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MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy

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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Veterinary Medicine

Course type


Course Summary

Writtle University College has an excellent reputation for its existing undergraduate Equine Sports Therapy course and our Integrated Masters in Vet Physio as well as our BSc in Animal Therapy that have both academic and professional input and by popular demand we are now offering an MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy as a postgraduate pathway.

This exciting course is recognised by RAMP, Accredited by AHPR and supported by NAVP. The programme is designed to develop the skills of the student to support veterinary surgeons in the rehabilitation of a variety of species and will in particular focus on equine and canine patients. It will also focus on supporting equine and canine athletes both during competition and for recovery.

It is designed to enhance competency in existing therapists and to help students with less experience achieve their goal as capable and knowledgeable veterinary physiotherapists. The programme offers successful students the opportunity to become part of the existing para-veterinary profession of veterinary physiotherapists by developing excellent understanding and knowledge of anatomical structure in relation to function, treatment, rehabilitation of a variety of animals and of core business skills for those who plan to be self-employed. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.


To undertake the rehabilitation process it is critical that students understand what may go wrong at molecular, cellular and tissue level. This module develops the links between the phases of repair and the optimum stage for different types of passive and dynamic rehabilitation to maximise recovery through timely intervention. Tendon and ligament injuries, muscle injury and disease, bone fractures and diseases and neurological diseases/injuries will also be addressed in this module. The physiological basis of pain mechanisms and dealing with pain through the use of analgesics will also be investigated.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Part-time study is not available to International students due to UKVI Regulations.

Entry requirements

Applicants will hold an upper second or 1st class Honours degree in Animal Science or a related subject (Equine Science, Zoology, Bioveterinary Science, Veterinary Nursing) or a therapy degree (such as, Equine Sports Therapy, Animal Therapy or Human Sports Therapy).