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Physiotherapy MSc

Course Description

This 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.

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.


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, multifaculty experience combined with the health science expertise offered by St George’s

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

Course structure


Essentials of Physiotherapy
Management of Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction
Neurological Rehabilitation
Management of Complex Cardiorespiratory Dysfunction
Evaluation of Reflection in Rehabilitation
Psychology for Exercise & Health
Clinical placement
Physiotherapy in Context
Interprofessional Debates/Management
Research Project
Professional Development in Rehabilitation
Towards Self-Management (optional)
Cancer survival (optional)

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.

International qualifications

We accept equivalent qualifications gained in other countries. If you would like an admissions officer to review your qualification, please send a copy of your qualification to . Ensure that the qualification is translated into English (if not already in English), by a certified translator.

English language

If your native language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

English language tests are valid for only two years, as English language ability changes from year to year. If you have completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another.

Please note that applicants are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within a one year.

IELTS overall 7.0, with no less than 7.0 in Reading and Writing and no less than 6.5 in Speaking and Listening.
Pearson Test

Pearson (PTE Academic) Test overall 67 with 67 in Listening, 67 in Reading, 67 in Writing, 67 in Speaking.
Cambridge English Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)

Cambridge English Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) with a minimum score of 185 and no less than 176 in each section.
Cambridge English: Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English)

Cambridge English: Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English) with a minimum score of 185 and no less than 176 in each section.

Visit the Physiotherapy MSc page on the Kingston University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have obtained a minimum 2:1 honours degree in a subject related area such as Biological or Behavioural Science, Sports Science, Physiology, Health Science or Health Related Profession which ideally contains human anatomy and physiology. *Degrees must be completed, awarded and certified by 1 August 2015. Failure to comply with this may result in the withdrawal of any offer issued by St George's.Experience of the research process and/or completion of an undergraduate dissertation are essential.

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