Taught course

Advanced Physiotherapy

University of Hertfordshire · School of Health and Social Work

Entry requirements

  • The course is suitable for physiotherapists who are interested in advancing their existing skills and acquiring new ones. You should have a least one year’s post-qualification experience and evidence of relevant continuing professional development. You should have a clinical caseload during the course to enable you to apply theory to practice, integrate, consolidate and reflect on new skills and meet the demands of the assessment.
  • You will need to be registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). If your first language is not English, you will have to provide evidence of IELTs of 7.0 (including 7.0 in the writing component) with no less than 6.5 in every band.
  • If you have a particular interest in the management of patients with cardiorespiratory problems or long-term conditions, you may wish to explore the master’s degrees offered by our partner Education for Health

Months of entry


Course content

This well-established master’s degree is designed for physiotherapists who want to advance their professional practice and obtain an academic qualification. The programme is designed to enhance your current knowledge and understanding and give you opportunities to challenge and critically evaluate your professional practice.

On completion you will be eligible for membership with the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).

Fees and funding

UK students
£810 per module

  • The Master’s course is modular and the fees are payable per module. Some modules are subject to non-standard fees (e.g. MSK Injection Therapy).
  • You retain the fee package which you commenced on when you joined the part-time master’s course (as long as you do not have a break in study). If you first studied a module as an “independent” student (see section on application) this will mean your fees will increase from your first module.
  • For NHS employees, part, or all, of your fees may be covered through the commissioning process. It is therefore worth checking with the CPD lead for your Trust.
  • If you completed your undergraduate degree at UH, you are entitled to a fee deduction of 20% on all modules.
  • A postgraduate loan is available for this course. If you receive a loan the course needs to be completed within three years. The programme of study must be agreed, in advance, by the programme lead.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Caroline Flanagan-Jones