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We are now closed for applications to MSc Physiotherapy for September 2023 intake. Applications for September 2024 will open in early October 2023.
If you would like to be notified when we open for entry in 2024, or if for any reason we re-open for 2023 entry, then please register your interest.
This physiotherapy degree seeks to educate students in the management and care of individuals with a range of prolonged conditions or musculoskeletal injury.
- The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) estimates that the UK Health Services will need an additional 500 Physiotherapists a year for the foreseeable future to match demand. This creates excellent employment opportunities after graduation
- Large teaching team with a breadth of clinical experience in the varying field of Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation and Academia
- The blended learning approach utilised on this course uses technology enhanced learning for key theoretical content. This allows flexibility within year one of learning and gives students access to valuable resources whilst on placement
Why study Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)?
Our Master's degree in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to manage patients suffering from a range of conditions or musculoskeletal injuries, from the acute stage through to return to sport or activity. This includes working as part of a multidisciplinary team in the care of different patients.
There is currently a high demand for provision of physiotherapists across all areas of knowledge working in different settings. This demand is from the NHS both in primary care settings and community-based provision, local authority projects, sports, and private practice.
The MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) degree is a two-year taught programme with the addition of 1,000 placement hours that must be completed during the two years. The first year of the programme will contain the taught elements of the course with the placement starting in the second year.
Why St Mary's?
Our Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) MSc degree is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
The degree is underpinned by a detailed understanding of physiological, biomechanical, anatomical and psychosocial principles. Our teaching staff have a vast amount of experience working with patients in a wide range of settings with various conditions. The structure of the course embeds placements into the programme, allowing you to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
The programme enables you to observe and work with healthcare professionals working in healthcare and clinical settings providing an insight into the demands of the profession and the roles you could fulfil upon graduating.
The Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) programme has specialised teaching rooms designed to provide students with the vast array of clinical skills required. In addition to this, there is a student clinic where experience can be gained under the supervision of experienced, qualified professionals.
We have close relationships with industry partners.
"MSc Physiotherapy students from St Mary's University were very professional and exceeded expectations at all times. They were very punctual with timings and proactive in asking questions and providing background preparation relation to EBP and showing signs of appropriate clinical reasoning." - Thamara Raju - Physiotherapist
"I was amazed with MSc Physiotherapy students from St Mary's in how they engaged in MDT meetings of complex TBI clients and how they were interested in the input provided from members of the MDT other than physiotherapists. They were taught in detail the importance of multidisciplinary approach towards achieving client's goals." - Dr. Robert Shore - Clinical Neuropsychologist
Course Lead - Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) MSc