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MSc Manual Therapy

Course Description


The course will prepare students for specialist roles within neuromusculoskelatal physiotherapy such as extended scope practitioner; clinical specialist and consultant physiotherapy posts and will therefore enhance students’ career opportunities. Students who successfully complete the postgraduate diploma are eligible to join the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).

The course is underpinned throughout by evidence based practice and clinical reasoning to ensure the development of a sound, effective and reasoned approach to practice. There is a strong emphasis on manual skills and mentored clinical practice allowing the student to develop confidence and expertise in the management of musculoskeletal disorders. The course embraces and integrates the many diverse approaches currently employed in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal patients and in this way encourages innovation of thought and practice within the student.


Emphasis on both theoretical and practical elements of manual therapy.

High level of mentored clinical practice where skills and knowledge gained on the course can be applied.

Highly flexible study mode allowing you to tailor your route through the course to suit the needs of you and your workplace.

Teaching excellence – all of our tutors are experts in their field.

Enriched learning experience – nationally renowned specialists are regularly invited to lecture to our students.

Available as a full-time or part-time course.


The course is strongly based on clinical reasoning, research and evidence-based practice, and places an emphasis on the development of clinical skills. The course is taught by research and clinically active academic staff.

Manual Therapy also focuses on manual skills and mentored clinical practice, allowing you to develop confidence and expertise in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal disorders. With many of our students working full-time we ensure our learning pathway is flexible, with study of up to five years part-time available.

Visit the MSc Manual Therapy page on the Coventry University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The MSc in Manual Therapy is open to Health Professionals Council (HPC) and Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) registered physiotherapists who wish to develop and extend their knowledge base and professional expertise in the field of manual therapy.Students whose first language is not English will be asked to meet the standard requirements for University Entrance at this level which are: ILETS 7

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