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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy MSc

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy MSc

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Full time | Coventry University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Specialisations: F-O Physiotherapy

Course type


Course Summary


The MSc in Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy is aimed at fully qualified, experienced practitioners who want to make a difference to clinical practice and work in senior clinical roles.

It is a clinically focused course designed to equip you with high level critical, evaluative and clinical skills across the four pillars of advanced practice (research, education, clinical and leadership). The course provides you with a coherent programme of study relevant to current advanced MSK physiotherapy practice. It also offers a wide range of educationally transformative learning opportunities that will enable you to explore and extend the skills, knowledge and professional expertise required to be able to lead and influence musculoskeletal service delivery in a wide range of practice settings.

The course offers two pathways. One pathway has been established for students who wish to complete a period of mentored clinical practice with a Musculoskeletal Association of Physiotherapists (MACP) qualified mentor. The placement can be sourced for you by the university and there are no additional fees for period of mentored clinical practice (additional costs may apply such as travel and accommodation with respect to the placement). The MACP pathway leads to an additional qualification of membership to the MACP (additional fees to join the MACP apply after successfully completing the course). The placement module facilitates the consolidation and application of university-based learning to the clinical setting and allows for fully authentic development of advanced level clinical practice in MSK Physiotherapy in the work-place.

Career prospects

The clinically relevant nature of the course, which aims to directly develop your professional practice skills, enhances your potential for gaining advanced positions within the field of MSK physiotherapy.

Graduate employability is increased not only through the enhancement of advanced physiotherapy skills but also by the development of leadership, entrepreneurial and communication skills which allow graduates to contribute to service development and facilitate the professional development of colleagues within the multidisciplinary team.


Global Professional Development -Coaching and Mentoring
Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
Developing Expertise for Professional Practice
Applied Research for Advanced MSK Practice
Advanced Physiotherapy Practice
Musculoskeletal Management for Advanced Practice
Clinical Practice in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (MACP pathway only)
A Clinical Approach to Pain for Health Professionals
Evidence Based Practice (Non-MACP pathway only)
Research Methods, Methodology and Design

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Be a registered and fully qualified physiotherapist normally with a minimum of two years’ experience in the musculoskeletal speciality. Normally hold an honours degree in Physiotherapy (2:1 or 60% and above) or equivalent and evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at master’s level. Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have IELTS >6.5 or equivalent for the non-MACP pathway) or IELTS > 7.0 for the MACP Pathway or BSc Honours Physiotherapy 2:1 (2:2 considered); 1- 2 years post-graduation clinical experience in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy; Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or Society of Sports Therapy Non-MCAP Pathway; Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) (HLST246) MCAP Pathway.

University information

Coventry University is a well-established higher education institution located in the West Midlands. As the UK’s fastest growing university, and the 6th largest overall, Coventry offers students a wide range of postgraduate courses, award-winning facilities and an extremely high standard of teaching. The main campus is in the heart of Coventry, a truly global metropolitan city with a diverse and dynamic student population. The university...more