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Are you a physiotherapist looking to refine and update your skill set, allowing you to maximize your potential for career development and promotion?

Then the MSc- Physiotherapy from University of Nottingham is the right choice for you

The MSc-Physiotherapy is 1-year full-time, Master level course & here are the top reasons to opt for this course:

  1. The MSc Physiotherapy course is open to all therapists and related healthcare professionals who want to enhance their clinical skills, professional knowledge and critical appraisal abilities as part of their ongoing career development. It is ideal if you want to conduct hands-on clinically focused research without the commitment of undertaking a research-only degree.
  2. 86% of research activity at The School Of health sciences has been rated as world-leading and internationally excellent with significant impact on people's health and well-being by the most recent Research Excellence framework. (Source- REF 2014)
  3. The ‘Division of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences’ at Nottingham has an excellent reputation for teaching and research. On the programme, you will be taught by experienced teaching staff who are experts in their field and active in clinically focused research.
  4. The course is grounded in critical analysis and reflective practice, equipping you with the skills to evaluate contemporary professional practice.
  5. You can undertake the generic award of MSc Physiotherapy, or select from one of two specialist pathways. Either “Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Practice’ or ‘Neuro-Rehabilitation’
  6. Both the pathways have a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice, physiotherapy theory, research and specialist interests. The choice between the two has to be made at the start of the course itself. ( “Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Practice’ or ‘Neuro-Rehabilitation’)

Course Eligibility

Let’s have a look at the Key Eligibility Requirements for Physiotherapy MSc:

  • Class 12: NA
  • Bachelors: A 2.2 (or international equivalent) A first degree in physiotherapy or a related health care subject
  • a wide range of qualifications from all over the world are also accepted
  • Minimum required percentage >60%,
  • Usually, qualifying students have an average score of 60% to 70%, factors like University background are also taken into account 
  • Work experience: applicants to have at least one year’s post qualification experience working professionally as a Physiotherapist.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component

Other English Tests accepted as well eg. PTE , TOEFL IBT, NCUK English Test; waivers may be applicable case by case

  • this is a postgraduate course. MSc Physiotherapy does not lead to registration as a physiotherapist.

Course Fees

Let’s look at the Course fee & other related expenses 

Tuition Fee –20,000

Overall Living Expense –£1015 (UKVI living expense requirement)

The Above are for one year and are subject to change


 

Career Prospects

Let me take you through the career opportunities with this unique course at Nottingham:

  1. There is individual careers support for all postgraduate students.
  2. Recent graduates have gone on to work for
    NHS trusts (such as clinical specialists or advanced practitioners),
    universities (such as lecturers and senior academics, lecturer practitioners, or researchers)
    and in private practice.
  3. 96.9% of postgraduates from the School of Health Sciences secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual salary for these graduates was £29,708. ( source- HESA Graduate Outcomes)
  4. The future of Physiotherapy in the UK is to some extent dictated by the future of the patients requiring it. And with the UK's growing, and ageing, population, demand for Physiotherapy is set to soar. That should see Physiotherapy pay increase in the coming years, both in the NHS and privately.
  5. Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
  • Acupuncturist
  • Chiropractor
  • Dance movement psychotherapist
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Health service manager
  • Health improvement practitioner
  • Osteopath
  • Personal trainer

Key Learnings

the MSc- Physiotherapy from The University of Nottingham has two unique and useful pathways, let us understand the both of them and help you make the right choice

  1. The Neuro Rehabilitation Pathway - On the Neuro-Rehabilitation pathway you will advance your knowledge and expertise in the principles and theories of Neuro-Rehabilitation. This includes:
  • Neuroplasticity
    motor learning and movement analysis
    neurophysiology (focus on spasticity)
    optimizing education
    motivation
    self-efficacy and engagement

A.1) Additionally this pathway will focus on the application of Neuro-Rehabilitation. This includes:

promoting motor and active learning
spasticity management
postural management and preventing complications
managing ageing in people with neurological conditions
delivering exercise classes to optimize function
adjuncts to rehabilitation (for example; orthoses, virtual reality, electrical stimulation, robotics)

A.2) The pathway is grounded in critical analysis and reflective practice, responsive to changes to practice and publication of new guidelines and equipping you with the skills of contemporary professional practice in Neuro-Rehabilitation.

