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2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary


The MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) provides a contemporary research-enhanced curriculum with a minimum of 1000 hours of professional practice experience and an accelerated route into the profession. It is an ideal study pathway for graduates with a related first degree wishing to become physiotherapists. The programme will prepare you for working independently and with teams to provide high-quality, person centered care that aims to optimise health, function and well-being for individuals and to promote living well and self-management for populations and people living with long term conditions. The programme has a strong emphasis on skill development for effective communication, evidence based practice, professionalism and leadership in healthcare, alongside promoting a systematic understanding of the core principles underpinning physiotherapy practice to guide clinical reasoning and health promotion. On completion of the programme graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Course detail

Teaching on the Physiotherapy programme brings together excellence in research and practice led by education, clinical and research staff who are experts in their field. We have a strategic partnership with clinicians from our local NHS trust partners, to provide some of the College based clinical and practical teaching. Interprofessional learning with students from other healthcare disciplines (including medicine, nursing, midwifery, dietetics, pharmacy and physiotherapy) and clinical simulation working in high and low fidelity environments and with actors and patient educators is highly valued by our students.

Teaching and assessment

College-based teaching is arranged over 3 days a week using a blended-learning approach that integrates face-to-face campus-based activities (eg lectures, seminars, practicals, clinical simulation, workshops) with structured online and self-directed learning (e-learning, individual and in groups). A series of case-based learning opportunities exposes students to real-world scenarios that need to be solved using reasoning and existing theoretical knowledge. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Guy’s and Waterloo Campuses. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the choice of modules offered at the time. Practice education is arranged in work-based placements in a variety of settings primarily in Greater London although some placements are based further afield in the South East of England.

Career prospects

On completion of the programme, you will be able to apply for registration to practise as a physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This enables you to practise in a wide variety of settings and is mandatory for employment within the NHS. You will also be eligible to apply for full membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Whilst a significant majority of recent graduates go on to work in healthcare including the NHS, they are increasingly taking on roles in emerging areas for Physiotherapists including Social Care, Public Health, sports and leisure, clinical and academic research and other graduate opportunities.


Communication and Reasoning: Inclusive Communication and Influencing Behaviour (15 Credits)
Evidence Based Practice: Assessment, Measurement and Evaluating Questions in Practice (15 Credits)
Integrated Physiotherapy Practice 1: Long Term Conditions and Rehabilitation (30 Credits)
Integrated Physiotherapy Practice 2: Acute, Emergency and Primary Care (30 Credits)
Practice Education 1
Integrated Physiotherapy Practice 3: Managing Complexity (30 Credits)
Leadership: Team-working and Improving Healthcare (15 Credits)
Practice Education 2
Researching Practice Project (45 Credits)

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Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 first degree in biomedical sciences or relevant disciplines such as Psychology and Sports Science. Applicants with degrees in other disciplines will be assessed on their merits. In addition, applicants should have evidence of training in statistics, research methods and/or a dissertation at BSc level. They should also have the skills to critically evaluate material and study independently.