M.Sc. Physiotherapy

University of East London

Tuition fee:
  • € 6,580 / Year (EEA)
  • € 11,960 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The central focus of this modular masters 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 Physiotherapists with international qualifications.

For successful completion of the Masters programme, students will complete four taught modules (2 core modules, 1 programme specific module,1 elective module) and a dissertation. Foundations in Research and Evaluation of Interventions in Practice form the core modules. The Programme specific module is Clinical Reasoning. The elective module can be chosen from the wide range of options available as part of the Post graduate Framework. Full details are available on request.

MSc Physiotherapy at UEL
* International Student centred
* Self directed
* Research based


The MSc programme is structured on a semester basis and is taken over a period of one year. The first semester of the academic year runs from September to January and the second semester from February to June. The dissertation must be completed during the summer period and submitted in the middle of September.

All modules are at M Level and are awarded 30 M Level Credits. The taught component of each module lasts for 12 weeks. Each of the modules will entail the same amount of study (300 hours). This is divided between contact time at the University, directed study (pursuing learning objectives specifically associated with the module) and private study which includes reading and preparation of assignments. The allocation of the hours will vary between modules. The Dissertation is the equivalent of two taught modules and is awarded 60M Level Credits. This work is self-directed and is undertaken with the support and guidance of a project supervisor.

Tutorial support is available to you from personal tutors, module leaders and project supervisors and there are additional resources available within the University to assist you with your study skills.

Learning environment
The modules are studied through a variety of activities including keynote lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions, workshops, laboratory sessions, web-based learning.

Many of the modules use:-

* presentations, which encourage students to communicate their novel ideas, make interpretations and develop critical awareness with their peers from across the disciplines
* case studies which encourage the students to review and evaluate their own practice;
* practical and laboratory sessions which develop new skills for management and evaluation of practice.

Self direction is encouraged from the beginning and develops throughout the modules, culminating in the dissertation where the student works interdependently with the supervisor. The Stratford Campus library is adjacent to the teaching facilities and provides computer and paper-based resources for students. Additional Web-based support is available off-campus for students via internet access.


* A Physiotherapy undergraduate degree of 2:1 or above from a recognised international school. Students may, at the programme leaders discretion, be admitted with lower classifications if they have suitable professional qualifications or suitable experience related to the proposed programme of study.
* 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 applicants 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. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.

Students that apply to enter stages of the programme may be admitted through normal Accreditation of Experiential Learning (AEL) or Accreditation of Certificated Learning (ACL) processes, or through an approved articulation agreement. Therefore such applicants must be able to demonstrate and evidence that they have the required learning outcomes as listed in the modules for which they are seeking exemption.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

180 (Grade C)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.


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