 

  1. Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Practice pathway

Neuromusculoskeletal (NMS) dysfunction is one of the world’s most costly and disabling health conditions. This pathway reflects the latest evidence and thinking behind NMS management, offering you the opportunity to broaden and deepen your knowledge and skills for the assessment and management of people with long-standing NMS dysfunction. This pathway aims to equip you with the necessary cognitive and physical skills for synthesis and applying this evidence.

B.1) Emphasis will be on advanced clinical reasoning, diagnostic testing and the interpretation of findings, considered essential for first contact practitioners. This will lead on to relevant decision making, patient management, appropriate communication and triage.

With a focus on leadership and quality improvement, the basis of the pathway will be on:

the understanding of modern pain science

incorporating evidence-based movement, physical activity and exercise approaches

Study Benefits

    1. The University offers three pathways with a choice of optional modules in this course therefore you will have the flexibility to tailor your qualification towards your individual study interests.
    2. You'll be part of a close-knit community of staff and students, where staff get to know you as an individual. Nottingham has a dedicated support team for their students. This includes a personal tutor network to support you throughout your studies.
    3. You will have access to
  • Nottingham City Hospital which is a large hospital based in the city of Nottingham, around four miles from University Park Campus.
  • Queen’s Medical Centre – the city’s other large hospital which is at walking distance from campus
    1. Most teaching takes place in the purpose-built Clinical Sciences Building. This includes a human performance laboratory for physiotherapy and sport rehabilitation students.
    2. The University Park Campus and the Jubilee Campus where you will be studying are filled with green spaces, libraries, recreational centers and modern facilities.  Being one of the UK's most beautiful and sustainable campuses, they have both won Green Flag awards for many consecutive years

Core Modules

You can undertake the generic award of MSc Physiotherapy, or select from one of two specialist pathways. These are:

  • Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Practice
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation

Key modules for Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Practice:

  • Critical Reflection, Reasoning, and Appraisal in Clinical Practice
  • Advancing Clinical Practice (Applied Neurological Rehabilitation)
  • Advancing Clinical Practice (Principles of Neurological Rehabilitation)
  • Critical Reflection, Reasoning, and Appraisal in Clinical Practice
  • Advancing Clinical Practice (Diagnostics)
  • Advancing Clinical Practice (Musculoskeletal Management)
  • Evaluation and Research Development in Health Sciences

Key modules for Neuro-Rehabilitation:

  • Neuroplasticity
  • Motor learning and movement analysis
  • Neurophysiology (focus on spasticity)
  • Optimising education
  • Motivation
  • Self-efficacy and engagement
  • Promoting motor and active learning
  • Spasticity management
  • Postural management and preventing complications
  • Managing ageing in people with neurological conditions
  • Delivering exercise classes to optimise function
  • Adjuncts to rehabilitation (for example; orthoses, virtual reality, electrical stimulation, robotics)

Optional Modules

Here are the Optional Modules-

  • Advanced Rehabilitation of Long-Term and Complex Conditions
  • Learning and Assessment in Healthcare Education
  • Rehabilitation for Pain Management
  • Contemporary Practices in Injection Therapy

 

Scholarships

Hey, University of Nottingham offers exciting Scholarship opportunities for Indian & International Students:

1. Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship 2021 - Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship is a Tuition fee scholarship of 50% or 100% for outstanding students who live in Africa, India and selected Commonwealth countries. And here are the details- Application deadline: Friday 21 May 2021- There are 105 scholarships covering 50% or 100% of full-time masters tuition fees. These are available for high-achieving international students who live in Africa, India or selected Commonwealth countries.

