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2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course type


Course Summary

Our accelerated pre-registration programme will enable you to qualify as a physiotherapist in just two years. You will develop a range of skills from the full scope of physiotherapy practice underpinned by the ability to think highly critically and to evaluate and apply evidence in practice. You will have exposure to world-leading researchers, complete a masters level research study (suitable for publication in an academic journal), and undertake a minimum of 1,000 hours’ practice placement under the supervision of a qualified physiotherapist. On successful completion of the programme you will be able to register with the physiotherapy profession and be in the best possible position to select and progress in the physiotherapy field of your choice.


Clinical Assessment and Treatment
Future Professional Practice
Introduction to Professional Practice
Critical Inquiry (Research)
Managing Clinical Cases
Practice Placements
Integrated Clinical Cases
Managing Complex Cases

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK/ international students

This course is not available to international students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will need a 2:1 degree. We will accept a 2:2 degree if you also have a relevant master's at Merit level. You must have gained your degree within 4 years before the start of this course. If you gained your degree before this, you'll need to show that you've been working or studying at an appropriate academic level during this time. We accept the following subjects: human biological or behavioural science, sports science, a health-related profession where you used or developed foundation science throughout your degree. As part of your first degree you must also have completed research training which includes one of the following: an empirical undergraduate research study and a comprehensive systematic review including meta-analysis.

University information

With over 100 years of heritage at its Highfield Campus alone, the University of Southampton prides itself on its history and tradition, commitment to prestige, and student success. The university is one of the original institutions that founded the UK’s Russell Group of prestigious, research-focused universities. Southampton is now ranked among the top 15 universities in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2022, and has been awarded the...more

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