Taught course

Physiotherapy - Advanced (Neurology)

Keele University · Faculty of Health

Entry requirements

The course is open to appropriately qualified physiotherapists who are interested in acquiring new knowledge and/or deepening existing knowledge in the field of neurological physiotherapy. Applicants should normally have a first or second-class honours degree (2.1 or 2.2) (or overseas equivalent) in Physiotherapy.

This course is only available part-time and we do not provide Tier 4 sponsorship for part-time courses.

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


Course content

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

Physiotherapy is a constantly evolving profession which requires practitioners to demonstrate current best practice and continued professional development at postgraduate level.

This programme is designed to provide opportunity for students to question and challenge current practice in neurological physiotherapy and enables students to study the healthcare, management and rehabilitation of people with neurological and neuromuscular problems from a dynamic and expanding perspective. It also aims to enable students to evaluate evidence both for current practice and for new approaches in physiotherapy practice.

The structure of the core modules meets the needs of individuals to review and evaluate physiotherapy within the field of neurology and to integrate this into their clinical practice where appropriate. The option module choice allows students to select the mode that best suits their own specific requirements in terms of personal and professional development. The research module and dissertation, together with core modules such as Evidence-based Practice OR Assessment and Measurement, develop the student’s research capabilities and critical evaluation skills.

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 120 taught credits (Postgraduate Diploma), or they may study any module on a stand-alone basis and obtain the relevant credits.

The School of Allied Health Professions is based on Keele campus and has a well-established undergraduate physiotherapy programme. It has strong connections both with local clinical units and with other Schools within the University such as the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery, Medicine, and Pharmacy and Bioengineering.

Information for international students

Unfortunately this course is not open to overseas students as it's part time.

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

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