Musculoskeletal Ageing and Health, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #84 (QS) ,
This course explores the biological basis of age-related musculoskeletal decline and associated pathologies, including factors influencing the decline and interventions to maintain good musculoskeletal health as we age.

About

With rapidly changing demographics, falling birth rate and increasing life expectancy, we are an ageing population. However, healthy lifespan is not keeping pace with increased longevity and people are living longer but not necessarily in good health.

A significant contributor to ill health in old age is physical frailty and poor musculoskeletal function and health. Osteoarthritis alone affects 6 million people in the UK and the health consequences of low physical activity, in terms of years of life lost, are more significant than those of smoking.

The course is useful for life scientists wanting to progress to a further higher degree or a career in industry in the health and fitness sector. For AHPs the course will advance their understanding of frailty in old age and contribute new approaches to their practice.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research methods (distance learning)
  • The musculoskeletal system in health and disease
  • Maintaining mobility, fitness and function in health and disease
  • Biology of ageing
  • Research project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    185

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    95

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Academic Requirements

For all applicants: BSc/BA honours degree normally classified at 2(i) or above or equivalent in a life science or physiotherapy.

For applicants undertaking clinical practice in the UK as part of the Continuing Professional Development and Mentored Practice module:

  • Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy for physiotherapists (includes professional indemnity).
  • Satisfactory current Disclosure and Barring Service (previously Criminal Record Bureau) check.
  • Satisfactory health declaration and immunisation record.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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