UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Physiotherapy Studies (Paediatrics)

This postgraduate programme integrates the clinical, academic and research components of paediatric physiotherapy practice. The emphasis is on the management of paediatric patients with cardiorespiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal 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: paediatric cardiorespiratory physiotherapy; paediatric musculoskeletal physiotherapy; paediatric neuro physiotherapy; physiotherapy research and dissemination; research methods and statistics; options: child development (inclusive approaches in global contexts); children in difficult circumstances; clinical knowledge and decision-making; disability and development; information law and governance in clinical practice; leadership and professional development; muscle and exercise physiology in health and disease; patient safety and clinical risk; respiration through life, health and 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 Full-time - 1 years
MSc Variable - 2 years
PgCert Variable - 2 years
PgDip 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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