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Physiotherapy (MSc)

Award
Master of Science
Duration
2 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
Next course starts
January 2022

About this course

Physiotherapists work to improve the physical activity and quality of life for people with healthcare issues. This 2 year MSc Physiotherapy degree offers an accelerated route to become a qualified physiotherapist.

As a graduate-entry student, you’ll complete practice placements in each year with a number of our local healthcare partners. After you pass, you’ll be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

On this pre-registration physiotherapy master’s degree you’ll learn about the science behind the subject. You’ll be supported to become independent, self-motivated and assertive. Developing the ability to reflect and use critical analysis for your own, and others’ practice is essential.

Your clinical placements occur throughout the course and take place with our local healthcare partners. They help combine your theory and your practice skills.

On some modules you’ll experience ‘shared’ and ‘joint’ learning with peers from other healthcare disciplines. When you graduate you’ll be able to demonstrate clinical, research and management excellence.

When you successfully complete the course, you will have the basis to apply for accreditation with the HCPC and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Support for students with a disability/health condition

We are fully committed to supporting students with disabilities who wish to join programmes of study which require the acquisition and practise of professional competencies.

We offer students personal, informal advice by telephone, email or face to face, and we are happy to discuss your specific needs prior to you applying. This could include how your specific needs may impact on your ability to meet the clinical competencies. This will not affect your application in any way, but may help you to select the right programme for you.

Please contact the admissions team for further details.

Course lead

Dr. Ruth Turk specialises in the use of technologies in neurological rehabilitation. She researches the way that muscles and senses recover following stroke and is a member of the Active Living and Rehabilitation research group. Visit Dr Turk’s profile page to view her research publications.

Accreditations

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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