Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Physiotherapy (pre-registration)

You want to problem-solve in a clinical capacity, think independently and practise as a chartered physiotherapist - and you're ready to get there fast. Our accelerated MSc Physiotherapy is the programme for you. At GCU, programmes are both highly relevant to your career - and focused on creating meaningful change that contributes to the common good. You'll gain the expertise and knowledge you need to apply for membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and become a practising physiotherapist. You'll develop new insight in the areas of neuromusculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory therapeutics and neurorehabilitation - combining traditional study with comprehensive hands-on experience in clinical placements. And you'll have the support of a thriving, friendly and diverse GCU community as you learn. ions Council.

Entry requirements

MSc: UK first class or upper second class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a science discipline related to physiotherapy, such as physiology, human biology, biochemistry, sports science or medicine. The Honours degree must have contained a substantial element of human physiology within its programme of study. Experience of the process of research is essential. A diploma or degree in physiotherapy is not appropriate. Before applying to the programme, it is recommended that you are aware of the diverse nature of physiotherapy practice. Relevant visits to hospitals, voluntary work or part-time employment in an area where the impact of disability is experienced is desirable. Selection will be based on your educational qualifications, academic references, medical fitness and interview performance. Students must be able to undertake the role of physiotherapists from a fitness point of view. If applicants have queries in relation to this aspect they should contact a member of the admissions team to discuss their individual requirements. On commencing the course all students will have to undertake occupational health screening. As a physiotherapist criminal records are not deemed as spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) (Exceptions) Order 1975. If you have a criminal conviction we ask you to contact member of the admissions team to discuss the impact on your suitability for eligibility to apply for registration with the regulatory body, and employability. All Students have to undertake a PVG check on commencing the programme. The cost of this process has to be meet by the student. If you would like to discuss this please contact a member of the admissions team. Academic IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.5.

Course modules

Neuromusculoskeletal 1 and 2; Health Promotion; Health Related Activity and Fitness; Cardiovascular and Respiratory Therapeutics; Practice Education; Inter-Professional Context of Practice; Neurorehabilitation; Working in Organisations: Interprofessional and Critical Perspectives; and Dissertation.

Assessment methods

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills. Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.

Sponsorship information

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year. For up to date fee information for this programme, please visit


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time January 2020 6,835 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 6,835 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 6,835 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 15,120 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 6,835 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 6,835 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 6,835 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University G4 0BA Scotland

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