Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy MSc 2021/22 entry

Course code:

HLST246(clinical pathway)
HLST247(non-clinical pathway)

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,200 | £9,950 (with placement)

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Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44(0)24 7765 5989
+44(0)24 7765 5958
+44(0)24 7765 5388

hscu.hls@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

HLST246(clinical pathway)
HLST247(non-clinical pathway)

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,200 | £9,950 (with placement)

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44(0)24 7765 5989
+44(0)24 7765 5958
+44(0)24 7765 5388

hscu.hls@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

HLST246(clinical pathway)
HLST247(non-clinical pathway)

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £14,700

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44(0)24 7765 5989
+44(0)24 7765 5958
+44(0)24 7765 5388

hscu.hls@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

The MSc in Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy is aimed at fully qualified, experienced practitioners who want to make a difference to clinical practice and work in senior clinical roles.

It is a clinically focused course designed to equip you with high level critical, evaluative and clinical skills across the four pillars of advanced practice (research, education, clinical and leadership). The course provides you with a coherent programme of study relevant to current advanced MSK physiotherapy practice. It also offers a wide range of educationally transformative learning opportunities that will enable you to explore and extend the skills, knowledge and professional expertise required to be able to lead and influence musculoskeletal service delivery in a wide range of practice settings.

The course offers two pathways. One pathway has been established for students who wish to complete a period of mentored clinical practice with a Musculoskeletal Association of Physiotherapists (MACP) qualified mentor. The placement can be sourced for you by the university and there are no additional fees for period of mentored clinical practice (additional costs may apply such as travel and accommodation with respect to the placement). The MACP pathway leads to an additional qualification of membership to the MACP (additional fees to join the MACP apply after successfully completing the course). The placement module facilitates the consolidation and application of university-based learning to the clinical setting and allows for fully authentic development of advanced level clinical practice in MSK Physiotherapy in the work-place.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Accreditation and Recognition

This course is accredited by the following bodies:

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The course includes the Global Professional Development –module, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). If you successfully complete the module and meet the CMI evidence requirements, you will gain a Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership and a Level 7 Award in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring Please visit the CMI website for full details on the CMI accreditation.

Coventry University’s accreditation with CMI is currently ongoing for the relevant modules, but is frequently reviewed and monitored by the CMI through their quality systems. If any changes occur with respect to our accreditation related to these modules, we will seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Musculoskeletal Association

Member of Musculoskeletal Association of (MACP) on completion of HLST246 (application and fees may apply).

Course information

Three awards are offered on the programme: MSc Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (180 credits); PgDip Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (120 credits); PgCert Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (60 credits), and you can apply for any one of these awards. To achieve the necessary number of credits for each award, you must achieve 40% pass mark for all modules contributing to the award.

To qualify for the PGCert award you must complete the following modules:

  • Musculoskeletal Management for Advanced Practice
  • Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
  • Advanced Physiotherapy Practice

To qualify for the PGDip award you must complete the following modules:

  • Musculoskeletal Management for Advanced Practice
  • Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
  • Advanced Physiotherapy Practice
  • A Clinical Approach to Pain for Health Professionals
  • Developing Expertise for Professional Practice
  • Global Professional Development - Coaching and Mentoring
  • Research Methods, Methodology and Design

 

To qualify for the MSc award you must complete the following modules:

  • Musculoskeletal Management for Advanced Practice
  • Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice
  • Advanced Physiotherapy Practice
  • A Clinical Approach to Pain for Health Professionals
  • Developing Expertise for Professional Practice
  • Applied Research for Advanced MSK Practice
  • Research Methods, Methodology and Design
  • Clinical Practice in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (MACP pathway only)
    OR
  • Evidence Based Practice (Non-MACP pathway only)
  • Global Professional Development -Coaching and Mentoring

Two pathways are offered on the MSc course: the MACP pathway (HLST246) and non-MACP pathway (HLST247). You are required to choose which pathway they will undertake at the outset of the course. Each pathway consists of one additional mandatory module: Evidenced Based Practice (HLST247) or Clinical Practice in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (HLST246) 

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • MSc Full Time:

    Semester 1:

