Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Physiotherapy (pre-registration)

This course has been developed as an accelerated route for graduates wishing to practice as chartered physiotherapists; the programme comprises theoretical and practical elements.

Entry requirements

Normally, the students will be 1st class or upper 2nd Class Honours graduates in Biological Exercise, or related sciences. The Honours degree must have contained human psychology within its programme of study and experience of the process of research is essential for entry to this programme; a diploma/degree in Physiotherapy is not appropriate; before applying to this programme, it is recommended that applicants are aware of the diverse nature of physiotherapy practice; selection will be based on the graduate's educational qualifications, academic references, medical fitness and interview performance; international students whose first language is not English shall be required to demonstrate evidence of satisfactory competence by completing an IELTS test with a score of at least 7.0 or by holding another recognised qualification.

Course modules

Modules in year 1 include: Neuromusculoskeletal therapeutics; interprofessional context of practice cardiovascular and respiratory care; practice education 1; practice evaluation; neuro-rehabilitation; neuromusculoskeletal practice 2; year 2 (practice placements 2 and 3): Dissertation; practice placements 4 and 5; elective placement; organisation of behaviour and professional practice; practice placements 7 and 8.

Assessment methods

A number of assessment methods are used in the programme, including coursework, practical examination, presentations and MSc Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Self- or employer-funded.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,510 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 2 years

Campus details

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

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Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8630