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MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

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Full time


2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

Course overview

This course aims to develop highly skilled evidence-based physiotherapists equipped to face the challenges of an advancing profession within the context of continuing professional development and life-long learning.

Be at the forefront of this advancing profession. Highly skilled physiotherapists are in great demand, and our new MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) course has been specifically designed to give you the training and experience you require to qualify as a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered physiotherapist to practice within this advancing field.

You’ll receive a challenging and rewarding educational experience, where you will develop all the skills necessary to practice as a competent, reflective, evidence-based and person-centred physiotherapist.

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to make a valuable contribution to your chosen workplace. As part of this course, you will also develop a keen appreciation of people’s physical and mental health needs, so that you can provide high-quality treatment/rehabilitation for a variety of conditions across diverse specialities. Alongside this, you will develop key management and leadership skills and understand the importance of interdisciplinary working.

As part of the course, you will experience a wide range of placements including, NHS, voluntary and private, as well as our own on-site healthcare-focused clinic where you’ll gain a variety of experiences with a wide range of client groups. You’ll be working under the guidance of highly skilled clinicians and will treat patients, observe other practitioners and participate in all aspects of physiotherapy-focused care. You will also have the opportunity to participate in case conferences, ward rounds and a range of visits.

This MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) course is validated, HCPC approved and has received CSP accreditation.


Physiotherapy Dissertation - Core
Physiotherapy Practice 2 - Core
Research Methods in Health Sciences - Core
Advanced Practice Skills - Core
Developing Physiotherapy Skills 2 - Core
Mental Health - Core
Person-centred Practice - Core
Physiotherapy Practice 1 - Core
Developing Physiotherapy Practice Skills 1 - Core
Professional Practice - Core
Human Science in Practice - Core
Concepts of Practice - Core

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Entry requirements

Normally a first or second class (2:1 or 2:2) BSc (Hons) degree in a relevant science-based subject. Examples of relevant subjects include sport and exercise science, sports rehabilitation, sports therapy, human biology, biomedical sciences, anatomy and physiology. Alternatively: An existing qualification in nursing, midwifery or relevant Allied Health Profession (e.g: osteopathy or chiropractic).

University information

AECC University College in Bournemouth offers students a range of specialist study options across the health sciences, and students are able to complete studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Students at the university will benefit from the use of state-of-the-art facilities, great quality of teaching, in addition to graduating with a qualification that will place them in great stead professionally. The college places a...more

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