Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS

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Course summary

This course offers an accelerated route for graduates from any discipline to gain a recognised qualification in physiotherapy practice. It includes a number of practice placements and is delivered full-time. This course develops the theoretical, practical, analytical and evaluative skills necessary to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a physiotherapist. Our graduates are self aware, skilled, critical, analytical, reflective and evaluative, independent learners who actually contribute to shaping the future health and wellbeing of the individual and society.


Modules are a combination of M-level and UG-level. Year One will include: •Foundations for Physiotherapy (40 credits) •Preparing for Practice as an AHP (20 credits) •Introduction to Physiotherapy Practice (20 credits) •Neurological Physiotherapy (20 credits) •Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1 (20 credits) •Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy (20 credits) Year 2 will include: •Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2 (20 credits) •Understanding and Appraising the Evidence for Practice (20 credits) •Advancement of Clinical Management (20 credits) •Public Health OR Leadership and Enterprise (20 credits) and a •Masters Research Project (40 credits) Across the two years, you will complete 31 weeks of practice based learning placements comprising over 1050 hours. The modules listed are correct at time of posting (October 2021) but are subject to change. In the event that modules change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact on students. .

Assessment method

The year group is split into small groups for practical classes and some tutorials. This ensures that individuals receive excellent support and benefit from sharing their experiences with their classmates. There is a strong emphasis on student-directed learning. A variety of assessment methods are used including written assignments, practical viva exams, presentations and reflective portfolios. Practice-based learning is a major component of the course, comprising more than 1,000 hours.

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

Entry requirements

A second class honours degree in any discipline. However, where the undergraduate degree is not science or engineering based, applicants should be able to be able to demonstrate research skills. This may have been achieved through completion of a research project as part of the undergraduate degree. This course is not suitable for those already holding a physiotherapy qualification. Applicants from North America will normally be expected to have achieved a minimum GPA equivalent to 60% in their undergraduate degree. Demonstration of understanding of the scope of the physiotherapy profession is essential. International: You will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 7.0 and no individual component score below 6.5. Criminal Records Check: A criminal records check is required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9970 Year 1
EU £18400 Year 1
England £9970 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9970 Year 1
Scotland £9970 Year 1
Wales £9970 Year 1
Channel Islands £9970 Year 1
International £18400 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are per year, these are two year courses. Fees exclude dissertation or 'top-up' fees.
Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS