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

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee Not specified
Credits The overall credit-rating of this programme is 180 for Masters, 60 for PGCert, 120 for PGDip
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

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.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
180(Grade C)

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  1. 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.
  2. Professional registration with the relevant Regulatory Body from your home country and/ or current membership of the relevant Professional Body where these bodies exist.
  3. 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.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
Search all Pre-Masters

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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