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Yetunde Dairo

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This physiotherapy degree seeks to educate students in the management and care of individuals with a range of prolonged conditions or musculoskeletal injury.

Please note: applications for September 2018 are now closed.

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?

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.

Teaching methods

Modules are taught through blended learning activities including: lectures, practicals, seminars, placements and problem-based learning. This will be delivered during intensive teaching weeks spread throughout the academic year.

A wide variety of teaching approaches will be utilised, and students are expected to undertake a significant amount of work beyond the formal contact hours. Students are expected to actively engage in teaching sessions. Attention is given to the formative process that will encourage the development of key practical skills in assessment and critical thinking.

Assessment methods

Coursework has been co-designed with members of the Teaching and Learning team to ensure assessments build upon each other throughout the programme and that each assessment modality has a specific purpose/outcome criteria to achieve. These methods include the use of online Mahara portfolio’s in which you can be creative in content and display of your coursework. Additionally, there will be a mix of written and practical exams.

Key facts

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Large teaching team with a breadth of clinical experience in the varying field of Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation and Academia.
Please note: this programme is subject to validation.

Course content

Modules

Please note: all information is correct at the time of publication. However, course content is regularly updated and this may result in some changes, which will be communicated to students before their programme begins.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the MSc in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration), you will be eligible to apply to join the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), the professional body overseeing and regulating the practice of Physiotherapy in this country.

Subject to approval of the programme by the HCPC, you will also be eligible to apply to join the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

For more information on career destinations please consult the CSP website

The Careers Service has more information on graduate careers and part-time work available during your course.

Facilities

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Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

Home/EU: £12,500
International: £18,500

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Funding

The tuition fees listed on this page are for the two years taken to complete the programme if commencing in the 2018/19 academic year. For information on fees for other academic years - along with information about financing your studies - please check the Fees & Funding section.

International Students should check their eligibility for our International Scholarship.

Alumni discount

A 10% tuition fee discount is available for our alumni (undergraduate and PGCE) planning to study this Master's degree. Those studying for a PGDip of PGCert are not eligible for the discount.

Additional costs

Your tuition fee will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme. Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.

For further information about additional costs please contact yetunde.dairo@stmarys.ac.uk.

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