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Physiotherapy MSc (pre-registration programme)

Course Description

This intensive and exciting new programme provides all the same essential skills and knowledge as our well-established undergraduate programme, whilst adding the additional challenges of enhanced knowledge synthesis and primary research to produce academic clinicians equipped to lead and develop the profession.

In common with our other modes of Physiotherapy study, the Physiotherapy Masters programme includes over a 1,000 hours of professional practice and will fully prepare you for professional autonomy and excellence in clinical practice.

Successful completion of the Physiotherapy MSc provides eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

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The aim Physiotherapy MSc programme is to prepare you for professional autonomy and excellence in clinical practice. To achieve this aim, the programme provides you with a strong scientific foundation and encourages the development of excellent practical and clinical reasoning skills. All of this is essential for you to safely and effectively treat patients.

The programme also provides you with the means to critically evaluate the effectiveness of your own treatments and those of others – a skill which is vital to continuing evidence-based practice. A sound working knowledge of research methodology provides the basis for this evaluation process and also the tools to develop your own research interests at any stage of your professional career.

In addition, the programme facilitates the development of vital communication skills and soundly embeds the essential core values of professionalism. Indeed the Master's programme aims to produce highly professional graduates with excellent communication skills who are able to function as independent and adaptable clinicians and fully interactive members of the multidisciplinary health care team within a changing health and social care setting.
The College of Health and Life Sciences is located in a new state-of-the-art, purpose built centre. This new building offers an excellent environment for the Physiotherapy Masters course and is complemented by the full range of sporting and leisure facilities to be found on campus.
Successful completion of the Masters programme will enable you to apply for registration to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Successful registration with the HCPC will allow you to practise as a physiotherapist in the UK. Successful completion of the programme will also enable you to become a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP).

Clinical expertise – all academic staff have worked or still work clinically within the London area; this has enabled us to maintain excellent links with key prestigious London hospitals.
Staff research profile; The staff research interests fall into three main themes: 1. The development of clinical guidelines, 2. Systematic reviews on the effectiveness of clinical interventions, 3. Original and contemporary research in many physiotherapeutic areas including chronic illness and chronic pain management. This broad range of research means that a highly skilled staff is able to support Masters students through their own research process.
Review some of the research the physiotherapy team are involved in as part of the Centre for Research in Rehabilitation.
Brunel is able to provide the Master’s student with a rich learning environment; you will share elements of your education with Masters students from other health-related disciplines.

Visit the Physiotherapy MSc (pre-registration programme) page on the Brunel University London website for more details!

Student Profiles

Brunel launches scholarship scheme for first class graduates - No. of awards TBC

Brunel University is offering scholarships covering 15 percent of tuition fees to holders of first class degrees from any UK university who choose to pursue postgraduate studies at Brunel.The scholarships are available to any student who has an unconditional offer to study a taught Master's course, including full-time, part-time or distance learning courses, starting in September 2013.The offer extends to those who earned their first degrees at UK university institutions overseas. For these students, the scholarships could be worth up to £2,250 a year.In addition, graduates who earned first degrees at Brunel are now being offered a 15 percent discount off the tuition fee for any taught postgraduate course, up from 10 percent. This discount is available to Brunel graduates who are paying all their fees themselves.Professor Julia Buckingham, Brunel’s Vice-Chancellor, said: “It is important that we do what we can to encourage high quality students to take their studies to the next level. These scholarships and discounts will help to remove any fears they may have about the cost of a Master's degree.”

Value of Scholarship(s)

offering scholarships covering 15 percent off fees to holders of first


Available to high calibre PG students and our alumni who wish to undertake further PG study. It is available to both Home/ EU and International students.We offer a discount of 15% off the fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.
Whilst Brunel has always offered a reduction in PG fees for Brunel alumni we intend to further incentivise Brunel students to take up postgraduate education by increasing the discount to 15%.
These two discounts are not exclusive and therefore a Brunel alumnus who has a first class undergraduate degree can receive both.

Application Procedure

Scholarships are open to all students with first class honours degrees from a UK university, who have an unconditional offer to study a taught Master's programme at Brunel University (including MBA, MRes and CPE/Graduate Diploma in Law) and who are not being funded either partly or in full by the National Health Service, or the Teacher Development Agency.For further details, please contact the Brunel University Press Office:
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Further Information


Entry Requirements

A UK first or 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification with a preference to a science discipline with extensive anatomy and physiology as an integral component (Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Nursing degrees cannot be considered). All applicants must hold a B Grade at A-Level (or international equivalent) in biology with evidence of informed insight into the profession of physiotherapy will be considered on an individual basis.

Course Fees

Brunel’s Physiotherapy Masters course offers Ten UK students an NHS bursary, which will cover all course fees. International rates apply.

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