Plymouth University
Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) MSc (PG)
Plymouth University

Key Course Facts

Salary

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

Learn to work in diverse practice settings, including neurological, sports and respiratory, in a variety of healthcare locations such as hospitals and specialist rehabilitation centres as well as patients’ homes. Our innovative, enquiry-based learning approach means that you learn from ‘real-life’ clinical scenarios that reflect conditions that physiotherapists see. This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

You will benefit from our established track-record of working with local professional sports teams, the armed forces, and extracurricular experience such as pop-up clinics for sporting events. The two-year accelerated programme will develop your clinical, leadership, management, and research skills allowing you to graduate armed with the skills and experience to treat complex patients and which promote progression within your physiotherapy career. You could find yourself working in hospitals, health centres, the local community, with the elderly, the disabled, for charitable organisations, or pursuing a research career, both in the UK or abroad.

  • Complete 1,000 hours of supervised clinical practice in varied clinical settings.

  • Work with a physiotherapy team engaged in research at an international level to develop your own individual research project.

  • Learn to study independently and in small groups with our enquiry-based learning curriculum.

  • Develop your leadership skills and gain insight into public and global health issues.

  • Become autonomous practitioners with enhanced clinical reasoning skills.

  • Benefit from research-informed teaching.

  • Graduate armed with the skills and experience to find employment in a variety of environments.

  • On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and apply for full membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

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 Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) MSc (PG) at Plymouth University

95% Therapy professionals
5% Caring personal services

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Physiotherapy

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic) 7 With 6.5 in all elements.

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

2:1 in a relevant subject area and from within the last five years. * GCSEs - Mathematics and English at grade C. Preference is given to you if you have obtained these grades on application. * In addition to the above, evidence of academic study within the last five years is required. * Please note we do not accept Key Skills Level 2 in place of GCSE English or Mathematics. * You must pass disclosure and barring service and occupational health checks satisfactorily in order to be able to start this course. Find all of the important documentation you'll need when applying for this programme. * If English is not your first language and you do not have GCSE English grade C or above you will have to achieve an IELTS or equivalent qualification at the grades stated below. * IELTS - 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all elements. * Meeting the academic minimum is the first stage of an application being considered. You must also submit a strong personal statement in order to be considered further

Costs

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 
    Physiotherapy
    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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