MSc Physiotherapy and Leadership (pre-registration)

Key features

Coventry University has a long-standing history in providing outstanding physiotherapy education, both at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. We are constantly reviewing our courses to reflect the latest knowledge and practice in the field and to produce innovative and creative physiotherapy leaders of the future.


This MSc Physiotherapy and Leadership (pre-registration) course is designed for people with a relevant previous degree and patient-facing experience. It is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Therefore upon graduation from this course you will be eligible to apply for membership of CSP and registration with the HCPC (additional costs apply).

The course is delivered using state-of-the-art facilities, including mock wards with interactive manikins, a high dependency unit, a strength and conditioning suite and gym, and community houses. These facilities allow the use of active teaching approaches including immersive high-fidelity simulation exercises which contextualise your learning

Simulation events are delivered throughout the course and inter-professional education is interwoven throughout the course to allow you to develop an understanding of integrated working and learning which is essential to becoming a collaborative, practice ready healthcare professional. By recording these learning experiences in an e-portfolio, you create a foundation for a professional lifelong learning commitment, fulfilling the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council, and enhancing your employability upon graduation.

The ever-changing healthcare environment requires graduates who are critical thinkers and complex problem solvers. The course aims to elevate your existing understanding of research to apply evidence-based practice to clinical decision making. In addition to this, the Chartered Management Institute qualification in Coaching and Mentoring which is embedded in the course, aims to enhance your contribution to improving the quality of the services you and others provide.

Coventry University employs service users and carers to facilitate collaborative working with our service users as co-creators for course development and delivery. This provides you with an insight into the patient, service user and carer experience.

Our strong partnership with placement providers enables you to practice in a diverse range of environments such as acute and community services, and public, private and charitable organisations. Placements exceed the total number of hours specified by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and are sequential, building upon knowledge, skills and behaviours, culminating with a final placement where you complete a project to identify improvements to existing services.

The highlights of this course include:

  • Leadership development which is embedded throughout the course, enabling you to gain an additional qualification in Coaching and Mentoring accredited by the Chartered Management Institute
  • You will have the opportunity to plan your own service development project in a healthcare setting
  • Exposure to expert patient groups employed by the university, enhancing teaching and learning
  • You will have the opportunity to work inter-professionally in simulated real-life scenarios using our state-of the art facilities