Physiotherapy (pre-registration) at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS

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Course summary

You want to problem-solve in a clinical capacity, think independently and practise as a chartered physiotherapist – and you’ re ready to get there fast. Our accelerated MSc Physiotherapy is the programme for you. At GCU, programmes are both highly relevant to your career – and focused on creating meaningful change that contributes to the common good. You’ ll gain the expertise and knowledge you need to apply for membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and become a practising physiotherapist. You’ll develop new insight in the areas of neuromusculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory therapeutics and neurorehabilitation – combining traditional study with comprehensive hands-on experience in clinical placements. And you’ ll have the support of a thriving, friendly and diverse GCU community as you learn. Graduate prospects Whether you pursue a career with the NHS, go into private practice or get involved in clinical research, you’ ll leave our pre-registration MSc Physiotherapy programme prepared to make a positive impact on your own life and beyond. With a supportive global network and a world-class reputation, GCU graduates go on to rewarding roles throughout the UK and internationally.


Modules: Neuromusculoskeletal 1 and 2; Cardiovascular and Respiratory Therapeutics; Neurorehabilitation; Health Promotion; Practice Evaluation; Inter-professional Working: Context, Organisations and Practice; Dissertation; Practice-based Learning.

Assessment method

This course features a mix of assessments and exams. We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills. Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.

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

Academic requirements UK honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in a discipline related to physiotherapy that contained a substantial element of human physiology within its programme of study. Experience of the process of research is essential. A diploma or degree in physiotherapy is not appropriate. Additional requirements Before applying to the course, it is recommended that you are aware of the diverse nature of physiotherapy practice. Relevant visits to hospitals, voluntary work or part-time employment in an area where the impact of disability is experienced is desirable. Selection will be based on your educational qualifications, academic references, medical fitness and interview performance. Students must be able to undertake the role of physiotherapists from a fitness point of view. If applicants have queries in relation to this aspect they should contact a member of the admissions team to discuss their individual requirements. On commencing the course all students will have to undertake occupational health screening. As a physiotherapist criminal records are not deemed as spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) (Exceptions) Order 1975. If you have a criminal conviction, we ask you to contact a member of the admissions team to discuss the impact on your suitability for eligibility to apply for registration with the regulatory body and employability. All students have to undertake a PVG check on commencing the course. The cost of this process has to be met by the student. If you would like to discuss this please contact a member of the admissions team. Limited RUK places Due to funding constraints, we have a very limited number of places available on this course for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland (fee status RUK). These places fill up very quickly and we’re unable to process applications more than 12 months in advance. If you would like to enquire as to whether places are available before making your application, please use the 'enquire' option above. All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated. English language requirements IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.5.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9000 Whole course
Scotland £9000 Whole course
Wales £9000 Whole course
EU £18450 Whole course
International £18450 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Sponsorship information

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2 million per year. For up to date fee information for this programme, please visit

Physiotherapy (pre-registration) at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS