St George's, University of London
Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) MSc MSc (PG)
St George's, University of London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Physiotherapists help people rehabilitate and regain movement after an illness or injury, treating patients with muscle and skeletal injuries, as well as with neurological and breathing problems.

This course is suited to graduates of health and life science disciplines who want to pursue a career in physiotherapy. It has been specifically designed to develop qualified practitioners who are proactive, flexible and able to meet the changing needs of health and social care. The course is delivered in partnership with Kingston University London, which means you will benefit from a large, multi-faculty experience combined with the health science expertise offered by St George’s.

You will learn via a variety of methods, including classroom-based learning, simulated practical exercises, self-directed learning and practice placements in a variety of healthcare environments including acute NHS hospital trusts, community-based services, mental health trusts and private hospitals. This will help you become proactive, flexible and able to meet the rapidly-changing prerequisites of social and health care. You will develop into a critical thinker and independent learner with problem-solving skills.

This course is fully accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is available to students from within the UK and internationally.

Please note: whether you are already focused on a given career path or not, we strongly recommend you include in your personal statement a recognition that studying physiotherapy will include practice and study in a number of settings.

Course highlights

  • 30 weeks of practice placement.

  • Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK.

  • Opportunity to learn anatomy in the dissection room through demonstrator-led prosection.

  • Awarded by St George’s, University of London and provided by the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between St George’s and Kingston University London.

About St George’s, University of London

Established in 1752, St George’s is the UK’s only university dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research. We share our site with a major London teaching hospital which is both on the clinical frontline for a diverse local community and a centre of excellence for specialist conditions. At St George's, you’ll study in a clinical setting with like-minded individuals working across a variety of healthcare professions.

St George’s has enjoyed an outstanding track record of research and innovation in infectious disease ever since the ‘father of vaccinology’ and St George's alumnus, Edward Jenner, created the world’s first vaccine (against smallpox). Recent research has included a focus on tuberculosis, malaria, HIV in low and middle-income countries and COVID-19.

Progress throughout the course is assessed through a combination of essays, written reports and presentations, written and practical examinations, clinical assessments and a research dissertation. You can find further information about assessment methods for this course on our website:

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

2:1 or higher UK honours degree. This may include (but is not limited to): biology, behavioural science, sports science, physiology, health science, or a health-related profession which ideally contains human anatomy and physiology. The university considers applicants from a variety of backgrounds and international applications are welcome. This course is especially popular in Canada (GPA 3.3), Singapore (GPA 3.3), Hong Kong (2:i) and Malaysia (GPA 3.3)

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic) 7 7.0 overall (including minimum 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in all other components)

You can find extensive information about the support St George's provides for International students on our website: This includes guidance on the visa application process, preparin

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Tuition Fees Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) MSc MSc (PG)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
EU £17250 year 1
International £17250 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

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.

How to apply

Application deadline:

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)

University Rankings

Positions of St George's, University of London in top UK and global rankings.

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About St George's, University of London

Founded in 1733, St George’s, University of London (SGUL), is located on the outskirts of London, between Wimbledon and Streatham. St George's specialises in Medicine and other Health-related careers including, but are not limited to, Clinical Pharmacology, and Physician Associate Studies. Applicants can expect to receive hands-on experience in the NHS from early on in their programs, ensuring a wealth of learning opportunities.

Student composition of St George's, University of London

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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