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MSc Advanced Physiotherapy: Neurophysiotherapy

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1 Year
 Start month

 Tuition fee

24400 GBP
10400 GBP
75 GBP

Application fee

International 75 GBP
National 75 GBP
Institute of Child Health
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

This new programme integrates the clinical, academic and research components of neurophysiotherapy practice, with an emphasis on the management of patients with neurological disorders. The programme fosters understanding of evidence-based practice and encourages physiotherapists to develop as advanced practitioners. Students select from a wide range of modules according to their interest and complete at least one clinical placement.

  • UCL is a world-leading university offering well-established and popular postgraduate physiotherapy programmes that are highly regarded both locally and internationally.
  • The neurophysiotherapy degree offers an extensive range of core and optional modules in specialist areas and lectures, tutorial and workshops are delivered by recognised experts in physiotherapy practice. We have close links to the UCL Institute of Neurology and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen Square with its specialist physiotherapy department.
  • Our students come from all over the world. This cross-fertilisation of international experience and ideas generates a powerful and inspirational platform for postgraduate physiotherapy learning which, combined with the central London location, makes UCL an attractive choice for physiotherapy students.
  • Student / staff ratios › 427 staff including 169 postdocs › 209 taught students › 168 research students

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Eligibility Criteria

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in physiotherapy; or an approved diploma in physiotherapy together with evidence of appropriate clinical work and/or teaching experience and a commitment to continuing professional development. At least two years’ post-qualification neurological clinical experience is preferred and UK state registration is desirable.

English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is:Standard

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Course Modules

Core Modules

  • Clinical Education in Physiotherapy*
  • Evidence-informed Neurophysiotherapy Practice*
  • Motor Control and Pathophysiology of Neurological Disorders*
  • Physiotherapy Research and Dissemination*
  • Research Methods & Statistics
  • (*PG Cert students take the four core modules indicated above.)


  • Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Skills
  • Cardiorespiratory Therapy for Physiotherapists
  • Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
  • Child Development: Inclusive Approaches in Global Contexts
  • Clinical Knowledge and Decision-Marking
  • Disability and Development
  • Epilepsy, Pain, Tumours and Infections of the CNS
  • Health Management and Clinical Exercise for Pulmonary Disease
  • Higher Functions of the Brain
  • Information Law and Governance in Clinical Practice
  • Motor Neurons, Neuromuscular Junctions and Associated Diseases
  • Motor Systems and Disease
  • Muscle and Exercise Physiology in Health and Disease
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Paediatric Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy
  • Patient Safety and Clinical Risk
  • Physical Activity and Clinical Exercise for Cardiovascular Disease
  • Respiration through Life, Health and Disease
  • Skeletal Muscle and Associated Diseases

All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words.

Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials online learning and self-directed learning. Assessment is through written assignments, online assignments, oral presentations, multiple choice texts, literature review and research proposal, assessed coursework, unseen and prior disclosure written examinations, and the dissertation with an oral presentation.
Further information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Advanced Physiotherapy: Neurophysiotherapy MSc

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How to Apply

Please read carefully the following application process guidelines, if you are considering applying to graduate taught programmes at UCL.

1. Identify the degree programme at UCL you wish to study
All graduate taught programmes offered at UCL are listed in the taught degrees section.

2. Check the entry requirements
Check that you meet the entry requirements for the programme you are interested in:

  • View academic entry requirements in the relevant programme entry of the Graduate Prospectus
  • Find out which qualifications UCL accepts from other countries (select your country from the map)
  • Check UCL’s English language proficiency requirements, if your previous education has not been conducted in English.
  • If you have additional questions, a contact name, telephone number and email address is given for each programme on the relevant page of the Graduate Prospectus.

3. Check application deadlines

  • Check application deadlines for your programme of interest. Please note that programmes close at 5pm London time on the date advertised.
  • In general, you should apply as soon as you can as many programmes fill up before the deadline. If the programme is full it will not appear as an option in the online application system
  • Consider funding application deadlines, if this applies to you.

4. Submit your application online

  • Apply directly to UCL for most graduate programmes
  • Apply for Teacher Training programmes
  • You must submit your application yourself and not via an agency.
  • Applications must be supported by:
  • two references from people who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying;
  • transcripts (in English) for all qualifications that are relevant to your application;
  • English language certificate (if applicable)
  • See a list of what you need to apply.
  • Please note that references must be received within two weeks of the programme deadline in order for you to have the best chance of being considered.

5. Await decision
You will be able to track the progress of your application via the UCL Applicants Portal (log-in required).

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