In the Academic year of 2019-20 the subject area of Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Radiography is launching an exciting, educationally and practice relevant Postgraduate Framework. The Framework will be attractive to individuals who want to make a difference to the lives of others locally, nationally and globally.

The Framework will be of interest to any individual working in a health-related field such a medical practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, allied health professionals, nutritionists and professionals in areas such as public health, the community and the voluntary sector. We also welcome enquiries from other interested individuals including international applicants.

The Framework offers flexibility in module choice and modes of study (part-time, full-time, work place) that are responsive to individual needs and today’s culture of work and learning.

All modules are delivered online and can be studied from a distance.

Additional support is available for those new to or returning to master's level study.

Click for more information on the Advancing Practice Framework 


Postgraduate Pre-Registration master’s courses

These full-time two year courses are for graduates who wish to continue their education to master’s level in order to become qualified practitioners in their chosen profession. Completing these courses means that students are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council which allows them to work in the United Kingdom. These courses include placements in the health fields.

Our Pre-Registration courses are:

  • Master of Dietetics (MDiet)
  • MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)
  • MSc Diagnostic Radiography (Pre-Registration)
  • MSc/PgDip Radiotherapy and Oncology (Pre-Registration)


Students are at the core of our priorities and we aim to enrich the learning, teaching and the overall academic experience for them. We appreciate that postgraduate students come to us with a whole host of skills, experiences and knowledge that they have acquired from a previous undergraduate degree or work experience. We anticipate students will draw on this to enhance both their own learning and that of fellow students. The student is placed at the centre of the learning process and with guidance and the use of learning contracts is expected to take overall responsibility for their learning. These strategies will emphasise the development of critical, innovative and creative ways of thinking.

We attract students from across the globe, which facilitates wide-ranging discussion of health-related issues. Our courses are reviewed regularly and staff ensure that they take cognisance of developments in practice and UK and wider healthcare policies to ensure that courses are fit for purpose.

All students have the opportunity to undertake an independent piece of research, with staff supervision, as the culmination of their studies. Pre-Registration students typically select a laboratory-based or clinically based study that often fits the research programme of a member of staff. Post-Registration students typically develop a study pertinent to their own clinical practice and work setting. A number of our students have gone on to present their dissertation work at national and international conferences.


The majority of QMU staff are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council while other colleagues are registered with scientific bodies, and all the staff in the Division have extensive experience and expertise in their discipline and in health. Additionally, many staff members are active in research. A number of staff are active in professional and policy matters at both a local and national level and some staff are also practising clinicians.



Find out more information on how to apply for a course at QMU.