Taught course

Advancing Physiotherapy

University of Salford · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements A BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy or Graduate Diploma in physiotherapy under university APEL regulations. Prospective students would normally be expected to achieve a 2.1 Honours degree, but consideration would be given to students with a 2.2 Honours degree with appropriate experience and satisfactory references. Students who do not have a physiotherapy qualification can also take the programme and attain the MSc qualification but a differently titled MSc. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). International students We welcome applications from international students and the University offers a wide ranging support network for those who want to come to Salford to study. Relevant qualifications will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Three good reasons to study Advancing Physiotherapy at Salford:

  • Significantly enhance your skills as an independent, reflective practitioner
  • Gain confidence in implementing new practice that is reasoned, evidence-based and holistic
  • Take individual modules of relevance to your area of professional practice

Course summary

If you’re a physiotherapist looking to bring your clinical and critical-reasoning skills up to an advanced level, you should strongly consider taking this course.

What you learn will have broad application in patient-management, and will enable you to thoroughly evaluate your professional practice.

You also have the option of taking individual modules from the course, many of which are relevant to health professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. Some of these modules can also be mapped into our other courses.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English – IELTS – a minimum overall score of 6.5 with 6 in any component.

Fees and funding

Fees 14/15

Type of Study Fee Full-time £6,300 Part-time £6,300 (£2,625 for year one and two, £1,050 for dissertation year) Full-time International £12,800

Fees 15/16

Type of Study Fee Full-time £6,900 Part-time £2,800 Full-time International £13,050

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


part time
24 months
full time
9 months


part time
12 months
full time
6 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 295 4545
+44 (0)161 295 4646