UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Physiotherapy Studies (Cardiorespiratory)

This postgraduate programme integrates the 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.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK Honours 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.

Course modules

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

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of teaching and self-directed learning. Assessment is through written assignments, oral presentations, multiple choice texts, submission of the literature review and research proposal, assessed coursework, unseen and prior disclosure written examinations, and the dissertation with an oral presentation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,400 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Variable - 1 years
PgCert Variable - 1 years
PgDip Variable - 2 years
MSc Variable - 2 years
PgCert Variable - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

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