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Master's study in physiotherapy

Overview

A master's level qualification in physiotherapy can be awarded in two ways.

You can choose a research master's by thesis, or as a clinical master's by papers which are endorsed in a particular area of speciality.

Postgraduate student profile

physio_masters Adina Holder 418 2017Adina Holder recently completed her Masters endorsed in Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Otago's School of Physiotherapy.

She decided to undertake further studies after hearing about it from a colleague.

Adina was interested in the Sports Physiotherapy programme as it covered biomechanics, research, anatomy, injury prevention and clinical critical reasoning.

She describes some of the rewards and challenges of postgraduate study here

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Masters' pathways

Research master's by thesis

The School of Physiotherapy's research master's programme consists of:

  • PHTY 501 or an approved paper worth 30 points

    AND

  • PHTY 610

    AND

  • A thesis (67% component) embodying the results of one year of full-time or equivalent part-time supervised research (unendorsed option).

Clinical Master's (endorsed)

The School of Physiotherapy's Clinical Master's (endorsed) consists of:

  • Six approved papers from the schedule for the area of specialisation concerned, to a total value of 180 points.

Read more about our postgraduate clinical programmes

Contact us

To find out more about postgraduate study in physiotherapy contact the Academic Administrator

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