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Entry requirements

Applicants admitted onto the course will meet the following requirements:

  • Must hold MBBS/ MBChB qualification or relevant professional healthcare qualification/ registration with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or relevant regulatory body e.g. Qualified Physiotherapist registered with HCPC.
  • Medical students who have completed a minimum of 3 years MBChB or MBBS are also eligible to apply.
  • Be actively engaged in, or have access to, clinical experience in musculoskeletal practice in order to support learning within the programme.
  • Have sufficient competency in English language (IELTS Level 6.5 or equivalent)

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders are a prevalent and major cause of ill health and physical disability in the UK as well as globally. They can reduce quality of life; impacting on family and relationships, as well as limiting capacity to work. This is a growing area of healthcare which takes up 30% of UK GP caseloads.

The Musculoskeletal Management programme will provide medical and health professionals with the knowledge and skills to assess, triage and care for patients with MSK conditions; to apply the clinical theory, practice and associated research in the prevention, assessment and management of MSK conditions within contemporary healthcare. It will enable professionals to commission and respond to evolutionary changes in the structure and provision of health care. It will increase the practitioner’s knowledge of the multidisciplinary team’s role in managing MSK disease and explore new ways of working.

This programme supports the NHS approaches such as Five Year Forward View and MSK strategies to integrate and deliver new sustainable models of care, which promote prevention and health and well-being as well as supporting effective management and self-care. It is delivered by leading medical consultants, therapists and academics.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Medicine Enquiries
+44 (0)1772 892400