MSc Advanced Physiotherapy

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Overview

MSc Advanced Physiotherapy is an advanced programme of study for registered and qualified Physiotherapists.

Under this main programme of study, there are five specialist areas where our students can direct their focus and develop their professional practice:

However, no matter whether students choose to focus on one or many of the different specialist areas of focus above, you will graduate with an MSc Advanced Physiotherapy.

Each of these areas consists of core units which must be taken in order for you to achieve the academic standards required to successfully complete your programme and be eligible to be awarded an MSc degree by the University.  In addition, there are a range of optional units which can be taken to improve your professional practice or develop specialist skills in a particular area.

Some of these units may be delivered by other Master’s programmes within the University. This not only widens the variety of units, which you can study but also offers the potential for multi-professional education and professional study.

Whilst there is freedom to choose a range of units, which interest the student and develop multi-professional practice, Advanced Physiotherapy units must form two thirds of your final credits in order to successfully graduate from the programme.

This is a flexible programme of study and can be delivered on a modular basis as a full or part time programme. All units of study provide academic credits, which are built up to offer exit routes at the following stages:

About the Course

The programme contains units in several clinical specialities including: physiotherapy; cardio-respiratory therapy; manual therapy; musculoskeletal therapy and neurological therapy. These units have been developed after consultation with students, other practitioners and service managers and are intended to equip the student/practitioner with the skills to develop their practice at a unit and organisational level.

Supporting you through your studies

There is a programme team, as well as Faculty and University-wide student support services, which provide a holistic strategy for supporting students whilst on the programme.              

The programme team’s strategy for providing student support includes:

Pastoral Support

Each student is allocated a personal tutor, who will provide support for the duration of the student’s course of study. Students will be advised about the role of their personal tutor and the purpose of pastoral support during induction processes.

 The personal tutor:

Central MMU Student Services provide both a drop-in and planned student counselling service.

Practice Support

Practice placements are core units for students choosing a Manual Therapy focus. The main source of student support in practice is the MACP Mentor but the Manchester Met, Manual Therapy unit leaders also provide support to students.

The MACP Mentor’s main role is facilitating learning and assessing achievements in the practice setting. However, there is a significant student support element to these roles and this is arranged through one-to-one, student-mentor support.

Clinical Mentorship

While studying for the MSc/PGDip part-time students are expected to work in clinical practice, assessing and managing clients with musculoskeletal problems.

Full time students who do not have access to this work based activity are offered a clinical mentorship in the Manchester Movement Unit at the Brooks Building Birley, MMU. Clinical mentorship is a very important aspect of the programme as it provides the students with the opportunity to develop their clinical reasoning skills related to the assessment and treatment of patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. For more information about the Manchester Movement Unit please go to: http://www.hpsc.mmu.ac.uk/movement/about-us.php

 Our MACP tutors will guide the student during clinical mentorship:

 Dr Chris McCarthy, PHD, PGD Physio, PGD Biomech, PGD Manual Therapy, FCSP, FMACP.

Chris is the Consultant Physiotherapist and Clinical Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University. After qualifying as a Physiotherapist in 1989 he undertook post-graduate training in Biomechanics and Manipulative Therapy at Strathclyde and Coventry Universities before undertaking a PhD degree in rehabilitation within the Faculty of Medicine at Manchester University. Following Post-doctoral studies, investigating the sub-classification of non-specific low back pain, he became an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation within the Clinical Trials Unit of the Medical School of Warwick University attracting over a million pound of funding in two years. Chris has work as a Consultant Physiotherapist at Imperial College London.

He has taught internationally on Manual Therapy, specifically on Combined Movement Theory, and has lectured on six of the Masters courses in Manual Therapy in the UK. He is a member of the international advisory board for Manual Therapy journal and regularly reviews and publishes papers in the academic field of Manual Therapy. He has been awarded a Fellowship of the MACP for advances in Manual Therapy in 2010 and a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in 2011.

Ms. Jackie Hindle, MSc Manual Therapy MMACP

Jackie Hindle qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1986 and has worked in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in the NHS in both primary and secondary care sectors and in private practice. In 1999 Jackie took on the role of lecturer practitioner at the Manchester School of Physiotherapy and in 2002, she took on a full time academic role as a lecturer on the Physiotherapy programmes at Manchester Met gaining PGDip in Manual Therapy, leading to MSc in Manual Therapy in 2007.

Currently Jackie is the joint unit lead for the Manual Therapy pathway, MSc Advanced Physiotherapy at Manchester Met. She teaches across Physiotherapy pre and post registration programmes, supervises undergraduate and post graduate projects (MSc and PhD). Jackie’s research is on technology-enhanced learning in the MSK environment. Jackie has presented this work at the  WCPT and IFOMPT conferences and is the MACP Educational lead. Alongside her academic and external roles, Jackie works in private practice.

