Physiotherapy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS

Course summary

This four year integrated master’s course will equip you with the expertise and practical skills that you need to work as a registered physiotherapist in the private or public health and social care sector. You will thrive in our supportive environment and benefit from placements in each year. Why QMU? • We are smaller by design than many universities, so you will enjoy smaller class sizes and a close, supportive relationship with our academic team. • Be part of a vibrant, supportive and social learning community that is integrated across all Physiotherapy year groups. • You will benefit from a carefully considered balance of theory and practical learning. Extracurricular opportunities can further develop your physiotherapy skills. • In the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022, we are ranked in the top 20 UK universities for subjects allied to medicine (19th out of 82). On this course you will: • Be able to register with the HCPC and practise as a physiotherapist on graduation. • Be able to confidently deliver safe, effective and person-centred physiotherapy care on graduation. • Become part of a community of learners, working collaboratively with lecturers, clinical staff, service users and other students on a transformational journey towards registration. • Carry out invaluable practice-based placements in each year that will enrich your learning. Placements will take place in a variety of real health and social care settings and you will work (supported by a registered physiotherapist) with patients, their carers and families, and with other health and social care professionals. Physiotherapists are healthcare professionals who use person-centred approaches to make a difference to people’s lives. Physiotherapists work in a wide range of settings and focus on the management and prevention of problems relating to movement and function across the life-span. Physiotherapy is a demanding course and we recommend that you research the career thoroughly and consider work shadowing before you come to QMU This is a four year integrated undergraduate master’s course that leads to eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a physiotherapist. Students commence the course with a view to graduating with a Master of Physiotherapy (MPhys) in four years. Years Three and Four will include some study alongside postgraduate students studying on the MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) course. There is an option for students to choose a BSc (Hons) route at the end of Year Two and they will still be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC as a physiotherapist.


Year One • Becoming an Allied Health Professional • Finding Your Academic Voice • Principles of Rehabilitation • Developing Resilience in Self and Others • Foundations of Physiotherapy 1 • Introduction to Practice-based Learning (including two weeks Practice-based Learning) Year Two • Foundations of Physiotherapy 2 • Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1 • Health Coaching Conversations • Neurological Physiotherapy • Developing a Spirit of Inquiry • Practice-based Learning 1 (including six weeks of Practice-based Learning) Year Three • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2 • Theoretical and Clinical Approaches to Multidisciplinary Team Working • Understanding and Appraising the Evidence for Practice • Advancement of Clinical Management • Active Citizenship • Investigation of Practice • Practice-based Learning 2 (including 12 weeks Practice-based Learning) Year Four • Public Health Practice for Physiotherapy • Professional Skills Development • Leadership and Enterprise for Practice • Applying Skills of Critical Enquiry (project) • Practice based Learning 3 (including 11 weeks of Practice based Learning) The modules listed here are correct at time of posting (Feb 2022) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2023. Please check back here for any updates.

Assessment method

You will be taught in lectures, seminars, practical workshops and laboratories. Outside these timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning through both directed and self-directed study. You will be assessed using a range of methods including practical exams and written course work at the end of each module or semester.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Physiotherapy, Chartered Society of

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

We accept many different qualifications, but cannot list them all here. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information or advice if you are thinking of taking a course of study. We welcome applications from international and EU applicants and you can find information on specific entry requirements by country here: We also welcome applications from mature students, or people holding qualifications such as Access courses or OU modules. The Scottish Wider Access Partnership (SWAP) offers a range of local Access courses and those that are accepted for entry are listed here:

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

IELTS with an overall score equivalent to 6.0 and with no individual component less than 6.0.

QMU English Language Requirements

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students from England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Republic of Ireland: full-time Rest of UK fees will be charged for the first three years of study. The fourth year is free. International fees for undergraduate courses within the School of Health Sciences are £15,500. The following courses however are £8,000 for international fee payers: BSc Food Science & Innovation, BSc Nutrition and BSc Public Health. Please note: there are some Health Sciences courses that are not open to international applications. Please check the individual course pages on the QMU website before applying.
Physiotherapy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS