Taught course

Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)

Institution
St Mary's University, Twickenham, London · St Mary's University, Twickenham, London
Qualifications
MScPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

An upper second class degree (2:1) - or equivalent - in a related field is required.

Related degrees include sport and exercise science, sports coaching, strength and conditioning, sport science, sports therapy, physical education and sport rehabilitation.

In addition applications will also be considered for selected elements of the programme leading to an MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Physiotherapy from students with a first degree in either biology, physiology or occupational therapy.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Master's degree in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to manage patients suffering from a range of conditions or musculoskeletal injuries, from the acute stage through to return to sport or activity. This includes working as part of a multidisciplinary team in the care of different patients.

There is currently a high demand for provision of physiotherapists across all areas of knowledge working in different settings. This demand is from the NHS both in primary care settings and community-based provision, local authority projects, sports, and private practice.

The MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) degree is a two-year taught programme with the addition of 1,000 placement hours that must be completed during the two years. The first year of the programme will contain the taught elements of the course with the placement starting in the second year.

The degree is underpinned by a detailed understanding of physiological, biomechanical, anatomical and psychosocial principles. Our teaching staff have a vast amount of experience working with patients in a wide range of settings with various conditions. The structure of the course embeds placements into the programme, allowing you to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

The programme enables you to observe and work with healthcare professionals working in healthcare and clinical settings providing an insight into the demands of the profession and the roles you could fulfil upon graduating.

The Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) programme has specialised teaching rooms designed to provide students with the vast array of clinical skills required. In addition to this, there is a student clinic where experience can be gained under the supervision of experienced, qualified professionals.

Information for international students

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. English language requirements also apply.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please check our website

For information about fees - along with information about financing your studies - please check the Fees & Funding section of our website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months

PGCert

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
mastersadmit@stmarys.ac.uk
Phone
020 8240 4027