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Physiotherapy and Education MSc

Course Description

These courses enhance the clinical practice of physiotherapists. Integrated within the university's health and social science graduate programme, the courses provide valuable cross-disciplinary experience through common modules shared with other courses in the scheme.

The ' and education' route fulfils the needs of those involved in professional training in the NHS or private sector.

Course structure

A flexible modular framework normally involves six one-week study blocks at the university. To be awarded the MSc you need to complete three core modules, three option modules and a relevant dissertation. The dissertation may be based on research carried out either in the university or in another suitable environment.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group tutorials, workshops, online and blended learning and laboratory-based work, assessment being by the method most appropriate to the subject.


Research Methods for Health Professionals

plus two from:
Key Issues in Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation
The Health Professional as an Educator
Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Chronic Lung Disease
Ergonomics for Health Professionals
Analysis of Function
Exercise in Rehabilitation
Key Issues in Neurological Rehabilitation
Extended Scope of Practice
Contemporary Issues in the Health and Wellbeing of Older People
Practice Development Through Independent Learning
Exploring Pain
Continuing Professional Development by Critical Reflection
Exploring Health and wellbeing
Developing Professional Learning

Plus three modules from a guided choice of education modules or a specific relevant PG Certificate eg. PG Certificate in Clinical Education.


Career and progression opportunities:

Career opportunities include clinical specialist, consultant physiotherapist, physiotherapy management, general management, clinical educator and physiotherapy education. Opportunities also exist for further study at MPhil and PhD level.
It is possible to take modules for this course as single stand-alone modules, either as a sample of Masters level study, or as part of your continuing professional development.

Visit the Physiotherapy and Education MSc page on the University of Brighton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

BSc Physiotherapy or equivalent plus post-registration experience in a clinical setting. Applicants should demonstrate that their current employment contains a substantial education or training element. Two references and evidence of qualifications are required. Interviews are usually held either in person or by phone. For students whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 over all with 6 in written skills (or an equivalent English as a Foreign Language qualification).

Course Fees

Fees and ELQ status are calculated by University of Brighton Registry

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