The central focus of this flexible modular master’s programme is the evaluation of physiotherapy practice. It has been designed to meet the needs of international practising professionals and is delivered with a student-centred approach. Completion of this MSc may assist with professional registration in the UK for professionals with international qualifications. One of our successful postgraduate students kindly shares her thoughts on studying MSc Physiotherapy at UEL here. The School of Health, Sport and Bioscience has a long history of providing innovative post graduate education. We have strong links with the NHS, working on the educational agenda for health and social care in partnership with regional health authorities and NHS trusts.
Our programmes promote the principles of evidence based practice and develop the clinicians’ ability to critically evaluate and apply evidence in practice. They are designed to ensure that clinicians share educational experiences; promoting a more collaborative approach to practice. Health Professionals in the UK should apply for the MSc in Advanced Practice for Health Professions. This award carries a generic title which reflects the points on the new NHS Career Framework defined as Senior or Specialist Practitioners and Advanced Practitioners, and differentiates our programme from those postgraduate programmes leading to professional registration.
About the programme
Designed to meet the needs of practising professionals, the central focus of this programme is the evaluation of physiotherapy practice. It will help you develop a systematic understanding of knowledge and critically evaluate current research, and give you a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to your own research or advanced scholarship. In addition, sharing knowledge and perspectives with members of different healthcare professions will add further breadth of vision and understanding.
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I qualified as a physiotherapist in 1998 and after completing my junior rotations through various specialities I specialised in the field of trauma and orthopaedics and worked in this area for several years. While I enjoyed my job, I reached a point where I did not feel that I was progressing in my career and decided to pursue further studies. MScs offered at most London universities seemed to be quite specialised in certain fields such as Musculoskeletal or Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy or Neurological Rehabilitation, none of which I felt was appropriate to my interest in the field of Orthopaedics. UEL’s course allowed you to choose which modules to study. Furthermore the modules offered such as Gait and Balance; Muscles, Movement and Exercise; Research Skills were relevant to any physiotherapy specialty. I attended the Postgraduate Open Day at the Stratford Campus and was able to talk to a few of the lecturers who were able to answer some of the queries I had. On starting the course I was quite apprehensive as I was returning to studies after many years. However, the content and structure of the modules were clearly explained at the start and the lecturers were always available in the case of queries. Every module provided the opportunity for formative assessment and feedback before the summative assessment at the end of the module. During the course I gained experience and confidence in a variety of skills and I was able to make invaluable professional contacts and friendships. Completion of my MSc gave me the confidence to apply for a teaching position, and I am now lecturing at Kingston and St. George’s University in addition to clinical work. On commencing my teaching position I was required to undertake a one year PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and I felt that I was able to complete this course successfully due to the skills I developed during my MSc. As an ex-student of UEL, I was able to apply for a volunteer role in the London Olympics 2012, and I was proud to be a part of the Medical Team for the Games. Making the decision to undertake postgraduate studies at UEL was the start of a new phase in my professional career. I am now able to integrate the academic and clinical aspects of physiotherapy and healthcare, and am hoping to commence a PhD in the near future!
The UEL Postgraduate Scholarship is a 50% fee waiver on tuition fees. Scholarship is awarded based on an application process, open to applicants who meet the criteria below:Students will only be able to apply for an award if they meet all of the following criteria: • Have applied for a postgraduate taught masters at UEL starting in September 2016 • Studying full-time or part-time • Fee assessed as a Home/EU student • Studying on campus at UELExcludes those studying • With a collaborative partner • Via online or distance learning • A PGCE course • Professional Diploma in Architecture Part 2 or March Architecture • Integrated Masters, Professional Doctorates, MPhil, PhD
Value of Scholarship(s)
50 per cent discount on tuition fees
To be eligible for the scholarship, you must have applied for a postgraduate taught course, starting in September 2016, and be studying at one of our campuses.
An application form is available on our website and students who meet the criteria above will automatically be invited to apply for our scholarship scheme. Decisions will be based on the quality of the student’s application. Applications will be assessed internally by relevant member of staff.
Students will only be able to apply for an award if they meet all of the following criteria: • Have applied for a postgraduate taught masters at UEL that starts in September 2016 • Be a part-time postgraduate student (in attendance) studying at least 50% of a full time course • Be fee assessed as a Home/EU student • Be classified as ‘home’ for tuition fee purposes and meet standard residency requirements • Be studying on campus at UELExcludes those studying: • With a collaborative partner • Via online or distance learning • A PGCE course • Professional Diploma in Architecture Part 2 or March Architecture • Integrated Masters, Professional Doctorates, MPhil, PhD In addition, MA Social Work students are also not eligible to apply if they are in receipt of government funding.
Value of Scholarship(s)
You must be on a low income (up to £18,200 or £26,000 with a partner) and receiving one of four qualifying benefits. These are: Job Seekers’ Allowance (income based), Income Support, Housing Benefit and New Deal Allowance.
An application form is available on our website. Decisions will be based on the quality of the student’s application. Applications will be assessed internally by relevant member of staff.
If you’re starting your postgraduate course in September 2016, you can save five per cent on your course fees by paying them in full. Pay your tuition fees early, before 23rd September 2016, we will give you a five per cent discount on your tuition fees.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Five per cent discount on course fees
Pay your tuition fees early, before 23rd September 2016
You should previously have been awarded an undergraduate degree, postgraduate degree, professional doctorate or a postgraduate research degree from UEL or one of its predecessor institutions, such as the Polytechnic of East London. You cannot apply for the alumni discount if your course involves distance learning or if you are studying towards a master’s and diploma in Architecture (RIBA Part 2), a PGCE, a post-compulsory education and training (PCET) course or any short course or courses worth less than 120 credits.
Value of Scholarship(s)
15 per cent discount on tuitions fees
If you’re a member of UEL’s Alumni Association, you are automatically eligible for 15 per cent off your postgraduate fees*. The offer applies to all UEL alumni, however long ago they graduated.
Please include on your application form that you previously studied at UEL, and include your old student ID number. The 15 per cent discount will be deducted from your tuition fees after any other scholarships, and before any early payment discount is applied. It can also be used alongside other scholarships and funding.
An international scholarship at UEL covers part of the cost of course fees. Scholarships are highly sought after and the process of applying for scholarships is often competitive and carries deadline dates. The amount awarded is assessed on a case by case basis and is often up to £4000 off tuition fees per year.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to £4,000
You must have filled out an application to study at UEL prior to applying for the scholarship (we will ask for your UEL application reference number)
To qualify for a scholarship you must first make an application to study at UEL before applying for any of the scholarships. After you’ve done this, you should then use the links below to apply for the scholarship quoting your application reference number.
A Physiotherapy undergraduate degree of 2:1 or above from a recognised international school. Students may, at the programme leader’s discretion, be admitted with lower classifications if they have suitable professional qualifications or suitable experience. Professional registration with the relevant Regulatory Body from your home country and/ or current membership of the relevant Professional Body where these bodies exist. At least 6 months relevant work experience is desirable but the applicant’s overall profile will be considered during the admission process. In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.