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MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)

Why choose Herts?

  • Fast-track course: Our accelerated two year postgraduate course commences in January.
  • Industry accredited: Our accelerated master’s course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and prepares you to become a physiotherapist.
  • Work placement opportunities: Gain at least 1000 hours clinical based practice throughout the course.

Funding available*


Work placements offered

Professional Accreditations

Eligibility to apply for full membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and registration as a Physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Accreditation - Chartered Society of PhysiotherapyAccreditation - Health & Care professional council

About the course

This dynamic two year course gives you the knowledge, skills and placement experiences to become a contemporary physiotherapist with a masters qualification. The contemporary curriculum considers the care settings primary, secondary and tertiary to reflect modern patient centred healthcare. Research will underpin practice including a focus on leadership and innovation. You’ll be exposed to seven different placements, usually starting from the first semester, providing you the opportunity of gaining hands-on experience and practical knowledge. 

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What will I study?

Through scenario-based learning you’ll learn how different subjects and care settings interrelate. You’ll master key skills to become an autonomous practitioner. Every step of the way you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in practical laboratory sessions and small group tutorials to build confidence and expertise.

Course delivery

We offer a hybrid approach with a mix of online, face to face and clinical placement learning opportunities. Assessment will be via practical sessions and coursework.

Year 1

There will be Modules based at the University (both level 6 and 7) and placement modules (level 6).

Year 2

There will be Modules based at the University (level 7) and placement modules (level 6).

  • Level 5
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Placement 1 Everyone Counts 0 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 6
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Professionalism and Preparation for Physiotherapy 15 Credits Compulsory
    Placement 2 Compassion, Respect and Dignity 0 Credits Compulsory
    Placement 3 Improving Lives 15 Credits Compulsory
    Placement 5 Working Together for Patients 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Physiotherapy in Primary Care 30 Credits Compulsory
    Physiotherapy in Secondary Care 30 Credits Compulsory
    Physiotherapy in Tertiary Care 15 Credits Compulsory
    Research to Support Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation 30 Credits Compulsory
    Advancing Skills and Leadership 30 Credits Compulsory
    Understanding Rehabilitation 30 Credits Compulsory
    Complex Patients and Health Care Policy 30 Credits Compulsory
  • Key staff

    Sharon Newman
    Programme Lead

    Further course information

    Course fact sheets
    MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) Download
    Programme specifications
    MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) Download
    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year


    Applications open to international and EU students


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