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 may be eligible to undertake a transitional or ‘top-up’ (DPT) within the USA following this course but this is not guaranteed. Any applicant 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: 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.

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, are required to have an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 7.0 or an appropriate equivalent, on application to the course.

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

For more information, international students should visit our International Office website: www.rgu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
For more information visit www.rgu.ac.uk/mscphysiotherapy
International students
For more information visit www.rgu.ac.uk/mscphysiotherapy

For Academic Year 2017/2018

UK/EU Students

  • £8,860 per academic year

International Students

  • £16,480 per academic year

For more information on fees, funding and scholarships, students should visit the Student Finance website: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/studentfinance

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


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 26 2209