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Rehabilitation PgCert/PgDip/MSc

Course Description

This specialised interdisciplinary Master’s course is an exciting, innovative and forward thinking course which will help you challenge your current working practice in rehabilitation.

The course offers you the opportunity to enhance the skills of critical enquiry and gain an appreciation of the underlying theory, research and policy guiding current rehabilitation practice.

Suitable for all practitioners working in health and social care like nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers and speech and language therapists. Previous cohorts have included an interdisciplinary mix of practitioners working in both general and specialist areas of rehabilitation in community, intermediate care, acute, independent sector and local authorities, both in the UK and overseas.


Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK

Led by a team of senior academics and advanced practitioners in rehabilitation

Interprofessional education: Shared learning alongside all other MSc postgraduate courses and both pre and post registration students

You will undertake and present a research project based on your chosen specialism

Careers advice embedded into our teaching

Course structure

Students can study the full MSc or can opt to study individual modules.

Core modules

Policy and Practice in Rehabilitation
Evaluation of reflection in rehabilitation
Critical thinking in practice
Data analysis
Research methods
Research project

Optional modules

Cognitive behavioural approaches in health
Psychology for exercise
Exercise intervention for obesity and diabetes
Cardiac rehabilitation
Managing fatigue: implications for exercise
Pulmonary rehabilitation
Quality and innovation in rehabilitation
Pain management
Self-management in long term and neurological conditions
Work based learning
Professional development in rehabilitation
Life after stroke

International qualifications

We accept equivalent qualifications gained in other countries. If you would like an admissions officer to review your qualification, please send a copy of your qualification to . Ensure that the qualification is translated into English (if not already in English) by a certified translator.

English language

English language tests are valid for only two years, as English language ability changes from year to year. If you have completed a test which is now considered to be out of date, you may be required to complete another. Please note that applicants are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within a one year period.

Overall 7.0 with 6.5 in Listening, 6.5 in Reading, 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in Speaking.

Pearson Test
Pearson (PTE Academic) Test overall 67 with 67 in Listening, 67 in Reading, 67 in Writing, 67 in Speaking.

Cambridge English Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)
Cambridge English Advanced overall 185 with no less than 176 in each section.

Cambridge English: Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English)
Cambridge English: Proficiency overall 185 with no less than 176 in each section

Visit the Rehabilitation PgCert/PgDip/MSc page on the Kingston University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Standiwe Muregi

1452.jpg “The course was great and I especially liked the format of assessments. There were no written examinations and the assessments were through researched essays which provided an opportunity to have a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

The course has opened up opportunities for me within my organisation and now I feel I have skills and confidence to complete with anyone else for higher positions. The course has also given me a boast to my self confidence and I would recommend it to my colleagues.”


Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have, or be expected to achieve, a minimum second class degree (2.2) as a health or social care professional. *Must be completed, awarded and certified by 1 August 2015. Failure to comply with this may result in withdrawal of offer by St George's.Qualified Health and Social Care practitioners (without first degrees) that can demonstrate evidence of either a contribution to the development of practice, or appropriate other study, are also encouraged to apply. Alternative professional qualifications may be considered and applicants holding these qualifications are encouraged to submit an application form.

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