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.
- BPhysio (or equivalent) degree
- Registration as a physiotherapist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
- Employment in a part-time/full-time position appropriate for the field of study
Also consult General Academic Regulation G39.
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.
University of Pretoria Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) verification project
The higher education sector has undergone an extensive alignment to the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQF) across all institutions in South Africa. In order to comply with the HEQSF, all institutions are legally required to participate in a national initiative led by regulatory bodies such as the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE), and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The University of Pretoria is presently engaged in an ongoing effort to align its qualifications and programmes with the HEQSF criteria. Current and prospective students should take note that changes to UP qualification and programme names, may occur as a result of the HEQSF initiative. Students are advised to contact their faculties if they have any questions.