Prepare for a rewarding career as a physiotherapist. Working across a range of community, primary care and clinical settings helping people make real improvements to their health, mobility and quality of life.
2 years (full time)
Number of credits:
MSc: 180 credits
Specific entry requirements
Applicants should have five GCSEs at grace C or above including:
- English Language or Literature
- Science subject or equivalent
Plus, a 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
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 be interviewed.
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.
Our MSc Physiotherapy will teach you the core skills needed to provide effective person-centred care within community, primary care and clinical settings.
You will undertake professional placements that will support your development and understanding as a practitioner.
You will study in our brand-new Health Innovation Centre with access to state-of-the-art technology including a simulated apartment, video-assisted simulation and virtual reality headsets.
Course and Module Details
Do you want a rewarding career which is plays an essential role in helping people? Choosing our MSc Physiotherapy course is the ideal way to develop yourself into a qualified physiotherapist.
MSc Physiotherapy will teach you the fundamental skills needed to help people maximise and restore movement, manage physical difficulties, and provide person-centric care within a range of settings.
You will be taking on an essential role in enabling people with a range of conditions to improve either their physical and mental health, their wellbeing, and their quality of life.
The course will help facilitate the growing demand for physiotherapists with a strong emphasis on delivering physiotherapy across community and primary care settings including GPs' practices, schools, and care homes.
As part of your course, you will undertake a mixture of theoretical modules, practical instruction and clinical placements.
Course subject to validation
Module information to be confirmed
These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change each year.
The modules on this course will help build a wide base of knowledge and transferable clinical skills which will prepare you for a career in physiotherapy upon graduation. This could be as part of community and primary healthcare settings including:
- General practice
- Community services
- Professional sport
- Private practice,
- National Health Service (NHS)
- Working overseas
- Within the 3rd Sector
This course will also equip graduates with the transferable skills for a diverse range of careers outside of physiotherapy.
How to apply
You can now apply for any programme for any entry point in 2023.
All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.
- Check our application deadlines
- View our entry requirements for postgraduate programmes
- View our general entry criteria and application FAQs below
If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.
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Postgraduate application process FAQs
No, you can save and revisit your application form and can contact us directly at any time if you need advice or assistance.
If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study. However, if you have international fee status and require a Tier 4 Visa, then you will normally need to apply much earlier. Please see our application deadlines for postgraduate study.
We encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as some programmes have limited numbers.
Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.
Yes, we have a wide range of high quality and competitively priced on-campus student residences. We are able to offer quiet rooms and can adjust for those with specific access needs.
Find out more on our accommodation pages.
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.
Doing all we can to support our students' lives at Roehampton
At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.
We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.
We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.