M.Sc. On Campus


ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences

36 months
1350 EUR/year
1350 EUR/year
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The MSc in Physiotherapy at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences  is a postgraduate course that allows for clinical specialisation and scientific orientation.


Five reasons to enrol for an MSc in Physiotherapy at  ZAHW Zurich University of Applied Sciences

  • You extend your knowledge, clinical expertise and the application of research methods.
  • You network through clinical placements with (future) professional fields.
  • You are taught new approaches and perspectives from renowned lecturers from home and abroad.
  • You will be well-prepared for new challenges in the area of health care 
  • A variety of professional opportunities arise out of this, including the possibility of a doctorate (PhD).


The MSc combined with a clinical focus is an important building block in fulfilling the future role of Advanced Practice Physiotherapist (APP). All focus areas enable a broad range of prospects for new activities. Graduates can:

  • In their capacity as a physiotherapy expert (APP), independently assess and treat complex clinical problems in a broad theoretical context, and to further develop them according to needs and requirements
  • As the responsible specialist, make new clinically relevant knowledge available to practice for example, through the development and implementation of evidence-based clinical treatment concepts
  • Teach on undergraduate and continuing education programmes
  • Be active in research and assist in the planning, acquisition, implementation and publication of research Projects
  • Advance their academic career through a doctorate (PhD)

Programme Structure


  • The master’s degree has a modular structure within five competence areas: clinical or non-clinical specialisation, advanced practice, research methodology, transfer modules and a master’s thesis.
  • The part-time study of six semesters duration is awarded 90 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) points.  Professional employment of some 30 to 60 percent is recommended to achieve the optimal combination of theory and practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Persons with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physiotherapy from a Swiss or foreign university with a minimum of 180 ECTS credit points and a professional qualification; or, with a recognized, equivalent qualification in physiotherapy (physiotherapy diploma, subsequent title acquisition NTE and proof of experience in scientific work amounting to 5 ECTS credit points)
  • Proof of experience in scientific work amounting to 5 ECTS credit points
  • Very good knowledge of English and German
  •  Employment: an occupational employment between 30% and 60% is recommended

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1350 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 675 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    1350 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 675 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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