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Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

Glasgow Caledonian University

42 months
15500 GBP/year
7000 GBP/year
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The Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) course from Glasgow Caledonian University is a full-time programme delivered using innovative teaching methods to assist and contextualise learning.


The overall aim of this Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) course from Glasgow Caledonian University is to develop analytical, evaluative, creative and skilled Physiotherapists with an entrepreneurial mind-set, who are responsive to professional, social and cultural change. Our doctoral graduates will be confident, transformational, responsible and empathetic practitioners, leaders and global citizens able to implement evidenced based practices within public and private services, effectively evolving and influencing innovative local, national or global areas of practice and research.

This programme leads to qualification as a physiotherapist, eligible to apply for HCPC registration as a practicing physiotherapist. Modules are delivered by experienced tutors, researchers and invited academic and clinical lecturers who are specialists in their area of expertise.

Our close links with clinical and research specialists allow our students access to the most up-to-date clinical, research and professional expertise within the university and practice settings.

The DPT is unique in integrating practice and research, and is designed to produce graduates who are equipped to meet the current and future needs and challenges of health & social care practice and research.

Post registration graduates can work in a variety of areas such as: private practice, public sector settings such the hospitals, GP clinics or health promotion services, industry, vocational rehabilitation, schools, nursing homes, hospices, community based rehabilitation programs, education and research centres.

Graduate prospects

Many of our graduate and postgraduate students go on to gain employment in other countries. Recently students have obtained physiotherapy posts in Europe, New Zealand, Canada, USA and Hong Kong & Singapore. Applications to some of these counties require an application that reviews the course specifics and the individual student profile. You may also need to undertake additional exams.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Neuromusculoskeletal
  • Health Promotion
  • Practice Evaluation
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Therapeutics
  • Practice-based Learning
  • Inter-professional Working: Context, Organisation and Practice
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Advanced Research Enquiry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 42 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UK honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in a science discipline related to physiotherapy such as physiology, human biology, anatomy, kinesiology, sports science/medicine. 
  • Experience in the process of research is essential. The honours degree must have contained a substantial element of human physiology.
  • A pre-entry negotiated learning module is available to applicants who have limited human physiology experience. Shortlisted applicants must attend interview. International applicants are offered a telephone/Skype interview.
  • Applicants should have an understanding of the role of physiotherapy practice and research within the current health and well-being agenda. Relevant visits to clinical locations, voluntary work or part-time employment in an area where the impact of disability is experienced are desirable, but not essential. 
  • Students have to clearly articulate their motivations for applying to the DPT course. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 42 months.
  • National

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 GBP per year during 42 months.
  • RUK: £7,000

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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