School of Health and Life Sciences  

Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)

The MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) programme has been developed as an accelerated route for graduates wishing to practice as chartered physiotherapists. It aims to produce graduates who are fit for purpose in terms of physiotherapy practice for now and for the future.

The programme of study addresses the main areas of contemporary physiotherapy practice, namely neuromusculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory and neurorehabilitation. You will learn to think independently and problem-solve in a clinical capacity.

On successful completion of the MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) programme, graduates will be eligible to apply for membership of the CSP as well as registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

UK & EU Students

Course Details

Classification:MSc

Course Duration:2 Years

Course Start Date:19 January 2015

Course Mode:Full Time

Subject Area:Health and Social Care

Course Fees

Students from England, Wales or Northern Ireland

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Students from Scotland and the rest of the EU

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Minimum Entry Requirements

Essential Entry Requirements

Essential Entry Requirements UK honors degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in biological exercise or related sciences. Qualification must include coverage of human physiology and experience of the process of research. A diploma or degree in physiotherapy is not appropriate.

Before applying to the programme, it is recommended that you are aware of the diverse nature of physiotherapy practice. Selection will be based on your educational qualifications, academic references, medical fitness and interview performance.

Students must be able to undertake the role of physiotherapists from a fitness point of view. If applicants have queries in relation to this aspect they should contact a member of the admissions team to discuss their individual requirements. On commencing the course all students will have to undertake occupational health screening.

As a physiotherapist criminal records are not deemed as spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) (Exceptions) Order 1975. If you have a criminal conviction we ask you to contact member of the admissions team to discuss the impact on your suitability for eligibility to apply for registration with the regulatory body, and employability.

All Students have to undertake a PVG check on commencing the programme. The cost of this process has to be meet by the student. If you would like to discuss this please contact a member of the admissions team.

English LanguageIELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent)

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.

Non UK/EU Students

Course Details

Classification:MSc

Course Duration:2 Years

Course Start Date:19 January 2015

Course Mode:Full Time

Subject Area:Health and Social Care

Course Fees

Year Fee Description/Notes
Contact us

Minimum Entry Requirements

Essential Entry Requirements

Essential Entry Requirements UK honors degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in biological exercise or related sciences. Qualification must include coverage of human physiology and experience of the process of research. A diploma or degree in physiotherapy is not appropriate.

Before applying to the programme, it is recommended that you are aware of the diverse nature of physiotherapy practice. Selection will be based on your educational qualifications, academic references, medical fitness and interview performance.

Students must be able to undertake the role of physiotherapists from a fitness point of view. If applicants have queries in relation to this aspect they should contact a member of the admissions team to discuss their individual requirements. On commencing the course all students will have to undertake occupational health screening.

As a physiotherapist criminal records are not deemed as spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) (Exceptions) Order 1975. If you have a criminal conviction we ask you to contact member of the admissions team to discuss the impact on your suitability for eligibility to apply for registration with the regulatory body, and employability.

All Students have to undertake a PVG check on commencing the programme. The cost of this process has to be meet by the student. If you would like to discuss this please contact a member of the admissions team.

Additional RequirementsRelevant visits to hospitals, voluntary work or part-time employment in an area where the impact of disability is experienced is desirable.
English LanguageIELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent)

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.

Further Education Students

Course Details

Classification:MSc

Course Duration:2 Years

Course Start Date:19 January 2015

Course Mode:Full Time

Subject Area:Health and Social Care

Course Fees

Year Fee Description/Notes
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Programme Description

Neuromusculoskeletal Therapeutics; Inter-Professional Context of Practice; Cardiovascular and Respiratory; Practice Education; Neurorehabilitation; Organisational Behaviour and Professional Practice; and Dissertation.

Programme Structure

Students start the course in January each year and the study period covers 25 consecutive months

Year 1:

  • Neuromusculoskeletal Therapeutics
  • Health Promotion
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Care
  • Health Related Activity and Fitness
  • Practice Education 1
  • Interprofessional Context of Practice
  • Neuro-rehabilitation 
  • Neuromusculoskeletal practice 2 

Year 2

  • Practice placements 2 and 3
  • Dissertation 
  • Practice placements 4 and 5 
  • Elective Placement 
  • Working in Organizations; Interprofessional and Critical Perspectives  
  • Practice placements 7 and 8

Assessment

A number of assessment methods are used in the programme, including coursework, practical examination, presentations and MSc Dissertation.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates have found employment throughout the UK in both the NHS and private practice and have also gained employment overseas. Some of our graduates have also become involved in areas of clinical research.

Our programme is internationally acknowledged and has achieved recognition in a number of countries. Upon assessment, The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators have found previous Glasgow Caledonian graduates to have an education that is ‘not substantially different’ from a Canadian physiotherapy education. These graduates were then permitted to attempt the Canadian Physiotherapy Competency Exam.

We are currently one of a small number of UK physiotherapy courses that the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC) has deemed equivalent on individual application to a pre-registration physiotherapy course in Australia. Each individual application is assessed by the APC and potentially each programme cohort given equivalency on a "course year" basis.

Funding Information

For information about our scholarships, please visit: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/study/scholarships/

Placement Opportunities

Study within the university is interspersed with clinical placements where you will acquire comprehensive hands-on experience.

Programme Contacts

Programme Leader

Sharron Blumenthal

T: 0141 331 3238

E: Sharron.Blumenthal@gcu.ac.uk

Admission Tutor

Tom McCarron

T: 0141 331 8125

E: T.McCarron@gcu.ac.uk

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