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Physiotherapy (MSc/PgDip)


Course Description

The MSc in Physiotherapy at the School of Healthcare Sciences aims to develop students’ evaluative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to increase their practical and theoretical knowledge of physiotherapy, so that they can apply these skills in the further advancement of their profession.

Developments within the Allied Health Professions such as the emergence of clinical specialists, extended scope practitioners and consultant therapists create a requirement for the acquisition of advanced knowledge and skills. The MSc in Physiotherapy aims to facilitate individual CPD towards gaining such knowledge and skills. The flexibility of the programme through the choice of subject specific modules allows a range of clinical areas to be studied tailored to individual needs. Students are therefore able to select from various combinations of clinical areas such as neurology, sport and exercise, musculoskeletal as well as ethics and learning & teaching in the workplace. All students complete a compulsory generic module in Research Methods in Health and Social Care. This module is also available as a distance learning option.

Special Features

• The opportunity for students to learn in a school that is well respected within the physiotherapy profession.
• The School of Healthcare Sciences at Cardiff University is ranked no.1 in the UK for Physiotherapy by both the Complete University Guide 2015 and the Times Good University Guide 2014
• The opportunity to work with internationally renowned researchers. For example, Professor Robert van Deursen, Dr Nicola Phillips, Dr Monica Busse and Dr Val Sparkes.
• The involvement of research-active and clinical staff in Programme design and delivery.
• The provision of outside lecturers, who are experts in their field, to contribute to the delivery of the programme
• The emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment
• The emphasis on acquisition of high quality clinical reasoning skills and the development of innovative ideas
• Flexibility of delivery, permitting graduates to pursue professional careers whilst studying part-time, or to take a career break and complete on a full-time basis.
• The opportunity for students to work with Allied Health Professionals across a variety of disciplines and/or specialists in their own field

Visit the Physiotherapy (MSc/PgDip) page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

Videos
(Student Profile)

Hanan Khalil (MSc Physiotherapy)

The MSc in Physiotherapy course was a great experience for me.
I especially appreciated the method of teaching academic study to
the postgraduate students where you can improve and develop your research abilities. The supportive teaching atmosphere and the ability to access a vast collection of information from the libraries helped me greatly. My research results were accepted for presentation as a poster in a conference and I have now had a paper accepted for the Journal Physical Therapy.

(Student Profile)

Monica Busse (Physiotherapy)

"I wanted to continue with my postgraduate studies so that I can develop the necessary research skills. Doing a PhD in my particular area will help me to continue my academic and professional development. In the Research Centre for Clinical Kinaesiology (Department of Physiotherapy Education), I have found the staff to be very supportive and friendly. Cardiff is a great city to live in and the outdoor activities are an added bonus."


(Scholarship)

Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC


“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.

Value of Scholarship(s)

min. £3000

Eligibility


Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.

Application Procedure

We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:

6 April and 27 July 2016.

The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form can be accessed once you have submitted an application to study to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master’s degree. Please note the additional details on our website and in the guidance documents provided.

Further Information

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding-and-fees/masters-excellence-scholarships



Entry Requirements

Suitable for qualified physiotherapists with at least two years clinical experience.Students admitted to the course should be in possession of: * either a first degree or a UK diploma in physiotherapy * a minimum of 2 years post-registration experience with evidence of CPDApplicants whose first language is not English must satisfy the English Language requirements for entry to the university by attainment of a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS or equivalent.

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