University of Derby

Hand Therapy

This course is for qualified occupational therapists and physiotherapists working in the field of hand therapy. This is the only distance learning MSc Hand Therapy course in the UK which offers the flexibility to study from home on a part time basis. This course incorporates modules which, upon completion, enable you to apply to the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) for accreditation as a BAHT accredited hand therapist or Associate Member accredited hand therapist (provided you have completed the required clinical hours).

Course modules

Modules include: introduction to Master's level study; assessment of the hand and upper limb; treatment modalities; research methods; hand injuries and conditions: mechanisms and interventions; hand therapy in practice; independent scholarship.

Assessment methods

In most of the modules you will be assessed by a 4000 word assignment. 'Hand Therapy in Practice' is assessed by a 2000 word assignment and an oral assessment of which you will need to pass both elements.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2017 GBP 700 per Module (Home/EU) 3 Years
MSc Distance learning January 2018 GBP 700 per Module (Home/EU) 3 Years
MSc Distance learning April 2018 GBP 700 per Module (Home/EU) 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kedleston Road Campus Derby DE22 1GB East Midlands

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