Study cover for Veterinary Physiotherapy
MSc/Postgrad.Dip Online

Veterinary Physiotherapy

University of Liverpool

24 months
5400 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Veterinary Physiotherapy course from University of Liverpool is a specialist programme aimed at Chartered Physiotherapists who wish to translate their knowledge and skills developed on humans into practice on animals.

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The Veterinary Physiotherapy course from University of Liverpool is recognised by the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT) as an upgrading route for ‘Category A’ membership.

Method of Teaching 

Postgraduate Diploma modules are delivered as part of a fully-taught, structured e-learning programme, where students receive support and guidance from subject specialists. Candidates do not work in isolation but as part of a teaching group, with regular contact with fellow students and academics online via evening journal clubs and discussion boards.

The virtual learning environment also includes access to the University of Liverpool's online library.

In addition, candidates attend a total of 4 weeks or 20 days practical training at the University of Liverpool's Leahurst campus: 20 practical days with a clinical educator and an additional 10 days in veterinary practices over the two-year programme. The 50 days of practical training provide candidates with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned on the programme.

Some practical training may be completed abroad for candidates studying from non-UK countries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomy & Biomechanics for the Veterinary Physiotherapist
  • Principles of Veterinary Physiotherapy & Approach to the Animal Patient
  • Orthopaedics of the Common Domestic Species for the Veterinary Physiotherapist
  • Veterinary Physiotherapy Practice 
  • Neuromotor System in Performance & Disease
  • Advanced Veterinary Physiotherapy Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates who are Chartered Physiotherapists and registered, or eligible to register, with The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), or equivalent, and have a minimum of one years' experience in practice post graduation at the next start date of 30 August, may apply for a place on the Veterinary Physiotherapy programme.
  • Prerequisites for this programme are eligibility for registration with the Health Professions Council (or equivalent Physiotherapists Registration Board for international delegates). In addition to this, candidates need to have a minimum of one years' experience post graduation as a practising Physiotherapist by the start date.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5400 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • Year 3 (Research Project): For UK students £2000
  • Year 3 (Research Project): For non UK students £2400


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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