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MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)

MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)

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Study mode

Full time


2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course type


Course Summary

Why choose Herts?

  • Fast-track course: Our accelerated two year postgraduate course commences in January.
  • Industry accredited: Our accelerated master’s course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and prepares you to become a physiotherapist.
  • Work placement opportunities: Gain at least 1000 hours clinical based practice throughout the course.

Professional Accreditations

Eligibility to apply for full membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and registration as a Physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

About the course

This dynamic two year course gives you the knowledge, skills and placement experiences to become a contemporary physiotherapist with a masters qualification. The contemporary curriculum considers the care settings primary, secondary and tertiary to reflect modern patient centred healthcare. Research will underpin practice including a focus on leadership and innovation. You’ll be exposed to seven different placements, usually starting from the first semester, providing you the opportunity of gaining hands-on experience and practical knowledge.


With a growing demand for physiotherapists, you’ll have the opportunity to work for the NHS or in the private sector.

Often, you’ll begin your career in the NHS in a rotational role, learning key skills and gaining experience across different areas of practice before specialising. The different specialities can include cardiac and respiratory care, neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Physiotherapists work across a range of settings including intensive care and outpatient units, the community, sports clubs or children’s centres.

Career progression

If you're working in the NHS there is a defined career structure where you can work your way up to senior and more specialist clinical roles and managerial roles. You can also work in private practice and work towards opening your own practice.


This practice education module focuses upon the importance of compassion in practice. Students will enhance their employability by developing an understanding and being able to demonstrate how this particular value of the NHS Constitution applies in everyday work within all health and social care settings (NHS, Private, Charity and Independent sectors). Students will undertake the module in practice settings providing them with the opportunity to develop their understanding of physiotherapy provision within a range of specialties and environments.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

2:1 degree classification or above in an undergraduate degree in a science* or a healthcare related subject

University information

​Master your dream At Herts, the university offers a huge variety of postgraduate courses covering everything from animation to environmental management. It offers flexible study options to suit a student’s lifestyle, fantastic links to business and expert guidance every step of the way. Why choose postgraduate study at Herts? Employment prospects: 91.5% of postgraduates are in work or further study* Industry connections: Links...more

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