The Physiotherapy (pre-registration) MSc course places a strong emphasis on professional and lifelong learning skills, including a critical and analytical approach to scientific and clinical research to enable evidenced–based practice. We aim to provide you with the skills to enable you to work in a changing healthcare environment. The course is made up of modules that integrate teaching and learning from psychological and social sciences with anatomy, physiology and physiotherapy practice. The course comprises four foundation and five masters modules and runs for two calendar years from September to September. You must take modules totalling 270 credits to meet the requirements of the qualification, covering foundation modules totalling 90 credits at Level 4, and masters modules totalling 180 credits at Level 7.
This course is not appropriate for holders of any UK or overseas physiotherapy/physical therapy qualifications.
In order to gain a licence to practice, you will have to complete at least 1,000 clinical hours. During the course, you will apply what you have learned on a series of clinical placements in a variety of environments, ranging from large teaching hospitals to small special schools within the community. The majority of placements are in Greater London, but you may be placed throughout south-east England. We have designed this course to match the needs of the modern ever-changing health sector. We work closely with a network of clinical colleagues, primarily in the NHS, and these partnerships ensure that the course’s delivery and development are practice-led.
Minimum 2:1 first degree in biomedical sciences or relevant disciplines such as Psychology and Sports Science. Applicants with degrees in other disciplines will be assessed on their merits.
In addition, applicants should have evidence of training in statistics, research methods and/or a dissertation at BSc level. They should also have the skills to critically evaluate material and study independently.
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