Mrs Ruth McDonald,  MSc Manual Therapy MMACP

Ruth graduated from Liverpool University with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree in 1995 and completed her MSc Manual Therapy from Manchester University in 2006. Ruth gained membership to the MACP in 2004.

Ruth is currently a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, teaching on the Physiotherapy  post -graduate, undergraduate and pre-registration MSc. Her responsibilities include joint course lead for the Manual Therapy pathway, MSc Advanced Practice and admissions tutor for the undergraduate programme. Ruth also continues to work clinically in private practice and is an external examiner for the Manual Therapy programme at another Higher Education Institution. 

Industry experienced teaching expertise

Academic staff who teach on the programme are active researchers, have a teaching qualification and are members of Higher Education Academy. 

The Advanced Physiotherapy programme is accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) as a postgraduate opportunity for CPD. 

The Manual Therapy units provide eligibility for membership of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP). The MACP is a professional network of the CSP.  The Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) is a group of specialist physiotherapists. In addition to their undergraduate training, they have all undertaken postgraduate study and reached a recognised standard of excellence in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy. Their knowledge and practical skills ensures that all MACP Physiotherapists have the competences needed to provide an excellent standard of care in examination, treatment and management for people with neuromusculoskeletal problems. In the UK the MACP is recognised as the specialist manipulative therapy group by the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT). To obtain membership of the MACP clinicians have to complete a recognised postgraduate course of study, many of which are at a Master of Science level.

Features and Benefits

Accreditations, Awards and Endorsements

Career Prospects

Students entering the Programme are mature, professional practitioners who, at the end of their studies, will wish to, and be expected to, make a difference to practice.

The overall teaching, learning and assessment strategy therefore is one that will enable students, where appropriate, to make a beneficial impact on practice.  The strategies are ones that perpetually integrate theory and practice. These strategies will respect the diversity of students, their learning styles, their client populations and the various workforces with whom students work.

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Entry requirements

A physiotherapy UK honours degree (or international equivalent) or graduate diploma in physiotherapy – with evidence of approved and relevant post-qualification education is usual.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language. Normally the minimum level of proficiency for acceptance on to this programme is an IELTS average score of 6.5 or equivalent. 

Application:

The quickest and most efficient way to apply for this course is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process. Please note it is not possible to apply online if you are applying via an Education Adviser (agent)

If you are unable to apply online, you can apply for full- and part-time taught courses by completing the postgraduate application form. Send completed application forms via email to: direct@mmu.ac.uk

It is expected that ALL applications include a minimum of ONE academic or clinical reference.

 Manual Therapy Clinical Study focus

Applicants for the Manual Therapy Clinical Pathway are required to have:

a)  BSc Physiotherapy degree- 2.2 degree classification or equivalent (There is further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.

b)  A minimum of 2 years clinical experience, of which 6 months should have been with neuro-musculoskeletal out-patients;

c)  Health Council PC registration

d) IELTS of 7 (with no element below 6.5) for students whose first language is not English

e) Students residing outside the UK will need to provide a current criminal record report equivalent to the UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

f) Two character references. One reference must be from a clinical manager or someone who can report on the applicant’s physiotherapy working knowledge and performance. Both must references to be provided on headed paper or have an organisation stamp.

Specific Clinical Placement Unit Requirements

Manual Therapy students undertake mandatory Clinical Placement units.  They must obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health screening through the University procedure on admission to the programme.  

Course details

This course aims to develop and broaden the clinical status and knowledge base of physiotherapists to enable students to be more effective contributors to their particular fields of healthcare. 

 In addition to studying a range of selected units, students will normally undertake a mix of core and optional units which will be dependant upon the focus selected. Full time students should complete taught units within 12 months. Part time students must undertake a minimum of one unit per year.

Core Units for ALL students

  • Dissertation or Advanced Physiotherapy project (Research Methods is a pre-study requirement ie. You must study Research Methods before taking this unit)

For Students wishing to gain the MACP qualification from the Manual Therapy focus, the following units are core requirements for the accreditation.

