Programme: MPhysio

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Code Faculty
10258103 Faculty of Health Sciences
Credits Duration
Duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 180

Programme information

The master's degree is conferred by virtue of a dissertation (FTP 890), on an approved topic based on research.

Note: All MPhysT students must register for, and attend (TNM 802) Applied research methodology 800 satisfactorily.

Admission requirements

Subject to the stipulations of the General Regulations, the BPhysT degree or an equivalent qualification is required as well as registration as a physiotherapist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

(i) For the MPhysT degree, students must also hold at least a part-time position, deemed applicable for master's degree studies by the head of department.
(ii) Candidates will be required to provide proof of having successfully completed applicable postgraduate modules in clinical fields of specialisation, e.g. Orthopaedic Manual Therapy 1, before the MPhysT degree will be conferred.
(iii) During the MPhysT studies, students must participate in formal departmental instruction and/or research programmes of at least 60 hours per year.
(iv) Postgraduate modules for all the fields of specialisation for the MPhysT degree with coursework, are offered on a biennial basis, if at least five applicants apply for admission to a particular field of specialisation. The closing date for new applications is 31 October annually. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible after this date, whether or not a particular field of specialisation will be presented in the subsequent year. Commencement of studies must, therefore, be discussed beforehand with the head of department.

Also consult General Regulations.

Contact department before application.


Research information


All students must submit a publication that has been accepted for publication by an accredited journal before the degree will be conferred.

Pass with distinction

To obtain the degree with distinction, at least 75% is required for the dissertation.

The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of students to familiarise themselves well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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