UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Healthcare and Rehabilitation

This unique programme is designed to provide an education in the underlying scientific principles of physical therapy, and an opportunity to experience the clinical application of specialist rehabilitation techniques with expert clinicians at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH).

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree in a related medical, biological science or bioengineering discipline, a clinical qualification, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Core modules: clinical aspects of musculoskeletal medicine; movement science and pain; musculoskeletal biomechanics and application in physical therapy; musculoskeletal tissue biology (disease and dysfunction); musculoskeletal tissue biology (form and function); rehabilitation and multi-dimensional patient management; research governance; research methodology and generic skills.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, case-based studies, workshops and practical classes. Assessment is through MCQ examinations; coursework, including narrative reviews, structured questions and case studies; and poster presentation. The research project is assessed by a written dissertation and viva examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,460 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Variable - 5 years

Campus details

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Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 8909 5841