Taught course

Physiotherapy Pre-Reg

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Health Professionals

Entry requirements

An undergraduate honours degree (upper second class or above) in a relevant subject or the equivalent qualification. Relevant subject areas include: biological sciences, sports science, sports therapy or rehabilitation, chemistry, nursing and psychology.

Please note – If English is not your first language we also require one of the following qualifications:

IELTS – An overall mark of 7 with not less than 6.5 in any one component.

TOEFL – 600 points paper based.

Additional requirements:

  • Evidence of interest and work experience in the relevant field.
  • Evidence of studying within the last three years.
  • Satisfactory disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau.

The 'Personal Statement' section of the application form is for you to provide additional information to support your application. Personal Statement guidance can be found via the link in the 'How to apply for this course' section.

Months of entry


Course content

This accelerated, two-year course prepares you for work as a physiotherapist in modern practice.

Running over two years (45 weeks per year), our full-time, accelerated course supports students who have an undergraduate degree in a related subject to practise as a physiotherapist.

This taught masters degree helps you to integrate physiotherapy theory with practice and to develop your skills in critical thinking.

Some of the topics you’ll study include the function of the nervous system, cardiorespiratory disease, and tissue repair. You’ll consider issues such as health inequalities, the legal and policy frameworks governing physiotherapy practice in the UK, and integrated care.

You’ll also have practical sessions where you’ll learn physiotherapy techniques such as manual therapy and massage therapy. These typically take place in our specialist physiotherapy teaching rooms.

You’ll complete four, six-week placements. These are normally organised by the Practice Placement team and take place mainly within the NHS, but may be in private practice, where you will be supported and work alongside experienced clinical educators who will facilitate and support your learning. To ensure you achieve a minimum 1000 clinical hours, you may complete your final placement in an area of your choice either in the UK or abroad.

Many of our teaching team are actively involved within research and clinical practice alongside their teaching commitments. Current research projects include community health screening in Hulme, Manchester, and specialist dance classes in Sheffield for people with terminal illnesses.

Our course is approved and validated by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

    Accelerated programme that provides the opportunity for graduates to qualify as a Physiotherapist. Successful graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Various formats of assessment are used.100

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 161 247 6969