Taught course

Neurological Rehabilitation

Institution
Keele University · Faculty of Health
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMSc

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Entry requirements

The course is open to therapists, (e.g. physiotherapists, occupational therapists), and other health professionals. Applicants should normally have a first or second-class honours degree (2.1 or 2.2) (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, or an equivalent professional qualification. In addition, applicants must normally have completed at least 12 months of professional work experience by 30 June prior to admission or be registered with the UK Professional Council or overseas equivalent. Registration with your Professional Council is strongly recommended; if this is not obtained then this may limit your choice of options since you will not be able to undertake practical clinical modules.

Forms for UK Professional Council registration are available from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), at www.hcpc-uk.org General Medical Council (GMC) information obtained from www.gmc-uk.org and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) via www.nmc-uk.org This process can take at least eight weeks, so please do apply early.

For students whose first language is not English, evidence will normally* be required of successful completion of an English Language qualification such as IELTS (minimum 6.5 with at least 6 in each sub-test).

All applications are assessed on an individual basis. Applicants should ensure that their personal statements identify why they wish to study this course.

*In exceptional circumstances, if the school believes a student to be academically strong but has a borderline IELTS (or equivalent) score (e.g. a student with an UK equivalent high first class degree qualification and misses one component of the IELTS by 0.5 in a speaking or listening section), the applicant may be interviewed by the academic from both the School and the Language Centre. If the student is successful in the interview they maybe considered for entry.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc Neurological Rehabilitation course enables students to study the health care, management and rehabilitation of people with neurological and neuromuscular problems from a dynamic and expanding perspective. The course provides students with a sound academic core to their relevant clinical practice, encourages a broad approach to health provision, and gives a thorough understanding of research methodology.

The overall philosophy is to encourage an analytical, questioning attitude, which in turn will lead to an increase in evidence-based practice together with innovation in clinical practice.

Allied Health Professionals and members of other related disciplines often require both academic accreditation and flexibility when seeking continuing professional development (CPD) and our postgraduate courses endeavour to fulfil these needs. This flexible course is available on a part-time or modular route. Additionally, modules can be taken as independent standalone programmes of study.

The School of Allied Health Professions is based on Keele campus. It has strong connections both with local clinical units and with other Schools within the University such as the Schools of Nursing & Midwifery, Medicine, and Pharmacy.

The part-time MSc programme can be completed in two years although three years is permitted. Students who opt for the modular route may take up to five years if they wish. The structure of the course therefore allows flexible learning in accordance with individual student interests and needs.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English, evidence will normally* be required of successful completion of an English Language qualification such as IELTS (minimum 6.5 with at least 6 in each sub-test).

Fees and funding

UK students
£3,580 per year

The University is committed to rewarding excellence and potential. Each year we offer a range of prestigious scholarships;

UK/EU students - more information on scholarships and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    Up to 36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    Up to 60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    Up to 36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    Up to 60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    Up to 36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    Up to 60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Online teaching has been made available due to Covid restrictions but may not be available once restrictions have stopped. Course will be taught on campus when there are no longer Covid restrictions. The MSc programme comprises taught modules to the value of 120 M Level credits and a dissertation of 60 M Level credits, giving a total of 180 credits. Students may choose to finish their studies after completing 60 taught credits (Postgraduate Certificate) or 120 taught credits (Postgraduate Diploma), or they may study any module on a stand-alone basis and obtain the relevant credits. The part-time MSc programme can be completed in two years, but students may take up to five years if they wish (modular route). The structure of the course therefore allows flexible learning in accordance with individual student interests and needs. The core modules meet the needs of individuals to review and evaluate the scientific background of their own specialism and to integrate this into their clinical practice. The option modules allow students to devise a programme to suit their own specific requirements in terms of professional and personal development. The Research module and Evidence Based Practice module together with the dissertation develop the student’s research capabilities and critical evaluation skills.

Course contact details

Name
Allied Health Professions
Email
SAHP@keele.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1782 734191