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20 UK Universities Masters in Physiotherapy Courses (1)

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.

M.Sc Physiotherapy 
Robert Gordon University
Aberdeen, Scotland
Course length is 2yrs (full time)
Course fees £16,100 per academic year

Entry requirements
Applicants typically possess a Bachelors undergraduate degree in a science subject, such as biological, or sports science, and should contain human anatomy and physiology with a 2:1 or above classification, or a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 Scale, or equivalent.
Experience of the research process is also an essential requirement for the course. Relevant work experience in the field of Physiotherapy and healthcare would be desirable.
All international students, for whom English is not their first language, are required to have an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 7.0 or an appropriate equivalent, on application to the course.
Read more about the modules in this M.Sc Physiotherapy programme 

Physiotherapy (M.Sc)
Robert Gordon University
2 years full time
Course fees £16,100 per year.

Entry requirements
Applicants typically possess a Bachelors undergraduate degree in a science subject, such as biological, or sports science, and should contain human anatomy and physiology with a 2:1 or above classification, or a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 Scale, or equivalent.
Experience of the research process is also an essential requirement for the course. Relevant work experience in the field of Physiotherapy and healthcare would be desirable.



Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy (M.Sc)
King's College London
Course length 1 year (full time)
Course fees £19,000

Entry requirements
Minimum requirements are an Undergraduate Physiotherapy degree with 2nd Class honours (or international equivalent) for physiotherapists qualifying pre-1991, a Diploma in Physiotherapy.
Additional requirements:
Minimum of one years' experience working as a physiotherapist assessing and managing clients with musculoskeletal problems.
Registration with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) is mandatory prior to enrolment onto the programme.
Professional indemnity cover is required for the programme. This can be obtained by membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP).
You'll also be required to do your IELTS exam to prove your English Language proficiency.
Read more about this Masters programme in physiotherapy




Physiotherapy (M.Sc)
Kings College London
2 years full time
Course fee

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.
Application procedure
Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £40 applies. Shortlisting for interviews will take place in early February. 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).



Advanced Physiotherapy (M.Sc)
University of Hertfordshire
Course length 15months (full time)
Course fees £12,500 per year

Entry requirements
Applicants will normally have completed a relevant university degree and have a recognised qualification in physiotherapy. You will normally have at least one year's post-qualification experience (post internship) and evidence of appropriate continuing professional development.
Membership of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is required.
If English is not your first language you are required to demonstrate English Language proficiency of IELTS at Level 7.0 (including 7.0 in the writing component)
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Sports and Exercise Therapy (M.Sc)
Cardiff University
18 Months full time
Course fees £18,250 per year

Entry Requirements
Suitable for qualified physiotherapists with at least two years' clinical experience.
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Physiotherapy (M.Sc)
Cardiff University
18 Months full time
Course fees £18,250 per year

Entry requirements
Either a first degree or a UK diploma in physiotherapy
Clinical experience is not a requirement of the programme. However applicants with 0-2 years clinical experience will have a limited choice of modules (see table above).
Students whose first language is not English will be required to pass an IELTS test. Please see our English Language Requirements guidance for more details. Please note that applicants with an IELTS scores overall of 5.5 or 6 may be eligible for an offer based upon attendance on Pre sessional English language Course. Please be advised that places on these courses are limited so please apply early.
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Sports and Exercise Medicine (M.Sc)
Cardiff Metropolitan University
1 year full time
Course fees £13,500

Entry requirements
Applicants must either have chartered physiotherapy status; successful completion of an undergraduate medical studies degree or registered as an osteopath and possess membership to the HCPC, GMC or GOsC as appropriate. In addition, applicants will have to demonstrate an interest in sport and exercise medicine.
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Physiotherapy Studies (Paediatrics) 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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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.

Ireland
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.

Bu…

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.
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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?
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 …