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Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) MSc

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Full time


2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

Prepare for contemporary physiotherapy practice in the continually evolving Health and Social Care sector on our MSc in Physiotherapy (Pre-registration). Learn in the clinical environment from the first semester, make the essential link between theory and practice from day one, and secure more than 1,000 hours of clinical practice.

You’ll be taught in our purpose-built rehabilitation and assessment facilities, which include a therapy clinic and movement analysis laboratory.

The overarching course philosophy is to integrate academic and clinical learning, preparing you for the workplace by exploring content through case-based learning.

The course aims to develop leaders in contemporary physiotherapy practice. You’ll be an agent for change in service improvement and innovation - ready to influence the local, national and international health and wellbeing agenda. You’ll also be able to collaborate effectively with service users, carers, health professionals and other agencies as you work to provide high-quality healthcare.

Why study with us

A case-based learning approach integrates the course’s four core themes: competencies for physiotherapy, personal and professional development, society and public health, and research.
All of the core members of the teaching team are Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Physiotherapists and members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Staff who are specialists in a range of clinical and research areas bring current clinical practice, research-informed teaching and clinical research to life in your sessions.
Emphasis is placed on developing a range of professional knowledge, skills, values and behaviours that will enable you to meet the standards of proficiency for physiotherapists as outlined by the HCPC.

Future careers

We have excellent employability rates for students graduating from our MSc Physiotherapy course.

Through consultation with our clinical stakeholders we know that there is a high demand for physiotherapists in the North West, especially those with masters-level qualifications.


This module continues the development of the four themes of the MSc (Pre-registration) Physiotherapy programme. You'll study factors influencing care, healthcare commissioning, and the impact of health conditions. The module will equip you with the skills to present research findings in a range of formats.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2:2 degree or equivalent professional experience or learning in a related field. Non-standard applications will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a forward-thinking university with multiple campuses and a truly international community of student learners. Founded in 1828, it has become one of the UK’s largest universities, with almost 200 years of heritage in delivering high-quality education. UCLan offers a portfolio of over 200 employment-oriented courses, aimed at preparing graduates for successful and impactful careers. The...more

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