Taught course

Physiotherapy - Advanced (Musculoskeletal)

Keele University · Faculty of Health

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have a first or second class honours degree in physiotherapy. Candidates without degrees may be considered on an individual basis. Candidates may need to satisfy additional requirements for some option modules, such as providing:

  • Evidence of the candidate’s experience in assessing and treating certain patient groups
  • Written support from their line manager and a named clinical mentor
  • Evidence of current registration with an appropriate professional governing body and third-party insurance, and evidence of all mandatory training within their own organization. Please see the individual modules for further information.

Months of entry


Course content

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

It is becoming increasingly important for physiotherapy clinicians to be able to evidence specific level 7 achievements, to be eligible for more advanced roles within their chosen clinical speciality. This new educational programme focuses on higher academic study, acquiring new knowledge and deepening existing knowledge in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, to underpin a higher level of professional practice.

This new programme is designed to offer the advancing clinician the flexibility to tailor their study pathway according to the demands of their particular role within musculoskeletal services and evidence their development aligned to the four pillars of advanced clinical practice, therefore, incorporating studies in clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research.

The NHS in the 21st century faces many challenges: rising expectations, demand driven by demographics, the continuing development of our ‘information society’, advances in treatments, the changing nature of disease and changing expectations of the health workplace. Practitioners will be able to acquire new capabilities and skills to respond to patients’ expectations in a variety of care settings. The programme will also empower physiotherapists to keep their skills and knowledge up to date, and to lead change that improves quality of care to individuals.

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

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

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