Entry requirements

Normally require an honours degree with a first or 2.1 classification, or a masters degree, in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Please note, all course information including entry requirements relates to the 2022/23 academic year.

The physiotherapy related research at Keele is aimed at: Optimising Independence and Quality of Life, Health and Exercise Programmes, Measurement and Modelling, Service Evaluation. The group also encompasses members who are part of the National Physiotherapy Research Network.

The NPRN, funded by the CSP for a 5 year period, aims to encourage and facilitate engagement in physiotherapy research nationally. The network endeavours to encourage growth in the numbers of researchers involved in physiotherapy research, as well as increase the amount of research produced – and its integration and implementation into practice. All appropriate resources and services access required to support this research is available within the School of Health and Rehabilitation and collaborating organisations (other HEI and Industry). Much of our research is based at the patient interface and therefore most measurement devices are portable. Please contact appropriate staff with project specific enquiries.

A team of experienced researchers supervises the research activities within this group and peer support is available via interactions with the many research fellows, research associates and research students. There is a vibrant multidisciplinary group which has wide international representation. Support is also available form local collaborations based in Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital and Staffordshire University.

Fees and funding

For information related to fees and funding, please visit the individual course page on the Keele University website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

The PhD/MPhil are purely by research culminating into a PhD/MPhil thesis defended at a viva, and there are no taught elements. Currently the campus is operating in line with government advice and access is provided on a need's priority basis for postgraduates. Entry is year-round. For more information, get in touch with the listed course contact, visit our course webpage to see relevant research leads or contact the Keele Doctoral Academy. More information can be found here: https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/postgraduateresearch/whatisaresearchdegree/#phd,-dm-and-mphil Information on how to apply can be found here: https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/postgraduateresearch/apply/#step-2---make-contact-with-research-areas

Course contact details

Postgrad Research Administrator