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Physiotherapy - Advanced (Neurology) MSc

Physiotherapy - Advanced (Neurology) MSc

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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Neurology Physiotherapy

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is designed to provide opportunity for students to question and challenge current practice in neurological physiotherapy and enables students to study the healthcare, management and rehabilitation of people with neurological and neuromuscular problems from a dynamic and expanding perspective. It also aims to enable students to evaluate evidence both for current practice and for new approaches in physiotherapy practice.

The School of Health & Rehabilitation is based on Keele campus and has a well-established undergraduate physiotherapy programme. It has strong connections both with local clinical units and with other Schools within the University such as the Schools of Nursing & Midwifery, Medicine, and Pharmacy.


The programme is assessed by a variety of techniques chosen to reflect the aims and objectives and teaching methods of individual modules, for example: essay, critical evaluation, paper review, seminar presentations, examination, the use of the Virtual Learning Environment, and dissertation. The pass mark for all modules is 50%. The MSc programme comprises taught modules to the value of 120 M Level credits and a dissertation of 60 M Level credits, giving a total of 180 credits. Students may choose to finish their studies after completing 120 taught credits (Postgraduate Diploma), or they may study any module on a stand-alone basis and obtain the relevant credits.


This module aims to explore and discuss factors that contribute to deterioration in muscle structure and function, develop a conceptual understanding of a variety of methods that can be used to prevent deterioration in, and/or improve muscle function, evaluate appropriate technology/assistive devices used in the rehabilitation of patients with neuromuscular/neurological conditions and critically evaluate specified commonly used outcome measures within the context of the ICF classification.
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

International students studying at Keele can only take courses in full-time mode.

Entry requirements

The course is open to appropriately qualified physiotherapists who are interested in acquiring new knowledge and/or deepening existing knowledge in the field of neurological physiotherapy. Applicants should normally have a first or second- class honours degree (2.1 or 2.2) (or overseas equivalent) in Physiotherapy.