The University of Sydney

Master of Physiotherapy



University Location Sydney, New South Wales
City Population 5 million
Student Population 65,000
Int'l Student Population 10,600
Main Campus Camperdown / Darlington
Program Campus Cumberland
Program Duration 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $58,000 AUD (2021 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake March
Next Available Intake March 2022
Application Deadline October 30 each year*
International Places 40 – 45 (165 – 170 total)


The University of Sydney offers a two-year graduate-entry Master of Physiotherapy program, which is intended for students coming from an undergraduate degree in a related field and who wish to gain the requirements to become a physiotherapist.

The Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney aims to

  • prepare you to become a professional physiotherapist by providing you with the education to properly assess, diagnose and treat people with movement problems caused by a wide variety of joint, muscle and nerve disorders; and
  • encourage the undertaking of research within the profession.

The Sydney Faculty of Health Sciences has a whole campus dedicated to its programs, located on the Cumberland Campus in Lidcombe, which is 16 kilometers from the city centre. As a  Master of Physiotherapy student at this campus, you will have access to amenities such as a Health Science Library, specialized laboratories and discipline specific equipment, on-site health clinics a state-of-the-art sports centre and recreational and social amenities.


During this two-year physiotherapy degree, you will explore introductory and advanced musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiopulmonary physiotherapy, applied to patients across the lifespan. Biomechanics, occupational health and community health are incorporated in various units of study, and evidence-based practice and professional practice are embedded throughout the curriculum.

Four five-week clinical placements in your second year will provide the opportunity for you to apply your knowledge and gain significant practical experience in a range of clinical areas including rehabilitation, acute care, ambulatory care/outpatients and community/general care.

Admission Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have a completed undergraduate degree from a recognized university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5/7, (between 65% and 74%), and have extensive pre-existing knowledge in the following areas:

  • human anatomy
  • human physiology
  • exercise physiology
  • neuroscience
  • psychology

Grades assessed for admission are based on your highest-ranked university degree. Sydney Physiotherapy School offers places of admission based on academic merit/standing and assesses MPT applications on a rolling admissions basis.

OzTREKK recommends you apply for this program if you have achieved a minimum 65% cumulative average in your university studies. Please note, this is a minimum average to be eligible to apply.

Admission Timeline

*While the application deadline is October 30 each year, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


“…there is a lot of hands-on learning”

I like the university. Being on the Cumberland campus is slightly outdated, however, it helps develop friendships because the campus is unique and small so that you recognize people in your program much easier. I enjoy the program because there is a lot of hands on learning through tutorials and the material is interesting

University of Sydney Spencer D
Master of Physiotherapy
The University of Sydney, 2019

“…I like how there are several options in scheduling our weekly tutorials…”

I like how organized the system they use to give us material to learn on our own and I like how there are several options in scheduling our weekly tutorials I dislike the campus that we are at, the cumberland campus does not compare to the main campus in camperdown. the facilities are kept a lot cleaner, the libraries are open later and there are many food options on the camperdown campus. Aside from the cafeteria on cumberland campus there are no other food options and the the cafeteria closes around 3:30pm

University of Sydney Brendan Y.
Master of Physiotherapy
The University of Sydney, 2018