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A lower second-class honour degree (2:2), or equivalent, in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. Applicants are advised to have relevant work experience through voluntary or paid employment or shadowing in a physiotherapy or health care environment. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance.
Months of entry
If you're eager to help people achieve a better quality of life through movement, exercise and manual therapy, this MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) course will give you the skills and qualifications you need.
You'll turn your Bachelor's in a sports science subject or clinical experience into a Master's degree and be able to register with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) (pending confirmation of HCPC approval) – a requirement to practise physiotherapy in the UK – when you complete the course successfully.
Through practical work, applied research and theoretical learning, you'll:
- Explore how physiotherapy can transform the lives of people affected by injury, illness or disability
- Understand how to prescribe rehabilitation exercise to improve patient mobility, manage pain and maintain health
The course covers a range of core physiotherapy applications including musculoskeletal, paediatric, community care and professional sport, so you'll be ready for whatever kind of physiotherapy career you have in mind.
You'll also gain extensive clinical experience on a series of work-based placements in local NHS and private physiotherapy settings on the south coast.
Once you graduate, you'll be able to practise as an HCPC-registered physiotherapist (pending confirmation of HCPC approval), positively influencing daily life and aiding recovery for patients from every corner of society. To give you an extra advantage as you embark on your new career, we'll also pay for your first year of professional accreditation with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- University of Portsmouth Admissions Centre