Queen Margaret University


This four-year course will equip you with the expertise and practical skills that you need to work as a registered physiotherapist in the private or public health and social care sector. You will thrive in our supportive environment and benefit from placements in each year. The course is an undergraduate master’s course which provides an option to transfer to the BSc route at the end of Year Two.

Year One: Becoming an Allied Health Professional; Finding Your Academic Voice; Principles of Rehabilitation; Developing Resilience in Self and Others; Foundations of Physiotherapy 1; Introduction to Practice-based Learning (including two weeks Practice-based Learning).

Year Two: Foundations of Physiotherapy 2; Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy; Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1; Health Coaching Conversations; Neurological Physiotherapy; Developing a Spirit of Inquiry; Practice-based Learning 1 (including six weeks of Practice-based Learning).

Year Three: Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2; Theoretical and Clinical Approaches to Multidisciplinary Team Working; Understanding and Appraising the Evidence for Practice; Advancement of Clinical Management; Active Citizenship; Investigation of Practice; Practice-based Learning 2 (including 12 weeks Practice-based Learning).

Year Four: Public Health Practice for Physiotherapy; Professional Skills Development; Leadership and Enterprise for Practice; Applying Skills of Critical Enquiry (project); Practice based Learning 3 (including 11 weeks of Practice based Learning).

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements:
5 Highers at AABBB (standard entry) or ABBBB (widening access entry) including English and 2 from Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics plus National 5 Maths or Applications of Maths (if not held at Higher).

You would require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.

An occupational health check is required and you may be requested to be immunised against Hepatitis B.

Start Date





MPhys/BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


School of Health Sciences


Health Sciences

SCQF Level