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MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

The Course Programme Structure Staff Profiles Why YSJ ?


How can I study MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)?

The course is full time over two years and six weeks commencing January each year. There are no part-time or distance learning options.

The award for the programme is:

  • MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration)

The interim awards are:

  • MSc Health Studies (without the placement component)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Studies
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health Studies


What will I study?

The programme is modular with all modules compulsory. All credit-bearing modules are studied at M level.

Year 1: Theme Professionalism


Long-term Conditions (30 credits)

Physiotherapy Practice (30 credits)

Rehabilitation Practice with Health Promotion (30 credits)

Physiotherapy Professional Practice Placements 1 and 2


Year 2: Theme Management/Leadership


Audit Research and Service Evaluation (15 credits)

Patient Management (15 credits)

Leadership and Service Development (15 credits)

Physiotherapy Professional Practice Placements 3 and 4

Research in Physiotherapy Practice (30 credits)

Contemporary Practice (15 credits)

Physiotherapy Professional Practice Placement 5


Will I get any practical experience?

You will undertake a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical education in a variety of placement settings within the Yorkshire and Humber region. Placements are sourced by the central professional practice placement team based in Leeds and are allocated to students by the teaching staff. The programme includes five professional practice placements of six weeks each, spread over the two-year programme. Clinical placements are assessed at undergraduate level. They are non-credit bearing modules but must be passed in order to progress.


How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take a number of different forms including:

Written assignments, reports, and project work; practical skills assessments and verbal presentations/vivas; poster presentations; a research proposal and research project.


Staff research interests

Find our more about staff research interests within the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences.


What resources will I have access to?

You will have access to the full range of resources available at the University including purpose-built physiotherapy laboratories, sports facilities, newly refurbished library and learning centre, and a range of online resources for learning and research.


Can I get involved with departmental activities?

Our students are encouraged to play a full part in the life of the department. Attendance at research seminars and other events is encouraged and you will be able to get involved with projects in your areas of interest as appropriate.


What can I do on completion?

Employment opportunities are available within the health and social care sector, schools, industry, and in the private sector or overseas. There are also opportunities for further study and clinical research.


Degree programme information

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