Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)


Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 24 months


Headington (Marston Road site)


Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work


Our MSc in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) is a qualifying course for graduates with a relevant first degree. It provides the opportunity to undertake a physiotherapy course leading to registration at master’s level.

We use an interprofessional approach to learning, with some modules shared with other health and social care students.

You will need to have the academic ability to work as an autonomous practitioner. And be able to reason through individualised healthcare needs. You will also need:

  • to show personal qualities and values which underpin the overall care you give
  • strong communication and team-working skills
  • a compassionate and caring nature.

Our lecturers are experienced in their specialist practice areas. They maintain excellent practice links with those areas locally or across the region. They are able to provide a global perspective on Physiotherapy.

We welcome applications from home, EU and international students.

Specific entry requirements

GCSE: 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above, including English Language and Maths.

Applicants should have a BSc honours degree at 2:1 or above (or equivalent) in a science-based subject in:

– Anatomy
– Biological sciences
– Biology
– Kinesiology
– Physiology
– Sport and Exercise Science
– Sports Therapy (depending on biology content)

Applicants must:

– produce one recent reference.
– have experience of paid or voluntary work within a physiotherapy context which enables the applicant to demonstrate an understanding of the depth and breadth of Physiotherapy and an understanding of the knowledge, skills and values required.

Applicants will also be assessed on their demonstration of the following qualities:

– communication and interpersonal skills
– working with others
– a caring and respectful attitude to others
– reliability, honesty and trustworthiness
– problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative.


– All applicants will be screened for fitness to practise.