Manchester Metropolitan University

Physiotherapy (pre-registration)

This accelerated, two-year course prepares you for work as a physiotherapist in modern practice. Running over two years (45 weeks per year), our full-time, accelerated course supports students who have an undergraduate degree in a related subject to practise as a physiotherapist. This taught masters degree helps you to integrate physiotherapy theory with practice and to develop your skills in critical thinking. Some of the topics you'll study include the function of the nervous system, cardiorespiratory disease, and tissue repair. You'll consider issues such as health inequalities, the legal and policy frameworks governing physiotherapy practice in the UK, and integrated care. You'll also have practical sessions where you'll learn physiotherapy techniques such as manual therapy and massage therapy. These typically take place in our specialist physiotherapy teaching rooms. You'll complete four, six-week placements. These are normally organised by the Practice Placement team and take place mainly within the NHS, but may be in private practice, where you will be supported and work alongside experienced clinical educators who will facilitate and support your learning. To ensure you achieve a minimum 1000 clinical hours, you may complete your final placement in an area of your choice either in the UK or abroad. Many of our teaching team are actively involved within research and clinical practice alongside their teaching commitments. Current research projects include community health screening in Hulme, Manchester, and specialist dance classes in Sheffield for people with terminal illnesses. Our course is approved and validated by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Entry requirements

MSc: An undergraduate honours degree (upper second class or above) in a relevant subject or the equivalent qualification. Relevant subject areas include: biological sciences, sports science, sports therapy or rehabilitation, chemistry, nursing and psychology. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Additional requirements: Evidence of interest and work experience in the relevant field. Evidence of studying within the last three years, Level 6 or above. Satisfactory disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a mix of coursework, written and practical examinations, practice placements, reflective writing, case reviews, oral presentations and a research proposal.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 45 Weeks

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Main Site M15 6BH North West

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