To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • be domiciled in Africa, India or selected commonwealth countries
  • be classed as an overseas student for fee purposes
  • hold an offer to start a full-time masters (including MRes) in any subject area at the University of Nottingham UK in September 2021, within the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science or Faculty of Social Sciences

2. South Asia Postgraduate Excellence Award 2021- South Asia Postgraduate Excellence Award is a competitive award of tuition fee scholarship of 4,000 pounds or 8,000 pounds for masters students who live in specific South Asian countries and here are the details- Application deadline: Friday 21 May 2021. Scholarships of £4,000 or £8,000 towards full-time masters tuition fees for high-achieving international students who live in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Eligibility for these awards will be assessed by the scholarship panel, so students only need to submit a standard Postgraduate Excellence Award application to be considered for both the higher value awards and the £4000 or £8000 scholarship.
To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • be domiciled in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka
  • be classed as an overseas student for fee purposes
  • hold an offer to start a full-time masters (including MRes) in any subject area at the University of Nottingham UK in September 2021

You may also be eligible to apply for the Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship. You can apply and be considered for both of these scholarships but you will not be awarded both.

 

3. International Sporting Excellence Award - International Sporting Excellence Award is tuition fee scholarship for elite international athletes for up to 5000 pounds and here are the details . Application deadline: Sunday 8 August 2021. Scholarships of £5,000 towards full-time tuition fees for international students at any study level with outstanding sporting ability.

4.Regional Excellence Awards - The regional excellence awards support high-achieving scholars from around the world who can put their Nottingham degree to great use in their careers. Each award covers a contribution towards tuition fees for a postgraduate masters degree programme at Nottingham.

Applications for the Postgraduate Excellence Awards will close on Friday 21 May 2021 (UK Time)

 

5.UK International Postgraduate Excellence Award - £2,000 tuition fee scholarship for international masters students who are currently undertaking their undergraduate studies in the UK

 

Unlock your potential with the UK International Postgraduate Excellence Award, covering £2,000 towards tuition fees.

The university is offering scholarships towards full-time masters tuition fees for high-achieving international students who are currently undertaking their undergraduate studies in the UK.

Eligibility

To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • be currently studying your undergraduate degree at a UK university
  • be classed as an overseas student for fee purposes
  • hold an offer to start a full-time masters (including MRes) in any subject area at the University of Nottingham UK in September 2021

 

Applications closes – Midnight on Friday, 21st May, 2021 (UK Time)

Last updated on January 12, 2022

Are you a physiotherapist looking to refine and update your skill set, allowing you to maximize your potential for career development and promotion?

Then the MSc- Physiotherapy from University of Nottingham is the right choice for you

The MSc-Physiotherapy is 1-year full-time, Master level course & here are the top reasons to opt for this course:

  1. The MSc Physiotherapy course is open to all therapists and related healthcare professionals who want to enhance their clinical skills, professional knowledge and critical appraisal abilities as part of their ongoing career development. It is ideal if you want to conduct hands-on clinically focused research without the commitment of undertaking a research-only degree.
  2. 86% of research activity at The School Of health sciences has been rated as world-leading and internationally excellent with significant impact on people's health and well-being by the most recent Research Excellence framework. (Source- REF 2014)
  3. The ‘Division of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences’ at Nottingham has an excellent reputation for teaching and research. On the programme, you will be taught by experienced teaching staff who are experts in their field and active in clinically focused research.
  4. The course is grounded in critical analysis and reflective practice, equipping you with the skills to evaluate contemporary professional practice.
  5. You can undertake the generic award of MSc Physiotherapy, or select from one of two specialist pathways. Either “Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Practice’ or ‘Neuro-Rehabilitation’
  6. Both the pathways have a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice, physiotherapy theory, research and specialist interests. The choice between the two has to be made at the start of the course itself. ( “Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Practice’ or ‘Neuro-Rehabilitation’)

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Let’s have a look at the Key Eligibility Requirements for Physiotherapy MSc:

  • Class 12: NA
  • Bachelors: A 2.2 (or international equivalent) A first degree in physiotherapy or a related health care subject
  • a wide range of qualifications from all over the world are also accepted
  • Minimum required percentage >60%,
  • Usually, qualifying students have an average score of 60% to 70%, factors like University background are also taken into account 
  • Work experience: applicants to have at least one year’s post qualification experience working professionally as a Physiotherapist.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component

Other English Tests accepted as well eg. PTE , TOEFL IBT, NCUK English Test; waivers may be applicable case by case

  • this is a postgraduate course. MSc Physiotherapy does not lead to registration as a physiotherapist.

