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Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) MSc

Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

This course is a qualifying programme for those who wish to pursue a professional career in physiotherapy. Students will consolidate knowledge and skill from previous Honours degrees and are encouraged to be critical thinkers with the ability to seek and use a range of resources and evidence to improve effectiveness of physiotherapeutic interventions in order to solve clinical problems and improve service user outcomes.

The MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) is a two-year and two-month long, accelerated qualifying programme for students with a suitable first degree. Graduates from this programme will be eligible to seek registration with the Health Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

The ability to adapt to the changing needs of the service user and changing health and social care provision in the 21st century is embedded in the curriculum of this innovative programme. The aim of the programme is to train reflective, person-centred practitioners by covering the core skills within the areas of musculoskeletal cardiorespiratory and neurological physiotherapy and integrating them within an evidence-based context. Students will develop independent learning and problem solving skills using enquiry based learning. There is the opportunity to learn leadership skills and engage in service development projects. Hands on skills and clinical reasoning skills acquired in university will be developed further through a range of clinical placements.

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Study mode

Full time


2 years

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This module takes a client centred, problem solving approach, demonstrating clinical reasoning, in the exploration of the physiotherapeutic management of cardiovascular, respiratory, neurology and musculoskeletal systems. Students will acquire a range of rehabilitation and health promotion knowledge and skills within an evidence based context whilst evaluating the physical and psychosocial benefits for the patient.

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Entry requirements

Students need to have an first or upper second-class BSc honours degree in a human biology/behavioural science/sports science/health-related profession plus experience of undergraduate level research skills and a project/dissertation. Students presenting with a lower second class degree in a relatable subject or a BA honours degree may be considered if you are able to evidence significant academic or professional experience which is judged to be acceptable by York St John University.

University information

York St John University has been changing the lives of its students since 1841, when it was established as York Teacher Training School, making it one of the UK’s oldest institutions. It has an award-winning, eleven-acre campus situated in the centre of York, boasting state-of-the-art facilities following an investment of more than £46 million since 2011. Here are just some of the reasons to start your Postgraduate study at York St John...more

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