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20 UK Universities Masters in Physiotherapy (2)

Looking for the right postgraduate courses in their UK to take your physiotherapy course to the next level? Here are some UK universities and postgraduate physiotherapy M.Sc courses you can check out.

Physiotherapy Studies (Neurophysiotherapy) M.Sc
University College London
1 year full time
Course fees £24,400

Entry requirements
Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in physiotherapy; or an approved diploma in physiotherapy together with evidence of appropriate clinical work and/or teaching experience and a commitment to continuing professional development. One or two years’ post-qualification neurological clinical experience is preferred and UK state registration is desirable.
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
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Physiotherapy Studies (Cardiorespiratory) M.Sc
University College London
1 year full time
Course fees £23,020

Entry requirements
Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in physiotherapy; or an approved Diploma in physiotherapy together with evidence of appropriate clinical and/or teaching experience and a commitment to continuing professional development.
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
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Physiotherapy Professional Practice M.Sc
University of Central Lancashire
1 year full time
Course fees

Entry requirements
Applications are sought from individuals possessing an Honours degree 2:2 or above in Physiotherapy, or with a relevant professional qualification e.g. Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy, which enables the candidate to register for licence to practice as a physiotherapist either in the UK or in their country of registration. Applicants may be asked to attend for a guidance interview.  Overseas applicants must also be able to demonstrate achievement of IELTS level 7.0, with no less than 6.5 in any individual component, before the start of the programme. Applicants wishing to apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) for other M level modules (internal or external) may import credits according to University guidelines on APL. Credits must however be current and map to the outcomes of the programme and its existing modules. Applicants should note that some modules require Health Professions Council (HPC) registration; students who are not registered with HPC registration may be unable to take these options.  Students who are undertaking placements will require CRB clearance, for which there may be an additional fee. The awards do not provide eligibility to apply for HPC and/or professional registration.

Physiotherapy (Neurorehabilitation) M.Sc
University of Nottingham
1 year full time
Course fees

Entry requirements
A first degree in Physiotherapy or a related Health Care subject of at least a 2.2 classification or equivalent, with a minimum 2 years of clinical experience.
International students whose first language is not English are required to have the CELE pre-sessional course final assessment of ‘Pass with Merit’ before they can register on an academic programme. Please note that should you require registration to the HCPC the English Language proficiency standard required is IELTS score 7 (with at least 5 in each element) or the equivalent. International students will be required to have occupational health clearance, supply a declaration of good character and health form certified by their current employer and undertake governance training in order to undertake insight/observational visits. Please note if vaccinations are required, these will be at the student’s own expense.
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Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) M.Sc
Manchester Metropolitan University
2 years extended full time (45weeks)
Course fees £15840 as of 2015

Entry requirements
An undergraduate honours degree (upper second class or above) in a relevant subject or the equivalent qualification. Relevant subject areas include: biological sciences, sports science, sports therapy or rehabilitation, chemistry, nursing and psychology.
Please note – If English is not your first language we also require one of the following qualifications:
IELTS – An overall mark of 7 with not less than 6.5 in any one component.
TOEFL – 600 points paper based.
Additional requirements:
Evidence of interest and work experience in the relevant field.
Evidence of studying within the last three years.
Satisfactory disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau.
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Advanced Physiotherapy (M.Sc)
Manchester Metropolitan University
15 Months full time
Course fees £13,300

Entry requirements
A physiotherapy UK honours degree (or international equivalent) or graduate diploma in physiotherapy – with evidence of approved and relevant post-qualification education is usual.
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language. Normally the minimum level of proficiency for acceptance on to this programme is an IELTS average score of 6.5 or TOEFL minimum score of 575 (233 on the computer based test, 90 on ICT testing).
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Physiotherapy (M.Sc)
Glasgow Caledonian University
1 year full time
Course fees £12,600

Entry requirements
The MSc Physiotherapy programme is open to physiotherapists who hold a UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) or an unclassified degree or professional diploma with over two years’ experience.
Applicants with a grade point average between 55 and 60% will be considered if there is evidence of suitable work experience.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration is not required.
English Language Requirements
IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0
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Advancing Physiotherapy Practice (M.Sc)
Coventry University
1 year full time
Course fees £11,280

Entry requirements
Applicants will normally hold a UK equivalent of 2:1 degree in Physiotherapy
Applicant with 2:2 degree equivalent and relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
Students whose first language is not English should have achieved a minimum IELTS: Overall 6.5 with no component less than 5.5
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Have You Read These?

Which Countries Pay the Best Physiotherapy Salary?

We always hear about physiotherapy being a "hot" profession and that physiotherapists are saught after all over the world and that gives us the confidence to go for international jobs. Interestingly, though, I have noticed that physiotherapists move around alot, and we're about ro find out if it's for "greener pastures" , inner fulfillment or just sheer restlessness. I know of physiotherpists that move from Australia to Canada, and others from Canada to Australia...the other day a colleague of mine told me about a physiotherapist that had just devided to leave Australia for Singapore, while he stays put in South Africa.
Many physiotherapists want to know which countries pay the best salaries to help get some motivation to move or jump ship, so let's first try to analyse places that have the best paying physiotherapy jobs or simply put, the highest salaries.

