This programme is aimed at physiotherapists working in the speciality of musculoskeletal practice in a variety of health care settings. It offers physiotherapists a range of opportunities to develop their theoretical knowledge relevant to their role and the chance to extend current clinical practice.
- MSc Rehabilitation Studies: Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
- PGDip Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
- PGCert Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
Students will integrate the theory and evidence base of musculoskeletal practice. The modules include taught sessions at the Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford to encourage shared learning. These sessions include both theory and practical skills with an emphasis on clinical reasoning and problem solving.
Further learning and teaching on the practice module occurs in the clinical setting under the guidance of a clinical mentor. Students require access to an appropriate clinical caseload in order to be able to undertake the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice modules.
The musculoskeletal modules in Bradford have been developed in conjunction with specialist clinicians working in hospitals within the region, thus ensuring the continued clinical relevance of the programme.
A further strength of the programme is the use of external lecturers who are specialists within their field and continue to have a clinical caseload.
We are ranked 2nd in the country for Physiotherapy in the Complete University Guide 2019.
- Hold a relevant professional qualification normally at Bachelors degree level (Ordinary or Honours) or equivalent.
- Be a physiotherapist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Normally have two years post qualification experience
- Be working in the relevant field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice
- Have access to appropriate clinical practice for the duration of the modules (the University has the provision to offer some practice placements in the onsite Physiotherapy clinic)
Admission is on the basis of submission of an application form, curriculum vitae, references, letter of support from your physiotherapy manager (if relevant), and possible advisory interview. An advisory interview may be used to discuss the content and expectations of the programme.
Additional entry requirements
You must have an IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) if English is not your first language.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »
What you will study
Please note that for 2019 entry, the module information is subject to change.
* These modules are core if undertaking primary research or a systematic review at final stage.
Fees, finance and scholarships
Tuition fee 2019
Fees are dependent upon the number of credits required.
- 10 credits £528
- 20 credits £1,055
- 30 credits £1,584
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
This course offers the physiotherapist a range of opportunities to develop advanced theoretical knowledge and practical skills relevant to their musculoskeletal role and offers the chance to extend and enhance their clinical practice and career pathway.
This award will be of benefit to physiotherapists working and specialising in the musculoskeletal field in a variety of health care settings.