Brunel University
Physiotherapy (pre-registration) MSc
Brunel University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Are you looking for a rewarding career in physiotherapy? Do you have a science-based degree? This course allows you to progress from your undergraduate degree to becoming a fully-qualified physiotherapist.

The course is designed to be hands-on and practical. Our Mary Seacole Building is purpose-built for physiotherapy and occupational therapy. The rooms reflect the type of clinical environments that you'll work in as a physiotherapist and you’ll learn your practical skills here as you’ll have the opportunity to practice on patients visiting the university and on your fellow students. This means that you’ll be confident and experienced in time for your first placement.

On this course, you’ll learn how to evaluate data and to apply research knowledge and skills to clinical practice. You’ll be taught to design your own research and how to use this research to advance clinical practice.

At Brunel we understand the value of making the most of your 1,000 hours of clinical experience. Your placements begin at the end of the first year. All our academic staff have worked or still work clinically within the London area so you will benefit from their excellent links with prestigious London hospitals.

There’s also a strong focus on professional development throughout the course. Study areas include managing and improving health services, self-management and team working so you’ll be fully equipped with a strong scientific foundation and the practical and professional skills to progress your career. This is reflected in our employment figures with 100% of MSc pre-registration graduates employed as physiotherapists within six months of completing the programme.

You will be assessed in a variety of different ways including written exams, practical vivas, practical exams, written assignments and your clinical placements.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 7 with no less than 6.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Test with no less than 65% in each subsection
PTE Academic 64 with no less than 58 in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT) 100 with no less than 20 in each subsection

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Physiotherapy (pre-registration), MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

- A UK first or 2:1 Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, with a preference for a science subject, with extensive anatomy and physiology as an integral component (Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Acupuncture, PE and Nursing degrees cannot be considered). - All applicants must hold a B Grade at A-Level (or international High School equivalent) in Biology with evidence of informed insight into the profession of physiotherapy. - Applicants will be required to attend a full day selection day which includes an interview. It may be possible to arrange a Skype interview for applicants who are based outside the UK. Please note this programme is not suitable for qualified physiotherapists. Please contact the HCPC for further information if you wish to acquire UK state registration rights.


Tuition Fees Physiotherapy (pre-registration) MSc

EU £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £17875 year 1

Additional fee information

More information on any additional course-related costs Fees for EU applicants- For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Brunel University

Established in 1957, Brunel University is located in the large town of Uxbridge, in suburban London. Thanks to its location, Brunel University has numerous public transport connections to London, which students make use of for expanding their options when it comes to work experience placements. The admission rate is lower than in many universities, so applicants should prepare their personal statements and interviews well when applying to enrol here.

Student composition of Brunel University

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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