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Clinical Biomechanics

Course Description

Do you want to understand the mechanics of the human body? Biomechanics is fundamental to our assessment of all human activity and these Clinical Biomechanics awards bridge the divide between clinical practice and biomechanical principles, for a rigorous and tailored understanding of the subject.

Staffordshire University’s MSc in Clinical Biomechanics offers students a practical approach to exploring a wide range of biomechanical principles, with modules focusing on tissue stress, the origins and principles of biomechanics, gait analysis, spinal mechanics, sports injuries, podopaediatrics and therapies using biomechanical principles.

Our teaching team includes internationally respected practicing clinicians. All the awards provide flexible study with many modules offered at weekends and by online distance learning to allow practitioners to remain in full time work throughout.

Students have access to our fully equipped gait lab and will collect real-world data using equipment including a 20 camera Vicon system, a 3m pressure walkway and in-shoe system. Course members will also explore the use of EMG and Ultrasound for muscle testing, as well as applying theoretical concepts to clinical practice.

Visit the Clinical Biomechanics page on the Staffordshire University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Abbie Dagg

4414.png Staffordshire graduate Abbie Dagg says her experiences during her MSc in Clinical Podiatric Biomechanics have given her confidence in her own abilities as a health practitioner.

“I chose Staffordshire University and the MSc in Clinical Biomechanics in particular as it offers the best course in Podiatric Biomechanics led by some of the best lecturers in their field who have mountains of knowledge that they are happy to share,” says Abbie. “The MSc has provided a good grounding for my role and job providing me with skills and a sound knowledge base that I did not have prior to the Masters.”

Since graduating from Staffordshire University, Abbie, a Clinical Podiatric Lead in Rheumatology, has had two peer review papers published in The Journal of Wound Care and one additional paper in Wounds UK.

For Abbie, it is this recognition from her peers, in addition to invitations to present her work at professional conferences that she is most proud of.

But, she also says that she will never forget how she felt at her graduation ceremony at Trentham Gardens.

Abbie added: “Being the first to walk out of the tent and being greeted by a row of lectures who were all clapping a cheering, it was an absolutely fabulous way to finish a rather fantastic Master’s degree. It is one that I have very much enjoyed and missed since finishing.

“Studying at Staffordshire has given me the confidence to trust in my knowledge and abilities as a practitioner.”

Abbie is now focussed on her development in the field of ‘off-loading pressure in at risk foot’ and hopes to return to embark on a PhD.


International Merit Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

The Merit scholarships will be awarded automatically on application to the University as follows:Applicants with results equivalent to UK First Class degree: £2,000
Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2:1 degree: £1,500
Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2.:2 degree: £1,000

Value of Scholarship(s)



Available to international students enrolling for the first time on campus in September 2015 are are domiciled in one of the following countries:Africa: Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda
Europe: Norway and Turkey
East Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam
Middle East Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE
South Asia: Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka
South East Asia: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand

Application Procedure

For information on how to apply, please refer to the Staffordshire University website.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

To apply for this course you will need an Undergraduate Honours degree (grade 2.1 or higher) in a relevant clinical field.Clinical contact with a patient case load is essential for application and reflection of module content.

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