Taught course

Contemporary Physiotherapy Practice

University of Lincoln · School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a degree in physiotherapy at 2.2 classification or above or a qualification that allows you to register to practice as Physiotherapist in your home country.

Applicants must also be registered or eligible to register as a physiotherapist/physical therapist with the relevant professional body or association in their home country.

Months of entry


Course content

Physiotherapy is a scientific and evidence-based health profession that takes a 'whole person' approach to improving and maintaining wellbeing. Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness, or disability, using a range of interventions such as advice, education, exercise, and manual therapy and electrophysical agents.

MSc Contemporary Physiotherapy Practice at Lincoln aims to enhance currently qualified Physiotherapist's knowledge and skills through various teaching and learning methods to equip students for current clinical practice. This includes exploring topics such as clinical reasoning and decision making, pathoanatomic and physiology, interventions, research methodology and project management applicable to physiotherapy practice.

With an emphasis on applied theory and practical development, the programme aims to enhance both practical and research skills through critical engagement with evidence-based strategies for clinical practice.

Students will also be encouraged to undertake analytical reflections based on their clinical practice to direct their own personal and professional development. Students will receive support from academics who have specialist knowledge and experience in the field.

Scheduled learning activities may include lectures, workshops, and practical sessions, which accompany independent learning and development in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

In the first year of study, modules include Leadership in Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy Science and Practice, Musculoskeletal Clinical Reasoning, Musculoskeletal Interventions, and Research Methods. These are designed for students to develop evidence-based knowledge and skills for clinical and research practice to work towards the Dissertation project.

In the second year, students can apply their skills and knowledge to create and manage a research project in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Students will also have the opportunity to disseminate their research findings through different methods including journal publication, a conference presentation, or poster production and delivery.

Information for international students

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.


Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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