Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

2 Years
September 2024
In Person

Prepare for contemporary physiotherapy practice in the continually evolving Health and Social Care sector on our MSc in Physiotherapy (Pre-registration). Learn in the clinical environment from the first semester, make the essential link between theory and practice from day one, and secure more than 1,000 hours of clinical practice.

Why study with us

  • A case-based learning approach integrates the course’s four core themes: competencies for physiotherapy, personal and professional development, society and public health, and research.
  • All of the core members of the teaching team are Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Physiotherapists and members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Staff who are specialists in a range of clinical and research areas bring current clinical practice, research-informed teaching and clinical research to life in your sessions.
  • Emphasis is placed on developing a range of professional knowledge, skills, values and behaviours that will enable you to meet the standards of proficiency for physiotherapists as outlined by the HCPC.
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What you’ll do

  • Various clinical placements are available during your time at the University, in both traditional and contemporary settings. Previous placements include Blackburn Rovers Football Club, Ministry of Defence, and overseas experiences. 
  • During your time on placement, you’ll work with a variety of professionals and be part of a multi-disciplinary team. Placements help you develop your communication and collaborative working skills to provide optimal patient care and improve health outcomes.
  • You’ll have timetabled sessions at the University working in partnership with several professions including nurses and occupational therapists. Learning about, with and from those in other healthcare disciplines will help prepare you for real-world clinical settings.


Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Greg Littler
Senior Lecturer
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Greg teaches across pre registration physiotherapy courses and some post graduate courses. Greg's clinical area is muscular skeletal practice.


  • This course is accredited by the CSP – the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK's chartered psychotherapists, physiotherapy students and support workers. After you graduate you will be eligible to apply for membership of the CSP.
  • This course is approved and endorsed by the HCPC regulatory body. The HCPC is a regulator of health and care professionals in the UK, approving programmes and setting the standards that individuals must meet in order to become a registered professional.

We have strong links with clinical partners in the North West, in both NHS and non-NHS settings. We organise annual recruitment events where employers from the public (NHS) and private spheres attend and network with you.

There are also links with charitable organisations, international institutions and hospitals, which provide excellent opportunities for you to gain experience of the breadth of contemporary physiotherapy practice.

Future careers

We have excellent employability rates for students graduating from our MSc Physiotherapy course.

Through consultation with our clinical stakeholders we know that there is a high demand for physiotherapists in the North West, especially those with masters-level qualifications.

Equal consideration deadline

Applications for 2024 entry are now closed. Applications for September 2025 are open. Click the apply for this course button and select the 2025 start date.

Fees and funding

Full-time£11,000 per year
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

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