Keele University

Keele University


The philosophy of this course is to broaden and extend knowledge and skills within the field of physiotherapy and encourage personal and professional development. This programme is designed to provide opportunity for students to question and challenge current practice in aspects of physiotherapy and to enable students to explore in depth, areas of professional interest. It enables students to evaluate evidence both for current practice and for new approaches in physiotherapy practice.

Entry requirements

The course is open to appropriately qualified physiotherapists who are interested in acquiring new knowledge and/or deepening existing knowledge in the field of physiotherapy. Applicants should normally have a 1st or 2nd class honours degree (2.1 or 2.2) (or overseas equivalent) in physiotherapy. For students whose 1st language is not English, evidence will be required of successful completion of an English language qualification such as TOEFL (minimum 600) or IELTS (minimum 6.5 with at least 6 in each sub-test). All applications are assessed on an individual basis. Applicants should ensure that their personal statements identify why they wish to study this course. For overseas students who do not meet all direct entry requirements, we offer the opportunity to take an intensive Pre-Masters programme. For more information follow the link to the International Study Centre.

Course modules

Core modules: research methods in health; applied clinical anatomy 1; concepts of neurological rehabilitation; physiology of neuromusculoskeletal tissue; advanced therapeutic management of respiratory problems; essentials of manual therapy assessment for peripheral joint dysfunction or essentials of manual therapy assessment for spinal dysfunction; assessment and measurement or evidence based practice; dissertation. Optional module (choose from): assistive technologies in neurological rehabilitation; dynamic ultrasound imaging; psychosocial aspects of pain.

Assessment methods

The programme is assessed by a variety of techniques chosen to reflect the aims and objectives and teaching methods of individual modules, for example: essay, critical evaluation, paper review, seminar presentations, examination, the use of the Virtual Learning Environment, and dissertation. The pass mark for all modules is 50%.

Sponsorship information

Students are often wholly or partially funded by their employer; the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy offers some funding to graduate students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,800 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time £ 2,640 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 2,640 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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