MSc Physiotherapy

Learn in state-of-the-art facilities, study the latest in clinical research and get leading-edge training in our MSc Physiotherapy programme. GCU collaborates with industry to bring a cutting-edge course of study to physiotherapists seeking to advance their careers. The programme is delivered by practising experts, specialists and academics – and informed by the latest developments in the field.

You’ll hone your skills in a friendly, open and diverse environment – where we’re focused on advancing your career and committed to global engagement, social responsibility and serving the common good. Get a world-class education that takes a cross-functional approach, with contributions from the fields of nursing, podiatry, occupational therapy and radiography as well as physiotherapy, and modules taught by guest experts and experienced academic staff across GCU’s School of Health and Life Sciences.

Drawing on our close relationship with industry, your programme includes a wide range of teaching methods to help you advance in your career – including problem-solving activities, case studies, practice-based learning, peer support and blended learning using GCULearn, our high-tech virtual environment.

Graduate prospects

You might broaden the scope of your current work – or launch a new career as a clinical specialist, consultant, researcher or private practitioner. Whichever path you choose, your MSc Physiotherapy will give you the skills and qualifications you need to succeed. Our alumni are competitive for roles in the private, public and third sectors, within the UK and abroad.

Recently students have obtained physiotherapy posts in Europe, New Zealand, Canada, USA and Hong Kong & Singapore. Applications to some of these counties require an application that reviews the course specifics and the individual student profile. You may also need to undertake additional exams.

Advancing Practice (1 and 2); Evaluating Evidence to Develop Research and Inform Practice; Advanced Leadership for Health and Social Care Practitioners; and Dissertation.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Study Options

  • 2019/20

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

 

MSc
Full Time
1 Year
16 Sep 2019
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
MSc Full Time 1 Year 16 Sep 2019 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Study Options

  • 2020/21

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

 

MSc
Full Time
1 Year
14 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
MSc Full Time 1 Year 14 Sep 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Typical entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement: UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in physiotherapy. Alternatively an unclassified degree or professional diploma in physiotherapy with over two years’ professional experience.

English language

Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0.

Additional Information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2019/20

Home: £5500
RUK: £5500
EU: £5500
International: £12980

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

View our Postgraduate scholarships.

For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 13 September 2019 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.

Find out more about international life at GCU.

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.





The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.

We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.