Show More

Let’s look at the Course fee & other related expenses 

Tuition Fee –20,000

Overall Living Expense –£1015 (UKVI living expense requirement)

The Above are for one year and are subject to change


 
Show More

Let me take you through the career opportunities with this unique course at Nottingham:

  1. There is individual careers support for all postgraduate students.
  2. Recent graduates have gone on to work for
    NHS trusts (such as clinical specialists or advanced practitioners),
    universities (such as lecturers and senior academics, lecturer practitioners, or researchers)
    and in private practice.
  3. 96.9% of postgraduates from the School of Health Sciences secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual salary for these graduates was £29,708. ( source- HESA Graduate Outcomes)
  4. The future of Physiotherapy in the UK is to some extent dictated by the future of the patients requiring it. And with the UK's growing, and ageing, population, demand for Physiotherapy is set to soar. That should see Physiotherapy pay increase in the coming years, both in the NHS and privately.
  5. Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
  • Acupuncturist
  • Chiropractor
  • Dance movement psychotherapist
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Health service manager
  • Health improvement practitioner
  • Osteopath
  • Personal trainer

Show More

the MSc- Physiotherapy from The University of Nottingham has two unique and useful pathways, let us understand the both of them and help you make the right choice

  1. The Neuro Rehabilitation Pathway - On the Neuro-Rehabilitation pathway you will advance your knowledge and expertise in the principles and theories of Neuro-Rehabilitation. This includes:
  • Neuroplasticity
    motor learning and movement analysis
    neurophysiology (focus on spasticity)
    optimizing education
    motivation
    self-efficacy and engagement

A.1) Additionally this pathway will focus on the application of Neuro-Rehabilitation. This includes:

promoting motor and active learning
spasticity management
postural management and preventing complications
managing ageing in people with neurological conditions
delivering exercise classes to optimize function
adjuncts to rehabilitation (for example; orthoses, virtual reality, electrical stimulation, robotics)

A.2) The pathway is grounded in critical analysis and reflective practice, responsive to changes to practice and publication of new guidelines and equipping you with the skills of contemporary professional practice in Neuro-Rehabilitation.

 

  1. Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Practice pathway

Neuromusculoskeletal (NMS) dysfunction is one of the world’s most costly and disabling health conditions. This pathway reflects the latest evidence and thinking behind NMS management, offering you the opportunity to broaden and deepen your knowledge and skills for the assessment and management of people with long-standing NMS dysfunction. This pathway aims to equip you with the necessary cognitive and physical skills for synthesis and applying this evidence.

B.1) Emphasis will be on advanced clinical reasoning, diagnostic testing and the interpretation of findings, considered essential for first contact practitioners. This will lead on to relevant decision making, patient management, appropriate communication and triage.

With a focus on leadership and quality improvement, the basis of the pathway will be on:

the understanding of modern pain science

incorporating evidence-based movement, physical activity and exercise approaches

Show More

    1. The University offers three pathways with a choice of optional modules in this course therefore you will have the flexibility to tailor your qualification towards your individual study interests.
    2. You'll be part of a close-knit community of staff and students, where staff get to know you as an individual. Nottingham has a dedicated support team for their students. This includes a personal tutor network to support you throughout your studies.
    3. You will have access to
  • Nottingham City Hospital which is a large hospital based in the city of Nottingham, around four miles from University Park Campus.
  • Queen’s Medical Centre – the city’s other large hospital which is at walking distance from campus
    1. Most teaching takes place in the purpose-built Clinical Sciences Building. This includes a human performance laboratory for physiotherapy and sport rehabilitation students.
    2. The University Park Campus and the Jubilee Campus where you will be studying are filled with green spaces, libraries, recreational centers and modern facilities.  Being one of the UK's most beautiful and sustainable campuses, they have both won Green Flag awards for many consecutive years

Show More

You can undertake the generic award of MSc Physiotherapy, or select from one of two specialist pathways. These are:

  • Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Practice
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation

Key modules for Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Practice:

