Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Manual Therapy

The course aims to enhance students profiency and effectiveness in neuro-musculoskeletal practice. The course is designed to advance and challenge clinical, therapeutic and reasoning skills. It enables students to engage in debate with other therapists and empowers to deliver improved services and patient care. students learn through practical sessions delivered by musculoskeletal physiotherapy experts, gain the opportunity to meet the requirements for registration with Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (subject to approval), complete some modules through either university-based study or distance learning and take an optional clinical placement which meets the educational requirements for MACP registration (subject to approval).

Entry requirements

Applicants normally require a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy or an equivalent physiotherapy professional qualification, and at least 2 years recent postgraduate neuro-musculoskeletal clinical experience as an autonomous physiotherapist. Overseas applicants from countries whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

Course modules

PgCert: Manual therapy for the upper quadrant; manual therapy for the lower quadrant; PgDip: Project design and planning; plus ooptions chosen from; MACP clinical placement in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy; pain management; musculo-skeletal radiographic image interpretation (axial skeleton) acute and emergency care; Masters: Dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessments include presentations, practical assessment, vivas and written assessment.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Collegiate Crescent Campus Sheffield S10 2BP Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
0114 225 5555