Taught course

Musculoskeletal Studies (Lower Limb)

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Health Sciences

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Entry requirements

The pre-requisite is membership of a healthcare profession eligible for employment within the National Health Service in the UK, or the international equivalent. Candidates must posses a minimum of one year post-graduation practice; Musculoskeletal caseload and provide evidence of CPD activities relating to musculoskeletal diagnosis / management. Satisfactory references, confirming musculoskeletal workload and supporting the application, should be provided alongside the application.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Musculoskeletal Studies (Lower Limb) is aimed at Health and Care Professions Council registered practitioners who are involved in the management of a range of conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower limb across a range of patient groups. Year 1 focuses on diagnosing and understanding lower limb musculoskeletal conditions, as well as developing a critical approach to learning. In year two the focus shifts to therapeutic management before a research project in year three which brings the award of MSc.

It is a flexible award that can be taken in its entirety, or in various combinations of modules as required and prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the programme director to discuss individual requirements.

Information for international students

Learn more at the international page.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Ian Mathieson (Programme Leader)
+44 (0)29 2041 6864