Taught course

Advanced Physiotherapy

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Health Professionals

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a minimum 2:2 undergraduate honours physiotherapy degree (or international equivalent) and normally have post-qualification clinical experience. Students with less than two years of post-qualification clinical experience who are accepted onto the course may be restricted on the range of optional units that can be studied. Students with graduate diplomas in physiotherapy with evidence of learning and recent practice are also welcome to apply. International applicants will also need to have an English language qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for registered and qualified physiotherapists, this course gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and professional practice across a range of practical and theory-based units.

You will complete core units of study and choose optional units that are intended to complement different areas of physiotherapy practice, such as musculoskeletal, neurology or a first contact practitioner role.

Practical sessions are an important part of this course and, depending on the units you choose, you will learn techniques such as soft tissue manipulation and manual therapy techniques.

Most study will take place on-campus. Our lecturers are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and many still work in practice alongside teaching. Our teaching team also includes researchers with expertise across a range of specialisms, including knee and spinal dysfunctions, musculoskeletal and physical activity interventions, rehabilitation for older people and stroke rehabilitation.

If you’re not ready to commit to a full-time masters, you can study individual units as standalone modules, as part of your continuing professional development (CPD).

You can also choose to study an alternative to the master’s degree, such as a postgraduate certificate (PgCert) or postgraduate diploma (PgDip).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969