MSc / PG Diploma / PG Certificate in Advanced Physiotherapy: Paediatrics 

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The philosophy of this course is to integrate the clinical and academic components of Paediatric Physiotherapy and encourage students to develop their roles as advanced paediatric physiotherapy practitioners. After some years of clinical work, physiotherapists often wish to extend their understanding of key areas, whether it be in challenging the foundations of established but poorly justified treatments, developing and undertaking clinical research, improving academic reading and writing skills, learning about new and emerging treatment options, or enjoying the mentorship of recognised experts in paediatric physiotherapy.

Some flexibility in course selection allows for physiotherapists with particular interests to be accommodated.

Some modules may be available as short courses, which can be undertaken as discrete units for CPD, or as ‘Taster’ modules which, if assessed, may later be used towards completion of the full MSc or Diploma at UCL.


The course is organised as a series of taught modules.

  • MSc: modules earning a total of 180 credits must be passed including the research project and dissertation
  • PG Diploma: a total of 120 credits are required (the course structure is the same as the MSc but Diploma students do not do the research project and dissertation)
  • PG Certificate: students are required to achieve 60 credits

We also offer an MSc Physiotherapy Studies: Paediatrics which is suitable for students with less clinical experience.

For full time MSc and Diploma students, the course lasts for 1 calendar year. Part time students can complete the course over a maximum of 5 years. The time commitment for the PG Certificate is approximately 7 weeks.

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