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Physiotherapy - MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Course Description

The MSc Physiotherapy programme is designed for physiotherapists seeking to advance their career by developing expertise and professional skills in key areas of clinical practice.

This course can also be taken part time - for more information, view the web-page: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/hls/study/courses/details/index.php/P02389-1PTAB-1617/Physiotherapy_(Pt)_(Jan)?utm_source=XXXX&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

Programme Description

Taught in state-of-the-art facilities, the programme is underpinned by research and informed by the latest developments in physiotherapy practice. Modules are delivered by academic staff from within physiotherapy and other professions in the School of Health and Life Sciences, including nursing, podiatry, occupational therapy and radiography.

You will benefit from contributions from invited academic experts and clinical specialists. Our close links with clinical specialists mean that you will have access to the most up-to-date clinical material, research and professional expertise.

The learning and teaching methods have been designed in consultation with practitioners to assist and contextualise learning. Methods include problem-solving activities with case material, clinical reasoning panels, blended learning using GCULearn, the University’s virtual learning environment, practice-based learning and peer support.

Part-time or CPD

This programme is also available part-time, designed to be highly flexible to fit around existing professional and personal commitments.

Credit-rated modules can be accumulated to obtain Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Master of Science. Alternatively, stand alone modules can be undertaken as an option for continuous professional development (CPD).

The programme is delivered using a blended-learning approach including online or work-based learning. Some attendance at University is required for tutorials or practical workshops during the week or at weekends.


Our graduates have found that this academic qualification and the skills acquired during the programme have enhanced their employability and career progression within the UK and abroad.

Previous graduates have secured employment in a number of roles including extended scope practitioners, clinical specialists, consultants, private practitioners, lecturers and researchers.

Visit the Physiotherapy - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Glasgow Caledonian University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in physiotherapy. Alternatively an unclassified degree or professional diploma in physiotherapy with over two years' professional experience.

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