Key programme benefits to future students
Synthesise theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the cardiorespiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal systems to the practice of physiotherapy.

Be competent in the delivery of physiotherapy interventions for the effective rehabilitation and management of people with a range of conditions.

Competently prescribe, and monitor physiotherapy interventions responsibly, based on a clinically-reasoned approach following an appropriate assessment and diagnosis.

Articulate and integrate the advanced critical thinking and reflective skills required to be autonomous lifelong learners.

Use an evidence-based approach in practice which integrates research findings into patient assessment and management.

Integrate the ethical, social and cultural dimensions of healthcare within clinical judgement.

Articulate ideas clearly, effectively, collaboratively and professionally to patients, carers, the multidisciplinary team and other relevant stakeholders.

Subjects taught

Year 1 Modules
• Peripheral Anatomy and Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice
• Preparation for Practice
• Physiotherapy in Respiratory Care
• Normal Movement and Neurological Physiotherapy
• Exercise and Participation in the Community
• Research Methods for Education and Health Sciences
• Cardio-vascular Physiotherapy
• Neuromusculoskeletal Cases
• Practice Education 1
• Practice Education 2
• Research Project 1

Year 2 Modules
• Practice Education 3
• Research project 2
• Chronic inflammatory States
• Multitsystem Physiotherapy Cases
• Innovation in Management for Health and Social Care
• Practice Education 4
• Research Project 3
• Engaging through Complexity

Entry requirements

Applicants for a Master's programme must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalents) or equivalent prior learning this is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement.

For EU candidates who meet this requirement, the GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test) will be used as the sole instrument to select students for this programme. GAMSAT scores are used to rank applicants and the lowest score we offer will change from year to year based on the number and scores of applicants

Canadian and North American applicants who met the honours degree requirement must apply through Atlantic Bridge submitting a cover letter and CV within the application on their website. Please see their website for closing date details.

International applicants not from North America or Canada apply through the online application.

Where you will be asked to complete your contact information as well as education background. You will be asked to upload their transcripts, passport/ID and GAMSAT if available along with any documents you may want to be considered as part of the application process (CV, Personal Statement etc).

Qualifications are assessed using NARIC. The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 or above. If the applicants’ original transcripts are in a foreign language, a certified English translation is required. In addition, where English is not the national language, proof of English language is required. Acceptable English language qualifications can be found here. Physiotherapy has higher English language requirements so a requirement if IELTS 7.5 with no less than 7.0 in any component is required.

Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements* of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist applicants as deemed necessary.

Garda Vetting
Successful completion of the Garda Vetting process, Health Screening & Vaccinations Certification and CPR certification are programme requirements for this degree programme. Health Screening/Vaccination Certificates will incur costs to the student.

Applications from EU applicants must include:
Qualification transcripts and certificates
If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language - English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
A copy of your birth certificate (long document).
English language competency certificate

Application dates

Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


2 years full-time, taught.

Enrolment dates


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Graduate careers
Graduates will be eligible to practice in Ireland and eligible for registration in other parts of the world. Graduates will be able to work in a diverse range of environments including schools, hospitals and community settings.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime,Full time

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