Queen Margaret 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|
|25-75 percentile range||£25000 - £26000||£23500 - £26000||£25500 - £29500|
All Physiotherapy courses of Queen Margaret University
Salary of all UK Graduates of Physiotherapy
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£24500 - £25030||£21984 - £27263||£23821 - £31232|
All Physiotherapy courses in the UK
Physiotherapists are healthcare professionals who use personcentred approaches to make a difference to people’s lives. Physiotherapists work in a wide range of settings and focus on the management and prevention of problems relating to movement and function across the life-span.
In Year One you will study a range of modules that will equip you with the basic knowledge and skills for physiotherapy practice. Topics covered include: anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, aspects of psychology, professional practice, basic assessment skills, common physiotherapy interventions and evidence based practice. A short foundation placement will introduce you to the application of theory into practice.
In Year Two further modules will expand your skills relating to cardiorespiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. You will broaden your understanding of health and wellbeing and the role of the allied health professional in influencing health behaviour change. You will be encouraged to develop your skills for critical thinking and using information to support your studies. A further placement will give you the opportunity to continue your learning in practice.
Year Three develops your skills further to look at the management of people with more complex conditions. You will broaden your awareness of healthcare and challenge your understanding of health education and promotion. Two further placements will expand your practice knowledge.
In the final year, you will consolidate your practical, theoretical and professional skills through university and practice based learning (PBL) placements. You will explore how the development of leadership, innovation and entrepreneurial skills can contribute to meeting the challenges of contemporary health and social care. In addition you will work with a project supervisor to plan, carry out and evaluate a small scale research project.
Across all four years part of your learning will take place in a variety of real health and social care settings. You will work (supported by a registered physiotherapist) with patients, their carers and families, and with other health and social care professionals. These practice-based placements are invaluable and will enrich your learning in all levels of the course. You may be placed at sites across Scotland, and will be required to cover any associated travel and accommodation costs.
Physiotherapy is a demanding course and we recommend that you research the career thoroughly and consider work shadowing before you come to QMU.
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.
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 MPhysio at Queen Margaret University
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course
This particular course
Two from Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at A-Level or equivalent. English and Maths at GCSE grade C or 4.
B in Graded Unit required: HNC Applied Sciences HNC Care and Administrative Practice HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise HNC Sports Coaching and Development Other courses may be suitable
CB in Graded Units required: HND Applied Biological Sciences HND Sports Therapy Other courses may be suitable
English and two from Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at Higher or equivalent. English and Mathematics required at National 5 level grade C.
A strong pass required in science subjects. Assessed on an individual basis.
Two from Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at a Higher level or equivalent.
Advised area of study is in Applied Sciences
English and two from Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Maths at Higher level or equivalent. English and Maths at Ordinary Level O4 or Higher Level H5.
We accept many different qualifications, but cannot list them all here. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information or advice if you are thinking of taking a course of study. We welcome applications from international and EU applicants and you can find information on specific entry requirements by country here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/international-students/information-for-your-country/. We also welcome applications from mature students, or people holding qualifications such as Access courses or OU modules. The Scottish Wider Access Partnership (SWAP) offers a range of local Access courses and those that are accepted for entry are listed here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/college-qualifications
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Physiotherapy, MPhysio, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Physiotherapy MPhysio
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
Positions of Queen Margaret University in top UK and global rankings.
Rankings of Queen Margaret University in related subject specific rankings.
Medicine & Health
- Health Professions
The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
[Published 09 September, 2023]
CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
[Published 08 June, 2023]
About Queen Margaret University
Located on the Eastern side of Edinburgh we find Queen Margaret University, where students come together to pursue their careers on the single-site campus in Musselburgh. As a relatively young university (2007), this institution has already earned itself significant University Ranking recognition from organisations such as QS, and is particularly noted for important research contributions in the areas of Global Health and Development, and Speech and Language. Those who choose to study here can expect well-funded departments and facilities with the latest technologies, including their state-of-the art laboratories for those studying medical disciplines in particular. Their 800-student Student Village located just minutes away from Fort Kinnaird retail park also ensures that those attending have plenty of social opportunities to complement their busy schedules.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Physiotherapy MPhysio||Queen Margaret University||78%||0%||5%||£9250||£15500||196||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Physiotherapy with Foundation Year Msci (Hons)||University of Keele||67%||0%||0%||£9250||£19800||157||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|MPhysiotherapy (Sport and Exercise Medicine) MSc||University of Bradford||81%||0%||0%||£9250 £9250||£20118 £21124||169||Bradford||On campus Full-time|
|Physiotherapy MPhysio||Robert Gordon University||94%||0%||5%||£6750||£14000||219||Aberdeen||On campus Full-time|
|Physiotherapy with Integrated Masters Msci (Hons)||University of Keele||67%||0%||0%||£9250||£23000||157||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|Veterinary Physiotherapy MVetPhys||Writtle University College||94%||5%||5%||£9250||£12699||130||Chelmsford||On campus Full-time|
|Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) MSc||Queen Margaret University||78%||0%||5%||£9680||£17900||196||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Integrated Masters in Sports Rehabilitation MSc (UG)||London South Bank University||28%||15%||1%||£9250||-||120||London||On campus Full-time|
|Advanced Professional Practice in Physiotherapy MSc||Plymouth University||82%||0%||7%||-||-||181||Plymouth||On campus Full-time|
|Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) MSc (PG)||Plymouth University||82%||0%||7%||-||-||181||Plymouth||On campus Full-time|