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Study Mode Full-time
Year of Entry 2019/20
MSc

Specialist Physiotherapy Practice

Full-time Physiotherapy

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £8,000 for the course
International: £13,500 for the course
How long will I study? 18 Months
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? September 2019

Course summary

  • 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
Watch course leader Dr Molly Hashmi-Greenwood talk about this course.

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

  • practical sessions
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • presentations
  • practical assessments
  • vivas
  • written assessments

Course leaders and tutors

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Molly Hashmi-Greenwood
Lecturer In Physiotherapy

Molly Hashmi-Greenwood is a Physiotherapy Lecturer within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing and Assessment Lead for all undergraduate and postgraduate Physiotherap … Read more


Future careers

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 Collegiate Campus

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Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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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.

Entry requirements

All students

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'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Evidence Based Reasoning In Physiotherapy Credits: 30 Assessment: Practical
Module: Researching For Practice (Taught) Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Therapeutic Exercise And Physical Activity Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advancing Practice In Neurological Therapy Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Contemporary Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Leading People And Teams Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Learning And Teaching For Practice Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Living Well With Long Term Conditions Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Therapeutic Management Of Neuromusculoskeletal Pain Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Dissertation Credits: 60

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £8,000 for the course.

† 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,500 for the course.

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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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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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