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Prosthetic and Orthotic Rehabilitation Studies MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Prosthetic and Orthotic Rehabilitation Studies MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Orthopedics Physiotherapy Prosthetics (Medical Technology)

Course type


Course Summary

Why this course?

The postgraduate courses offered are modular and intended for off-campus delivery. The courses can lead to an award of an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.

These have been designed for professionals already working in prosthetics, orthotics, healthcare, medicine or associated disciplines. They're offered by distance learning allowing you to study at your own pace, at times and places that are convenient for you.

Rehabilitation Studies

  • Prosthetic Rehabilitation Studies (for prosthetistsand/or orthotists only)
  • Orthotic Rehabilitation Studies (for prosthetists and/or orthotists only)
  • Prosthetic & Orthotic Rehabilitation Studies (must already be qualified in prosthetics AND orthotics)

What you'll study

You'll select courses from the range of instructional classes available. The choice will depend on your initial qualifications.


You must obtain a total of 180 credits which includes 120 credits from a selection of compulsory, optional and restricted modules and 60 credits from a final project to be awarded an MSc in:

  • Rehabilitation Studies
  • Prosthetic Rehabilitation Studies
  • Orthotic Rehabilitation Studies
  • Prosthetic & Orthotic Rehabilitation Studies.


All classes will be assessed by coursework in which you must perform satisfactorily. If you do not show satisfactory progress you may, on the advice of either the Course Co-ordinating Committee or the Board of Examiners, be permitted to transfer your registration to the Postgraduate Diploma or the Postgraduate Certificate.

You’ll only be allowed one attempt to pass each exam. However, the Board of Examiners may, in special circumstances, allow you one further attempt.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


36 months

Start date



This class provides an overview of the current practice of orthosis provision in terms of orthosis prescription, manufacture, fitting and appropriate biomechanical and therapy theory. This class is only for physicians, surgeons and therapists.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Minimum upper second-class Honours degree from an approved university or an acceptable academic or professional qualification.