Learn in state-of-the-art facilities, study the latest in clinical research and get leading-edge training in our MSc Physiotherapy programme. GCU collaborates with industry to bring a cutting-edge course of study to physiotherapists seeking to advance their careers. The programme is delivered by practicing experts, specialists, and academics – and informed by the latest developments in the field.
You’ll hone your skills in a friendly, open and diverse environment – where we’re focused on advancing your career and committed to global engagement, social responsibility and serving the common good. Get a world-class education that takes a cross-functional approach, with contributions from the fields of nursing, podiatry, occupational therapy and radiography as well as physiotherapy, and modules taught by guest experts and experienced academic staff across GCU’s School of Health and Life Sciences.
Drawing on our close relationship with industry, your programme includes a wide range of teaching methods to help you advance in your career – including problem-solving activities, case studies, practice-based learning, peer support and blended learning using GCULearn, our high-tech virtual environment.
You might broaden the scope of your current work – or launch a new career as a clinical specialist, consultant, researcher or private practitioner. Whichever path you choose, your MSc Physiotherapy will give you the skills and qualifications you need to succeed. Our alumni are competing for roles in the private, public and third sectors, within the UK and abroad.
What you will study
Advancing Practice (1 and 2); Evaluating Evidence to Develop Research and Inform Practice; Advanced Leadership for Health and Social Care Practitioners; and Dissertation.
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.
Typical entry requirements
UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in physiotherapy. Alternatively an unclassified degree or professional diploma in physiotherapy with over two years' professional experience.
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognized professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.
If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.
Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0.
Fees and funding
The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?
Tuition fees 2018/19
If you commence your studies in September 2018 or January 2019, these are the annual or module fees that apply to the duration of your course; however, fees are subject to change. For full details on how fees may change read our fees and refund policy.
In addition to course tuition fees, you may encounter additional costs during your time at University.
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 £2.5 million per year.
If you have any questions or inquiries regarding scholarships available for 2018/19, please feel free to contact the student inquiries team.
International student start dates
For new international students, orientation events start on 14 September 2018. This extra time is specifically designed to assist new international students in settling into the UK and GCU prior to the start of general student induction and teaching.
There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus and city tours, as well as welcome events where you can meet other international students.
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.
The learning and teaching methods we use to ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centered, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.
We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.