Taught course

Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

University of Liverpool · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

The programme will recruit graduates from across a range of disciplines eg biological sciences, physics, health sciences, sports based disciplines who have obtained a 2:1 classification in their degree. We will also consider those with a 2:2 classification in their degree who are able to provide wider contextual information of recent relevant experience or further study.

Non-health related degrees and professional qualifications may be accepted but each application will be considered on its own merits.

Applicants must also hold 5 GCSE grades 5-9 (or grades A*-C if assigned according to previous grading system), which include maths English language and a science (dual award is accepted).

Applicants must present with a good understanding of the profession including an awareness of the various settings a physiotherapist might work in.

Months of entry


Course content

This two year accelerated MSc Physiotherapy programme will provide you with an excellent educational experience both in the academic and clinical environments. It will support your development as a graduates with the ability and desire to make a meaningful contribution within the communities in which you live and work. More specifically it promotes your development as a physiotherapist who is a critical thinker, resilient, resourceful and capable of providing outstanding patient care in the current and future healthcare system.

The programme has been divided into three key themes, clinical, professional and evidence based practice which thread through the programme and have been connected horizontally and vertically to facilitate effective knowledge and skill integration. The themes transition across the two years, ensuring that learning is applied and developed continuously to facilitate growth at each level of study. Within the themes individual modules have been developed in parallel to ensure that you benefit from a planned and coherent learning experience with an appropriate spread of workload across each year. Practice based learning is an essential part of this programme as it will allow you to experience a wide range of clinical settings and integrate theory and practice developing clinical skills, professionalism and leadership.

Programme learning, and teaching methods are aligned to the University of Liverpool hallmarks of research-connected teaching and active learning. Every module incorporates activities and opportunities to stimulate, facilitate and progressively guide the learning process. A strong focus on case-based learning and enquiry-based learning (EBL). EBL encourages you to access and engage with content logically and meaningfully. EBL has been shown to enhance students' learning experience and support development of graduates who have the skills to engage in self‐directed, reflective learning and critical thinking. To assist with learning there are a wide range of electronic resources available which you can access on campus and also remotely. Authentic assessment tasks have been included across the curriculum. Assessment tasks demand that you demonstrate a meaningful and integrated application of relevant academic knowledge, skills and understanding. Many of these assessment tasks mirror the skills which you can expect to undertake as a registered physiotherapist.

Successful graduates will be eligible to apply for registration as a physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and to apply to become a professional member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Information for international students

Applications from EU and international students already resident in the UK are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

Fees and funding

UK students
See https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/taught/physiotherapy-msc/fees/
International students
See https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/taught/physiotherapy-msc/fees/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)151 795 6000