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International: £30,000 for the course
- Gain a specialist qualification in physiotherapy on a course with a high level of student satisfaction
- Become a highly skilled, evidence-based clinician
- Attain an advanced level of theoretical and practical understanding
- Train at one of the largest and most established physiotherapy educational departments in the UK
- Benefit from well-regarded teaching and excellent clinical placement opportunities
This Masters-level physiotherapy course provides you with the training, qualifications and opportunities to embark on an exciting career in the field. Aimed at applicants who have already studied a degree in the subject, it instills an advanced level of clinical reasoning, critical thinking and reflection.
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
The teaching is based around the development of key transferable skills that you need to become a qualified physiotherapist. You will undertake clinical placements in a variety of settings, and benefit from wide-ranging teaching and learning methods at our Collegiate Campus.
You will study at Collegiate Campus whilst undertaking academic modules and in a variety of service provider venues for placement modules
You learn through
- practicals and seminars
- online materials
- placements, including overseas options in final year
- advanced prescription modules
- shared modules with other health and social care professionals including therapeutic radiographers, physiotherapists and dieticians
Course leaders and tutors
Gerry is a senior physiotherapy lecturer and undergraduate physiotherapy admissions tutor
Throughout the course, you will undertake clinical placements in a range of settings. An opportunity to experience physiotherapy overseas or in a highly specialised setting may be available in the final full time placement.
Sheffield Hallam is known for its research and offers a vibrant community for postgraduates to develop their knowledge and expertise through working closely with experienced academics and service users.
This course prepares you for a career in
- Professional sport
- Private practice
- Working overseas
This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the HCPC and apply to become members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. You must be registered with the HCPC in order to practise as a physiotherapist in the UK.
On completion of the intermediate awards - PgDiploma/PgCertificate in Rehabilitation, you will not be eligible to apply for HCPC registration as a Physiotherapist.
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.Collegiate Campus map
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work in, and with
- Purpose built modern facilities
- Clinical skills practical suites
- SimMan virtual reality suits
- A mock ward environment
Learn more about your department
Take a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities that enrich student learning in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
You need a first degree recognised in the UK at 2.1 or above in a science related subject including biology, biochemistry, biomedical science, chemistry, medical science and sport science. Applicants with a 2:2 degree classification will be assessed on an individual basis.
- Science at grade C or 4 or equivalents*
- Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalents**
- English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents*** *GCSE Science equivalents
- OCR Science level 2
- Science units gained on a level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma quualification
- Science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3)
- Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk **GCSE Math's equivalents
- Level 2 Key Skills/ Application of Number/ Grade D at GSCE Maths/ Level 2 Maths credits from an Access course
- Maths quivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk ***GCSE English equivalents
- Level 2 Literacy
- Level 2 Key Skills
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English. Please note that the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) require IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.5 for registration.
Helping your application succeed
Experience of interacting with members of the public from a range of backgrounds in different settings is essential when applying to a health or social care course. It is important to be able to understand and explain how your experiences relate to the activities and qualities which are required of physiotherapists. The NHS values are key to all our health courses. For further information on the standards required of students in the allied health professions please take a look at the Health and Care professions code of conduct and ethics.
There are many ways you can gain experience - this might be as part of a programme of study or in a paid or voluntary capacity, and doesn't always need to be within a care setting. Interacting with people with different life experiences will help you develop a deeper level of understanding of the diversity of the population who access health and social care. In your personal statement please reflect upon your learning from any of these experiences demonstrating an understanding of the physiotherapy profession and a genuine, reasoned commitment to studying a physiotherapy course.
You will be invited to attend an interview if these key elements are included in your personal statement.
You must provide a reference from a current or recent employer or educational institution with your UCAS application.
The selection event
If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving license with you. You can bring other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at your pre-course day.
View our selection event guidance to ensure you understand the selection process.
Course enrolment - professional requirements
Before enrolling you must fully declare on the forms provided during the admissions process:
- Unfiltered criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings. For further information on unfiltered offences please see the Disclosure and Barring Service website.
- Involvement in disciplinary proceedings during paid or voluntary employment or education establishments
- Involvement with safeguarding proceedings, social services or related organisations
- Enrolment on a health or social work professional course at another University
Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Criminal Record Check
- You must undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record check prior to or during the enrolment week of your course. This will be provided by the University free of charge.
- If you have lived outside of the UK for more than six consecutive months in the last five years you must provide an overseas criminal record check. Further information on obtaining this check can be found here
- Where your DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate contains any recorded information you must present this to the Professional Issues Team within ten working days of receipt of the certificate.
Occupational Health Screening
You must undertake occupational health screening to determine your suitability to undertake the course. This will be provided by the University free of charge.
You must undertake a programme of immunisations as required by the Department of Health and meet the immunisation and immunity requirements of placement providers. This will be provided by the University free of charge.
After completing the above professional checks, if you reside in the UK you are expected to make every reasonable attempt to attend a Pre-Course Day event to undertake the professional requirements of your course. This is also an opportunity to meet fellow applicants to the health and social care courses who will be starting their studies at the same time as you, some current students and teaching staff.
Other professional suitability information
Your full enrolment on your course will be confirmed when the Professional Issues Team have verified that your Enhanced DBS Disclosure (and overseas criminal record check where relevant) indicates that you are suitable to work with vulnerable groups including children and clearance from your health screening has been received.
If your personal circumstances change in relation to any of the professional requirements, from when you apply to the end of your course, you must tell the Professional Issues team immediately by calling 0114 225 5637 or emailing HWB-Professional-Issues@shu.ac.uk.
If you are a disabled person or have a long term health condition, you are advised to read the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) booklet: A disabled persons guide to becoming a health professional.
We strongly recommend that you tell us about any long term health conditions, learning difficulty or disability you may have. This is so we can assess whether we can deliver the course in such a way that you can meet the HCPC standards of proficiency and take part without disadvantage both in University and on placement. You can contact our disability co-ordinator for allied health professions on 0114 225 2588 or you can contact our university disabled student support team on 0114 225 3964 (voice and Minicom) to discuss any queries you may have.
The Disability Disclosure booklet also provides information for students on health and social care courses and will help you understand the importance of disclosing your disability at the earliest possible stage. This is so you can be assessed for the support you may require to succeed on the course.
Our open days give you an opportunity to come and talk to our teaching staff and current students on the course you are considering. You can explore the campus, view our facilities and ask any questions you may have in a relaxed environment. To book a visit please follow this link: University open days
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
|Module: Clinical Reasoning In Physiotherapy||Credits: 30|
|Module: Exercise Prescription And Health Promotion||Credits: 15|
|Module: Foundation Placement||Credits: -|
|Module: Intermediate Placement||Credits: -|
|Module: Introduction To Professional Practice||Credits: 15|
|Module: Researching For Practice (Taught)||Credits: 15|
|Module: Advanced Clinical Reasoning In Physiotherapy||Credits: 30|
|Module: Advanced Complex Case Management||Credits: 15|
|Module: Advanced Placement||Credits: -|
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 45|
|Module: Elective Placement||Credits: -|
|Module: Personalised Study Module||Credits: 15|
|Module: Therapeutic Management Of Neuromusculoskeletal Pain (Distance Learning)||Credits: 15|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £24,000 for the course which includes a placement supplement. Please visit our health and social care funding pages for more information.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £30,000 for the course which includes a placement supplement.
Health and social care funding
Find out how to fund your studies by visiting our health and social care pages for more information.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Physiotherapy courses (PDF)
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