  • Principles of Clinical Management for Patients with Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction: Foundation
  • Assessment and Management of Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction in the Upper Quadrant 
  • Assessment and Management of Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction in the Lower Quadrant 
  • Clinical Placements: Lower Quadrant and Upper Quadrant

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Core Units

Research Methods
The purpose of this unit is to enable the physiotherapist to utilise and undertake sound and clinically relevant research. It is designed to give students an enhanced knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research processes for professional, practice and personal development
Dissertation
The dissertation is designed to enable you to produce a scholarly piece of work which demonstrates application of the knowledge learned on the Research Methods and Data Handling units. It may take the form of empirical research or critical literature review using a systematic approach.
Advanced Physiotherapy Project

The MSc APP Project is designed to enable the student to produce a scholarly piece of work, which demonstrates application of the knowledge learned on the Research Methods and Data Handling units. It will take the form of either empirical research/audit/clinical enhancement, or a literature review, plus an oral examination.

Likely Optional Units

Musculoskeletal Medicine Injection Therapy

This module in injection skills is designed to develop cognitive and psychomotor skills essential to the advancement of the clinician specialising in injection treatments for musculoskeletal lesions. The module aims to develop the knowledge of the clinician in the theory, application and practice of injection treatments in musculoskeletal disorders. It further aims to enhance constant critical reasoning and evaluation in the application of injection skills.

 It should be noted that this module is only open to those who can demonstrate that medical supervision is in place for the inter-unit course work.

This course will be delivered in accordance with and by members of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM). It will be jointly assessed by SOMM and MMU staff.

 Content:

  • Evidence base of injection therapy
  • Medico-legal aspects of injection therapy
  • Principles of diagnosis and treatment
  • Absorption and elimination of drugs
  • Drug nomenclature and doses
  • Local anaesthetics and Corticosteroids
  • Equipment
  • Safety
  • Aseptic no touch technique
  • Injection technique
  • Emergencies and complications
  • Record keeping and treatment protocols
  • Regional injection techniques
  • Aspiration
  • Supervised clinical practice
  • Anatomy laboratory session
  • Injection protocols
Cardiorespiratory Physiology
Cardiac and respiratory physiology will be taught and how the cardiovascular and respiratory system responds to exercise and adapts to training.
Musculoskeletal Medicine Spine

 This course in musculoskeletal medicine is designed to develop the cognitive, psychomotor and clinical reasoning skills essential to the advancement of the clinician specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal lesions in musculoskeletal medicine, particularly in primary care.

This course will be delivered in accordance with and by members of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM). It will be jointly assessed by SOMM and MMU staff.

 Thoracic spine and Sacroiliac joint

  • Anatomy including surface anatomy
  • History and examination
  • Lesions
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Treatment:
  1. indications
  2. contra?indications
  • Revision of the key principles of referred pain, clinical examination and principles of treatment
  • Revision of all course material presented on MM-UQ and MM- LQ
  • Introduction of advanced techniques

On successful completion of the units MM-UQ, MM-LQ and MM-Spine, students will be eligible for membership of the SOMM.

Musculoskeletal Medicine Lower Quadrant

This course in musculoskeletal medicine is designed to develop the cognitive, psychomotor and clinical reasoning skills essential to the advancement of the clinician specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal lesions in musculoskeletal medicine, particularly in primary care.

This course will be delivered in accordance with and by members of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM). It will be jointly assessed by SOMM and MMU staff.

Lower Limb:

  • The principles, rules and clinical relevance of referred pain and its relevance in musculoskeletal medicine
  • The principles and application of clinical examination
  • Histology of normal connective tissue
  • Pathology of injury, inflammation and repair
  • The principles of treatment

 Peripheral joints of the lower limb

  • Anatomy, surface anatomy and marking
  • History and practical demonstration of examination of the joints
  • Supervised practical experience of examination techniques
  • Pathology of common musculoskeletal lesions of lower limb joints
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Practical demonstration of treatment techniques
  • Supervised practical experience of manual treatment techniques
  • The application of treatment techniques including indications and contraindications

 Lumbar spine

  • Anatomy, including detailed surface anatomy
  • History
  • An accurate subjective and objective examination
  • Lesions
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Treatment:
  1. indications
  2. contraindications

 The management of acute, sub-acute and chronic back pain

  • Posture training and advice for avoidance of future episodes

 On successful completion of the units MM-UQ, MM-LQ and MM-Spine, students will be eligible for membership of SOMM.

Musculoskeletal Medicine Upper Quadrant

This unit in musculoskeletal medicine is designed to develop the cognitive, psychomotor and clinical reasoning skills essential to the advancement of the clinician specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal lesions in musculoskeletal medicine, particularly in primary care.

This course will be delivered in accordance with and by members of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM). It will be jointly assessed by SOMM and MMU staff.

