Taught course

Physiotherapy (pre-registration)

University of Hertfordshire · Physiotherapy

Entry requirements


2:1 degree classification or above in an undergraduate degree in a science* or a healthcare related subject
And students would have studied successfully at level 6 or above in the five years prior to commencement on the physiotherapy programme
*Appropriate science subjects for physiotherapy include biology, human biology, chemistry, physical education, physics, psychology, sociology, sports therapy and sports science and usually should also include elements of health-related practice and patient/client interactions.
Additional requirements
  • Five GCSEs or more taken at one sitting to include English language, mathematics and science*
  • GCSEs of grade 4/Grade C or above (or equivalent).
*Appropriate science subjects for physiotherapy include: biology, human biology, chemistry, physical education, physics, psychology, sociology, sports therapy and sports science.
English language requirements
All applicants for whom English is not their first language and are not in possession of a GCSE English language qualification at grade 4 or above/Functional Skills English level 2 will need Academic IELTS:
Academic IELTS equivalent to level 7 overall with no element lower than 6.5 is normally required.
Offers are subject to health screening, the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) checks, and a satisfactory reference.

Months of entry


Course content

Why choose Herts?

  • Fast-track course: Our accelerated two year postgraduate course commences in January 2022.
  • Industry accredited: Our accelerated master’s course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and prepares you to become a physiotherapist.
  • Work placement opportunities: Gain at least 1000 hours clinical based practice throughout the course.

This dynamic two year course gives you the knowledge, skills and placement experiences to become a contemporary physiotherapist with a masters qualification. The contemporary curriculum considers the care settings primary, secondary and tertiary to reflect modern patient centred healthcare. Research will underpin practice including a focus on leadership and innovation. You’ll be exposed to seven different placements, usually starting from the first semester, providing you the opportunity of gaining hands-on experience and practical knowledge.

What will I study?

Through scenario-based learning you’ll learn how different subjects and care settings interrelate. You’ll master key skills to become an autonomous practitioner. Every step of the way you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in practical laboratory sessions and small group tutorials to build confidence and expertise.

Course delivery

We offer a hybrid approach with a mix of online, face to face and clinical placement learning opportunities. Assessment will be via practical sessions and coursework.

Fees and funding

Financial support available
Postgraduate student loan
Postgraduate pre-registration physiotherapy students have access to a the Student Loans Company Funding. Students who have already taken out a student loan are still able to apply for the undergraduate funding package to study the MSc Physiotherapy pre-registration course.

NHS Learning Support Fund
Since September 2020 new and continuing students studying nursing, midwifery and allied health subjects can apply for a training grant of £5,000 a year. In addition, they can apply for reimbursement of excess costs incurred on practice placement. Find out more about Learning Support Funds on the NHS website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Sharon Newman