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Rehabilitation Studies: Physiotherapy in Women's Health

MSc / PGDip / PGCert


2024 - 2025


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Entry requirements

Students should:

  • 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) if you are intending to undertake the practice module
  • Normally have two years post qualification experience
  • Normally be working in the field of women's health and/or continence care
  • Have access to appropriate clinical practice whilst undertaking the practice module (the theory module can be undertaken without this)

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 (to discuss the content and expectations of the programme).

English language requirements

Overseas students whose first language is not English must satisfy the University that they meet the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). An overall band score of at least 6.5 in IELTS with no banding below 6.0 is required.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, and you have a UKVI approved IELTS, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Learning and assessment

Teaching is delivered through any number of the following:

  • Lectures: To a group of students where information will be presented and discussed whilst informed by the core values.

  • Facilitated seminars and group discussion: Where learning will be through the interpretation and critical application of information and group learning.

  • Tutorial: Where small group number of students reflect and discuss issues related to their learning.

  • Work-based learning: Where learning is directed within the work environment and is reflected upon and then reported on.

  • Work-based learning: Where skills are taught in relation to theory and best practice enabling students to develop advanced competence and clinical practice skills in their field of practice.

  • Use of Web based virtual learning environments, such as video analysis, To access information and to interact with other students undertaking group work or developing wikis.

  • Directed reading: Where set reading may be recommended.

  • Self-Directed learning: Where student are expected to develop their own learning by identifying areas of interest and areas in which knowledge needs to be developed thus encouraging independence and development of critical thought.

  • Undertaking a work based project or a research module which is shaped by self-directed learning needs and the learning outcomes at MSc level.

Students will be expected to develop an autonomous learning style and become self-directed as a learner.

Students learning will be assessed through a range of different assessment techniques, which may include one or more of the following approaches:

  • Written assignment
  • Reflective case study
  • Development of a reflective portfolio
  • Practical examination (OSCE/OSPE)
  • Computer based open book examination
  • Seminar presentation
  • Written project report
  • Completion of a dissertation
  • Research paper/executive summary
This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.