Taught course

Physiotherapy

Institution
University of Essex · School of Health and Human Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Please be aware that we are not able to accept applications for deferred entry for this course.

Our applicants should have:

  • a relevant honours degree, minimum classification of lower second (e.g. in a life science - psychology, sociology, biological science or equivalent or sports science degree)
  • IELTS score of 7.0, with no element below 6.5 (if required)
  • successful performance at interview
  • Evidence of recent academic study (By this we mean a course or module with an assessable component )

You must also have: two satisfactory references (including an academic reference and a work based one), a satisfactory Work Health Assessment/Occupational health Check and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS formerly known as CRB) – both of these are organised by the University.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with maximising the potential of human function and movement. It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain, and restore physical, psychological and social wellbeing, taking account of the variations in health status. At Essex this is a science-based subject in which we are committed to applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs practice.

At the core of physiotherapy practice is the making of clinical judgement and informed interpretation of clinical information. Physiotherapists are autonomous professionals, able to act as first-contact practitioners, as well as accepting referrals from other health care professionals. Through partnership and negotiation, physiotherapists work with people to optimise their functional ability and potential.

This pre-registration course is a two-year accelerated programme which enables you to take advantage of inter-professional learning (IPL), encouraging professionals to learn with and from each other – an understanding that helps ensure you have the expertise to respond adequately and effectively to the complexity of your clients’ needs, and that care is safe, seamless and of a high standard.

From 2017/18, this course will move into our new School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences. This will not change the content of the course but provides an exciting opportunity to join a community specifically focused on sports and exercise science, sports therapy and physiotherapy. This will allow us to bring together our internationally recognised research, share knowledge, and enhance placement and vocational opportunities for our students and graduates.

Fees and funding

Students who are ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom are eligible to have course fees paid by the NHS. They are also eligible for a means-tested maintenance grant.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Administrator
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1206 872719