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Course summary

Overview Gain a Master’s in Physiotherapy and you could have an incredibly positive impact on people’s lives, helping them overcome physical setbacks and get back on their feet – often literally. It’s a career ideally suited to great listeners – able to piece together the physical with the emotional to build a complete picture of a person’s situation– and to those who like to understand theories and apply them to improving real life situations.  Our innovative approach is based on the very latest research. Through our rigorous programme, you’ll develop sound knowledge of the clinical sciences underpinning human movement and function. You’ll have access to our superb, dedicated learning facilities, including our anatomy room and assistive technology suite. And you’ll have early patient contact and benefit from small group taught sessions. We are renowned for our excellent teaching and research in the field.  About This Course Our MSc Physiotherapy course is fully approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Enroll with us and you’ll be based at our School of Health Sciences, where you’ll receive an academic and a practice-based education that’s second to none.  During taught sessions, you’ll spend your time using case studies, focusing on the needs of individual clients or client groups. Through a combination of self-directed learning, workshop activities and Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL), you’ll build up the knowledge you need to identify issues and make decisions on how to address them.  You’ll become expert in understanding specific psychological, cultural and social factors in the context of patient care. You’ll also learn about due consideration of the needs and abilities of others involved with the client, including carers and other health and social care workers. You will also consider how, as a physiotherapist, you can use your expertise to advise and teach groups, and promote health across whole communities.  In addition to your campus-based learning, you’ll undertake four placements across your two years. These will be between seven and eight weeks in length. Working under close supervision, this is your opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into hands-on practice.  Our interdisciplinary ethos means that you’ll spend some of your time studying alongside Occupational Therapy and Dietetics students – professionals you’ll work with as a qualified physiotherapist. Inter-professional teamwork will be a central element of your career, and UEA remains one of the only UK universities to offer this approach.  During the course, you’ll have the opportunity to work on your Master’s dissertation project, working with a member of our faculty on a subject that interests you. This will take the form of a structured literature review.  We are very proud of our innovative teaching methods and the passion and dedication of our staff. Our approach is creative, challenging and engaging. And our students tell us that they find our programmes professionally dynamic and personally transforming.  Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk

Modules

Modules include Human sciences, Physiotherapy professional practice; Professional development; and a research dissertation.

Assessment method

When you study in the School of Health Sciences you will receive both an academic and a practice based education which is second to none. The whole programme adopts an enquiry-based learning ethos focused on student-centred independent learning, problem solving and decision making, which will be facilitated over the two years of the programme. We are very proud of our innovative teaching methods and the passion and dedication of our staff will inspire you to be the best you can be. The course includes the following elements: Interagency Learning, Research, Supportive Culture, Practice Development Placements and excellent facilities.

Professional bodies

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

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

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in Human Biology, Sports Science or related subject, or equivalent; applicants must have graduated within the last 10 years. We will look for evidence that students have studied a significant amount of human anatomy/physiology at degree level. Applicants should also have a strong profile of secondary qualifications in arts and/or sciences (we will look for good A-level grades, or equivalent) and obtained a minimum of a grade C/4 in GCSE Maths and English. Our admissions criteria also include: a clear understanding of physiotherapy and the role of physiotherapists within various clinical settings; a broad range of relevant work shadowing; an interest in people and a strong academic attainment. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant. Please note that experience only in sports settings is not considered relevant. If you already are a qualified Physiotherapist this course is not suitable and you may wish to consider our other professional health courses delivered at Degree and Master’s level. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in all components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Student visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in one of the listed countries.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £42350 Whole course
England £18500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £18500 Whole course
Scotland £18500 Whole course
Wales £18500 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Physiotherapy (pre-registration) at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS