Taught course

Physiotherapy (pre-registration)

Robert Gordon University · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants typically possess a Bachelors undergraduate degree in a science subject, such as biological, or sports science, and should contain human anatomy and physiology with a 2:1 or above classification, or a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 Scale, or equivalent.
Experience of the research process is also an essential requirement for the course. Relevant work experience in the field of Physiotherapy and healthcare would be desirable.
A Doctorate of Physiotherapy (DPT) qualification is now the minimum requirement for licensure and practice in the USA. The DPT course at RGU has different entry requirements, please see the course page for details. PLEASE NOTE: There is no transfer option onto the DPT course at RGU once enrolled for the MSc (Pre-registration) Physiotherapy Course.
Applicants from the USA will also be required to demonstrate that they have undertaken all the prerequisite subjects in accordance with recommendations adopted by the Educational Section of the American Physical therapy Association. Further information for US applicants:
MSc Physiotherapy - Applicants from the USA
Applicants from other countries should hold an equivalent award in a relevant subject.
Applicants with a non-science or health related background are welcome to apply, and may be required to complete pre-requisite study in anatomy and physiology prior to commencing their studies on the MSc programme. These applications will be dealt with on an individual basis. All places upon the course are subject to interview.
This course is not appropriate for Qualified Physiotherapists who wish to undertake a postgraduate degree.
All applications are screened and if suitable, will be offered an interview. Interviews are held face-to-face in locations UK at the RGU campus and in North American Locations. If invited to interview, attendance is mandatory to be considered for a place on the course.
We accept applications all year round, however, if you wish to be considered for a January 2019 place please ensure your complete application is submitted at least one month prior to the last scheduled interview dates (Home/EU - beginning of August 2018, North America - July 2018). Applications received after this may not be considered for a January 2019 place.
Interview schedule for 2018 (January 2019 start)
RGU Campus (UK)
Selection days are planned for March, June and September.
International (North American locations)
February 2018
Week beginning 27 August 2018
Applications must be screened prior to the offer of an interview. We operate a rolling application programme however those received too late to be considered for the last interview dates of the year (January 2019 entry) will be considered for a January 2020 intake.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice physiotherapy via an accelerated programme which builds on prior learning and experience. It is a two year course with an exciting and varied mix of academic and clinical learning.

Information for international students

Postgraduate courses normally require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components. Some of our courses require a different level of English. Please check our course pages for specific details. Test reports are valid for a period of 2 years and can be used as proof of English for admission if valid on the start date of your course.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,140 per academic year
International students
£16,970 per academic year

For more information, visit www.rgu.ac.uk/finance

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

    This course provides the knowledge and skills to practice physiotherapy via an accelerated programme building on prior learning and experience. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. The course is accredited by the American CAPTE.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations15
Written coursework / continuous assessment45
Professional practice40
Dissertation (5000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1224 262728