    • Musculoskeletal Management for Advanced Practice (MMAP): This clinically focused module is designed to build on and further develop your existing knowledge, skills and clinical experience ready for advanced practice roles where the focus is on the provision of high-quality care in the diagnosis and management of individuals with MSK disorders and on MSK health promotion. You will specifically focus on developing the breadth and depth of assessment skills necessary to confidently and competently screen and assess individuals presenting with MSK disorders and to place them on an appropriate care pathway. The module aims to enable you to become a practitioner who is an evidence informed critical thinker, complex problem solver and effective decision maker in all areas of your clinical practice. Service users and specialist guest lecturers are involved in the module delivery providing the opportunities for you to apply new theoretical knowledge to practice and further assisting the development of advanced practical skills.
    • A Clinical Approach to Pain for Health Professionals: The module challenges and extends your knowledge, skills and capabilities to an advanced level in the effective management of individuals with MSK conditions presenting with acute, persistent or complex pain. Throughout the module you will explore the current evidence base and theories of pain physiology and neuroscience and how this can be applied to clinical practice.
    • Research Methods & Methodology: This module aims to provide an overview of the key approaches to designing practice based healthcare research. It will consider the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of research and critically appraise different design and methodological approaches utilised in health, social sciences and their related fields of practice. The module will develop your ability to prepare a detailed research proposal relevant to your field of academic study, area of professional practice, or service improvement area. The importance of ethical, social, legal, political and economic aspects of research studies will be considered.
    • Global Professional Development – coaching & mentoring: This module gives you practical and theoretical understanding of how coaching and mentoring can be used in a range of settings in different organisations and sectors. You will have the opportunity to work with other students across disciplines to facilitate an appreciation of how different sectors approach coaching and mentoring and how it is possible to learn from each other to come up with novel approaches. As part of this module, you will devise a coaching and mentoring plan and consider how its impact may be evaluated. Alongside coaching and mentoring, you will study the principles and practice of strategic leadership. The topics of leadership and management, leadership styles and issues such as empowerment and trust will be considered. In particular, you will consider how leadership can set or influence an environment in which coaching and mentoring can flourish. The module will engage you in wide-ranging debates and problem solving exercises. If you successfully complete the module and meet the CMI evidence requirements, you will gain a Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership and a Level 7 Award in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring

     

    Semester 2:

    • Specialist MSK Physiotherapy Practice (SMP): This clinically focused module is designed to build on and further develop your existing knowledge, skills and clinical experience ready for specialist and advanced practice roles where the focus is on the provision of high-quality care in the management of individuals with MSK disorders and on MSK health promotion.
      The university-based module will specifically focus on developing the specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapy skills you will need to safely, effectively and expertly manage individuals presenting with MSK conditions. Patient-centred management will be explored using a critical, clinically reasoned approach underpinned by evidence informed practice. This approach will encourage the you to develop sound, effective and reasoned clinical practice.
    • Developing Expertise in Professional Practice: This module aims to give you an understanding of the nature of expertise as a multifaceted concept. The characteristics of expertise will be explored in the context of physiotherapy professional practice and the development of expertise in individual practitioners and their profession will be debated. You will be able to consider your personal journey to expertise along the novice - expert continuum and gain an understanding of your future needs in relation to your continuing development of professional practice. The development of reflective skills and understanding of clinical reasoning theories is designed to aid your development of practice skills. A variety of theoretical perspectives relating to expertise will be used which can then be applied to understanding the development of contemporary therapy practice in both practice and organizational context.
    • Evidence Based Practice (Non-MACP pathway only): This module is designed to examine the theoretical and philosophical basis of evidence-based practice (EBP) and to explore the practical implications involved in achieving evidence based practice in a health and social care setting. The module aims to build your understanding of how the complex concept of EBP is applied in the reality of practice and to provide opportunities for you to develop a thorough understanding of the process of EBP and to apply EBP principles to your specific (national or international) practice context.

