Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University


The programme is underpinned by research and informed by the latest developments in physiotherapy practice. Modules are delivered by academic staff from within physiotherapy and other professions in the School of Health and Life Sciences, including nursing, podiatry, occupational therapy and radiography. You will benefit from contributions from invited academic experts and clinical specialists. Our close links with clinical specialists mean that you will have access to the most up-to-date clinical material, research and professional expertise. The learning and teaching methods have been designed in consultation with practitioners to assist and contextualise learning. Methods include problem-solving activities with case material, clinical reasoning panels, blended learning using GCULearn, the University's virtual learning environment, practice-based learning and peer support.

Entry requirements

The programme is open to physiotherapists who hold a UK Honours degree 2.2 (or equivalent) or an unclassified degree or professional diploma with over two years' experience. Applicants with a grade point average between 55 and 60% will be considered if there is evidence of suitable work experience. Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration is not required; students whose 1st language is not English shall be required to demonstrate evidence of attaining an IELTS of at least 6.5 (with no element below 6.0 and reading and listening sections no less than 6.5).

Course modules

Core modules include: Advancing practice (1 and 2); evaluating evidence to develop research and inform practice; advanced leadership for health and social care practitioners; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Coursework; presentations; online discussions; reflective writing; practical examinations; a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8630