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MSC Advanced Clinical Practice Musculoskeletal Management

MSC Advanced Clinical Practice Musculoskeletal Management

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Specialisations: F-O Health Studies Nursing Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Management (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

  • Advance your clinical, therapeutic and reasoning skills in the field of musculoskeletal clinical practice.
  • Develop your skills in communication and leadership to bring about more evidence based, efficient and effective services.
  • Engage in debate and develop skills which enhance your ability to facilitate service development and enhance patient care.

This course is designed for experienced postgraduate healthcare professionals working in musculoskeletal clinical practice. It is also suitable if you have studied manual therapy at a high level on clinically - based courses, such as with the International Maitland Teachers Association. You can have relevant clinically focused learning recognised and the credits transferred via a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

How you learn

On this course you engage with evidence, theories and concepts relevant to musculoskeletal practice. You will be encouraged to share ideas, broaden your understanding, reflect on your own clinical practice and also learn from the other people on the course.

You learn through:

  • practical sessions
  • independent guided study
  • student-directed learning
  • completion of formative tasks
  • use of our virtual learning environment (Blackboard)

You can study individual modules from this course and gain academic credit towards a qualification.

uture careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • physiotherapy and musculoskeletal practice

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work in

  • the NHS
  • the public sector
  • the military and sports sector
  • private clinics and private hospitals
  • advanced practice roles, such as emergency department physiotherapist
  • research
  • teaching


Musculoskeletal Management Of The Upper Quadrant (30 Credits) - Core
Musculoskeletal Management Of The Lower Quadrant (30 Credits) - Core
Researching For Practice (Taught) (15 Credits) - Core
Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) (15 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £8,490 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£710 for 15 credits or £1,415 for 30 credits).

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Normally, students will hold a first degree or professional qualification which is recognised in the UK in a related health care subject.

University information

When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University, students will be working at the cutting edge using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace. There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a particular focus on...more

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