Health Sciences

MSc PHYSIOTHERAPY (FEBRUARY START)

Key details 

MSC PHYSIOTHERAPY (FEBRUARY START)

Start Year
2022
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
2

Assessment for Year 1

You’ll be assessed on this course through a combination of practical skill assessments, written essays, reflective accounts, posters and case-management presentations. We’ll look at your communication skills, as well as your ability to synthesise and articulate knowledge at Master’s level. The accelerated nature of this programme means that you’ll also need to demonstrate effective time-management.  

Your academic assignments will be marked against the Senate Scale for Master’s work – the official national marking guidance for higher education. However your placement performances will be assessed at undergraduate level, as we don’t expect you to acquire and master your practical skills as quickly as your theoretical knowledge.  

Placements are marked pass or fail, and we’ll provide feedback on your performance to help you learn and improve.

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Assessment for Year 2

You’ll be assessed on this course through a combination of practical skill assessments, written essays, reflective accounts, posters and case-management presentations. We’ll look at your communication skills, as well as your ability to synthesise and articulate knowledge at Master’s level. The accelerated nature of this programme means that you’ll also need to demonstrate effective time-management.  

Your academic assignments will be marked against the Senate Scale for Master’s work – the official national marking guidance for higher education. However your placement performances will be assessed at undergraduate level, as we don’t expect you to acquire and master your practical skills as quickly as your theoretical knowledge.  

Placements are marked pass or fail, and we’ll provide feedback on your performance to help you learn and improve.  

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 1

You’ll be assessed on this course through a combination of practical skill assessments, written essays, reflective accounts, posters and case-management presentations. We’ll look at your communication skills, as well as your ability to synthesise and articulate knowledge at Master’s level. The accelerated nature of this programme means that you’ll also need to demonstrate effective time-management.  

Your academic assignments will be marked against the Senate Scale for Master’s work – the official national marking guidance for higher education. However your placement performances will be assessed at undergraduate level, as we don’t expect you to acquire and master your practical skills as quickly as your theoretical knowledge.  

Placements are marked pass or fail, and we’ll provide feedback on your performance to help you learn and improve.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 2

You’ll be assessed on this course through a combination of practical skill assessments, written essays, reflective accounts, posters and case-management presentations. We’ll look at your communication skills, as well as your ability to synthesise and articulate knowledge at Master’s level. The accelerated nature of this programme means that you’ll also need to demonstrate effective time-management.  

Your academic assignments will be marked against the Senate Scale for Master’s work – the official national marking guidance for higher education. However your placement performances will be assessed at undergraduate level, as we don’t expect you to acquire and master your practical skills as quickly as your theoretical knowledge.  

Placements are marked pass or fail, and we’ll provide feedback on your performance to help you learn and improve.  

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent

Degree subject

Strong biological, human or health science content. Examples include: Anatomy, Physiology, Biological Sciences (excluding purely plant-based biology degrees), Sports & Exercise Science (or related subjects such as PE or Coaching), Nursing or other Allied Health Professional degrees.

Additional entry requirements

You must have graduated within 10 years of the start date of the course which is in February each year, or be able to provide evidence of further relevant degree-level study during that period. 

Applicants should have a strong profile of secondary qualifications in arts and/or sciences (we will look for good A-level grades, or equivalent).

Applicants should also have a minmum grade 4/C in GCSE Maths and English.

Our admissions criteria also include: a clear understanding of physiotherapy and the role of physiotherapists within various clinical settings; a broad range of relevant work shadowing; an interest in people and a strong academic attainment. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant. Please note that experience only in sports settings is not considered relevant.

If you already are a qualified Physiotherapist this course is not suitable and you may wish to consider our other professional health courses delivered at Degree and Master’s level.

International students

We have a number of places available to applications from students outside the UK/EU for Physiotherapy. The School of Health Sciences offers a high quality educational experience for international postgraduates. Potential international candidates need to be able to demonstrate the high academic credentials required for the course, as well as good English Language qualifications. 

The pre-registration courses offered in the School of Health Sciences are approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and after successfully completing an accredited pre-registration programme such as ours you must apply to register with the HCPC in order to work as a registered healthcare professional in the UK. This course equips you with the skills necessary to practise as a physiotherapist both internationally and in the UK. International students who complete the course will be eligible to apply to the HCPC.

 

Special Entry Requirements

Places on this course are subject to police (DBS) and occupational health checks.

placements

As this course includes patient facing placements in health or social care settings, and these are a mandatory component of the course, you will need to comply with the placement vaccination policy. Failure to meet the placement vaccination policy may prevent you from joining the course or may lead to your withdrawal from the course in the future. Future employment may also be subject to this condition.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English.

To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English.

Our minimum entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components

  • Pearson (PTE): 76 overall with a minimum of 67 in all components.

All test scores must be less than two years old.

Interviews

The strongest applicants will be invited to interview. Please note that meeting (or being predicted to meet) the minimum academic entry requirements will not guarantee that you will be selected for interview.

All interviews for entry in February 2023 will take place online. We do not disclose interview questions, but in general terms the interviews will explore a range of issues, including your suitability for the profession and the NHS values (as reflected in the NHS constitution). We’ll look to consider your motivation to study this course, as well as whether you have a clear understanding of the profession (ideally with relevant voluntary or paid work in health care), and an interest in people.

Interviews for candidates shortlisted for our February 2023 intake will take place in June/July 2022. 

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in February each year.

 

Course Reference Number: 4477750

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2022/23 are: 

  • UK Students: £18,500  (Full-time on a two-year basis. Course fee charged £9,250 per academic year)

  • International Students: 37,000 (Full-time on a two-year basis. Course fee charged £18,500 per academic year)

We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month. 

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here

Course related costs

Practice placements will be based in a variety of locations around East Anglia. You will be responsible for covering any additional travel and accommodation costs. You will also need to pay for a DBS check and a health screening – plus any necessary vaccinations – prior to commencing the course.  

UK students may be able to claim back placement costs for travel and accommodation from a Department of Health bursary fund, but this will not be available to International students.  

Course Reference Number: 4477750

How to Apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

The closing date for receipt of complete applications is 1 June 2022, including the relevant supporting documents and references.

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

To request further information & to be kept up to date with news & events please use our online enquiry form.

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 4477750
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
2
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