Taught course

Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

University of Brighton · School of Sport and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to hold a first degree, or equivalent, gained in the last 10 years with a minimum of 2:1 classification in a related subject such as biological, biomedical, behavioural, sports, exercise or health sciences or health professional education other than physiotherapy.

Knowledge of the physiotherapy profession and experience of health or social care related professional practice, will be an advantage.

EU and International students must have equivalent qualifications and English language qualification in line with University regulations for postgraduate studies and HCPC requirements.

Entry to the course is conditional upon satisfactory clearance; enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service and health screening.

English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no element below 6.5; or equivalent qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

The Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) MSc – previously called the Rehabilitation Science (Physiotherapy) MSc –allows you to apply for registration as a physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This course is also approved by the professional body, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

It is ideal for graduates with related first degrees who wish to gain both a professional and academic qualification and start a career in this challenging and highly rewarding field.

This accelerated course follows innovative problem-based learning approach, with an emphasis on students' active learning, engagement, and practical application of skills and knowledge in the context of real life situations. Through this balance of theory and practice experience you will graduate a capable and confident physiotherapist.

The recognition that patients come first in everything the NHS does, and the values of the NHS constitution – respect, dignity, compassion and working together for patients – are embedded in our curriculum.

Our high quality teaching and research are renowned, and have an applied focus. We have established strong links with specialist practice educators to ensure the provision of support and guidance both within the university and in practice.

Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council, and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from international students who meet the entry requirements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644