Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have at least a 2:2 honours degree. Currently, we are accepting candidates with degrees in medicine, physiotherapy, sports therapy, or sports rehabilitation/training. Appropriate professional registration should also be held with the GMC, Health and Care Professions Council, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Musculoskeletal medicine (MSK) is a rapidly developing field of medicine practised by a variety of clinicians including General Practitioners and Allied Healthcare Professionals amongst others. Our online musculoskeletal medicine PGCert is aimed to meet the needs of those wishing to work in this field within both Primary Care and Community MSK services. The course has been developed by some of the UK’s leading MSK clinicians, ensuring it provides you with the skills and knowledge to work in a range of MSK settings. Course topics will provide you with education largely missing from undergraduate degree courses which will facilitate effective practice and enhance employability.

Our teaching faculty consists of a wide range of clinicians including Sport & Exercise Medicine Consultants, GPs with an Extended Role in musculoskeletal medicine, Advanced Practice Practitioners, Consultant Physiotherapists and Orthopaedic Surgeons and is led by Dr Richard Collins, Sport & Exercise Medicine Consultant, who was the lead author for the syllabus of the Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine offered by the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine (FSEM) and the Primary Care and Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine Society (PCRMM). This means our course will prepare students wishing to sit this exam in the future.

Fees and funding

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    9 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team