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The Physiotherapy (pre-registration) MSc is a clinically-orientated study programme, with over 1,000 hours of professional practice and rigorous academic content. This course is an ideal study pathway for science graduates wishing to become physiotherapists, and will also provide eligibility for applying for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Application status Open
Duration Two years FT, September to September.
Study mode Full-time
Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90
Programme accreditations This programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
Course intake 36 home/EU students, 2 international students
Course leaders Dr Claire White
Dr Claire White
Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
Department Department of Physiotherapy
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
Minimum high 2:1 first degree in biomedical sciences or relevant disciplines such as psychology and sports science or the equivalent overseas qualifications. In addition applicants should have a good A-level or equivalent profile along with experience in statistics, research methods and/or a dissertation at BSc level, and the ability to critically evaluate material and study independently.
Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £50 applies. Shortlisting for interviews will take place in early February. Interviews for selected Home/EU applicants will be on 8 and 15 March 2017. Interviews for selected Overseas applicants will take place in April/May. Applicants are expected to be able to attend. Incomplete written applications will not be considered. Selection for interview will be based on academic criteria and evidence in the personal statement of understanding of the role and scope of physiotherapy in current healthcare and any relevant work experience or shadowing (see entry requirements).
Communication skills and the ability to work successfully in a team are of great importance. Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account in addition to academic ability. We aim to ensure that all of our students can display those professional qualities, skills and attitudes that help to make competent and caring physiotherapists. If you have undertaken work in a healthcare setting, we would expect an additional professional reference relating to this.
NOTE: When submitting an application on the King's Apply portal, the personal statement must be input directly into the personal statement box (no more than 4,000 characters). Do not attach a separate personal statement document – attached documents will not be considered.
The deadline for applications for September 2017 entry is 29th January 2017.
The Physiotherapy (pre-registration) MSc course places a strong emphasis on scientific research combined with evidence-based clinical practice and critical and analytical learning. We aim to provide you with the skills to enable you to work in a changing healthcare environment. You will study modules that integrate teaching and learning, covering topics such as psychological and social sciences with physiotherapy practice modules. The course is made up of modules, and you will complete the course in two years, studying September to September. You must take modules totalling 270 credits to meet the requirements of the qualification, covering foundation modules totalling 90 credits at level 4, and master’s modules totalling 180 credits at level 7.
This course is not appropriate for holders of any UK or overseas physiotherapy/physical therapy qualifications.
The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.
‘In order to be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, you will have to successfully complete at least 1,000 clinical hours. At the end of your first year, and during your second year, you will apply what you have learned on a series of clinical placements in a variety of environments, ranging from large teaching hospitals to schools which specialise in teaching children with special educational needs within the community. The majority of placements are in Greater London, but you may be placed throughout south-east England.’
Further literature: Health and Care Professions Council, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, The Changing Face of Allied Health Professions.
You required to take the following Foundation modules:
You will also study the following master’s modules:
King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest that you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.
Predominantly physiotherapy but also: clinical research, sports, leisure and other graduate opportunities.
I chose to study the Physiotherapy (pre-registration) MSc at King's due to its world leading status and have found the knowledge and enthuasism in teaching to be unrivalled.
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Important information - Posted 8 November 2016
Students on postgraduate pre-registration Physiotherapy programmes commencing in September 2017 WILL still be eligible to apply for an interim NHS Bursary to cover the cost of tuition fees and maintenance.
In the Government’s Spending Review of November 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced changes to the funding of education for nursing, midwifery and allied health care professional education over the next two years. Following consultation it was announced that students on post-graduate pre-registration programmes commencing in September 2017 will receive an interim NHS Bursary to cover the cost of tuition fees.
More information and guidance on funding for studying allied health professions in England can be found here: http://www.thefundingclinic.org.uk/
*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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