Master of Physiotherapy in UK

Master of Physiotherapy in UK

Master of Physiotherapy in UK
Pratima NeupaneSun Feb 06 2022

Master of Physiotherapy in UK is generally 2 years long. This course is targeted at those individuals who want to make a clinical practice and work in senior clinical roles.

While successful completion of this course will give you eligibility for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy from some universities, this cannot be the same for the MSc in Physiotherapy course in all UK Universities.

Overall this course intends to offer a challenging and rewarding educational experience that enables students to develop as competent, evidence-based and patient-centred physiotherapy practitioners, capable of making a valuable contribution to the workplace. 

Why study Master of Physiotherapy in UK?

  • The tuition fees for Master of Physiotherapy in the UK ranges from GBP 12,000 to GBP 25,000 for international students. 
  • Many scholarships available
  • Top Universities offer these courses. 
  • Some Universities offer placements as a part of the Master of Physiotherapy Curriculum. 

Top Universities for Master of Physiotherapy in UK

These are the leading Universities in the UK for Master of Physiotherapy.

Rank in UK

University

1

University of Southampton

2

Glasgow Caledonian University

3

Robert Gordon University

4

University of Liverpool

5

University of Birmingham

6

King’s College London

7

University of Nottingham

8

University of Central Lancashire

9

Cardiff University

10

Manchester Metropolitan University

11

Kingston/St George’s University of London

12

University of Plymouth

13

University of Brighton

14

University of Bradford

15

Keele University

Tuition Fees for Master of Physiotherapy in UK

The cost for Master of Physiotherapy in the UK ranges from GBP 12,000 to 25,000 for international students.

University

Annual tuition fees in GBO for domestic Students

Annual Tuition Fees in GBP for international students

University of Birmingham

9,250

23,040

University of Nottingham

9,000

21,000

Manchester Metropolitan University

9,250

19,500

University of Essex

9,250

19,740

King's College London

9,250

29,310

Coventry University

10,600

16,950

University of Brighton

9,250

16,614

University of Plymouth

11,450

15,200

University of Central Lancashire

11,000

13,500

Oxford Brookes University

10,400

16,200

University of East Anglia

9,250

18,500

Master of Physiotherapy in UK Admission Requirements

Application Requirements

  • Academic documents of all of the schools and colleges attended before (Bachelor, High school and class 10). The academic document includes transcripts, character certificates and provisional certificates. The scorecards in the bachelor degree must meet the specific requirement set by universities. 
  • English Language Scores- Should be valid
  • Application fees unless application fees are waived
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Experience letter for gap
  • Letter of Recommendations if asked by the university
  • Identification documents like passport

University Specific Requirements

University of Birmingham

  • Course Name: Physiotherapy (pre-registration) MSc
  • Course Duration: 2 years
  • English Test Scores; 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.0, minimum 6.5
    • TOEFL: Overall 95, minimum 22
    • PTE: Overall 76, minimum 67
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need an honours degree in a relevant discipline. Applicants also need clear evidence of Physiotherapy experience. 

University of Nottingham

  • Course Name: Physiotherapy MSc
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores; 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, minimum 6.0
    • TOEFL: Overall 87, minimum 20 in speaking and 19 in other elements. 
    • PTE: Overall 71, minimum 65
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need a first division in bachelor degree in Physiotherapy or other health care-related subjects or its international equivalent.

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • Course Name: MSc (Pre-Registration) Physiotherapy
  • Course Duration: 2 years
  • English Test Scores; 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.0, minimum 6.5
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need a UK undergraduate degree (2:1 degree) in areas like biological science, sports science, sports therapy, rehabilitation, chemistry, nursing and psychology. Additionally, applicants also need evidence of interest and work experience in the relevant field. 

University of Essex

  • Course Name: MSc Physiotherapy 
  • Course Duration: 2 years
  • English Test Scores; 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.0, minimum 6.5
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need an honours degree in a relevant discipline like life science, psychology, sociology, biological science or sports science etc with a minimum of an upper second class degree.
  • Applicants also need work experience/ including voluntary work.

