Health Sciences

MSc PHYSIOTHERAPY

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.

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.

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.


Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that 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. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

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.


Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that 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. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent

Degree subject

Human Biology, Sports Science, or related subject

Additional entry requirements

You must have graduated within 5 years of the start date of the course which is in February each year.

Applicants should have a good first degree (2.1 or higher) from a recognised higher education institution. We will look for evidence that students have studied a significant amount of human anatomy/physiology at degree level. Applicants should also have a strong profile of secondary qualifications in arts and/or sciences (we will look for good A-level grades, or equivalent). 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.

 

Alternative Qualifications

Our admissions criteria also include: a clear understanding of the chosen profession; a broad range of relevant work shadowing; an interest in people; a strong academic attainment and a broad academic base in arts and sciences at A level or equivalent.

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): 65 overall with a minimum of 58 in all components.

All test scores must be less than two years old.

Interviews

All candidates are required to attend UEA for interview, although for international students alternative arrangements such as a skype interview would be considered.

Interviews for candidates shortlisted for our February 2021 intake will take place in June/July 2020. 

We interview using a ‘multiple mini interview’ format. You will spend approximately 7 minutes at each of four different ‘interview stations’ as part of this process. The interviews will explore a range of issues, including your suitability for the profession and the NHS values (as reflected in the NHS constitution).

Please note that we do not disclose interview questions.

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: 663278

Fees and Funding

Fees for the course for the academic year 2019/20 are:

  • UK/EU Students: £9,250 per year

  • International Students: £16,100 per year

Fees for the course for the academic year 2020/21 are:

  • UK/EU Students: £9,250 per year

  • International Students: £16,400 per year

International applicants from outside the EU may need to pay a deposit

From August 2018 new postgraduate pre-registration nursing and allied health professional students are able to access loans from the Student Loan Company. Please note there will be eligibility criteria which must be met to receive this financial support. 

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: 663278

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 2020, 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: 663278
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
2
Gain a Master’s in Physiotherapy and you could have an incredibly positive impact on people’s lives, helping them overcome physical setbacks and get back on their feet – often literally. It’s a career ideally suited to great listeners – able to piece together the physical with the emotional to build a complete picture – and to those who like to go beyond the theory and actually make things happen. Our innovative approach is based on the very latest research. Through our rigorous programme you’ll develop sound knowledge of the clinical sciences underpinning human movement and function. You’ll have access to our superb, dedicated learning facilities, including our anatomy room and assistive technology suite. And you’ll have early patient contact and benefit from small group taught sessions. UEA is ranked seventh in the UK for physiotherapy (Complete University Guide 2020), and we are renowned for our excellent teaching and research in the field.
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