    OR

    • Clinical Practice in MSK Physiotherapy (MACP pathway only): This module consists of a clinical placement in a work place environment under the supervision of a clinical mentor who is a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP). This placement can be sourced for you by the university or, if suitable, it may be possible to use your existing workplace (subject to the Course Director’s approval). Such placement may also be subject to additional costs such as transport or accomodation dpeneidng on location of placement. The minimum requirement is of 150 hours of supervised clinical practice in order to fulfil the standards set out by the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) and the MACP.
      The module will facilitate the consolidation and application of your university-based learning to the clinical setting and allows for fully authentic development of advanced level clinical practice in MSK Physiotherapy in the work-place. You will have the ability to work in a variety of clinical settings and will consider a variety of clinical problems that will enable you to attain breadth and depth of knowledge and a high level of skills in clinical reasoning and patient management. The module will assist in development of your expertise as an individual advanced practitioner and within your role in your own working environment.

    Semester 3:

    • Advanced Physiotherapy Practice (APP): This module provides the education, knowledge, skills and competencies you will need to enable you to develop the level of practice required as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP) to work safely, effectively and legally within your scope of practice. In the module you will explore the clinical, educational and leadership pillars of advanced clinical practice. Diagnostics (x-rays, MRI scans and blood tests), systems screening, pharmacology, outcome measures, role governance, clinical audit and change management will all be explored through university-based lectures, case scenarios, presentations, case reports and interactive seminars allowing you to develop the principles and practice and to apply these to your own specialist clinical setting.
    • Applied Research for Advanced Musculoskeletal Practice: This module provides the education, knowledge, skills and competencies you will need to enable you to develop the level of practice required as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP) to work safely, effectively and legally within your scope of practice. In the module you will explore the clinical, educational and leadership pillars of advanced clinical practice. Diagnostics (x-rays, MRI scans and blood tests), systems screening, pharmacology, outcome measures, role governance, clinical audit and change management will all be explored through university-based lectures, case scenarios, presentations, case reports and interactive seminars allowing you to develop the principles and practice and to apply these to your own specialist clinical setting.

  • MSc Part Time:

    Year 1:

    Semester 1:

    • Musculoskeletal Management for Advanced Practice (MMAP): This clinically focused module is designed to build on and further develop your existing knowledge, skills and clinical experience ready for advanced practice roles where the focus is on the provision of high-quality care in the diagnosis and management of individuals with MSK disorders and on MSK health promotion. A Clinical Approach to Pain for Health Professionals. 7103 SOH (10 credits). Usually Fri/Sat delivery x 4 days.

     

    Semester 2:

    • Specialist MSK Physiotherapy Practice (SMP): This clinically focused module is designed to build on and further develop your existing knowledge, skills and clinical experience ready for specialist and advanced practice roles where the focus is on the provision of high-quality care in the management of individuals with MSK disorders and on MSK health promotion.
      The university-based module will specifically focus on developing the specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapy skills you will need to safely, effectively and expertly manage individuals presenting with MSK conditions. Patient-centred management will be explored using a critical, clinically reasoned approach underpinned by evidence informed practice. This approach will encourage the you to develop sound, effective and reasoned clinical practice.  

     

    Semester 3:

    • Advanced Physiotherapy Practice (APP): This module provides the education, knowledge, skills and competencies you will need to enable you to develop the level of practice required as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP) to work safely, effectively and legally within your scope of practice.  In the module you will explore the clinical, educational and leadership pillars of advanced clinical practice. Diagnostics (x-rays, MRI scans and blood tests), systems screening, pharmacology, outcome measures, role governance, clinical audit and change management will all be explored  through university-based lectures, case scenarios, presentations, case reports and interactive seminars allowing you to develop the principles and practice and to apply these to your own specialist clinical setting.

Overview

Modules

  • MSc: Part Time:

    Semester 1:

    • Global Professional Development – coaching & mentoring: This module gives you practical and theoretical understanding of how coaching and mentoring can be used in a range of settings in different organisations and sectors. You will have the opportunity to work with other students across disciplines to facilitate an appreciation of how different sectors approach coaching and mentoring and how it is possible to learn from each other to come up with novel approaches. As part of this module, you will devise a coaching and mentoring plan and consider how its impact may be evaluated. Alongside coaching and mentoring, you will study the principles and practice of strategic leadership. The topics of leadership and management, leadership styles and issues such as empowerment and trust will be considered. In particular, you will consider how leadership can set or influence an environment in which coaching and mentoring can flourish. The module will engage you in wide-ranging debates and problem solving exercises. If you successfully complete the module and meet the CMI evidence requirements, you will gain a Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership and a Level 7 Award in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring

