Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

This advanced study programme provides practising physiotherapists with an opportunity to study for a specialised postgraduate qualification which will significantly contribute towards career development. Other aims include developing and broadening the clinical status and knowledge base of physiotherapists to enable them to be more effective contributors to their particular field of healthcare.In addition to undertaking the following core units: research methods, data handling and a research project, you will undertake 4 optional units � 3 of which must be in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

Entry requirements

Degree in physiotherapy; or graduate diploma in physiotherapy with evidence of approved and relevant post-qualification education.

Course modules

Modules include: Research methods; data handling; management of musculoskeletal chronic pain; orthopaedic medicine approach to the management of musculoskeletal conditions; the health professional as an educator; advanced musculoskeletal practice; evidence-based approach to neurological rehabilitation; management of sports injuries; analysing movement; clinical exercise physiology; cardio-respiratory physiology; evidence-based practice; independent study; clinical management for patients with neuro-musculoskeletal; dysfunction; rehabilitation of older people; management of acute and critically ill patients; management of paediatric impairment and foundation for effective; management within an organisation.

Assessment methods

A combination of essays, literature reviews, oral presentations, case studies, practical skills, examinations and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 785 per Credit module (home fees) 15 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Elizabeth Gaskell Campus Manchester M13 0JA North West

Key information

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0161 247 6969