Start date(s)
24 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Full-time (2 years)
Campus location
University: Telford Campus
School of Allied Health and Midwifery
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Why choose this course?

Our 2 year MSc Physiotherapy course has been developed to meet the demand for advanced practice physiotherapists, and provides graduates with a comprehensive understanding of the profession. The programme is designed to develop your clinical reasoning and decision-making skills, enabling you to become an effective autonomous practitioner who can provide high-quality care for patients. We are committed to providing MSc Physiotherapy students with the best possible learning experience, ensuring that our courses remain up-to-date with current industry standards. You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and a world-class faculty as part of our MSc Physiotherapy degree.

The MSc Physiotherapy course at Wolverhampton helps students build on existing skills in this field, offering you the chance to explore your own research interests and specialisms within physiotherapy. 

Students benefit from a range of theoretical lectures, practical sessions and hands-on experiences that result in graduates who are well-equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to begin a successful career as a qualified physiotherapist. The curriculum includes modules such as musculoskeletal physiology, medical sciences, clinical skills and patient assessment. Additionally, graduates will have access to specialist job placements enabling them to gain real-world insight into working as an effective practitioner.

Inter-professional learning

Inter-professional learning (IPL) opportunities are embedded within both years of this programme with some modules being shared with other allied health professionals. Inter-professional learning is when students from different professional areas learn with, from and about each other to improve the quality of care. IPL is vital in supporting you to develop the knowledge, skills and insights necessary for employment within increasingly integrated and complex health and social care settings.

Wolverhampton's attractive campus setting (University Telford Campus) provides an ideal environment for studying this subject, with excellent facilities including state-of-the-art laboratories and libraries providing support for study throughout your degree programme.

What happens on the course?

The MSc Physiotherapy course combines research-informed teaching with clinical placement opportunities. 

Core curriculum topics include:

  • physiotherapy in acute care
  • physiotherapy and outpatient management
  • professionalism in healthcare
  • therapeutic rehabilitation
  • enhanced physiotherapy clinical skills
  • personal and physiotherapy practice development
  • professional practice project

In addition, students will be given the opportunity to specialise in one of these areas through elective courses that provide more focused learning experiences. This comprehensive approach gives graduates the confidence they need when entering practice after graduating from the University of Wolverhampton's MSc Physiotherapy program.

The service user is central to the curricula design, and service user and carer engagement with students on the programme is embedded within the module content and assessment of the modules.

It is recognised that allied health professionals lead and manage their caseload, other professionals, students and the physical resources within the health and social care setting. Therefore, leadership, coaching and mentoring skills are encouraged and embedded within the programme, with final placement students having the opportunity to mentor students who are on their second placement.

To further develop leadership and management skills, students will learn how to develop services, write business cases and manage projects, all of which are valuable skills to acquire when working in the NHS or in private practice.

This course specialises in having module teaching teams who are subject specialists with extensive experience working within the health care arena, all of whom have additional professional and academic qualifications. Placement opportunities within a range of different health and private settings Visiting and honorary lecturers from health care related fields who bring contemporary and real-world examples of practice into the classroom. Links and knowledge from local, national and international research initiatives undertaken in the Institute of Health and the wider University research institutions.

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2024-25

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

You will need a good degree in a related subject (normally 2:1 or above) or hold a professional qualification such as teaching, nursing, social work or an allied health profession. Applicants with a 2:1 in a non-related subject will be considered on an individual basis.


We will consider applicants who have other qualifications or experience, equivalent to degree level. If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.


You will need to supply evidence in the personal statement on the application form that demonstrates your suitability for the MSc Physiotherapy programme and your reasons for wanting to study the course.


International Applicants

Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.

  • English Language requirements are normally IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element. You will also need to obtain a certificate of good conduct/character and any other references from your home country, and this will be required to ensure you pass the UK police (DBS) checks that are a requirement of the course.
  • For further information relating to overseas qualification please use the following link

Other Requirements

You will be required to provide a satisfactory personal statement and reference (academic or employer).


Successfully short listed applicants will be invited to attend a values-based interview.

Read further information regarding interview preparation


Free Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health Check:

Due to the professional nature of some of our courses you may also be required to complete a Declaration of Health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.  We will coordinate both of these non-academic conditions with you should your course require this and you receive an offer from us

There will be no cost for the DBS this is free to applicants who have secured an offer and have chosen to study at the University of Wolverhampton.



Entry to this programme requires a satisfactory occupational health assessment. You are required to complete a health questionnaire and meet occupational health requirements. If you are accepted onto the programme, all your vaccinations will need to be up to date before you attend placement and the University provides a vaccination programme to ensure that you are appropriately covered.


During the programme you will be required to attend placements, so it is essential that you are able and willing to travel to placement.


The University will make reasonable adjustments for any candidate who has a disability recognised under the Equality Act, 2010 but we ask that you contact the University in advance to enable us to make adjustments.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be assessed in advance of your entry to the programme and will be considered in line with professional body standards and university regulations. If you have other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.


If you have previously studied a professional programme at another University or College, we will require an academic reference from your previous higher education institution.


You will need to demonstrate that, on entry to the programme, you have capability for digital and technological literacy to meet course outcomes. Evidence of your digital literacy and technological literacy capability is linked to the online application process.




"Health and Care Professions Council, the (HCPC)"

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a physiotherapist.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

By studying an undergraduate or postgraduate pre-registration programme you are eligible for a Tuition Fee loan. of up to £9,250. The loan will support your studies and enable you to start a rewarding career in healthcare.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.

NHS Grant:

All new and continuing nursing, midwifery and most allied health professionals’ students on pre-registration courses will also receive a grant of at least £5,000 per year that is not means-tested and will not have to be repaid.

An additional payment of up to £3,000 per academic year will be available to eligible students. Eligibility will include the following:

• £1,000 towards childcare costs • £1,000 if studying in a region that is struggling to recruit • £1,000 if studying a shortage specialism

Among others, the shortage specialisms have been confirmed to include:

• Mental health nursing

• Learning disability nursing

Read the full press release on the Government website to find out more or access“The recent grants for health courses explained"

Additional funding:

Is available via NHS Business Services Authority

The Learning Support Fund offers students additional support while studying for their degree. This includes:

• Dependants allowance of £1,000 per student per year

• Additional travel and accommodation costs to clinical placements over their normal daily travel costs

• An exceptional hardship fund of up to £3,000 per student per academic year

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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