     

    Semester 2:

    • Developing Expertise in Professional Practice: This module aims to give you an understanding of the nature of expertise as a multifaceted concept. The characteristics of expertise will be explored in the context of physiotherapy professional practice and the development of expertise in individual practitioners and their profession will be debated. You will be able to consider your personal journey to expertise along the novice - expert continuum and gain an understanding of your future needs in relation to your continuing development of professional practice. The development of reflective skills and understanding of clinical reasoning theories is designed to aid your development of practice skills. A variety of theoretical perspectives relating to expertise will be used which can then be applied to understanding the development of contemporary therapy practice in both practice and organizational context.

     

    Semester 3:

    • Research Methods & Methodology: This module aims to provide an overview of the key approaches to designing practice based healthcare research. It will consider the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of research and critically appraise different design and methodological approaches utilised in health, social sciences and their related fields of practice. The module will develop your ability to prepare a detailed research proposal relevant to your field of academic study, area of professional practice, or service improvement area. The importance of ethical, social, legal, political and economic aspects of research studies will be considered.
    • Evidence Based Practice (non-MACP pathway only): This module is designed to examine the theoretical and philosophical basis of evidence-based practice (EBP) and to explore the practical implications involved in achieving evidence based practice in a health and social care setting. The module aims to build your understanding of how the complex concept of EBP is applied in the reality of practice and to provide opportunities for you to develop a thorough understanding of the process of EBP and to apply EBP principles to your specific (national or international) practice context.

     

    OR

    • Clinical Practice in MSK Physiotherapy (MACP pathway only): This module consists of a clinical placement in a work place environment under the supervision of a clinical mentor who is a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP). This placement can be sourced for you by the university or, if suitable, it may be possible to use your existing workplace (subject to the Course Director’s approval). Such placement may also be subject to additional costs such as transport or accomodation dpeneidng on location of placement. The minimum requirement is of 150 hours of supervised clinical practice in order to fulfil the standards set out by the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) and the MACP. The module will facilitate the consolidation and application of your university-based learning to the clinical setting and allows for fully authentic development of advanced level clinical practice in MSK Physiotherapy in the work-place. You will have the ability to work in a variety of clinical settings and will consider a variety of clinical problems that will enable you to attain breadth and depth of knowledge and a high level of skills in clinical reasoning and patient management. The module will assist in development of your expertise as an individual advanced practitioner and within your role in your own working environment.

In more detail...

The course study themes are:-

  • Advanced level critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Advanced level handling skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Critical, evidence informed approach to clinical practice
  • Sound working knowledge of research methodologies and their application.
  • High level communication skills essential for specialist and advanced clinical practice roles
  • Clinical expertise within the musculoskeletal field.

You will be taught using a mixture of strategies including practical seminars, debates, group work, presentations, lectures, workshops, peer learning, pre-session activities, involvement of service users and problem-based learning using case reports, case scenarios and case studies. These activities are supported through the use of learning enhanced technology.

The course has been designed to be progressive. Module content in semester 1 of the full-time course is used to inform teaching and learning in semester 2 and 3 to build on and progressively develop the knowledge and skills required for advanced MSK clinical practice. This approach facilitates a meaningful, clinically relevant student experience with the aim of modelling high standards of patient care in a variety of ways.

You will be assessed through a varied schedule of assessments across the course to ensure you are thinking critically, are clinically competent and have developed the key knowledge, attitude, values and skills required for advanced clinical practice and postgraduate study.

The course assessments have been designed collectively to complement each other and to be learning tools in themselves. Examples of different assessment methods used include: - presentations, practical vivas, clinical vivas, case reports, critical literature reviews, essays, reflective assignments, research proposals, articles for publication; poster presentations, educational VLOGs and case studies.

These different assessment approaches are fully relevant to clinical practice and cover written, presentation and visual modes to acknowledge and support different student approaches to learning and different skills required in the workplace.

