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Full time | Parkgate Road Campus | 1 year | OCT-23

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MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

This course aims to provide you with the skills to advance your specialist knowledge of orthopaedic disorders and their management.

Course overview

You will receive training in the skills required for the reading and interpretation of the literature and translating that into evidence-based practice. We aim to develop your research and writing skills so that you will be able to contribute to the scientific literature in an effective manner.

Why study this course with us?

This MSc in Orthopaedics is unique because it is focused on enhancing your specialist knowledge of specific orthopaedic conditions with a flexible approach that considers your background and your future career.

All of our assessments are coursework-based, and the majority of assessment topics are student-led, which means you can focus on increasing your specialist knowledge of topics that are relevant to you. We will teach you how to interrogate the evidence that supports the use of the current diagnostic methods and treatment strategies of various orthopaedic conditions to allow you to understand and evaluate the most advanced strategies available worldwide. We have a vibrant postgraduate community that thrives on diversity and a specialist support system with many students learning new skills and making excellent academic progress.


You will be assessed via coursework assignments, which may include literature reviews, systematic reviews, case studies, posters, or oral presentations.

Careers and Employability

Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.


The nature of research; scientific methods of enquiry, pure versus applied ways of problem solving. The building blocks of scientific research: types of research (analytical, descriptive, experimental, and qualitative), scientific parlance (hypothesis, concepts, operational definitions, and dependent/independent variables), sampling procedures, and measurement issues (reliability and validity). Research and data collection methods: experimental research (developing hypotheses, variables, control, sample selection, design, validity); descriptive research (questionnaires, correlational studies); qualitative research and methods of obtaining qualitative data and analysing qualitative data.

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Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an appropriate first degree with a minimum of 2:2 honours (e.g., in Medicine, Biomedical Science, Dietetics, Human Biology) or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills. Applications are invited from those with related undergraduate degrees (e.g., Biomedical Science, Dietetics) or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience, junior doctors, NHS staff, international students with appropriate qualifications, and international doctors or healthcare professionals.

University information

The University of Chester is a 21st century university which traces its roots back to 1839, placing it among the oldest higher education institutions in England. With a modern outlook, a strong research pedigree and guiding principles of supportiveness and inclusiveness, it’s an academic community that has stood the test of time. Today, it attracts thousands of students from around the world and is known for its commitment to helping students...more

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