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Surgery and Interventional Science

Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Healthcare and Rehabilitation MSc

This unique programme is designed to provide an education in the underlying scientific principles of physical therapy, and an opportunity to experience the clinical application of specialist rehabilitation techniques with expert clinicians at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH). Please note that the teaching for this programme is held at the UCL Stanmore Campus on the site of the RNOH.

Key Information

Programme starts

September 2017

Modes and duration
Full time: 1 year
Flexible: up to 5 years
Tuition Fees (2017/18)
£12,020 (FT)
£24,140 (FT)

Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website. Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session.

Location: London, Stanmore

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a related medical, biological science or bioengineering discipline, a clinical qualification, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

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: Advanced

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

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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For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.


On successful completion of this programme, students can expect to assume leadership positions in clinical practice in the NHS, or in private practice for those with a prior clinical qualification. Graduates will also be well placed to enter academic or clinical research or a biomedical/healthcare-related position in industry.


Graduates are likely to be highly attractive to prospective employers; not only will they have gained multidisciplinary knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and treatments for musculoskeletal disease and dysfunction, but importantly they will have developed their skills in analysis and evaluation of information and creation of new ideas. These higher-level cognitive skills are highly sought after by employers.


How to apply

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?

The programme is aimed at physical therapists (physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, chiropodists), medical professionals (GPs, rheumatologists, nurses) with an interest in the musculoskeletal system, and biomedical science and bioengineering graduates with an interest in musculoskeletal science.

Application deadlines
All applicants
1 September 2017

For more information see our Applications page.

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What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Healthcare and Rehabilitation at graduate level
  • why you want to study Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Healthcare and Rehabilitation at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of a challenging and truly international academic environment
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

More Information

Subject area

Surgery and Interventional Science

Faculty overview

Medical Sciences

Department website

Division of Surgery & Interventional Science

University Campus

UCL UK Campus

Programme Directors

  • Professor Helen Birch
  • Mrs Anju Jaggi


  • PG Certificate
  • PG Diploma

Mode of study

  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Flexible: Up to 5 years

Tuition fees

  • For fee information click here.

Application deadline

  • Friday 1st September 2017

Programme Administrator

  • Stephanie McColl

    Tel: +44(0) 20 8909 5850 (Mon, Wed, Thur) / +44(0) 20 7679 6248 (Tues, Fri)



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