University of Bath
Sports Physiotherapy MSc
University of Bath

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Deepen your knowledge and experience of sports physiotherapy on our specially-designed, online master's course for physiotherapists.

Our MSc Sports Physiotherapy is an in-depth academic and clinical course, designed specifically for physiotherapists looking for a specialist qualification in this area.

You will deepen your knowledge of sports physiotherapy, athlete management and performance enhancement. You'll work with our highly experienced sports physiotherapy team.

The course complies with international standards of practice and takes place, for the most part, online. We are one of just a few universities offering this type of course part-time through distance learning. You will have the convenience of being able to complete your studies alongside your physiotherapy practice.

You will also take part in induction and residential weeks, where you can meet and work with fellow students on real case studies, and engage in debate with practitioners from a variety of contexts.

By taking part, you will benefit from:

  • highly interactive, flexible online learning and clinical teaching

  • residential teaching weeks to support your practical and clinical examination training

  • an online network of sport and exercise medicine and sports physiotherapy clinicians

  • access to experienced clinical specialists in the field to provide professional development support

  • a problem-solving and reflective approach to sports physiotherapy and related topics

You can look forward to working with our highly experienced sports physiotherapy team, who between them have worked with an impressive range of clients. Our team have worked at a number of high profile sporting events, including the:

  • Commonwealth Games

  • FIFA World Cup

  • Olympic Games

  • Paralympic World Cup

  • Tour de France

Graduate prospects By the end of the course, you will be qualified to work with athletes and sports teams at the highest level and of all ages. You will be able to apply evidence-based practice principles to deliver innovation in sports physiotherapy.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • (no subscore less than 6.5)
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above. To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in physiotherapy. You should have current registration or licence to practice as a physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council and should hold Chartered Physiotherapist status. You will need to have a minimum of 2 years post-licensure work experience in a physiotherapy role.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of Bath is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Average student cost of living in 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 University of Bath in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of Bath

The University of Bath is a university located in Bath, Somerset, which, in their own words, aims to deliver world-class research and teaching, and to benefit the wider population through their research, enterprise and influence. The main campus is based in Claverton Down, just 1.5 miles away from Bath city centre with its spectacular views and assorted activities to get up to in your free time.

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