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Physiotherapy (pre-registration) MSc

Physiotherapy (pre-registration) MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Physiotherapy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Our MSc in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) is a qualifying course for graduates with a relevant first degree. It provides the opportunity to undertake a physiotherapy course leading to registration at master’s level.

We use an interprofessional approach to learning, with some modules shared with other health and social care students.

You will need to have the academic ability to work as an autonomous practitioner. And be able to reason through individualised healthcare needs. You will also need:

  • to show personal qualities and values which underpin the overall care you give
  • strong communication and team-working skills
  • a compassionate and caring nature.

Our lecturers are experienced in their specialist practice areas. They maintain excellent practice links with those areas locally or across the region. They are able to provide a global perspective on Physiotherapy.

Learning and assessment

You will be taught full-time over two years. This is alongside the well-established and highly-regarded BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy three year course that we offer.

Working at masters level, you will focus on developing your knowledge of physiotherapy, which is evidence-based and underpinned by research.

You will be provided with the knowledge and skills to be:

  • research minded in your attitude to knowledge and the evidence base to physiotherapy
  • self motivated, proactive and equipped to make informed judgements in clinical practice
  • experienced in multi and interdisciplinary working.

Career prospects

On completion of the course, physiotherapists may work in units with expertise in:

  • neurology
  • respiratory care
  • orthopaedics
  • musculoskeletal conditions
  • care of the elderly
  • paediatrics.

There are also employment opportunities in professional sport, industry and private practice.

Physiotherapists are employed in an increasing range of settings in acute hospitals and in primary care settings in the community. They have the opportunity to care for a wide range of individuals, from newborn babies to elderly members of the population.

Modules

You will develop professional identity, enabling you to develop a way of being and relating in the health and social care context. Through evaluative and reflective opportunities, you will critically examine the concepts of professionalism, the professional domains of concerns, codes of practice of professional bodies and regulatory bodies and explore the clinical reasoning process required to practice sound judgment throughout your professional career.
Practice Placement II and III - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£10,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£15,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

5 GCSE passes at grade C or above, including English Language and Maths. Applicants should have a BSc honours degree at 2:1 or above (or equivalent) in a science-based subject in: Anatomy; Biological sciences; Biology; Kinesiology; Physiology; Sport and Exercise Science; Sports Therapy (depending on biology content). Applicants must: produce one recent reference; have experience of paid or voluntary work within a physiotherapy context which enables the applicant to demonstrate an understanding of the depth and breadth of Physiotherapy and an understanding of the knowledge, skills and values required. Applicants will also be assessed on their demonstration of the following qualities: communication and interpersonal skills; working with others; a caring and respectful attitude to others; reliability, honesty and trustworthiness; problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative. Additionally: All applicants will be screened for fitness to practise.

University information

Based in the historic student city of Oxford, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK’s leading modern universities. It enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence, innovative approaches to learning, and strong links with business and industry. The university welcomes students from more than 140 countries around the world, and is proud of its diverse, inclusive community. Oxford Brookes is known for great teaching, coming second in...more

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