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Full time | Manchester Campus | 15 months | SEP

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15 months

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MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary


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. 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, musculoskeletal and physical activity interventions, rehabilitation for older people and stroke rehabilitation.

If you are not ready to commit to a full-time masters, you can study individual units as standalone modules, as part of your continuing professional development (CPD).

You can also choose to study an alternative to the master’s degree, such as a postgraduate certificate (PgCert) or postgraduate diploma (PgDip).


The project enables you to produce a scholarly piece of work that demonstrates application of the knowledge learned in the Research Methods unit. It will take the form of either empirical research/audit/clinical enhancement or a systematised literature review, plus an oral examination.

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Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a minimum 2:2 undergraduate honours physiotherapy degree (or international equivalent) and normally have post-qualification clinical experience. Students with less than two years of post-qualification clinical experience who are accepted onto the course may be restricted on the range of optional units that can be studied. Students with graduate diplomas in physiotherapy with evidence of learning and recent practice are also welcome to apply. International applicants will also need to have an English language qualification.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at Manchester Met. The University offers more than 250 postgraduate taught programmes and has 14 centres of research expertise. The campus is perfectly placed for you to enjoy Manchester, a city world-renowned for its...more

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