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Physiotherapy MSc (pre-registration)

Course Description

The MSc Physiotherapy course has been specifically designed to develop qualified practitioners who are proactive, flexible and able to meet the changing needs of health and social care. This MSc develops physiotherapists who are critical thinkers and independent learners with entrepreneurial and problem solving skills.


>Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK.
>This course is taught in partnership with Kingston University. You will benefit from a large, multi-faculty experience combined with the health science expertise offered by St George’s, University of London.
>Opportunity to learn anatomy by prosection and dissection of cadavers.
>The course includes 30 weeks of clinical placement.
>Interprofessional education: Shared learning alongside all other MSc postgraduate courses and both pre and post registration students.
>Access to the Graduate School.

This qualification is awarded by St George's, University of London and delivered by the School of Rehabilitation Sciences in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between Kingston University and St George's.


Year one

The main focus is on the foundation skills of physiotherapy, using a problem-solving approach it will draw on some of the year two modules of the BSc Physiotherapy and integrate with existing Master's level modules on reflective practice and psychology for exercise and health.

Year two

You will study the broader concepts of clinical practice and the preventive and innovative role of physiotherapy to meet changing health and social care needs. You will share modules with year three BSc and postgraduate professionals in order to further develop critical thinking and leadership skills in an interprofessional environment.


You will benefit from the support of a personal tutor, peer group learning and a range of web-based learning materials and online discussion forums. Teaching also takes place in our specially designed rehabilitation skills labs.

Self-directed study

You will study an area of interest in depth, developing research and presentation skills and gain insight into possible careers.

Clinical placements are undertaken in a variety of healthcare environments including acute NHS hospital trusts, community based services, mental health trusts and private hospitals. The supervised hands-on experience is an essential opportunity to put theory into practice.


Chartered physiotherapists provide essential healthcare services to people of all ages. Assessing an individual’s ability to move and return to normal activities following an acute injury, illness or for someone living with a long term condition.

Good physiotherapists need excellent communication skills, along with a scientific background, a passionate interest in patient care and the promotion of good health.

The approach combines physical (therapeutic exercise) with a psychosocial approach to facilitate a return to functional independence and a normal lifestyle. Working in multidisciplinary teams and practising within a variety of settings, helping people of all ages in a wide variety of settings, such as:

> intensive care
> mental health
> stroke units
> rehabilitation centres
> sports and leisure facilities

Successful completion of this course will mean you can apply for registration with the Health Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.


Applications are made through UCAS. To find out more information about the process and our deadlines, please visit our website.

Visit the Physiotherapy MSc (pre-registration) page on the St George’s, University of London web site for more details!

Entry Requirements

Entry criteria: Applicants must offer a 2.1 honours undergraduate degree or equivalent in a related subject area including Biology, behavioural science, sports science, physiology, health science or a health related profession which ideally contains human anatomy and physiology. Other essential criteria: work experience, personal statement, reference, health screening and police screening. For comprehensive entry criteria, please see our website: View Website

Course Fees

Home/EU: NHS pays the fees, however you need to apply the NHS bursary seperately. Please see our website for more information and international fees.

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