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MSc - Master of Science
Designed for registered and qualified physiotherapists, this course gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and professional practice across a range of practical and theory-based units.
You will complete core units of study and choose optional units that are intended to complement different areas of physiotherapy practice, such as musculoskeletal, neurology or a First Contact Practitioner role.
Practical sessions are an important part of this course and, depending on the units you choose, you will learn techniques such as soft tissue manipulation and manual therapy techniques.
Most study will take place on-campus. However, when studying the sports units, you may study at the Manchester Institute of Health and Performance (MIHP).
Our lecturers are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and many still work in practice alongside teaching. Our teaching team also includes researchers with expertise across a range of specialisms, including knee and spinal dysfunctions, shoulder management, musculoskeletal and physical activity interventions, older people rehabilitation, stroke and Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Our course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
If you are not ready to commit to a full-time master’s degree, you can study individual units as standalone modules, as part of your continuing professional development (CPD).
You can also exit this course with a postgraduate certificate (PgCert) or postgraduate diploma (PgDip).
On our course, you will develop specialist physiotherapy skills to help you in clinical practice, as well as critical evaluation and research skills.
As a graduate, you will have gained significant expertise in practice, giving you the opportunity to apply for roles that are more senior. You could apply for a promotion to the next band in the NHS pay scale, for example.
You might look to open a private practice or perhaps go into teaching, continuing the research you began during your course.
A number of our students have presented their abstracts at physiotherapy conferences both in the UK and abroad.
Presentations included 'The impact of rehabilitation on parents and caregivers of children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review' (Abeer Abdullah Al-Mutayliq) and 'Clinical and cost-effectiveness of a physiotherapy case management service for back pain' (Judith Smith).
Future students may have the opportunity to present abstracts of their work at any of the forthcoming physiotherapy conferences.
For this course (overall cost)
For this course (overall cost)
Applicants must hold a minimum 2:2 UK undergraduate honours physiotherapy degree (or international equivalent) and have clinical experience. Students with graduate diplomas in physiotherapy with evidence of recent practice can also apply. Applicants for Musculoskeletal Medicine Injection Therapy are required to have:A minimum of four years’ clinical experience is normally required, of which 12 months should have been with musculoskeletal patients. Access to musculoskeletal patients while attending the course. Successfully completed postgraduate training in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal lesions in musculoskeletal medicine in the upper and lower limb. Clinical supervision is in place? with an appropriately qualified practitioner (Doctor or Physiotherapist qualified and experienced in injection therapy) for the inter-unit course work/supervision of injections. Applicants for Advanced Musculoskeletal Practice are required to have: An entry requirement of four years’ clinical experience is normally required, of which 12 months should have been with musculoskeletal patients. Access to musculoskeletal patients whilst attending the course. Applicants for the Manual Therapy Clinical Pathway are required to have: a) A BSc Physiotherapy degree at 2:2 degree classification or equivalent (there is further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications); b) A minimum of two years' clinical experience, of which 6 months should have been with neuro-musculoskeletal out-patients; c) Health Council PC registration. Students residing outside the UK will need to provide a current criminal record report equivalent to the UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check; f) Two character references. One reference must be from a clinical manager or someone who can report on the applicant’s physiotherapy working knowledge and performance.
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