership and management skills
  • develop a holistic, person-centred approach
  • establish your post qualifying continuing professional development (CPD) habits
  • progress your career towards future advanced clinical practice

At London Met we champion our students’ employability prospects. Your career and life-long learning will be supported by career events and professional links with physiotherapists in healthcare, many of whom are leaders in clinical practice and research. On this pre-registration physiotherapy course, compulsory practice-based learning will mean that you gain innovative opportunities with the NHS and private healthcare providers, as well as through the digital delivery of healthcare and our own University-led clinics and high-fidelity patient simulation.

As a member of our School of Human Sciences much of your studies will take place in our revered Science Centre. This will see you learning in our Superlab, the Revell Clinical Simulation Centre and the Sanderson Health and Wellbeing Centre.

When you study physiotherapy with us you can expect a blended approach which involves a combination of in-person and online teaching methods for lectures, seminars and group work, along with role plays and valuable practical teaching sessions in therapy rooms and clinical simulation suites.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Prof Isaac O. Sorinola