Modes and duration
- Full-time: 1 year
- Flexible: 2-5 years
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £10,400 (FT)
- £24,400 (FT)
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 and/or teaching experience and a commitment to continuing professional development. We expect students to have had at least 2 years post-qualification clinical experience and UK state-registration is preferred.
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
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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This MSc offers physiotherapy students the opportunity to extend their understanding of key areas in this field, including challenging the foundations of established but poorly justified treatments, developing and undertaking clinical research and practice, learning about new and emerging treatment options, and enjoying the mentorship of recognised experts in paediatric physiotherapy.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of six core modules (90 credits) two optional modules from ten choices (30 credits) and the research dissertation (60 credits).
A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time 12 months, flexible 2-5 years) is offered.
A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, part-time 12 months) is offered. Students take 60 credits of core modules.
- Physiotherapy Research & Dissemination
- Paediatric Neuro Physiotherapy
- Paediatric Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy
- Paediatric Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
- Clinical Education in Advanced Physiotherapy Part I
- Research Methods and Statistics
- Clinical Education in Advanced Physiotherapy Part II
- Children in Difficult Circumstances
- Disability & Development
- Child Development: Inclusive Approaches in Global Contexts
- Leadership & Professional Development
- Clinical Knowledge & Decision Making
- Information Law & Governance in Clinical Practice
- Patient Safety & Clinical Risk
- Muscle and Exercise Physiology in Health and Disease
- Respiration through Life, Health and Disease
- Paediatric and Adolescent Sports and Performance, Injury Prevention and Management
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a substantial report and an oral examination.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of teaching and self-directed learning, and includes up to six weeks of clinical placements. Assessment is through clinical assessments, written assignments, oral presentations, multiple choice tests, submission of the literature review and research proposal, assessed coursework, unseen and prior disclosure written examinations, and the dissertation with an oral presentation.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
- £10,000 (1 year)
- Overseas students
- Based on academic merit
- £10,000 (Duration)
- UK, EU, Overseas students
- Based on academic merit
More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website
The programme enables graduates to pursue a career in academia, research or clinical practice, or to use their postgraduate qualification to be successful in applying for more senior positions within their specialist clinical career field.
The programme aims to transform the way students think about expert patient care, and the theoretical foundation for paediatric physiotherapy clinical practice. The programme provides a rigorous, evidence-based training in best research and clinical practice. This gives graduates a competitive advantage when applying for physiotherapy clinical, educational or research posts.
Why study this degree at UCL?
UCL is a world class university and this well-established and popular postgraduate physiotherapy programme is very highly regarded both locally and internationally. Our close relationship with Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children means that much of our research and training is carried out on a joint basis. The excellent reputation of this programme is partly due to expert tuition with lectures, tutorials and workshops delivered by recognised experts in physiotherapy practice. All students will undertake one placement as a core module. MSc students may choose to undertake a second placement as an option module.
Student / staff ratios › 427 staff including 169 postdocs › 209 taught students › 168 research students
Department: Institute of Child Health
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
This MSc is suitable for students with a first degree in physiotherapy and at least two years post-qualification clinical experience, along with a wide knowledge of biomedical sciences allied to clinical skills but wish to extend their understanding of key areas.
- All applicants
- 9 September 2016
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Advanced Physiotherapy: Paediatrics at graduate level
- why you want to study Advanced Physiotherapy: Paediatrics at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree