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    2 years

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  • Last Updated

    16 January 2019

Please note: Applications for January 2019 entry are now closed.

This course is for people who want to help others to improve their movement – despite physical difficulties caused by illness, injury, disability or ageing.

In the UK all physiotherapists must be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Our course has been approved by HCPC and enables you to fulfil HCPC requirements. Employability rates following the course are excellent.

The course lasts for two years so that there is sufficient time for you to undertake six placements. In total you will accrue 1,000 hours of experience in a range of settings and contexts. 

The advantages of this course include the breadth of our healthcare expertise, the variety of our placement opportunities, and the strong commitment to our values-based philosophy. Student satisfaction rates are exceptionally high.

Modules and Learning

Learning in practice is an integral part of the course. There are a total of six Clinical Practice Placement (CPP) periods, adding up to 1,000 hours in the workplace.

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including enquiry-based approaches in which you will be an active participant in your learning. As with other master’s degrees there will be a major element of independent learning and self-motivated reflection.

Our assessments are designed to promote academic development and professional practice. Methods include written assignments, presentations and assessments of placements.


Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

Year one 

  • PT0606 - Physiotherapy Professional Practice Studies 1 (20 Credits)
  • PT0705 - Assessment & Rehabilitation for Movement & Function (20 Credits)
  • PT0706 - Research in Health & Social Care (20 Credits)
  • PT0707 - Movement for Function & Participation (20 Credits)
  • PT0710 - Pre-reg MSc Occupational Therapy & MSc Physiotherapy project(60 Credits)

Year two

  • PT0708 - Physiotherapy Professional Practice Studies 2 (20 Credits)
  • PT0709 - Innovation and Change for Physiotherapy (20 Credits)
  • PT0710 - Pre-reg MSc Occupational Therapy & MSc Physiotherapy project(60 Credits)

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

Full UK Fee: TBC

Full EU Fee: TBC

Full International Fee: TBC

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Your Future

On completion of this course you’ll be ready to seek professional registration with HCPC so that you can work as a physiotherapist with the NHS, local authorities, charities or private sector employers. Well over 90% of our students are in employment or further study within six months of completing the course.

If you choose to continue your studies to a higher level, your experience of postgraduate research will provide an excellent foundation.

Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have the transferable skills that employers expect from a master’s graduate from Northumbria University. These include the ability to tackle complex issues through conceptualisation and undertaking research, the ability to contribute to new processes and knowledge, and the ability to formulate balanced judgements when considering incomplete or ambiguous data.

Visit the Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) MSc page on the Northumbria University website for more details!




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