MVetPhys Veterinary Physiotherapy

Writtle University College
Course summary
4 years
Full time
Next available date: Enquire for more information - Chelmsford

Course description

MVetPhys Veterinary Physiotherapy

The Integrated Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy (MVetPhys) is an innovative four year programme of study, which allows students to progress through a high quality course at undergraduate level directly into a fourth year at masters level, finishing with an MVetPhys Veterinary Physiotherapy which is the first Integrated Masters (MVetPhys) in the UK accredited by the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP).

The four year programme (480 credits), which students are eligible to apply for funding for the full four years of study through Student Finance, gives students a fabulous opportunity to excel in both an academic and professional setting alongside professionally qualified clinicians. In addition to direct entry to RAMP and AHPR, the Integrated Masters programme will also allow students to apply for membership of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP).

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • UCAS Tariff Points: 128
  • GCE A Levels: 128 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above in a relevant science-based subject
  • Irish Certificate: 128 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B1 higher, one of which in a relevant science-based subject
  • Scottish Highers: 128 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B, one of which in a relevant science-based subject
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: In relevant science- based animal-related subject DDM
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma: In relevant science- based animal-related subject D*D* (112 + in combination with other qualifications to meet 128)
  • GCSEs: All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

Training Course Content

Stage One

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Veterinary Physiotherapy
  • Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human-Animal Interaction
  • Ethics of Animal Use

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Professional Skills
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Saddle Fit and Farriery
  • Canine and Equine Nutrition

Stage Two

Semester 3

  • Research Methods
  • Applied Anatomy
  • Animal Therapeutic Techniques
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Introduction to Animal Biomechanics

Semester 4

  • Research Methods
  • Applied Anatomy
  • Rehabilitation and Performance
  • Animal Health and Science
  • Working in a Multidisciplinary Team

Stage Three

Semester 5

  • Capstone Project
  • Massage Therapy and Remedial Exercise
  • Animals in Motion
  • Veterinary Pathophysiology

Semester 6

  • Capstone Project
  • Massage Therapy and Remedial Exercise
  • Sports Medicine
  • Business and Client Management

Stage Four

Semester 5

  • Comparative Anatomy, Biomechanics Injury and Disease
  • Advanced Physiotherapeutic Techniques
  • Taught Masters Degree - Dissertation

Semester 6

  • Clinical Practice for Veterinary Physiotherapists
  • Taught Masters Degree - Dissertation

Course delivery details

Learning & Teaching Methods

The acquisition of knowledge and understanding is approached through an emphasis on student-centred learning. The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Practical work
  • Formative and summative coursework
  • Case studies
  • Clinical practitioner days
  • Seminars
  • Presentations
  • Self-directed learning

Why choose Writtle University College

Ranked Top University-Sector Institution in England for overall student satisfaction!

*Based on NSS 2020 Based on Taught Data

Beautiful rural campus situated between London and the coast.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted


Home Students


  • £9,250


  • £1,156 per 15 credit module
  • £2,312 per 30 credit module

International Students (Including EU students)


  • £12,450

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