MSc (PGCert PGDip) On Campus

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

18 months
15462 GBP/year
9828 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy offered by University of Brighton is for qualified physiotherapists wanting to build on their skills and knowledge to advance their professional practice. 


There are two pathways on the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy MSc from University of Brighton; in collaboration with the course leader you will decide on the best pathway and course of study depending on your clinical experience and professional registration status.

  • The Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy pathway enables you to choose from a number of university-based modules with a musculoskeletal focus.
  • Alternatively you may be eligible to follow the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (MACP) pathway; this pathway has been developed with the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT).


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


  • Musculoskeletal Management – Cervico-thoracic spine and upper limb
  • Musculoskeletal Management – Lumbo-sacral spine and lower limb 
  • Research Methods for Healthcare
  • Musculoskeletal Clinical Placement – Lumbo-sacral spine and lower limb 
  • Musculoskeletal Clinical Placement – Cervico-thoracic spine and upper limb
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Generally there's no deadline for applying for a postgraduate course at Brighton.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

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 eligible to practice in the UK as a physiotherapist. Students must hold their own professional indemnity insurance.
  • We would normally ask for a minimum of one year's post-registration experience in a musculoskeletal physiotherapy setting.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15462 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15462 GBP per year during 18 months.
  • National

    9828 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9828 GBP per year during 18 months.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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