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International: £8,240 for the course
- Advance your clinical, therapeutic and reflective skills to develop services and enable service users.
- Develop skills in collaborative practice and patient-centred care
- Gain an understanding of today's challenges in healthcare and think innovatively about improving practice to meet patients' needs more effectively.
Aimed at qualified physiotherapists, this course gives you a balance of practical and academic skills, ensuring an authentic experience and the opportunity to develop knowledge that is directly transferable to your practice. You will improve your employment prospects and clinical skills, enabling you to lead clinical teams or work in teaching or research.
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
All modules focus on elements of clinical practice, and we encourage you to apply your learning to the setting in which you work or wish to specialise. Assessments are designed to replicate challenges you may face within the workplace. You learn from enthusiastic tutors who are experienced physiotherapists.
You learn through
- online discussion with students and tutors
- online presentations and seminars
- interactive online learning tasks
- written assessments
If you join our distance learning route, all modules will be delivered online with no requirement to travel to Sheffield for any aspect of the course. If you prefer to have the option of studying some modules face-to-face, you can apply for our part-time route. Note that the part-time route is only available to students who can study in the UK without requiring a Tier 4 visa.
On the distance learning route, we expect that you will already be working in clinical practice and therefore, you will be supported to apply your learning within your clinical post.
Increased clinical skills and critical evaluation of practice lend themselves to clinical leadership roles. Upon graduation you will be able to work more independently, developing independent private practices or moving into advanced or extended scope roles. Some graduates pursue research or teaching careers in the UK or internationally, many going onto PhD study.
Students who join the course without HCPC registration may apply for this, to gain work experience in the UK during and after the course. Automatic registration is not guaranteed on completion of the course, however, the learning opportunities provided align to the HCPC standards.
Where will I study?
You study at your own location by distance learning
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- specialist facilities for teaching physiotherapy skills, designed to mimic a typical UK therapy clinic, with specialist plinths and therapy equipment
- excellent audiovisual facilities to support learning in every classroom
- extensive library resources both on-campus and online
- audiovisually rich resources for distance learning students to support learning and interactivity, such as webinars and video presentations.
Academic Qualifications: Applicants will hold a degree / diploma / equivalent qualification in Physiotherapy, typically of 2.1 or above.
Other formally certified qualifications: Applicants must be qualified to practice physiotherapy in their country of origin and are usually required to provide one reference of their capability for postgraduate study. Post-qualification clinical physiotherapy experience is welcomed, it is not essential.
Level of English language capability: If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill area.
Entry profile: Applicants need to be committed to post graduate study and capable of development into a self-motivated, reflective professional.
Applicants should be prepared to explore theoretical, clinical and evidence based concepts within group activities and will be required to demonstrate effective communication and team work skills.
Verification that applicants fulfil the criteria will be sought via the applicants' references, their curriculum vitae and the supporting statement in their application.
Personal Statements must demonstrate commitment to professional development, effective communication and teamwork skills and self-motivation.
Non-standard entry requirements: Some flexibility maybe exercised to the admissions criteria for students wishing to study individual modules. Some variation in terms of professional background and education maybe accepted and applicants will be considered individually by the course admissions team.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.
|Module: Evidence Based Reasoning In Physiotherapy (Distance Learning)||Credits: 30||
|Module: Therapeutic Exercise And Physical Activity (Distance Learning)||Credits: 30||
|Module: Researching For Practice (Taught)||Credits: 15|
|Module: Advancing Practice In Neurological Therapy||Credits: 30|
|Module: Advancing Practice In Neurological Therapy (Distance Learning)||Credits: 30|
|Module: Contemporary Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation||Credits: 30|
|Module: Contemporary Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (Distance Learning)||Credits: 30|
|Module: Evidencing Your Cpd||Credits: 15|
|Module: Fundamentals Of Muscoskeletal Radiographic Image Interpretation||Credits: 15|
|Module: Health Promotion And Lifestyle Management||Credits: 15|
|Module: Learning And Teaching For Practice (Distance Learning)||Credits: 15|
|Module: Living Well With Long Term Conditions||Credits: 30|
|Module: Pain Management (Distance Learning)||Credits: 15|
|Module: Planning Service Improvement||Credits: 15|
|Module: Therapeutic Management Of Neuromusculoskeletal Pain||Credits: 15|
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 60|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £8,240 for the course. For distance learning study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£690 for 15 credits or £1,375 for 30 credits).
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £8,240 for the course. For distance learning study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£690 for 15 credits or £1,375 for 30 credits).
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £10,906 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Physiotherapy courses (PDF)
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