Taught course

Physiotherapy - Advanced (Neurology)

Institution
Keele University · Faculty of Health
Qualifications
MScPGDip

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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

January, September

Course content

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 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

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

International students - more information on scholarships and funding

Fees and funding

UK students
£3,580 per year

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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