Plymouth University
Advanced Professional Practice in Physiotherapy MSc
Plymouth University

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in Physiotherapy

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Physiotherapy at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25000 £24000 £26500
25-75 percentile range £24500 - £25500 £22000 - £26500 £18500 - £29000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Physiotherapy

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25000 £24708 £28144
25-75 percentile range £24500 - £25030 £21984 - £27263 £23821 - £31232

Course Description

Are you a qualified physiotherapist looking to enhance your current skills and knowledge whilst developing a strong critical thinking ethos? This programme offers you the opportunity to review your current practice and evaluate new approaches, ensuring that you are equipped to meet the challenges of working in an ever changing physiotherapy profession with confidence.

  • Become an evidence-based practitioner equipped to manage and lead in dynamic settings.

  • Feel encouraged and supported by experienced and enthusiastic staff, who are recognised for their national and international research reputations.

  • Make use of blended learning techniques, combining short study blocks and distance learning technologies.

  • Explore a large range of continuing professional development (CPD) modules aligned to a number of specialities including neurology, musculoskeletal and respiratory.

  • Tailor your learning to your interests or workplace through module assignments and our physiotherapy focused supported independent study module.

  • Complete the programme in one year with the full-time study option or balance work and caring commitments by studying part time over a maximum of five years. The full-time route is suitable for international students, who will be supported to choose optional modules with non-clinical assignments.

Please note that when you enrol on this programme, you always enrol to study the master degree but we offer three exit awards: PgCert, PgDip and MSc.

Accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a physiotherapist.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Advanced Professional Practice in Physiotherapy MSc at Plymouth University

95% Therapy professionals
5% Caring personal services

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Physiotherapy

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

You’ll be required to have a first degree (BSc (Hons) at 2:2 or above or European first cycle equivalent) in physiotherapy. Non UK based candidates must be recognised as physiotherapists within their own country. You may be a health or social care professional with a first degree or with a related academic degree. If you do not hold a degree but with appropriate experience related to the programme or to any of the chosen pathways you may be eligible to apply. Evidence of competence in written and spoken English in accordance with the University’s Admissions Code of Practice - IELTS requirement is 6.5 average with a minimum of 5.5 in each category. If you need to improve your English language to get onto a degree programme at the University of Plymouth, you can book a pre-sessional academic English course). You’ll be assessed individually for your ability to study at this level and an interview may be necessary. You’ll normally be required to submit a short piece of writing as part of the admissions process. For more information on our entry requirements please see our website:


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.

University Rankings

Positions of Plymouth University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Plymouth University in related subject specific rankings.

Medicine & Health

    • #13 
    • #16 
    Health Professions
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #10 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

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About Plymouth University

Founded in 1992, Plymouth University is established in the small city of Plymouth, South West England. The university has a variety of residence halls at distinct price points, and all within walking distance of your classrooms. When wandering off-campus, students will find a blend of both urban and rural surroundings, ensuring that there’s something for everyone here.

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Where is this programme taught

Peninsula Allied Health Centre
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