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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary Aimed at qualified physiotherapists, this course gives you a balance of clinical and academic skills, ensuring an authentic experience and the opportunity to develop knowledge that is directly transferable to your practice. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. All modules focus on elements of clinical practice, and we encourage you to apply your learning to the setting in which you work or wish to specialise. Your assessments are designed to replicate challenges you may face within the workplace. You’ll learn from enthusiastic tutors who are experienced physiotherapists. You’ll learn through

  • practical sessions
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • presentations
  • practical assessments
  • vivas
  • written assessments
*Applied learning *You’ll have access to opportunities to develop your skills and apply your learning with qualified and practicing physiotherapists. These opportunities are built into the course and the applied approach to learning.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Year 1 Module:Evidence Based Reasoning In Physiotherapy 30 Module:Researching For Practice (Taught) 15 Module:Therapeutic Exercise And Physical Activity 30 Module:Advancing Practice In Neurological Therapy 30 Module:Contemporary Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 30 Module:Leading People And Teams 15 Module:Learning And Teaching For Practice 15 Module:Therapeutic Management Of Neuromusculoskeletal Pain 15 Final year Module:Dissertation 60 Credits 60

Assessment method

Coursework Practical

Entry requirements

Academic Qualifications: Applicants will hold a degree / diploma / equivalent qualification in Physiotherapy, typically of 2.1 or above. Other formally certified qualifications: Applicants must be qualified to practice physiotherapy in their country of origin and are usually required to provide one reference of their capability for postgraduate study. Post-qualification clinical physiotherapy experience is welcomed, it is not essential. Level of English language capability: If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill area. Entry profile: Applicants need to be committed to post graduate study and capable of development into a self-motivated, reflective professional. Applicants should be prepared to explore theoretical, clinical and evidence based concepts within group activities and will be required to demonstrate effective communication and team work skills. Verification that applicants fulfil the criteria will be sought via the applicants' references, their curriculum vitae and the supporting statement in their application. Personal Statements must demonstrate commitment to professional development, effective communication and teamwork skills and self-motivation. Non-standard entry requirements: Some flexibility maybe exercised to the admissions criteria for students wishing to study individual modules. Some variation in terms of professional background and education maybe accepted and applicants will be considered individually by the course admissions team.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options:
Specialist Physiotherapy Practice at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS