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MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Reg)

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Introduction to our MSc in Physiotherapy

Join our two-year pre-registration Masters course in Physiotherapy, validated by the HCPC and accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and become eligible to register with the HCPC as a physiotherapist.

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Our full-time pre-registration MSc Physiotherapy degree is an opportunity for life sciences and allied health graduates to gain the academic and professional knowledge and skills required to become physiotherapists.

If you're a problem solver with natural empathy, a fascination with the human body and the ability tackle everything with a ‘can do’ attitude, it's the course for you.

As a Physiotherapy Masters student, you’ll gain real-life experience working alongside clinicians to bring about positive change. We’ll teach you about different health conditions and how to recognise and manage them. As well as your course team of academics, you’ll hear from national and international experts at top of their clinical and research field.

Physiotherapists are allied health professionals who help restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. They do this through movement and exercise, education and advice.

Key to their role is the promotion of prevention and individual self-wellbeing through a healthy lifestyle. At the core of the job is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.

Why should I join a Masters in Physiotherapy?

Our pre-registration MSc allows those with an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject to study physiotherapy for two years and become eligible to register as a physiotherapist.

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Specialist facilities and training grants

As an MSc Physiotherapy student at ARU you'll benefit from:

  • a dedicated clinical skills lab offering the very best in experiential learning
  • additional skills spaces including a Biomechanical Laboratory and Cadaveric Anatomy Suite
  • hands-on learning, with more than 1,000 hours on placement
  • a training grant for student physiotherapists worth at least £5,000 a year.

Outstanding student support

Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.


Health & Care Professions Council

Our Physiotherapy MSc is validated by the Health & Care Professions Council, allowing you to register with the HCPC when you graduate and work as a professional physiotherapist.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Our course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the professional body for physiotherapists in the UK. You'll be able to apply for membership of the Society when you graduate. You'll also be eligible to register as a physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).


What can you do with a Physiotherapy Masters degree?

On successful graduation you’ll be eligible to register with the HCPC as a physiotherapist with the NHS in professional practice or in the private sector in the UK. We are unable to accommodate requirements for registration with other regulatory bodies.

Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a PhD programme at ARU. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.

While you’re studying here and after you graduate, you can access support through our dedicated Employability Service.

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