Programme: MPhyst Physiotherapy

Code Faculty Duration Credits
10258101 Faculty of Health Sciences Duration of study: 2 years

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 800) Applied research methodology 800 satisfactorily.

Admission requirements

(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)  A candidate who applies for admission to the MPhysT degree studies by virtue of research (Code 10258101), must comply with the following requirement:

       Complete applicable continued training courses presented at national level, in the field of research, as accredited with the Professional Board of Physiotherapy, Biokinetics and Podiatry.

(iv)  During the MPhysT studies, students must participate in formal departmental instruction and/or research programmes of at least 60 hours per year.


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 each student to familiarise himself or herself 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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