M.Sc. On Campus


University of Southampton

24 months
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Physiotherapists work to improve the physical activity and quality of life for people with healthcare issues. This Physiotherapy MSc course offered by the University of Southampton offers an accelerated route to become a qualified physiotherapist.


Course Details

As a graduate-entry student, you’ll complete practice placements in each year with a number of our local healthcare partners. After you pass, you’ll be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

At the Physiotherapy MSc course offered by the University of Southampton you’ll learn about the science behind the subject. You’ll be supported to become independent, self-motivated and assertive. Developing the ability to reflect and use critical analysis for your own, and others’ practice is essential.

Your clinical placements occur throughout the course and take place with our local healthcare partners. They help combine your theory and your practice skills.

On some modules you’ll experience ‘shared’ and ‘joint’ learning with peers from other healthcare disciplines. When you graduate you’ll be able to demonstrate clinical, research and management excellence.

When you successfully complete the course, you will have the basis to apply for accreditation with the HCPC and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Career Opportunities

This graduate-entry master’s in physiotherapy gives you everything you need to make an ideal start to your new career. When you graduate you'll find roles in the National Health Service (NHS), private practice, the armed forces, sport and industry such as:

  • sports therapist
  • clinical scientist or researcher
  • health service manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Professional Practice
  • Physiotherapy Practice
  • Clinical Management and Evaluation
  • Integrated Clinical Practice and Management
  • Systematic Complex Clinical Practice
  • Practice Placement
  • Critical Inquiry - Research Phase
  • Future Professional Practice: Influencing Innovation and Change

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a 2:1 degree. A 2:2 degree will be accepted if you also have a relevant master's at Merit level. 
  • You must have gained your degree within 4 years before the start of this course. If you gained your degree before this, you'll need to show that you've been working or studying at an appropriate academic level during this time.
  • The following subjects are accepted: human biological or behavioural science; sports science; a health-related profession where you used or developed foundation science throughout your degree.
  • As part of your first degree you must also have completed research training which includes one of the following: an empirical undergraduate research study; a comprehensive systematic review including meta-analysis.
  • You must also provide a satisfactory Disclosures and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced disclosure, as well as a satisfactory occupational health assessment.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • This course is not available to EU and international students.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /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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