  • Critical Reflection, Reasoning, and Appraisal in Clinical Practice
  • Advancing Clinical Practice (Applied Neurological Rehabilitation)
  • Advancing Clinical Practice (Principles of Neurological Rehabilitation)
  • Critical Reflection, Reasoning, and Appraisal in Clinical Practice
  • Advancing Clinical Practice (Diagnostics)
  • Advancing Clinical Practice (Musculoskeletal Management)
  • Evaluation and Research Development in Health Sciences

Key modules for Neuro-Rehabilitation:

  • Neuroplasticity
  • Motor learning and movement analysis
  • Neurophysiology (focus on spasticity)
  • Optimising education
  • Motivation
  • Self-efficacy and engagement
  • Promoting motor and active learning
  • Spasticity management
  • Postural management and preventing complications
  • Managing ageing in people with neurological conditions
  • Delivering exercise classes to optimise function
  • Adjuncts to rehabilitation (for example; orthoses, virtual reality, electrical stimulation, robotics)

Show More

Here are the Optional Modules-

  • Advanced Rehabilitation of Long-Term and Complex Conditions
  • Learning and Assessment in Healthcare Education
  • Rehabilitation for Pain Management
  • Contemporary Practices in Injection Therapy

 

Show More

Hey, University of Nottingham offers exciting Scholarship opportunities for Indian & International Students:

1. Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship 2021 - Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship is a Tuition fee scholarship of 50% or 100% for outstanding students who live in Africa, India and selected Commonwealth countries. And here are the details- Application deadline: Friday 21 May 2021- There are 105 scholarships covering 50% or 100% of full-time masters tuition fees. These are available for high-achieving international students who live in Africa, India or selected Commonwealth countries.

To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • be domiciled in Africa, India or selected commonwealth countries
  • be classed as an overseas student for fee purposes
  • hold an offer to start a full-time masters (including MRes) in any subject area at the University of Nottingham UK in September 2021, within the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science or Faculty of Social Sciences

2. South Asia Postgraduate Excellence Award 2021- South Asia Postgraduate Excellence Award is a competitive award of tuition fee scholarship of 4,000 pounds or 8,000 pounds for masters students who live in specific South Asian countries and here are the details- Application deadline: Friday 21 May 2021. Scholarships of £4,000 or £8,000 towards full-time masters tuition fees for high-achieving international students who live in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Eligibility for these awards will be assessed by the scholarship panel, so students only need to submit a standard Postgraduate Excellence Award application to be considered for both the higher value awards and the £4000 or £8000 scholarship.
To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • be domiciled in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka
  • be classed as an overseas student for fee purposes
  • hold an offer to start a full-time masters (including MRes) in any subject area at the University of Nottingham UK in September 2021

You may also be eligible to apply for the Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship. You can apply and be considered for both of these scholarships but you will not be awarded both.

 

3. International Sporting Excellence Award - International Sporting Excellence Award is tuition fee scholarship for elite international athletes for up to 5000 pounds and here are the details . Application deadline: Sunday 8 August 2021. Scholarships of £5,000 towards full-time tuition fees for international students at any study level with outstanding sporting ability.

4.Regional Excellence Awards - The regional excellence awards support high-achieving scholars from around the world who can put their Nottingham degree to great use in their careers. Each award covers a contribution towards tuition fees for a postgraduate masters degree programme at Nottingham.

Applications for the Postgraduate Excellence Awards will close on Friday 21 May 2021 (UK Time)

 

5.UK International Postgraduate Excellence Award - £2,000 tuition fee scholarship for international masters students who are currently undertaking their undergraduate studies in the UK

 

Unlock your potential with the UK International Postgraduate Excellence Award, covering £2,000 towards tuition fees.

The university is offering scholarships towards full-time masters tuition fees for high-achieving international students who are currently undertaking their undergraduate studies in the UK.

Eligibility

To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • be currently studying your undergraduate degree at a UK university
  • be classed as an overseas student for fee purposes
  • hold an offer to start a full-time masters (including MRes) in any subject area at the University of Nottingham UK in September 2021

 

Applications closes – Midnight on Friday, 21st May, 2021 (UK Time)

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Last updated on January 12, 2022

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