Description

Are you a qualified physiotherapist looking to enhance your current skills and knowledge whilst developing a strong critical thinking ethos? This programme offers you the opportunity to review your current practice and evaluate new approaches, ensuring that you are equipped to meet the challenges of working in an ever changing physiotherapy profession with confidence.

Key Features 

  • Become an evidence-based practitioner equipped to manage and lead in dynamic settings.
  • Feel encouraged and supported by experienced and enthusiastic staff, who are recognised for their national and international research reputations.
  • Make use of blended learning techniques, combining short study blocks and distance learning technologies.
  • Explore a large range of continuing professional development (CPD) modules aligned to a number of specialities including neurology, musculoskeletal and respiratory.
  • Tailor your learning to your interests or workplace through module assignments and our physiotherapy focused supported independent study module.
  • Complete the programme in one year with the full-time study option or balance work and caring commitments by studying part time over a maximum of five years. The full-time route is suitable for international students, who will be supported to choose optional modules with non-clinical assignments.

Please note that when you enrol on this programme, you always enrol to study the master degree but we offer three exit awards: PgCert, PgDip and MSc.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year – Full-time, Part-time route available

Module Details:

Postgraduate Certificate

To achieve a postgraduate certificate, you will need to obtain 60 credits. This must include the core module and the pathway specific module with the remaining 20 credits coming from an optional module of your choice.

Core module

  • ADV702 Applying Evidence to Practice 20 Credits

Pathway module

  • ADV751 Physiotherapy Practice: Supported Study 20 Credits

Optional module

  • Optional module 20 Credits

Postgraduate Diploma

To achieve a postgraduate diploma, you will have first completed the PgCert and need to obtain an additional 60 credits (to give 120 credits in total). This must include one core module and two optional modules of your choice.

Core module

  • ADV715 Project Design for Research 20 Credits

Optional modules

  • Optional modules can be two 20 credit modules or one 40 credit – 40 Credits

MSc

To achieve a full master degree, you will have first completed the PgDip and need to obtain an additional 60 credits (to give 180 credits in total). This must include the core module.

Core module

  • ADV716 Research Dissertation

Programme Funding

From scholarships and loans, to grants from charitable trusts, you can fund your postgraduate study at Plymouth in a number of ways.

Fees

For fees and funding options, please visit website to find out more

Entry Requirements

You’ll be required to have a first degree (BSc (Hons) at 2:2 or above or European first cycle equivalent) in physiotherapy. Non UK based candidates must be recognised as physiotherapists within their own country.

You may be a health or social care professional with a first degree or with a related academic degree. If you do not hold a degree but with appropriate experience related to the programme or to any of the chosen pathways you may be eligible to apply.

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