Taught course

Physiotherapy (Pre-Reg)

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · Physiotherapy

Entry requirements

Second Class honours degree in any discipline where the candidate can demonstrate understanding of scientific enquiry. This course is not suitable for those already holding a physiotherapy qualification.Applicants from North America will normally be expected to have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their undergraduate degree. Some type of experience is essential such as shadowing, volunteering or visiting a clinic (NHS environment desirable).

Months of entry


Course content

This course enables graduates from any discipline to develop the theoretical, practical, analytical and evaluative skills necessary to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council as a physiotherapist. The purpose is to produce postgraduate physiotherapists who are skilled, independent, critical, analytical and evaluative, who can contribute to the health and wellbeing of the individual and of society. Graduates from the course will be distinctive in their ability to synthesise evidence from current practice and research to develop an in-depth critical knowledge and understanding of the physiotherapy profession. Furthermore they will be able to demonstrate a critical awareness of current issues within the provision of health and social care and will be capable of demonstrating leadership in both personal and professional development.

Information for international students

If you do not hold a recent, acceptable English language qualification you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 7.0 and no individual component score below 6.5.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

This course does NOT receive any NHS or SAAS funding, the majority of students self fund their studies or apply for a Professional Career Development Loan. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/AdultLearning/FinancialHelpForAdultLearners/CareerDevelopmentLoans/index.htm

International Funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Further details of qualification

Those who successfully complete the course may apply for a licence to practice as a Chartered Physiotherapist.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations18
Written coursework / continuous assessment37
Professional practice33
Dissertation12 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Kavi Jagadamma
+44 (0) 131 474 0000