Why study this course?

Are you passionate about supporting people of all ages to improve their health and wellbeing? Want to see your expertise put into practice as your patients maximise their movement and function, to recover from injury, diseases, illnesses and the impact of ageing? Train as a physiotherapist on this postgraduate degree course at London Met. If you already have a science-based undergraduate degree then studying this course could be the start of a rewarding professional journey.

Our accelerated two-year qualifying course has been developed in collaboration with our highly experienced practice-based partners from a wide variety of health and social care settings, service users and student partners. This course will see you acquire knowledge of the clinical sciences underpinning physiotherapy practice, along with contemporary skills and attitudes to work flexibly across diverse settings within a modern health and social care sector.

More about this course

As a physiotherapist you’ll play a pivotal role in enabling people with a wide range of health conditions to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life. This could mean using different therapeutic approaches such as exercises, manual therapy, communication skills, coaching and education. It’s therefore no wonder that thanks to your specialism you’ll make up a vital part of multidisciplinary healthcare teams!

During this course you’ll experience an excellent education, enabling environment and wide-ranging opportunities to gain the professional knowledge, skills, behaviour and values required to practise physiotherapy at a newly-qualified physiotherapists’ level. You’ll find that our curriculum nurtures the skills, behaviour and values necessary to your career-long development and practice.

When you study this master’s course at London Met, you can expect to:

  • develop your professional practice, physiotherapy theory and evidence-based practice
  • improve your research, leadership and management skills
  • develop a holistic, person-centred approach
  • establish your post qualifying continuing professional development (CPD) habits
  • progress your career towards future advanced clinical practice

At London Met we champion our students’ employability prospects. Your career and life-long learning will be supported by career events and professional links with physiotherapists in healthcare, many of whom are leaders in clinical practice and research. On this pre-registration physiotherapy course, compulsory practice-based learning will mean that you gain innovative opportunities with the NHS and private healthcare providers, as well as through the digital delivery of healthcare and our own University-led clinics and high-fidelity patient simulation.

As a member of our School of Human Sciences much of your studies will take place in our revered Science Centre. This will see you learning in our Superlab, the Revell Clinical Simulation Centre and the Sanderson Health and Wellbeing Centre.

When you study physiotherapy with us you can expect a blended approach which involves a combination of in-person and online teaching methods for lectures, seminars and group work, along with role plays and valuable practical teaching sessions in therapy rooms and clinical simulation suites.

Assessment

Assessment methods on this course are designed for you to get the most out of your learning and to prepare you for your practice placements and employment. They include:

  • seminar and poster presentations
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
  • case study essays
  • practical reports
  • prior disclosure/unseen examinations
  • critical essays
  • reflective essays
  • reflective portfolio
  • practice based assessments
  • master’s dissertation

Fees and key information

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Our teaching plans for autumn 2021

We are planning to return to our usual ways of teaching this autumn including on-campus activities for your course. However, it's still unclear what the government requirements on social distancing and other restrictions might be, so please keep an eye on our Covid-19 pages for further updates as we get closer to the start of the autumn term.

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirements you should have are:

  • an upper second class honours degree in a science based course such as Physiology, Psychology, Sports and Exercise Science, Sports Therapy etc.
  • Health at work clearance by an approved occupational health service

Applicants with degrees in other disciplines will be assessed on their merits.

Personal Statement

All applicants are expected to write a personal statement which details their experience and understanding of the physiotherapy profession and personal characteristics which makes them suitable for admission.

Non-academic entry requirements

  • A satisfactory enhanced DBS check or a police check if you're an international student, followed by a full DBS on entry to the UK. As a healthcare professional course, convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings are not considered “spent”, and this includes those that may have been received when a minor (i.e. under the age of 18). Applicants will be required to declare any conviction that may likely be recorded on their enhanced DBS disclosure during the application process. It is worth highlighting that any such declaration will not automatically disqualify any application but it allows us to consider it before any offer is made. The University will invite you to complete the DBS check, which will need to be done by 31 July. You will need to pay for the check and yearly update service cost yourself.
  • Occupational health clearance by an approved occupational health service before enrolment to the course.

Interviews

Selection for the interview will be based on meeting the academic criteria, having evidence of sound understanding of the role and scope of physiotherapy in modern healthcare and evidence of reflection on any relevant work experience or shadowing in the personal statement.

Interviews will be conducted by a panel comprising academic staff, practicing physiotherapists, service users and current healthcare students. It will seek to explore applicants’ insight into the Physiotherapy profession, academic skills, interpersonal understanding and knowledge of current healthcare issues.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Please note, these modules are subject to validation and may change.

  • Foundations of Professional Practice
  • Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 1
  • Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2
  • Research Methods for Evidence Based Practice
  • Practice Education 1*
  • Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 3
  • Leadership and Improving Healthcare
  • Advancing Physiotherapy Knowledge and Practice
  • Practice Education 2*

* Students will complete a minimum of 1000 practice education hours in various care settings within the health and social care sector in these two modules.

Where this course can take you

Once approved by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, completing this course will mean you are eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC and membership to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. After registration you may work as a physiotherapist within any sector where the skills of a physiotherapist are required.

Applicants with disability or additional support needs

Applications from students with disabilities or who may have a long-term medical condition or learning needs are welcomed. All applications are considered against our set criteria, and we do not take information regarding an applicant’s disability into account when making a decision to offer a place. Applicants are invited to declare if they have a disability on their application form and to contact the admissions office should they require reasonable adjustments for any part of the selection process.

A formal occupational health assessment to determine appropriate reasonable adjustments to support students will be conducted before enrolling on the course. With reasonable adjustments in place, applicants must be able to meet the required entry standard of the course.

Additional Costs

In addition to tuition fees, there may be additional costs for things such as equipment eg stethoscopes, printing, own textbooks or professional body fees and DBS with yearly updates.

Students will also need to pay for travel and accommodation for clinical placements over the duration of the course. The NHS Learning Support Fund is available to eligible students to help cover some of these costs.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

NHS Learning Support Fund

As a pre-registration health-care course, eligible students can apply for funding support through the NHS Learning Support Fund. The following funding is available to eligible students:

  • Training Grant of £5000 per academic year
  • Parental Support of £2000, if you have at least one dependent child under 15 years, or under 17 years if registered with special educational needs
  • money back for excess travel and temporary accommodation costs (Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses) while you're on your practice placement
  • students experiencing financial hardship (Exceptional Support Fund)

For more details on these funding, please visit the NHS Learning Support Fund website.

Healthcare education funding

Physiotherapy students have access to the same student loans system as other students. This applies to new students on pre-registration courses such as this one. For more information please visit the government's healthcare education funding page.

How to apply

Use the apply button to begin your application.

If you require a Student visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.

Selection process

Applications open in September and are accepted until 15 March 2022. Suitable applicants will be invited for a compulsory interview in April after which offers will be made to successful applicants in May.

For further details about interviews and applying with additional support needs, please see the appropriate headings further down this page.



When to apply

You're advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.

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