UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Advanced Physiotherapy (Cardiorespiratory)

This postgraduate programme integrates the advanced clinical, academic and research components of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy practice. The emphasis is on the management of patients with cardiorespiratory disorders. Flexibility in selection of modules allows for physiotherapists with particular interests to be accommodated. The programme is delivered through a combination of teaching and self-directed learning, and includes up to six weeks of clinical placements.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK undergraduate degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in physiotherapy or an approved diploma in physiotherapy together with evidence of appropriate clinical and/or teaching experience and a commitment to continuing professional development. We expect students to have had at least 2 years post-qualification clinical experience and UK state-registration is preferred.

Course modules

Core modules: Clinical education in advanced physiotherapy part 1; cardiorespiratory physiotherapy skills; respiration through life, health and disease; research methods and statistics; physiotherapy research and dissemination. Options: Cardiorespiratory theory for physiotherapists; clinical education in advanced physiotherapy part 2; paediatric cardiorespiratory physiotherapy; physical activity and clinical exercise for cardiovascular disease; health management and clinical exercise for pulmonary disease; muscle and exercise physiology in health and disease; heart and circulation; leadership and professional development; clinical knowledge and decision making; information law and governance in clinical practice; patient safety and clinical risk.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through clinical assessments, written assignments, oral presentations, multiple choice tests, submission of the literature review and research proposal, assessed coursework, unseen and prior disclosure written examinations, and the dissertation with an oral presentation.

Sponsorship information

UCL Graduate School.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,400 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 24,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Variable - 2 years
PgDip Variable - 2 years
PgDip Full-time £ 6,500 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 14,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months
PgCert Part-time £ 3,350 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgCert Part-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Admissions Officer
Telephone number: 
020 7905 2119