Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) MSc

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 2 years  
  • Programme start: January 2023
  • Entry requirements: Graduates from across a range of disciplines eg biological sciences, physics, health sciences, sports based disciplines who have obtained a 2:1 in their degree. We will also consider those with a 2:2 with relevant experience or further study.
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Entry requirements

The programme will recruit graduates from across a range of disciplines eg biological sciences, health sciences, sports-based disciplines who have obtained a 2:1 classification in their degree. We will also consider those with a 2:2 classification in their degree who are able to provide wider contextual information of recent relevant experience or further study.

Non-health related degrees and professional qualifications may be accepted but each application will be considered on its own merits.

Applicants must also hold 5 GCSE grades 5-9 (or grades A*-C if assigned according to previous grading system), which include maths English language and a science (dual award is accepted).

Applicants must present with a good understanding of the profession including an awareness of the various settings a physiotherapist might work in.

Applicants should include a personal statement in support of their application to the programme. Personal statements should be no longer than 700 words in length and should reflect your understanding of the profession and relevant qualities valuable to a healthcare professional. Applicants must show evidence of a good understanding of the scope of physiotherapy practice. This will preferably be indicated by observation experience of physiotherapists working in a variety of clinical areas, or by other experience which can be related to the skills and qualities required of working in a physiotherapy environment. Experience in a paid or voluntary capacity working with the general public, children, older persons or people with special needs will also help to strengthen an application.

Furthermore, applicants will be expected to demonstrate alignment to the NHS Core Values as outlined in the NHS constitution.

The selection procedure requires completion of a successful interview with an academic/clinical panel. The interview utilises the values-based recruitment (VBR) process and applicants will be expected to demonstrate the relevance of the NHS values and pertinent skills required to work as a physiotherapist.

Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee a place on the programme as competition is high. Candidates are encouraged to present with the strongest possible application.

Declaration of Criminal Background
Applicants should understand that both as a health sciences student, and as an eventual qualified health professional, working with children and other vulnerable people is an inherent part of the role. Therefore information relating to any previous charges or convictions for criminal offences will be required. This information may be subject to police checks.

Health Screening
The University and the School of Health Sciences has an obligation to undertake health screening of all prospective healthcare students. Any offer of a place on this course of study is conditional on completion of a health questionnaire, and a satisfactory assessment of fitness to train from the University's Occupational Health Service. This will include some obligatory immunisations and blood tests. Please visit the Higher Education Occupational Practitioners website here for further information.

International qualifications

Applications from overseas/ international students are welcome.  International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

English language qualifications

International applicants whose native language is not English must show evidence of proficiency, to a standard equivalent to average academic level 7 of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with no component lower than 6.5.

IELTSOverall 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component)

Please be advised that TOEFL is no longer classified by UK Visas and Immigration as a Secure English Language Test (SELT). However, at the current time the university is continuing to accept TOEFL, at the required level, for entry on to Undergraduate and Postgraduate academic programmes.