Spinal Pain

University of Birmingham

12 months
19320 GBP/year
4380 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Spinal Pain at University of Birmingham  is  a combined research and taught masters programme which provides students with a research orientated training in the practical, theoretical and applied elements of spinal pain and rehabilitation.


Spinal Pain at University of Birmingham is a one-year full-time or two year part time masters course programme that provides students with a research-orientated training in a lively, highly interactive teaching and research environment.

This programme takes students who have a research focus, from a variety of backgrounds at entry and gives them new skills to enable them to move into further research and/or employment in a number of disciplines.

It is offered by the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, in collaboration with the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine in the University of Birmingham Medical School.


The career opportunities available are expanding all the time. As well as developing knowledge and skills in research and research management, this MRes supports development in preparation for doctoral studies. Many clinical settings are now appointing individuals with a strong research profile to strengthen research in clinical practice and rehabilitation. Other career routes include roles in the fitness and leisure industry, governing bodies, teaching, exercise prescription and testing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methodology in Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation module 
  • Neuromuscular Adaptation to Training module
  • Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1: Lower Quadrant
  • Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2: Upper Quadrant
  • Sports Medicine Football 
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma and Rehabilitation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least a 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant subject (eg; biomedical engineering, sports science, physiotherapy).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19320 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19320 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4380 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Home/EU £2,190 Part-time Fee 


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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Spinal Pain
University of Birmingham