Upper Limb:

  • The principles, rules and clinical relevance of referred pain and its relevance in musculoskeletal medicine
  • The principles and application of clinical examination
  • Histology of normal connective tissue
  • Pathology of injury, inflammation and repair
  • The principles of treatment

 Peripheral joints of the upper limb

  • Anatomy, surface anatomy and marking
  • History and practical demonstration of examination of the joints
  • Supervised practical experience of examination techniques
  • Pathology of common musculoskeletal lesions of upper limb joints
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Practical demonstration of treatment techniques
  • Supervised practical experience of manual treatment techniques
  • The application of treatment techniques including indications and contraindications

 Cervical spine

  • Anatomy, including detailed surface anatomy
  • History
  • An accurate subjective and objective examination
  • Lesions
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Treatment:
  1. indications
  2. contraindications
  3. precautions (vertebrobasilar artery testing)
  • The management of acute, sub-acute and chronic neck pain
  • Posture training and advice for avoidance of future episodes

 On successful completion of the units MM-UQ, MM-LQ and MM-Spine, students will be eligible to apply for membership of SOMM.

Advanced Musculoskeletal Practice

The unit is intended to develop the knowledge and skills required by the autonomous, advanced physiotherapy practitioner working within musculoskeletal practice, to make complex decisions for patient management and onward referral. This unit is suitable for experienced musculoskeletal practitioners working in or towards advanced practice in an extended role.

This unit will cover the following areas:

  • Advanced musculoskeletal practice (overview and legal implications)
  • IRMER training
  • Requests for and interpretation of radiographic procedures (scanning and x-rays) and blood tests.
  • Red flags/spinal masquerades
  • MSK pharmacology
  • Differential diagnosis in rheumatological, neurological and vascular presentations
  • Current orthopaedic surgical interventions
  • Advanced clinical reasoning and consolidation (case based)
  • Formative presentations (with peer and tutor feedback)
Biomechanical Analysis (Lower Limb)

This unit is intended to develop skills in relation to biomechanical gait analysis of the lower limb. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate and synthesise literature in relation to lower limb biomechanical gait analysis.

 In this unit, the student will:

  •  Study the phases of human gait. 
  • Critically evaluate the evidence surrounding biomechanical analysis.
  • Use 2D and 3D motion analysis system, and will generate kinetic and kinematic data.  The normative data they collect in the process will be analysed by themselves using Qualysis and Visual 3D software.
  • Complete a project involving the 3D motion analysis system and critically discuss their findings.
Soft Tissue Manipulation

This unit is intended to develop practical and theoretical skills to manage soft tissue injury and will cover:

  • Principles of soft tissue therapy
  • Functional anatomy and biomechanics
  • Subjective and objective patient examination
  • Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair
  • Massage and soft tissue manipulation to prevent and manage injury
Assessment and Management of Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction in the Lower Quadrant

This unit is intended to develop both cognitive and psychomotor skills of the practitioner specialising in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment  of neuromusculoskeletal  dysfunction.

Students will explore:

  • Functional anatomy and biomechanics .
  • Subjective and objective patient examination.
  • Differential diagnosis.
  • Manual treatment  techniques and other strategies.
  • Clinical reasoning applied to management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction of the lower quadrant including lumbar spine, pelvis, hip, knee, foot and ankle.
Assessment and Management of Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction in the Upper Quadrant

This unit is intended to develop both cognitive and psychomotor skills of the practitioner specialising in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment  of neuromusculoskeletal  dysfunction.

Students will explore:

  • Functional anatomy and biomechanics .
  • Subjective and objective patient examination.
  • Differential diagnosis.
  • Manual treatment  techniques and other strategies.
  • Clinical reasoning applied to management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction of the upper quadrant.
Evidence Based Approach to Acute Stroke Management

This unit will cover core concepts of the acute stroke journey.  Utilising case based learning, the unit will facilitate qualified Health Care professionals to critically evaluate the current policy, guidelines and literature that underpins stroke assessment and management within the acute phase. This unit will help qualified Health Care professionals from a range of disciplines to gain an in-depth understanding of the causes, nature, assessment and identification of stroke, including: investigations, emergency treatment, common stroke mimics, scoring systems, stroke thrombolysis and intra-arterial and surgical interventions. The unit will also cover post stroke care including early mobilisation, positioning, nutrition, mood, medication, monitoring and end of life care. Participants attending this unit must be registered health care professionals who have worked within stroke services for a minimum of one year

Approaches to Neurological Rehabilitation

This unit considers rehabilitation interventions that can be utilised in management of people with neurological conditions. It critically examines the evidence for their efficacy and considers the theoretical and physiological constructs which underpin current practice and its relevance. It also critically considers a range of outcome measures, investigating their reliability, validity, sensitivity and clinical utility.

