Entry requirements

You should: hold a UK or overseas degree from a recognised institution, or an equivalent professional or other qualification; normally be registered as a health or social care professional; and normally have at least six months' post-qualification experience. Please also see the university's general entry requirements. PLEASE NOTE: JAN 2017 ENTRY IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PART-TIME APPLICANTS. THEREFORE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CANNOT APPLY.

Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Posture Management.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

For all awards there are three compulsory modules:

Rehabilitation: Application of the ICF (20 level 7 credits);
Physiological Bases to Musculoskeletal and Neurological Rehabilitation Practice (20 level 7 credits);
The Evidence Base of Rehabilitation Practice (20 level 7 credits).

The PGCert (Rehabilitation) consists of the three compulsory rehabilitation modules.

The PGDip (neurological, musculoskeletal and paediatric neurological and exercise pathways) consists of the three compulsory rehabilitation modules, the rehabilitation research module, the compulsory module for your chosen pathway and one acceptable module.

Rehabilitation Research Design and Methods (20 level 7 credits);
Disability: Individual and Global Perspectives (Compulsory for Musculoskeletal and Neurological pathways; 20 level 7 credits);
Functional Recovery from Stroke (Alternative compulsory for Exercise pathway; 20 level 7 credits);
Exercise Prescription for Neurological Conditions (Alternative compulsory for Exercise pathway; 20 level 7 credits);
Paediatric Neurodisability Rehabilitation (Compulsory for Paediatric Neurological pathway, on-line learning; 20 level 7 credits).

All of the compulsory modules for the specific pathways are acceptable modules to the other pathways. The following acceptable modules are also available:

Supporting People with Long Term Progressive Neurological Conditions (on-line learning; 20 level 7 credits);
Occupational Therapy: New Perspectives (on-line learning; 20 level 7 credits);
Advanced Communication and Supportive Relationships (20 level 7 credits);
Advanced Symptom Management (on-line learning; 20 level 7 credits);
Independent Study (20 level 7 credits);
Work-Based Learning (20 level 7 credits).

The PGDip posture management pathway consists of Rehabilitation: Application of the ICF; Rehabilitation Research; and one acceptable module.

The MSc consists of the modules specified for the PGDip, for the specific pathway, plus the Dissertation (see below).

Rehabilitation Dissertation (60 credits at level 7).

You may take any of the compulsory rehabilitation modules individually as part of your own continuing professional development.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you must have an IELTS score of 6.5-7.0 overall, or an acceptable qualification at an equivalent level. PLEASE NOTE: JAN 2017 ENTRY IS NOT AVAILABLE TO INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS.

Fees and funding

If you are a UK applicant, you may be eligible for funding or sponsorship to undertake the course through your local strategic health authority, your employer, or another source (note: these sources are not open to international students). Self-funding applicants are also welcome to apply.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)1865 482582