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PgDip/MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)


Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh School of Health Sciences

Full time September, January MSc, PgDip Full-time: 2 years

About the course

This course offers an accelerated route for graduates from any discipline to gain a recognised qualification in physiotherapy practice. It includes a number of practice placements and is delivered full-time.

This course develops the theoretical, practical, analytical and evaluative skills necessary to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a physiotherapist. Our graduates are self aware, skilled, critical, analytical, reflective and evaluative, independent learners who actually contribute to shaping the future health and wellbeing of the individual and society.

Physiotherapists deal with human function and movement and help people to achieve their full physical potential. They use physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore wellbeing.

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Entry Requirements

A second class degree in any subject and can demonstrate knowledge of scientific enquiry.

This course is not suitable for those already holding a physiotherapy qualification. Applicants from North America will normally be expected to have achieved a minimum GPA equivalent to 60% in their undergraduate degree. Relevant experience is essential such as shadowing, volunteering or visiting a clinic (NHS environment desirable).

International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 7.0 and no individual component score below 6.5.


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