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A degree at 2:2 or above in a relevant discipline OR degree in another subject with a level 3 qualification in Biology, Physical Education or science may be required.
Months of entry
This course is a qualifying programme for graduates with a first degree; it is not suitable for qualified Physiotherapists.
Successful completion of the course will give you eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (subject to approval)
The Physiotherapy MSc will be underpinned with a School-wide commitment to inter-disciplinary learning that aims to develop skilled and compassionate practitioners who have the confidence to engage with and promote professional, social, and political change in health and social care.
The course runs in parallel with the MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) integrating collaborative working, and evidence-based person-centred practice.
You will be supported to gain more than 1,000 hours of practice-based learning in a variety of practice settings.
- You will develop clinical skills through work-based learning and our excellent on-site facilities, including simulation suites and a purpose-built home environment.
- Your Practice Placement modules are an important aspect of the education of a physiotherapist and are continued throughout the two years of the programme.
- We work in partnership with service users and carers to inform the design of the programme as well as involving them in aspects of delivery, enabling you to directly interact with, and learn from, service users and carers.
- You will develop effective team working and communication skills through inter-disciplinary learning, projects and placements enabling you to facilitate group education and to work within a multi-disciplinary team.
- Allied health profession students will receive at least £5,000 a year in additional funding for maintenance and associated study costs.
This MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) course will be delivered full-time over two years, with each year comprising 45 weeks of learning; this is required to incorporate your practice based learning placements. There will be a minimum of 1,000 hours in practice placements, ensuring that you have enough opportunity to achieve a breadth of experience in a variety of settings, such that successful completion will ensure you can practice as an autonomous newly qualified practitioner.
You are taught through a combination of interactive lectures, practical skills sessions and small group seminars. Teaching will include both online and face-to-face teaching methods. Practical sessions are focused on developing physiotherapy specific and professional skills. Seminars enable discussion, developing your understanding of topics covered in lectures.
In addition, meetings with personal academic tutors are scheduled on at least 4 occasions in the first year and three occasions in the 2nd year of the course.
The University places emphasis on enabling students to develop the graduate attributes that will equip you for lifelong learning and future employment, as well as academic achievement. A mixture of independent study, teaching and academic support from Student Services and Library Services, and also the personal academic tutoring system enables you to reflect on progress and build up a profile of skills, achievements and experiences that will help you to flourish and be successful.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Katharine Kat Wood
- 01905 855111