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MSc Physiotherapy

MSc Physiotherapy is a course run by Portobello Institute, Dublin. MSc Physiotherapy gives a Course Qualification of Masters Degree. For more information about MSc Physiotherapy at Portobello Institute, please review the details below.

This full-time MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and expertise required for you to become a qualified physiotherapist eligible for registration with HCPC, and eligibility to apply for registration with CORU.


There is a high demand for qualified personnel within Ireland’s third largest employer, the health sector. Staff shortages are especially noticeable in the health therapy professions. At the same time, there are extremely few training opportunities leading to degrees in allied health professions, highly competent physiotherapists are in high demand.

Our MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and experience needed to become a registered physiotherapist.

This full-time physiotherapy masters degree programme encompasses the skills and knowledge that are necessary to work as part of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team.

A pathway to specialised healthcare

This two-year MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-reg.) program is designed for students with a degree in a related science discipline who desire to qualify and work as a physiotherapist at the Masters, pre-registration level.

Working under the guidance of highly skilled clinicians, you will learn to treat patients, observe other practitioners and participate in all aspects of physiotherapy-focused care. You will also have the opportunity to participate in case conferences, ward rounds and a range of visits.

Partners in specialised healthcare education

Portobello Institute will deliver this program in partnership with AECC University College with a start date of September ’24. AECC University is a small specialised university focusing on developing healthcare professionals.

Develop Practical Skills and Techniques

You will receive a variety of experiences with a wide spectrum of service users as part of the programme, including voluntary, and private placements, as well as our own on-site clinics. During first year, you will have 2 * seven week placements with a similar practical placement in your second year.

Throughout the program. the emphasis is put on the value of applied practice, analysis of case studies and real-life scenarios across the curriculum, followed by consolidation through reflection and application of skills in the placement context.

Learn from the Experts

This masters degree is delivered by a team of expert tutors who are all practicing clinicians and experienced educators. You will have personal one to one support from a personal academic tutor who is an experienced clinician and is there to to support you throughout your learning journey to achieve your personal best.

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Training ProviderPortobello Institute
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 1
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding Body DetailsMSc Physiotherapy
Course Duration2 Academic Years
Course Fee12995 per Academic Year
Entry RequirementsEntry Requirements You will require a first or second class (2:1 or 2:2) BSc (Hons) degree in a relevant science-based subject. Examples of relevant subjects include sport and exercise science, sports rehabilitation, sports therapy, human biology, biomedical sciences, anatomy and physiology, healthcare studies. Alternatively: An existing qualification in nursing, midwifery or relevant Allied Health Profession (e.g: osteopathy or chiropractic). Applicants who do not meet any of the entry criteria, may be required to attend an interview with an offer of a place on the programme issued following assessment of suitability. Applicants confirm acceptance of offer by returning acceptance form.
Carear PathCareer prospects The broad nature of physiotherapy means there really is no limit to where you can take the skills you will acquire. Take your degree far and wide, from working in public or private practise, in voluntary, higher education, and research. Physiotherapists are needed in many different areas such as, paediatrics, orthopaedics, care of the elderly, neurological, respiratory, intensive care, chronic and acute respiratory to name a few. Ireland: The demand for physiotherapists in Ireland is high, and there are numerous job possibilities available. Public and private hospitals, rehabilitation centres, sports clinics, nursing homes, community health cents, and private offices are among places where physiotherapists can find work. They may also work with sports teams, occupational health services, or academic or research institutes. The Irish health system allows physiotherapists to operate in a variety of venues and treat a wide spectrum of patients. United Kingdom (UK): There are several job opportunities for physiotherapists in the United Kingdom. The National Health Service (NHS), private healthcare institutions, sports clubs, and fitness centres all have openings. Physiotherapists can specialize in a variety of fields, including musculoskeletal, neurological, respiratory, paediatric, and sports physiotherapy. There are also opportunities in the field for research, teaching, and management. Holding HCPC registration, gives graduates the advantage of immediate recognition of their physiothe
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