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Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) MSc

Course code

B160PPHYSPRG

Start date

September

Placement available

Mode of study

2 years full-time

Fees

2021/22

UK £9,250

International £18,410

2021/22 changes

Click here to read about how your course will be delivered and supported from September 2021.

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Overview

Are you looking for a rewarding career in physiotherapy? Do you have a science-based degree? This course allows you to progress from your undergraduate degree to becoming a fully-qualified physiotherapist.

The course is designed to be hands-on and practical. Our Mary Seacole Building is purpose-built for physiotherapy and occupational therapy. The rooms reflect the type of clinical environments that you'll work in as a physiotherapist and you’ll learn your practical skills here as you’ll have the opportunity to practice on patients visiting the university and on your fellow students. This means that you’ll be confident and experienced in time for your first placement.

On this course, you’ll learn how to evaluate data and to apply research knowledge and skills to clinical practice. You’ll be taught to design your own research and how to use this research to advance clinical practice.

At Brunel we understand the value of making the most of your 1,000 hours of clinical experience. Your placements begin at the end of the first year. All our academic staff have worked or still work clinically within the London area so you will benefit from their excellent links with prestigious London hospitals.

There’s also a strong focus on professional development throughout the course. Study areas include managing and improving health services, self-management and team working so you’ll be fully equipped with a strong scientific foundation and the practical and professional skills to progress your career. This is reflected in our employment figures with 100 per cent of MSc pre-registration graduates employed as physiotherapists within six months of completing the programme.

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Dean’s International Scholarship: This course is eligible for a £2,000 fee waiver, per academic year, subject to availability. This Scholarship is for full-time international students only. Find out more.

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Course content

The programme is delivered 46 weeks per year and incorporates 1,000 hours of clinical practice, ensuring you’re ready to step into a career in physiotherapy as soon as you graduate.

This course can be studied 2 years full-time, starting in September.

Year 1

Year 2

This course has a placement option. Find out more about work placements available.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

The programme specification is in the process of being updated and may not be an accurate reflection of the programme.

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Careers and your future

Successful completion of the programme provides eligibility to apply for statutory registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and full membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

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UK entry requirements

  • A UK first or 2:1 Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, with a preference for a science subject, with extensive anatomy and physiology as an integral component (Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Physical Education, Sports Science, Sports Management, Nursing and previous Physiotherapy degrees cannot be considered). All applicants must hold a B Grade at A-Level (or international High School equivalent) in Biology with evidence of informed insight into the profession of physiotherapy.

Applicants will be required to attend a full day selection day which includes an interview. Applicants will be able to choose whether to attend an online or on-campus interview. Applicants in the UK are encourage to attend an on-campus interview.

Please note this programme is not suitable for qualified physiotherapists. Please contact the HCPC for further information if you wish to acquire UK state registration rights.

The deadline to apply for this programme is the 20th of June 2022. Applications received after this date may not be considered.

Applicants can apply for the next entry point only. If you receive an offer and would like to defer your offer to the following entry point to the one you have applied for, you should put your request in writing to the Admission Office. They will then liaise with the Admissions Tutors for the course and let you know the outcome. You should have a strong reason for wanting to defer and we regret that we are not able to guarantee that we can accommodate this request.

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EU and International entry requirements

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7 (min 6.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 64 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 68% (63% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 98 (min 23 in all areas) 

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

2021/22 entry

UK

£9,250 full-time

International

£18,410 full-time

More information on any additional course-related costs.

Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 

Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2022/23 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to continue our support during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course.

See our fees and funding page for full details of postgraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

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Teaching and Learning

Our academic team has specialists in every area of physiotherapy. Most of our academics currently work in hospitals and other clinical settings so they will be teaching you up-to-date scientific knowledge and patient-assessment skills.

Our lecturers are also active in research and often contribute to the development of professional guidelines so you know you’re being taught by practising physiotherapists with a high profile in the sector.

Our teaching approaches are diverse and you’ll benefit from lectures, tutorials, practical sessions (small groups), study guides and our computer-based learning packages.

By studying your postgraduate degree with us you will be taught the most up-to-date clinical methods in a fast-moving field. Our team will teach you leading-edge research through practical experience.

Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.

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Assessment and feedback

You will be assessed in a variety of different ways including written exams, practical vivas, practical exams, written assignments and your clinical placements.

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.