12 months
21300 GBP/year
4565 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Spinal Pain programme from University of Birmingham provides research orientated training in the practical, theoretical and applied elements of spinal pain and rehabilitation. The course is offered in collaboration with the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine in the University of Birmingham Medical School.

Visit the official programme website for more information


The MRes in Spinal Pain 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 Spinal Pain programme from University of Birmingham 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 purpose of the MRes Spinal Pain is to provide a strong foundation for research in spinal pain and rehabilitation.


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.

You will also have the support of a dedicated careers and employability team, to offer individual advice and guidance services and deliver an employability programme tailored to your needs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methodology in Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy: Lower Quadrant
  • Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy: Upper Quadrant
  • Sports Medicine (Football) 
  • Neuromuscular Adaptation to Training
  • Continuing Professional Development and Mentored Practice 
  • Innovation in Professional Development

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    21300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21300 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    4565 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4565 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 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.

Our partners

Spinal Pain
University of Birmingham


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!