Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, M.Sc. | Coventry University | Coventry, United Kingdom
12 months
16950 GBP/year
11350 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy course at Coventry University is aimed at fully qualified, experienced practitioners who want to make a difference to clinical practice and work in senior clinical roles.

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It is a clinically focused course designed to equip you with high level critical, evaluative and clinical skills across the four pillars of advanced practice (research, education, clinical and leadership). The course provides you with a coherent programme of study relevant to current advanced MSK physiotherapy practice.

It also offers a wide range of educationally transformative learning opportunities that will enable you to explore and extend the skills, knowledge and professional expertise required to be able to lead and influence musculoskeletal service delivery in a wide range of practice settings.

The course offers two pathways. One pathway has been established for students who wish to complete a period of mentored clinical practice with a Musculoskeletal Association of Physiotherapists (MACP) qualified mentor.

The placement can be sourced for you by the university and there are no additional fees for period of mentored clinical practice (additional costs may apply such as travel and accommodation with respect to the placement).


The clinically relevant nature of the MSc in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy course at Coventry University , which aims to directly develop your professional practice skills, enhances your potential for gaining advanced positions within the field of MSK physiotherapy.

Graduate employability is increased not only through the enhancement of advanced physiotherapy skills but also by the development of leadership, entrepreneurial and communication skills which allow graduates to contribute to service development and facilitate the professional development of colleagues within the multidisciplinary team.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Musculoskeletal Management for Advanced Practice
  • Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
  • Advanced Physiotherapy Practice
  • A Clinical Approach to Pain for Health Professionals
  • Developing Expertise for Professional Practice
  • Applied Research for Advanced MSK Practice
  • Research Methods, Methodology and Design

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

If you’re an international student and are interested in applying for a Foundation year, HNC, HND or Degree course then you’ll need to apply to us directly.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be a registered and fully qualified physiotherapist normally with a minimum of two years’ experience in the musculoskeletal speciality.
  • Normally hold an honours degree in Physiotherapy (2:1 or 60% and above) or equivalent and evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at master’s level.
  • Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have IELTS >6.5 or equivalent for the non-MACP pathway) or IELTS > 7.0 for the MACP Pathway


  • BSc Honours Physiotherapy 2:1 (2:2 considered)
  • 1- 2 years post-graduation clinical experience in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or Society of Sports Therapy Non-MCAP Pathway
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) (HLST246) MCAP Pathway

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11350 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK: £11,350 (clinical pathway) | £10,600 (non-clinical pathway) 

Living costs for Coventry

656 - 1057 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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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
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