Taught course

Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

Northumbria University · Division of Sport Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:1 degree in a related subject area (such as Sports Science, Health Science, Physiology, Psychology) Or a non-UK physiotherapy qualification at HE diploma level and a minimum of one year of clinical experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is for people who want to help others to improve their movement – despite physical difficulties caused by illness, injury, disability or ageing.

In the UK all physiotherapists must be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Our course has been approved by HCPC and enables you to fulfil HCPC requirements. Employability rates following the course are excellent.

The course lasts for two years so that there is sufficient time for you to undertake six placements. In total you will accrue 1,000 hours of experience in a range of settings and contexts.

The advantages of this course include the breadth of our healthcare expertise, the variety of our placement opportunities, and the strong commitment to our values-based philosophy. Student satisfaction rates are exceptionally high.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 6.5 in each component.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4453