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Advanced Physiotherapy (MSc)

Course Description

About the course

This established MSc Advanced Physiotherapy Master's degree course is designed to meet the needs of physiotherapists from a variety of different areas of specialism in physiotherapy.

The course will enhance your current knowledge and understanding and give you opportunities to challenge and critically evaluate your professional practice. The aim is to advance your skills as a professional and develop your career so that you can practice safely, effectively and legally.

It includes a significant level of work-based learning and gives you the opportunity to focus on independent learning in order to gain problem solving and decision making skills. You are encouraged throughout each module to tailor the learning outcomes in a way that it benefits your current experience and serves your individual service development needs. In addition, all modules include a solid theoretical background foundation which can be applied to therapeutic practices.

See the website http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/msc-advanced-physiotherapy

Course structure

The Advanced Physiotherapy Masters course is modular in structure. If you wish to collect credits towards and award or a qualification see below the award and credit requirements:

- Postgraduate certificate - 60 credits
- Postgraduate diploma - 120 credits
- Masters degree - 180 credits

Why choose this course?

- It gives you the opportunity to share ideas with other health professions in order to develop intellectual abilities and assist in the advancement of health care

- It offers you flexible study options based on a modular structure

- It includes interprofessional learning

- Teaching is done by experienced staff and visiting external specialists

- You benefit from excellent facilities including physiotherapy skills laboratories and research laboratories


The MSc Advanced Physiotherapy will enhance your career development by developing your skills, knowledge and understanding of your Physiotherapy practice.

Teaching methods

Modules are facilitated by a variety of experienced lecturers from the University as well as external lecturers.
Delivery of modules incorporates blended learning which aims to combine e-learning activities with campus based learning. You need to have access to a suitable personal computer and a good reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended). Most modern PCs or Macs (less than 3 years old) should be suitable. If you have any queries or need any additional support with IT skills, the School employs an e-learning technologist who will be pleased to help and advise you. Please contact the module lead for details.

Modules are assessed by a variety of methods for example essays, presentations, reports, posters and practical examinations.

Professional Accreditations

You can obtain accredited clinical educator status through an experiential or taught route.

Find out how to apply here http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/msc-advanced-physiotherapy#how-to-apply

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.herts.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate

Visit the Advanced Physiotherapy (MSc) page on the University of Hertfordshire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally have completed a relevant university degree and have a recognised qualification in physiotherapy. You will normally have at least one year's post-qualification experience (post internship) and evidence of appropriate continuing professional development. Membership of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is required. If English is not your first language you are required to demonstrate English Language proficiency of IELTS at Level 7.0 (including 7.0 in the writing component)

Course Fees

UK/EU Students: Full time £7,250, Part time £605 per module; International Students: Full time £12,500

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