The MSc programme comprises taught modules to the value of 120 M Level credits and a dissertation of 60 M Level credits, giving a total of 180 credits. Students may choose to finish their studies after completing 60 taught credits (Postgraduate Certificate) or 120 taught credits (Postgraduate Diploma), or they may study any module on a stand-alone basis and obtain the relevant credits. The part-time MSc programme can be completed in two years, but students may take up to five years if they wish. The structure of the course therefore allows flexible learning in accordance with individual student interests and needs.
Visit the School website to view module block sessional dates, and details of all modules.
The core modules meet the needs of individuals to review and evaluate the scientific background of their own specialism and to integrate this into their clinical practice. The option modules allow students to devise a programme to suit their own specific requirements in terms of professional and personal development. The Research module and Evidence-based Practice module together with the dissertation develop the student’s research capabilities and critical evaluation skills.
Core Modules (each 15 credits totalling 45 credits)
Research Methods in Health, Applied Clinical Anatomy 1,
Assessment and Measurement OR Evidence Based Practice- this is delivered electronically entirely via distance-learning
(student chooses one of the two modules: Assessment and Measurement or Evidence Based Practice although can take the other as an optional module if wished)
Option Modules (credit value in brackets – 75 credits required for MSc and PgDip)
Availability of options may be subject to change in any year and other modules may also be available. Examples are given below or listed on the Faculty Module Listings.
Introducing Acupuncture (15), Essentials of Manual Therapy Assessment for Peripheral Joint Dysfunction (15), Essentials of Manual Therapy Assessment for Spinal Dysfunction (15), Motor Control Retraining of Movement Dysfunction (30) (in conjunction with Kinetic Control), Performance Stability (15), Concepts of Neurological Rehabilitation (15), Physiology and Pharmacology of Pain (15), Assessment and Measurement (15), Psychosocial Aspects of Pain (15), Applied Clinical Anatomy 2 (30), Dynamic Ultrasound Imaging (15), Independent Study (15)
Candidates can also apply for assessment of prior learning (APL) exemptions against option modules, or choose to take option modules from a range offered by other schools in the University provided they are consistent with the aims of the programme and are approved by the Course Team.
Dissertation (60 credits)
A dissertation of 15,000 words on a topic related to the course. Dissertation workshops provide support for students.