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Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) - postgraduate

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Physiotherapy

**Overview**

**Please note this is a postgraduate Masters course, designed for students who have already completed a relevant undergraduate qualification. Applicants for undergraduate study should refer to BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, UCAS code B160.**

Our accelerated, two-year pre-registration course is approved and validated by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and aims to prepare you for work as a physiotherapist in modern practice.

Running over two years (45 weeks per year), our full-time, accelerated course supports students who have an undergraduate degree in a related subject to practise as a physiotherapist.

To fund your postgraduate pre-registration physiotherapy degree, you'll be able to access standard student loans in line with undergraduate funding for pre-registration courses.

Our taught masters degree helps you to integrate physiotherapy theory with practice and to develop your skills in critical thinking.

Some of the topics you'll study include the structure and function of the nervous system, cardiorespiratory system and musculoskeletal system. You’ll consider issues such as health inequalities, the legal and policy frameworks governing physiotherapy practice in the UK, and integrated care.

You’ll also have practical sessions where you’ll learn physiotherapy techniques such as assessment skills, manual therapy and exercise prescription. These typically take place in our specialist physiotherapy teaching rooms.

You need to achieve a minimum of 1,000 clinical hours in order to gain registration as a physiotherapist. On our course, you’ll complete four, six week placements and one, five week placement. These are normally organised by the Practice Placement team and take place in a wide variety of clinical areas including the NHS and private practice, where you will be supported and work alongside experienced clinical educators who will facilitate and support your learning. The final elective placement can be in an area of your choice either in the UK or abroad.

Many of our teaching team are actively involved within research and clinical practice alongside their teaching commitments. Current research projects include musculoskeletal screening in touch rugby, modifiable factors in late recurrence of club foot and the management of low back pain in the Emergency Department.

This course is for students who have an undergraduate degree in a related subject and wish to practice as a physiotherapist. If you are already a registered and qualified physiotherapist, please see our MSc in Advanced Physiotherapy.

**Features and benefits**

- **Accelerated course** - two-year course developed for postgraduate students to gain registration as a physiotherapist.

- **Practice experience** - you'll complete clinical placements in both years of this course, gaining experience across private and NHS practice environments in the UK.

- **Study abroad** - you'll have the opportunity to choose your final placement location and speciality, with the option to study abroad.

- **Specialist facilities** - you'll learn in our dedicated physiotherapy facilities on-campus, which includes seven separate practice rooms, a movement laboratory and simulation technology.

- **Approved course** - our course is approved and validated by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Become a registered professional - when you graduate, you’re eligible to apply for membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and for registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Health Professions

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

69%
low
Physiotherapy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Physiotherapy

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
B

After graduation


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Anatomy, physiology & pathology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

71%
Therapy professionals
10%
Health associate professionals
7%
Natural and social science professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Allied health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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