King’s College London

  • Course Name: Physiotherapy (pre-registration) MSc
  • Course Duration: 2 years
  • English Test Scores; 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.0, minimum 6.5
    • TOEFL: Overall 95, minimum 22
    • PTE: Overall 76, minimum 67
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need a 2:1 undergraduate degree with a minimum of 60% in the bachelor degree. 
  • If applicants don’t have a bachelor degree in an irrelevant subject, they will have to have significant work experience in the related area.

York St John University

  • Course Name: Physiotherapy (pre-registration) MSc
  • Course Duration: 2 years 2 months
  • English Test Scores; 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.0, minimum 6.5
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need a 2:1 honours degree in a related subject

University of Cumbria

  • Course Name: MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration)
  • Course Duration: 2 years
  • English Test Scores; 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.0, minimum 6.5
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need an honours degree in relevant science-based subjects like sports rehabilitation, sports therapy, human biology, biomedical sciences, anatomy and Physiology etc. 

Coventry University

  • Course Name: Advancing Physiotherapy Practice MSc
  • Course Duration: 2 years
  • English Test Scores; 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, minimum 6.0
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need an honours degree (2:1) in relevant discipline.

Queen Margaret University

  • Course Name: MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration)
  • Course Duration: 2 years
  • English Test Scores; 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.0, minimum 6.5
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need a second class honours degree in any field with a minimum of 60% in their bachelor degree. 

University of Brighton

  • Course Name: Physiotherapy (pre-registration) MSc
  • Course Duration: 2 years
  • English Test Scores; 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.0, minimum 6.5
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need an honours degree in relevant discipline with a minimum of 2.6 GPA or 65%.

Birmingham State University

  • Course Name: Physiotherapy (pre-registration)- MSc
  • Course Duration: 2 years
  • English Test Scores; 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.0, minimum 6.5
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need an honours degree with 2:1 om relevant disciplines such as biological Sciences, Physiology, Sports Science, Chemistry and Psychology.

University of Plymouth

  • Course Name: MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration)
  • Course Duration: 2 years
  • English Test Scores; 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.0, minimum 6.5
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need an honours degree in relevant disciplines like biological sciences, behavioural sciences, sport and exercise sciences, sports therapy, sports rehabilitation, nursing etc.

Scholarships

University

Scholarships

Value

University of Nottingham

Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship

50 to 100% waiver on tuition fees

South Asia Postgraduate Excellence Award

Up to GBP 4.000

University of Birmingham

Achievement Scholarship

£1,500

Excellence Scholarship

£1,500

University of Exeter

Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarships

starting from £5,000, payable as a reduction of the international tuition fee for the first year of study.

Imperial College London

President’s Undergraduate Scholarship

£1,000 for each undergraduate year of study (for a maximum of four years).

Imperial Bursary

Up to £5,000/year,

University of Liverpool

Vice-Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship 2021

2500 reduction of tuition fee

International Postgraduate Taught Scholarship

2500

Brunel University

Brunel Graduate Discount

15% of tuition fee

University of Manchester

Manchester Alumni Scholarship

GBP 3,000

GREAT Scholarship 2020

Varies

Scope of Physiotherapy in UK post Master Degree

After completing a Master of Physiotherapy in the UK, applicants can find work in - hospitals, health centres, private practice, charitable organisations, military rehabilitation centres, sporting organisations, or in University research and teaching etc.

The salary of a senior Physiotherapy professional in the United Kingdom ranges from 27,700 GBP per year (minimum salary) to 199,000 GBP per year (maximum salary).

Physiotherapy Jobs in the UK

Average Annual Salary in GBP

Physiotherapy Assistant

24,024

Physical Therapist

42,642

Physiotherapist

38,932

Consultant Physiotherapist in Multi-specialty Hospitals, Health Care Centres, NGOs.

40,000- 60,000

Health Care Physiotherapy Instructor

44,300

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

53,200

Special Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

47,500

Neuro Physiotherapist

45,000

 

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