A physiotherapist's salary in Ireland ranges from $27000 to $60000 a year andthis wil…

How to Get Licenced to Practice Physiotherapy in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Here's a quick summary on how to get a physiotherapy practising licence in Dubai and Abu Dhabi:

A foreign trained physiotherapist should at least have a B.Sc in physiotherapy, with at least two years work experience.

The physiotherapist must be a graduate from a National and/ or International recognized college/University.

For graduates from the UAE universities, the program and university must be accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR).

Higher diploma certificates from The Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE will be equivalent to Bachelor degree as per MOHESR standard

A Master degree or PhD (in the area of specialty) will reduce one (1) year from the required experience for licensing provided that the Master’s/ PhD degree is not mandatory to obtain the selected title.

Qualifications acquired through honorary nature, correspondence or distance learning are not counted towards the PQR requirements.

All non-UAE national graduate physiothe…

How to Get a Physiotherapy job in Singapore

Physiotherapy is on the skills shortage list in Singapore and is classified as an Allied Health Profession.

You as a physiotherapist should apply directly to the Ministry of Manpower  or the Human Resources department in the hospital of your choice.
Once your registration is approved you'll need a work permit and you need to have a job to get it. There are two types of work passes the EP and the S pass. You can get more information on the Ministry of Manpower website.

Part of the criteria for a foreign trained physiotherapist to to be able to practise in Singapore is to pass the MOH qualifying exam.

The qualifying exam (QE) is an assessment of the equivalence of the knowledge and skills of the foreign trained physiotherapist and the physiotherapy practise in Singapore.
The exams are conducted four times a year in January, April, July and October and you need to be in Singapore to take the exams. The results of this exam are usually released four weeks after the exam was taken.


Getting Study Materials for the DHA, HAAD Physiotherapist Exam

The licensing exam for practicing physiotherapy in Dubai or Abu Dhabi is computer based and multi choice (mcq).
Getting past questions for this DHA, HAAD exam has become a very expensive venture with many websites offering sample questions at a cost.

The Dubai Health Authority has however made it clear that it doesn't sell or make available such past questions and that any one who encounters such should report to them.
So I won't be putting up any names of websites who claim to sell sample questions or offer subscriptions to those who want to rehearse the exam online.

If you want to know how to prepare for these exams or have an idea of the syllabus then you can do one of these two options:
1. Get in contact with a medical recruiting agency with experience.
2. Use the recommended textbooks to prepare for the exam.

I really don't see why you can't go for option 2.
Give yourself a month to go through the textbooks to refresh your memory... It's an mcq exam and pass …

Want to Migrate to Australia as Physiotherapist? Read this first.

If you are a physiotherapist interested in migrating to Australia, reading this first will be highly beneficial to you.

Yes physiotherapy is on the Australia immigration skilled occupation list, but my observation is that there are still very few going through their skill select process.

The Australian skill select process (where Canada got the inspiration for Express entry) is supposed to be a stress free process. It's simply a DIY (do it yourself) kind of thing; fill in your information, upload your English scores and you skills assessment and submit your application for immigration.

Twice every month there are selection rounds and successful applicants are invited to apply for a skilled migration visa.

But this is not actually the case for physiotherapists because you need a skills assessment.

Here are the requirements for applying for a skills assessment:

·         A qualification that is included in theApproved Programs of Study list

·         A Certificate of Substantial Equ…

Areas of Specialization in Physiotherapy

When it comes to talking about specialty areas in physiotherapy or what physiotherapy areas you'll like to specialize it should be based purely on your strengths and interests.
Most physiotherapists specialize in musculoskeletal or sports physiotherapy either for lack of better ideas or job prospects ( not that these are totally wrong reasons).
I think some things you should consider when deciding to specialize are -

What really are your interests? Would you rather work with the young or the elederly? I personally don't like seeing children in the hospital so paediatrics is definitely not my thing.What skills have you gathered over the years and which of your skills are you likely to harness? Have you seen yourself coming up with successful rehabilitation programs for patients that suffered from musculoskeletal injuries, for example, over and over again? Are there particular cases or conditions that your superiors or colleagues have associated you with because of your achievem…

Working Abroad: Getting a Physiotherapy Job in US

It's okay to look out for something different after being a physiotherapist in your present location for so long. Or maybe you are a fresh graduate seeking adventure and consciously plotting an international pathway for your career...Hmmm or maybe you graduated with a degree in physiotherapy and haven't really done much with it...The question remains the same....

How can I get an international job? Are there really jobs for physiotherapists abroad or is this career just overhyped?
Are you kidding me?
The key to plotting the right graph for your career is information, so I will do my best to point you in the right direction so you can achieve your dream of getting an international job.

Are there actually best countries for physiotherapy jobs?
Well there are quite a number of places abroad where physiotherapists are seriously sought after, but I would start with what I call the big five: United States, Canada, Australia, Dubai and Ireland... Then maybe Singapore and …