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Course summary

This course is approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). The Integrated Masters in Physiotherapy (MPhysio) course is a four year pre-registration integrated master course which has been designed for under-graduates entry. This will course will equip physiotherapy graduates with the skills and knowledge to work in the ever-evolving healthcare sector. Due to a growing and ageing population with long term conditions and complex presentation in UK, there have been a bigger emphasis and need for physiotherapists in promoting health and wellbeing in primary care setting and supporting users and carers in community settings. The curriculum is developed meticulously in collaboration between academics, clinical staff and service users, aiming to enable graduates to maximised their potential and meeting the professional competence in physiotherapy. The strong practical elements of this course will be taught in conjunction with relevant theory and background information. Students will gradually acquire a greater depth of learning and increased competency in deadline with people, meeting their needs and deciding on the most effective treatment to offer. This course is a values-based programme, meaning students will be encouraged to foster empathy and compassion for their clients and their problems. Why study at Marjon? • First-class facilities used by world-class athletes • Small, person-focused university with a big personality • No.1 university in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023) • Southwest University of the Year for Student Life and Student Support (WhatUni Student Choice Award 2022) • No.3 university in England for Learning Community (National Student Survey 2022)


Year One (Level 4) Personal and Professional Development – 20 Credits Physiotherapy Assessment and Intervention – 20 Credits Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology – 20 Credits Foundation in Physiotherapy Practice – 20 Credits Anatomy and Biomechanics – 20 Credits Principles of Activity & Exercise – 20 Credits Year Two (Level 5) Integrated Physiotherapy Studies – 20 Credits Health Behaviour and Psychology – 20 Credits Community Physiotherapy – 20 Credits Health and Wellbeing – 20 Credits Extended Rehabilitation – 20 Credits Clinical Placement 1 – 20 Credits Year Three (Level 6) Clinical Placement 2 – 40 Credits Leadership and Interprofessional Learning – 20 Credits Acute Care – 20 Credits Research Methodology – 20 Credits Physiotherapy for Long Term Conditions – 20 Credits Year Four (Level 7) Masters Research Project – 40 Credits Complex Patient Management & Pathways – 20 Credits Clinical Placement 3 – 40 Credits

Assessment method

Case study - An analysis of a real-life example within the field of Sport, Physical Activity and Health. Common Placement Assessment - The placement performance will be assessed by utilising the Common Placement Assessment Form (CPAF) which is a standardised assessment form proposed by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) . All physiotherapy students out on placement in all practice settings will be assessed with the CPAF. Critical Review/literature review - A critique of a selected text (usually a chapter from a book or an article from a journal), activity or organisation. An essay style assignment critically evaluating literature pertinent to a topic. Essay - A written response to a question based on synthesis and analysis. These may be negotiated with an academic tutor. Examination - Usually takes the form of essay questions, but also other forms, such as multiple choice questions, short answer questions, or any combination, which are taken under examination conditions. Master thesis - An in-depth independent study of 15000 words (or equivalent), approved by the module leader, following a topic of the students’ choice. Presentation - A talk illustrated/supported by a variety of audio-visual aids, which demonstrates knowledge and understanding of a selected topic. This can be individual or group. Practical Examinations - A form of performance-based examination used to measure the clinical knowledge and skills of the students. During a practical examinations, candidates are observed and evaluated in case scenarios. Poster - A poster presentation using visual cues to highlight important findings and key discussion points. Presentation - Presentation of data/information/critical analysis in a visual or verbal format to include brief verbal delivery and defence of questions posed on the topic specific to the information contained in the poster. Assesses knowledge of selected topic and communication skills. Reflective journal - An evaluative or critically reflective piece of writing that identifies key issues, challenges, and ‘learning’ that is the relevant to the students’ experiences. This may be as a result of a placement, event, work experience, etc. Report - A written response structured in an agreed format, based on individual research of a selected topic. This may include practical research. A structured written account of a laboratory practical with analysis and discussion of results.

Professional bodies

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

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

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide a language test certificate as evidence of their proficiency must ensure that it is, or is comparable to, IELTS level 7.0 with no element below 6.5. Equivalent qualifications may be considered, such as relevant Open University courses. Applications are welcome from graduates who have successfully completed, a degree, or foundation degree, have normally studied within the last 5 years and hold (or will hold) a minimum of a 2:2 classification in a relevant area. A degree in an unrelated area would still be welcome if combined with an additional biological science-based qualification. Applicants to this course are expected to attend an interview either at the University or through an online platform.

Additional entry requirements

Health checks

Students must consent to receiving the Hepatitis B vaccination as a condition of entry. It has now been confirmed that mandatory Covid vaccinations for health and social care workers, and students on placements, in England will no longer be legally required. However, the Health Secretary has said he still considers it “a professional responsibility for health and care staff, and others who work in the health and social care sectors, to be vaccinated” and as such, we strongly recommend that all students are fully vaccinated (unless medically exempt) before undertaking clinical placement activities. We will discuss Covid vaccination and implications for placement with students on commencement of the programme.



A satisactory DBS check will be required for this course.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they have Pre-settled or Settled status.
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