Research course


Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

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.

Department specialisms

Cardiovascular respiratory physiotherapy Cerebral Palsy Hand therapy Interprofessional Education Learning Disability Multiple Sclerosis Neurology Palliative Care Parkinson's Disease Rehabilitation Spasticity in Children Stroke User Involvement in Research

Information for international students

English Language proficiency required. Keele has research students from over 50 different countries. We offer a safe campus environment, with guaranteed accommodation for all full time postgraduate students who apply by 30 June. Support specifically for international students includes an International Students Support Officer and free English language support.

Fees and funding

All sponsorship opportunities are listed on the



Qualification and course duration


part time
48-84 months
full time
24-48 months


full time
12-24 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Zara Richards
(+44) 01782 674086