Successful completion of this course will enable you to demonstrate your competence as a practitioner who is a specialist in the MSK field of physiotherapy ready to move into a wide range of senior clinical roles such as first contact practitioners, advanced physiotherapy practitioners, clinical specialists, consultants, lecturers, researchers, private practitioners and healthcare managers with the ability to deliver and influence current and future clinical practice.

The course also offers the opportunity to gain additional qualifications relevant to advanced clinical practice

  • Students who successfully complete the Global Professional Development module and meet the Chartered Management Institute evidence requirements, will gain a Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership and a Level 7 Award in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring.
  • Students who successfully complete the MACP pathway will gain membership of the MACP (additional fees and application may apply).

Part-time students are usually in university for one day per week with 8 hours teaching per week in year 1 and 3-6 hours teaching per week in year 2.

Full-time students are usually in university 2 days a week with 3- 8 hours of teaching scheduled per day. In both cases teaching is comprised of a combination of seminar sessions, workshops, practical sessions and lectures

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2018/19, we were able to provide a total of 5,469 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

International experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni 2016/17 (HESA, 2018)


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016

12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

  • Be a registered and fully qualified physiotherapist normally with a minimum of two years’ experience in the musculoskeletal speciality.
  • Normally hold an honours degree in Physiotherapy (2:1 or 60% and above) or equivalent and evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at master’s level.
  • Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have IELTS >6.5 or equivalent for the non-MACP pathway) or IELTS > 7.0 for the MACP Pathway

OR

  • BSc Honours Physiotherapy 2:1 (2:2 considered)
  • 1- 2 years post-graduation clinical experience in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or Society of Sports Therapy Non-MCAP Pathway
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) (HLST246) MCAP Pathway
  • Be a registered and fully qualified physiotherapist normally with a minimum of two years’ experience in the musculoskeletal speciality.
  • Normally hold an honours degree in Physiotherapy (2:1 or 60% and above) or equivalent and evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at master’s level.
  • Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have IELTS >6.5 or equivalent for the non-MACP pathway) or IELTS > 7.0 for the MACP Pathway

OR

  • BSc Honours Physiotherapy 2:1 (2:2 considered)
  • 1- 2 years post-graduation clinical experience in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or Society of Sports Therapy Non-MCAP Pathway
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) (HLST246) MCAP Pathway

English as a Foreign Language For (HLST247) - an IELTS of 6.5 with no component less than 6.0. For (HLST246): an IELTS of 7.0, with no component less than 6.5

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail
  • Be a registered and fully qualified physiotherapist normally with a minimum of two years’ experience in the musculoskeletal speciality.
  • Normally hold an honours degree in Physiotherapy (2:1 or 60% and above) or equivalent and evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at master’s level.
  • Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have IELTS >6.5 or equivalent for the non-MACP pathway) or IELTS > 7.0 for the MACP Pathway

OR

  • BSc Honours Physiotherapy 2:1 (2:2 considered)
  • 1- 2 years post-graduation clinical experience in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or Society of Sports Therapy Non-MCAP Pathway
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) (HLST246) MCAP Pathway

English as a Foreign Language For (HLST247) - an IELTS of 6.5 with no component less than 6.0. For (HLST246): an IELTS of 7.0, with no component less than 6.5.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail
  • BSc Hons Physiotherapy 2:1 or above.
  • Minimum of 1- 2 years post-graduation clinical experience in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • IELTS = 6.5

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,200 | £9,950 (with placement) (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,200 | £9,950 (with placement) (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £14,700 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to) travel, accommodation, activities and visas.

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

The clinically relevant nature of the course, which aims to directly develop your professional practice skills, enhances your potential for gaining advanced positions within the field of MSK physiotherapy.

Graduate employability is increased not only through the enhancement of advanced physiotherapy skills but also by the development of leadership, entrepreneurial and communication skills which allow graduates to contribute to service development and facilitate the professional development of colleagues within the multidisciplinary team.

Where our graduates work

Previous research carried out at Coventry University has shown that our postgraduate physiotherapy graduates work in a range of specialist and advanced clinical roles such as consultant, clinical specialist, first contact practitioner, advanced physiotherapy practitioner, lecturer, researcher, private practitioner and healthcare manager.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.