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Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, MSc (PGCert PGDip)

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) ,
The Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy MSc offered by University of Brighton is for qualified physiotherapists wanting to build on their skills and knowledge, advance their professional practice, and earn a further professional and academic qualification.

About

Intro

The Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy MSc offered by University of Brighton has been developed with the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT). Course graduates benefit from being able to apply for full membership of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).

You will develop your advanced evaluative and problem-solving skills for the examination, assessment and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction.

A wide range of optional modules means you can create your own CPE study programme to suit your professional or personal interests and aspirations.

The course is designed to fit around your existing physiotherapy practice hours. Week-long intensive study blocks allow attendance for students based in the UK, EU and internationally.

Careers

Masters-level education is an important component of advanced and specialist practice. It allows you greater autonomy and to accelerate personal and professional development or promotion in your practice.

The course enhances professional and academic development, enabling graduates to pursue careers in research, lecturing in higher education, or expanding and developing their own clinical practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Musculoskeletal Management – Cervico-thoracic spine and upper limb
  • Musculoskeletal Management – Lumbo-sacral spine and lower limb 
  • Research Methods for Healthcare
  • Dissertation (not necessary for award of PG Dip)
  • Musculoskeletal Clinical Placement – Lumbo-sacral spine and lower limb 
  • Musculoskeletal Clinical Placement – Cervico-thoracic spine and upper limb
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy: Exploring Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Part-time 2–6 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • This course is for qualified physiotherapists. Applicants should normally hold an honours degree in physiotherapy but those with suitable alternative qualifications, such as a diploma in physiotherapy, will be considered.  
  • Professional registration as a physiotherapist is required, and students enrolling for the PGDip or MSc must be registered by the Health and Care Professions Council and be a full member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or hold their own indemnity insurance. However, this is not a requirement if you are enrolling for the PGCert.
  • The department would normally ask for a minimum of one year's post-registration experience in a musculoskeletal physiotherapy setting.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15012 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15012 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9072 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9072 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Eastbourne

  • 550 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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