Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced Physiotherapy (Taught)

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Course summary

Overview Designed for registered and qualified physiotherapists, this course gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and professional practice across a range of practical and theory-based units. You'll complete core units of study and choose optional units that are intended to complement different areas of physiotherapy practice, such as musculoskeletal, neurology or a first contact practitioner role. Practical sessions are an important part of this course and, depending on the units you choose, you’ll learn techniques such as soft tissue manipulation and manual therapy techniques.  Most study will take place on-campus. However, for example, when studying the sports units, you may study at the Manchester Institute of Health and Performance (MIHP). Our lecturers are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and many still work in practice alongside teaching. Our teaching team also includes researchers with expertise across a range of specialisms, including knee and spinal dysfunctions, shoulder management, musculoskeletal and physical activity interventions, rehabilitation for older people and stroke rehabilitation. If you’re not ready to commit to a full-time masters, you can study individual units as standalone modules, as part of your continuing professional development (CPD). You can also choose to study an alternative to the master’s degree, such as a postgraduate certificate (PgCert) or postgraduate diploma (PgDip). Features and benefits

  • Specialist study - You are able to focus on particular areas of specialist study including musculoskeletal, neurological or our Manual Therapy Clinical Pathway. We also offer several units suitable for clinicians who are entering First Contact Practitioner [FCP] roles.
  • Flexible studying - Fit studying around your career and take modules as continuing professional development (CPD) units or study full or part-time.
  • Specialist facilities - You’ll use our on-campus physiotherapy facilities, which includes seven separate practice rooms and a gait laboratory.
  • Professional development - When you complete the Manual Therapy units, you are able to apply for membership of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Physiotherapy, Chartered Society of

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

A physiotherapy UK honours degree (or international equivalent) or graduate diploma in physiotherapy – with evidence of approved and relevant post-qualification education is usual. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language. Normally the minimum level of proficiency for acceptance on to this programme is an IELTS average score of 6.5 or TOEFL minimum score of 575 (233 on the computer based test, 90 on ICT testing). Applicants for the Manual Therapy Pathway are required to have: a) BSc Physiotherapy degree- 2.2 degree classification or equivalent (There is further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications; b) A minimum of 2 years clinical experience, of which 6 months should have been with neuro-musculoskeletal out-patients; c) Health Council PC registration; d) IELTS of 7 (with no element below 6.5) for students whose first language is not English; e) Students residing outside the UK will need to provide a current criminal record report equivalent to the UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check; f) Two character references. One reference must be from a clinical manager or someone who can report on the applicant’s physiotherapy working knowledge and performance. Both must references to be provided on headed paper or have an organisation stamp. Specific Clinical Placement Unit Requirements: Manual Therapy students undertake mandatory Clinical Placement units. They must obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health screening through the University procedure on admission to the programme.


Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

For further information: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate
Advanced Physiotherapy at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS