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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 - 5 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 472 per module

How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 16000 per year

All study options

About Advanced Physiotherapy at Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University

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. However, when studying the sports units, you may study at the Manchester Institute of Health and Performance (MIHP).

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, shoulder management, musculoskeletal and physical activity interventions, older people rehabilitation, stroke and Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Our course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study1 - 5 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 472 per moduleInternational course feesGBP 16000 per year

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a minimum 2:2 UK undergraduate honours physiotherapy degree (or international equivalent) and have clinical experience. Students with graduate diplomas in physiotherapy with evidence of recent practice can also apply.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Applicants for Musculoskeletal Medicine Injection Therapy are required to have:

  • A minimum of four years' clinical experience is normally required, of which 12 months should have been with musculoskeletal patients.
  • Access to musculoskeletal patients while attending the course.
  • Successfully completed postgraduate training in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal lesions in musculoskeletal medicine in the upper and lower limb.
  • Clinical supervision is in place‚Äč with an appropriately qualified practitioner (Doctor or Physiotherapist qualified and experienced in injection therapy) for the inter-unit course work/supervision of injections.

Applicants for Advanced Musculoskeletal Practice are required to have:

  • An entry requirement of four years' clinical experience is normally required, of which 12 months should have been with musculoskeletal patients.
  • Access to musculoskeletal patients whilst attending the course.

Applicants for the Manual Therapy Clinical Pathway are required to have:

  • A BSc Physiotherapy degree at 2:2 degree classification or equivalent (there is further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications).
  • A minimum of two years' clinical experience, of which 6 months should have been with neuro-musculoskeletal out-patients.
  • Health Council PC registration.
  • IELTS of 7 (with no element below 6.5) for students whose first language is not English.
  • Students residing outside the UK will need to provide a current criminal record report equivalent to the UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
  • Two character references. One reference must be from a clinical manager or someone who can report on the applicant's physiotherapy working knowledge and performance. Both references must be provided on headed paper or have an organisation stamp.

Specific Clinical Placement Unit Requirements

Manual Therapy students undertake mandatory Clinical Placement units. They must obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health screening through the University procedure on admission to the programme.

What students think about Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University

    Simran Parti, MSc Advanced Physiotherapy, from India

    Testimonial from Simran Parti, MSc Advanced Physiotherapy, from India , student at Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

    What do you like most about your course?

    The best thing about my course is the facilities provided by the University like the Gait Lab, Academic English Coaching and online library access. Also, the staff are brilliant and very approachable - they will go out of their way to help you out. The curriculum covers everything in my area of interest and gives me an opportunity to evolve further. The various seminars conducted lend their helping hand in preparing me for the journey ahead.

    The facilities and the staff have made my transition from India to Manchester a piece of cake – it is something I really adore and will always be grateful for.

    What skills do you feel you have gained during your studies at Manchester Met?

    I have gained immense confidence in dealing with patients, have learnt the correct way of carrying out research and now I feel I have developed the skill of getting into every minute detail of every disease or finding and getting the best solution possible.

    What is your top tip for other students looking to study this course at Manchester Metropolitan University?

    My top tip for the interested students will be to not worry and don’t hesitate to ask questions to clear their doubts before coming. Also, try to attend as many webinars as possible, which the University arranges for new applicants. It will take care of all your concerns. Also, study well about the various facilities like English Coaching, which would be required and helpful for your course and you can join them as soon as you start with your term. Just don’t stress too much, always keep your smile and confidence with you and you will be perfectly fine.

    Find out more about MSc Advanced Physiotherapy >

    Jia Qi Germaine Chua, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, from Singapore

    Testimonial from Jia Qi Germaine Chua, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, from Singapore, student at Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

    What do you like most about your course?

    There are a wide range of well-maintained equipment used during practical sessions and all are up to date with current practices. The teaching staff are wonderful and are always happy to answer any questions you may have or help you out of any problems you may face during the course. They are understanding and compassionate and genuinely want to impart their knowledge to students, which makes learning from them so much fun. I appreciate the support and welfare given to all students at every level.

    What skills do you feel you have gained during your studies at Man Met?

    The skills I have developed while being on the course are definitely self-discipline and being proactive. Discipline is needed to ensure you study on days when you are not required in school. While the teaching staff are great at reaching out to students and making sure we understand the content, being proactive in studies is still a great skill to learn as not everything is spoon-fed to us. These are also good skills to have when we enter the workplace in the future as it would train us to be responsible and reliable clinicians.

    Find out more about BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy >

    Tsz Kin Ho, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, from Hong Kong

    Testimonial from Tsz Kin Ho, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, from Hong Kong, student at Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

    What do you like most about your course?

    I like the practical sessions in my course because there are a lot of chances to interact with my classmates and lecturers. We divide into different groups or pairs in every session so we have a great opportunity to know more about different body types and helps us in understanding the knowledge.

    Also, the lecturers are so helpful in helping the students who feel shy and quiet in lessons. They will talk to all of us individually and make sure we know what is going on in the class. This makes me feel easier and more comfortable in learning because it helps me build up more confidence when I need to work with different patients in the future.

    The Uni life and equipment at Manchester Metropolitan University are amazing and impressed me.

    What is your top tip for other students looking to study this course at Manchester Metropolitan University?

    Show initiative in class. Don’t be shy or afraid to ask any questions because it is a great opportunity to ask a physiotherapist, in order to make sure you understand in every session.

    Find out more about BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy >

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