Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)

Postgraduate School of Life and Health Sciences

Prepare for a rewarding career working as a confident, autonomous Physiotherapy practitioner with strong reasoning, communication and teamwork skills in varied settings across the NHS (community, hospital and primary care) and private practice.

Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)
Entry Tariff

2 years (full time)

Duration

MSc: 180 credits

Start date

January 2025

Degree Type

MSc

Modules

These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change.

Skills

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Make a different to human lives with a postgraduate degree in Physiotherapy.

By focusing on important insights into contemporary developments in advance clinical practice, you’ll become a confident, agile, independent thinker, with the ability to adapt rapidly to change. Our MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) is a 2-year course which offers those with a relevant UG qualification an entry route into the Physiotherapy profession.

The programme will focus on supporting you to become a self-reflective lifelong learner, committed to inclusive practice, continuing professional development and personal and professional development who will meet the requirements of Physiotherapy’s professional statutory regulatory bodies: The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP

How you'll learn

Choose a postgraduate degree that works for you.

Created in collaboration with industry-leading professionals, service users, carers, students, and Physiotherapy graduates, this is to reflect the expanding and evolving role of the Physiotherapy profession with a strong focus on community, health promotion and primary care.

Our course offers a blended learning approach which includes online learning and in-person teaching. The programme will provide a stimulating and active learning environment to engage and motivate you to become a confident, autonomous practitioner with effective communication and teamwork skills for practice in varied health and social care settings. The course is modular which creates a spiral curriculum for knowledge and skills to be scaffolded and built upon as you progress through the programme and develop proficiency.

You will participate in diverse and authentic assessments in both theory and practice. These include case-study based assessments, oral presentations, poster presentations, self-reflections, peer review and feedback as well as an e-portfolio which evidences your development across the programme.

The programme will integrate university-led modules with practice-based learning that includes simulated placements and external placements, in a wide range of settings to encourage advanced scholarly thinking alongside an evidence-based approach to person-centred care. You’ll shape your studies around your own interests and aspirations, with modules including:

• Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice

• Assessment and Intervention

• Health, Physical Activity, and Primary Care

The School of Life and Health Science is a progressive and inclusive community, putting you at the centre of your learning journey. Recognising that our students have different personal circumstances, we are committed to enabling you to balance your studies with work, family, and other external commitments.

 

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Career options

Shape the future of public health care. 

The University-led modules and practice-based learning on the course will help build a wide base of knowledge and develop key transferable skills which will prepare you for a career in physiotherapy upon graduation. Diverse employment opportunities include the following:

  • General practice
  • Community Services
  • Professional sport
  • Private practice
  • National Health Service (NHS)
  • The third sector
  • Education
  • Research
  • Leadership

The transferable skills developed through the course will also support gradates for a diverse range of careers outside of physiotherapy.

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Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

Application Info

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our finance pages for more details

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Tuition fees and funding

January 2025 entry tuition fees

To be confirmed.

Specific entry requirements

GCSE Grade C/4 in mathematics, science and english, plus UK undergraduate honours degree at 2.2 or above, or equivalent international qualification, in a relevant subject. Relevant subject areas include biological sciences, sport science, sports therapy or rehabilitation, chemistry, nursing and psychology.

Other degrees will be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants will need to demonstrate evidence of interest and work experience in a relevant field and will also need to supply a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Applicants must undergo health screening to assess fitness to begin the course. Applicants must also complete an approved programme of immunisation, as recommended by the Department of Health.

All applicants will undertake a values-based interview.

Non-native English speakers who do not have GCSE English or equivalent at grade 4/C or above require an IELTS score of at least 6.5 in writing and at least 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking, with a minimum overall score of 7.0. Please refer to the HCPC website for more details.

Validation and curriculum review

What is validation?
Validation is a formal process through which the University approves a programme (content, teaching, learning and assessment) as being of appropriate standard and quality. This is a normal process used throughout the university sector.

The University expects to publish details of the validated programme in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.

What is curriculum review?
Curriculum review is the regular and systematic monitoring and reviewing of programmes. It is a normal process in the sector and it is the way by which the university ensures that your course remains up-to-date and relevant. The process may result in changes to the content, structure and/or assessment of the programme.

The University expects to publish details of the re-validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.

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