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Rehabilitation Studies: Physiotherapy in Women's Health MSc / PGDip / PGCert

Rehabilitation Studies: Physiotherapy in Women's Health MSc / PGDip / PGCert

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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Women's Health Orthopedics Physiotherapy Prosthetics (Medical Technology) Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary


This programme is aimed at physiotherapists working in the speciality of Women's Health in a variety of health care settings.

  • MSc Rehabilitation Studies: Physiotherapy in Women's Health
  • PGDip Physiotherapy in Women's Health
  • PGCert Physiotherapy in Women's Health

It offers physiotherapists a range of opportunities to develop an evidence based approach to clinical reasoning through the ability to identify, analyse and interpret the current best available evidence and apply this to the rehabilitation and promotion of Women's Health using appropriate assessment and therapeutic intervention skills.

Students will study in-depth issues including pelvic girdle pain, ante- and post-natal care, continence, exercise, bone health and menopause. The modules include teaching blocks at the Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford to encourage shared learning. Further learning and teaching on the practice module occurs in the clinical setting.

Students must therefore have access to an appropriate clinical caseload in order to be able to undertake the practice module. Each student will be allocated a clinical mentor for the practice module. Peer physical examination is used during teaching in the practice module, viable alternatives are available if required.

This is the only programme of its kind in the UK offering this specialist area of study. The Certificate was developed jointly and is regularly reviewed by Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP), (formerly the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health) and the University of Bradford.

Learning and assessment

Teaching is delivered through any number of the following:

  • Lectures: To a group of students where information will be presented and discussed whilst informed by the core values.
  • Facilitated seminars and group discussion: Where learning will be through the interpretation and critical application of information and grouplearning.
  • Tutorial: Where small group number of students reflect and discuss issues related to their learning.
  • Work-based learning: Where learning is directed within the work environment and is reflected upon and then reported on.
  • Work-based learning: Where skills are taught in relation to theory andbest practice enabling students to develop advanced competence and clinical practice skills in their field of practice.

Career prospects

This programme offers the physiotherapist a range of opportunities to develop advanced theoretical knowledge and practical skills relevant to their role in Women's Health the chance to extend and enhance their clinical practice and career pathway.

The programme is endorsed by the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP). Physiotherapists who successfully complete the Certificate are eligible for full membership of POGP.


To reflect on and analyse recent advances, knowledge and current physiotherapy practice applicable to women's health in a clinical setting.
Management Project - Core
Pursuing primary research - Core
Pursuing a Systematic review - Core
Pursuing a Work based Dissertation - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

The course fees are: PG Cert: £3,776; PG Dip: £7,270; MSc: £9,792.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

The course fees are: PG Cert: £3,776; PG Dip: £7,270; MSc: £9,792.

Entry requirements

Students should: Hold a relevant professional qualification normally at Bachelors degree level (Ordinary or Honours) or equivalent; Be a physiotherapist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) if you are intending to undertake the practice module; Normally have two years post qualification experience; Normally be working in the field of women's health and/or continence care; Have access to appropriate clinical practice whilst undertaking the practice module (the theory module can be undertaken without this).

University information

The University of Bradford is a progressive institution which aims to have a positive impact on society through embracing technology-oriented teaching methods and applied research. The university invests heavily in its facilities, and its city-centre campus is built with sustainability at the forefront of its design, such as using hemp-based building materials, edible gardens and even beehives on-site. Bradford has won several awards for its...more