Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    890 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    890 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #90 (ARWU) ,
The MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy aims to train graduates to conduct evidence-based practice in physiotherapy and to develop expertise in a specific domain of rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Organised in collaboration with other Flemish universities, this programme is highly specialized.

About

This is a two-year, initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.

The first master's phase consists of a general, evidence based approach within the various domains of physiotherapy and rehabilitation sciences.

In the second master's phase, the focus is on the knowledge and skills within one of the majors:

  • Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy for Neurological Disorders
  • Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy in Children
  • Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy in Mental Health Care
  • Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy for Internal disorders.

Enjoy the mobility offered by our many international partnerships and fulfil part of the programme's internship at an institution abroad. Finally, let your strong theoretical and scientific insight be your ticket to success in a rewarding career and to provide expert, high-quality care in the field of rehabilitation sciences and physiotherapy.

Programme Structure

Graduates will have a strong theoretical and scientific insight into the field of rehabilitation sciences and physiotherapy. They will possess the necessary skills to plan and carry out evidence based physiotherapy treatment and preventative strategies, including musculoskeletal rehabilitation, paediatric rehabilitation, neuromotor rehabilitation, cardiac/respiratory rehabilitation or psychomotor rehabilitation. Graduates will be prepared to assume leadership functions in the field of rehabilitation and physiotherapy and provide high-quality care.

Certified graduates of the Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy programme will:

  • be able to practice evidence-based physiotherapy in a global health care setting,
  • be able to develop patient assessment and intervention programmes through clinical reasoning and critical scientific reflection,
  • be able to plan and conduct clinical and applied research independently.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy (Programme being phased out as from 2017-2018)
    • Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy: new programme as from 2018-2019
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Depending on the student's curriculum, students with a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy will have to complete a preparatory programme to be admitted to the Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy.

Language requirementsAll non-Flemish students are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English by submitting the results of an internationally recognised language proficiency test:- IELTS: overall score of 7 (with at least a score 6.5 in each of the four components)- TOEFL (internet-based): overall score of 90 with component scores of at least 22



Tuition Fee

  • International

    890 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 890 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    890 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 890 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Leuven

870 - 1,300 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarship and funding opportunities

EU

INCOMING

  • Central bilateral agreements - Grants for Phd students and staff
  • FWO Research Funding
  • DBOF - PhD Scholarships
  • F+ - Fellowships for incoming postdocs
  • AXA Research Fund

NON - EU

INCOMING

  • Coimbra group Scholarships programme for young researchers and professors from Latin America
  • Coimbra Group Hospitality Scheme (Ukraine and Balkans)
  • Coimbra Group scholarships Programme for Young Researchers from European Neighbouring Countries
  • Coimbra Group scholarships Programme for Young African researchers
  • Erasmus Mundus Partnerships
  • FWO Research Funding
  • Doctoral Scholarships in the framework of the Interfaculty Council for Development Cooperation

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.