Overview

The aim of the MSc Physiotherapy is to provide each student with an excellent educational experience both in the academic and clinical environments. This dedicated Graduate Entry program offers an accelerated route for graduates from any discipline (related to the discipline of physiotherapy) to gain a recognized qualification in physiotherapy practice. It is a highly regarded postgraduate course which prepares graduates for success in a competitive jobs market.

The physiotherapy program to be situated in the School of Clinical Therapies, part of the College of Medicine and Health.

UCC – MSc Physiotherapy Degree

The UCC Professional Master of Physiotherapy (MSc Physiotherapy) degree is a two year full-time course of study which qualifies graduates for membership of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP). The program is aimed at candidates who will hold a bachelor’s degree in fields such as Kinesiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Biomedical Science or Sports and Exercise Science etc.

UCC Physiotherapy graduates are eligible for membership of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) and CORU, Ireland’s multi-profession health regulator. The ISCP is a member of the World Confederation of Physical Therapists which is the only global organization representing Physical Therapists around the world. The degree is fully recognized in Canada and the United States.

MSc Physiotherapy Curriculum

This program is full-time over three semesters per year, over two years. Students will attend lectures daily with some time dedicated to independent learning, during semesters 1 & 2. During Semesters 3, students will be on clinical placement for blocks of 7 weeks. One clinical placement blocks in semester 3 of year 1 and three clinical placement blocks in year 2, in semesters 2 & 3. Students need to engage in at least 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice to meet professional requirements. Students will need to complete a short research proposal and complete a research project of limited scope, relevant to the clinical profession of Physiotherapy.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants who hold (or expect to hold by September of the year of entry) an undergraduate degree in areas such as Kinesiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Biomedical Science, or Sports and Exercise Science may apply to the Two-Year MSc Physiotherapy program.