6 months
49376 AUD/year
31680 AUD/year
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Take your career in physiotherapy to the next level through a masters program specialising in musculoskeletal or sports physiotherapy, or extend your study to obtain qualifications in both with the Master of Physiotherapy offered at the University of Queensland.  


This 18-month program is designed for physiotherapists wanting to gain advanced skills in musculoskeletal physiotherapy or sports physiotherapy. It will deepen your understanding of evidence-based practice, biological and medical sciences, pain and disability, and therapeutic exercise. You'll develop your knowledge through advanced coursework, research and clinical placements. 

Through the Master of Physiotherapy offered at the University of Queensland, you'll gain in-depth knowledge and advanced clinical skills which will enable you to critically evaluate and contribute to research in your clinical specialisation. 

The program is flexible, with multiple delivery options, including part-time, on campus and online courses. You'll finish your final four courses on-campus in just one semester (full-time) or across 2 semesters (part-time). You'll also have the option to obtain a second master’s degree in the alternate field of study through an additional semester of full-time coursework. 

Program highlights

  • Enjoy a flexible program that includes part-time external study and an option of intensive full-time study.
  • Upskill and specialise by gaining extra qualifications to broaden your knowledge and career.
  • Develop your clinical expertise through supervised placements at UQ's musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy clinic.
  • Learn from award-winning physiotherapy educators and researchers.

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapist
  • Sports physiotherapist


The Master of Physiotherapy is accredited by:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Clinical Reasoning in an Evidence Based Practice Paradigm 
  • Pain, Disability and the Biopsychosocial Model in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy 
  • Clinical Reasoning and the Biomedical Model in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy 
  • Exercise is Musculoskeletal and Sport Physiotherapy 
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Sports Physiotherapy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


16 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 102796K 

  • An approved degree in physiotherapy, as well as 2 years full-time relevant professional experience and evidence of continuing professional education; or equivalent qualifications and experience.
  • Entry is competitive based on GPA.
  • The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0. The GPA cut-off for those offered a place in 2021 was 5.12. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    49376 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 49376 AUD per year during 6 months.
  • National

    31680 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31680 AUD per year during 6 months.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 AUD /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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