Taught course

Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

University of Central Lancashire · School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have developed an understanding of the various roles and responsibilities of a physiotherapist.

Applicants should hold a Bachelor degree (lower second class or above) in a relevant discipline and be able to demonstrate knowledge of scientific enquiry. Non-standard applicants will be considered on individual merit. All applicants must hold GCSE/O Level Mathematics and English Language at grade C or above.

Months of entry


Course content

This is an integrated course that prepares students for the breadth of contemporary physiotherapy practice in the continually evolving Health and Social Care sector. You will study in a small cohort where staff will get to know each student, you will start learning in the clinical environment from the first semester, and you will learn in a way that makes links between theory and practice from day one.

The structure of the course is innovative; there is one module for each of the six semesters, with integrated part-time clinical placements for four of the six modules. Approximately 2/3 of the clinical placements are part-time (1-2 days per week), and there is also a five-week full-time elective placements towards the end of the course where you can choose your own clinical placement location.

You’ll be taught in our purpose built rehabilitation and assessment facilities, which includes a therapy clinic and movement analysis laboratory. We have excellent links with Physiotherapists working within the NHS and private practices across the North West. There are also links with charitable organisations and international institutions and hospitals, providing excellent opportunities for our students to gain experience of the breadth of contemporary physiotherapy practice.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will require, in addition to the other entry requirements, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 7 with no element below 6.5.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1772 892400