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 Camperdown / Darlington
Program Duration 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $59,000 AUD (2022 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February / March
Next Available Intake 2024
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.

Why study physiotherapy at Sydney?

  • You’ll learn in Sydney’s new state-of-the-art Susan Wakil Health Building with access to brand-new clinical simulation teaching spaces, research facilities, a multi-service clinic and a brand new library.
  • You’ll gain real-world, hands-on training through clinical placements within an extensive network of clinical partners.
  • You’ll learn from highly respected practitioners, clinicians and researchers, who are at the forefront advancing health sciences.
  • With a multidisciplinary focus, the university prepares graduates with generalist and specialist healthcare knowledge and skills.


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.

Clinical Placements
Clinical reasoning is developed throughout the course. In Year 2, knowledge and experiences from clinical placements, advanced musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiopulmonary physiotherapy, and evidence-based and professional practice are all drawn upon in the capstone unit of study advanced clinical reasoning.

Your final clinical placement provides the opportunity for you to practice clinical reasoning skills just prior to graduating as a physiotherapist. Four 5-week clinical placements will allow you 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.

This course requires you to complete the following number of work hours:

  • 40 hours per week over 21 weeks
  • 840 total hours

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have a completed undergraduate degree (related discipline preferred), from a recognized university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3/4.0 (approximately 65% +) and have extensive pre-existing knowledge in the following areas:

  • human anatomy
  • human physiology
  • exercise physiology
  • neuroscience

Grades assessed for admission are based on your highest-ranked university degree.

Admission Timeline

*While the application deadline is generally the end of October, offers are made throughout the year based on academic merit and subject to availability in the program. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible as this program can fill quickly. (This program filled July 25, 2022 for the 2023 intake.)


“…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