Rehabilitation in Sport

This unit will explore the theoretical aspects of rehabilitation in sport with particular emphasis on the role of the physiotherapist. It will include assessment and rehabilitation of the athlete including children, and the psychological implications of injury in sport. Students will be supported to enhance their knowledge and skills to critically appraise the current available literature and to independently consider its relevance in relation to sports rehabilitation.

Clinical Placement Lower Quadrant

The aim of the unit is to synthesise the theoretical and practical components of the students learning developed through the core manual therapy units. The student will work in a musculoskeletal setting to further consolidate and develop their university learning.  

Clinical Placement Upper Quadrant

The aim of the unit is to synthesise the theoretical and practical components of the students learning developed through the core manual therapy units. The student will work in a musculoskeletal setting to further consolidate and develop their university learning

Clinical Exercise Physiology

This unit highlights the special features of exercise physiology in a clinical environment, the impact of disease states on exercise performance, and the long term adaptations of exercise on the disease state. Students will gain an in-depth and critical knowledge of selected key issues related to the application of exercise physiology principles to the clinical environment.

The aim of the unit is to examine how the "normal" physiology of exercise is modified in selected disease states and disorders specifically with regard to evaluation of exercise tolerance and response to exercise training. Content will incorporate a brief overview of the disease aetiology, prevalence and public health impact of each disease state/disorder. Consideration will also be given to intrinsic and extrinsic factors influencing the assessment and interpretation of exercise tolerance in selected disease states/disorders.

Principles of Health Economics

This unit is designed to enable practitioner/students to explore health economics and equip them with the basic principles of economics. Students will examine the current fundamental economic principles and their application to health care. These include the supply of and demand for health and health care, scarcity, choice and opportunity cost. It also examines, economic evaluation of health care systems and health care reforms, methods of economic evaluation in healthcare, and priorities setting using health economics. The unit will also examine economic analysis of healthcare technologies and valuation of health

Physical Activity and Health

The overall aim of this unit is for students to critically explore the relationship between physical activity and health in different client groups and critique public health interventions and the broader policy context relating to promoting activity.

Foundation for Effective Leadership and Management within an Organisation

This unit aims to develop self awareness and skills in self management in order to enhance personal and professional development. It will enable participants to explore key areas in managing people at work in order to enhance and refine effective working relationships. Participants will develop the analytical, reflective and planning skills required to facilitate effective management.

Management of the Acutely Ill and Critically Ill Patient

In the management of the acutely ill patient unit, students will develop knowledge and skills of how physiological deterioration can be recognised and the appropriate and timely intervention that can avoid resultant organ failure and potentially cardio-respiratory arrest. The unit explores the multi-professional approach in critical care units relating to rehabilitation and the necessary support of organ failure.

Mentor Preparation
The overall aim of this unit is to prepare health and social care practitioners for the role of professional mentor in practice settings. This unit enables NMC registrants to meet the NMC (2008) standards for mentors.
This unit may be delivered using a range of teaching and learning strategies including: blended learning, e-learning, lectures, workshops and directed/independent study.
Independent Study
This unit provides an opportunity for you to develop an advanced knowledge base in a chosen, relevant area of clinical practice. Each study will provide identified impact in the workplace. The unit can also be used as a means of accrediting prior experiential learning (APEL)
Management of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
This unit considers the complex issues that surround patients with chronic pain and which make treatment and rehabilitation a challenge. Various theories and concepts are explored and best practice in the assessment and management of chronic pain patients is covered with reference to the available evidence base
Rehabilitation of Older People
The unit intends to synthesise and evaluate the different approaches of rehabilitation for older people with reference to the multi-professional approach. It will critically examine the theoretical, physiological, psychological, and social constructs that underpin this practice.
Principles of Clinical Management for Patients with Neuromusculoskeletal Dysfunction (Foundation Unit)
This unit provides a comprehensive foundation to the assessment, treatment and management by manual therapists for patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. It is vital underpinning for further units dealing with specific clinical presentations.

Assessment weightings and contact hours

Study
Assessment

Additional information about this course

Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies require students to achieve results that demonstrate their ability to practise safely. There are therefore some exceptions to the standard University Assessment Regulations for those students, for example limitations on resits and on compensation of failed marks.

Department of Health Professions

Our Department of Health Professions teaches subjects including physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, and nutritional sciences.

The department is committed to ensuring its courses stay relevant and up-to-date with current professional practice, by maintaining links with colleagues in clinical practice and research.

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Taught by experts

Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.

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Fees

Fee for home and EU students:

Full-time fee: £472 per 10 taught credits per year

Part-time fee: £472 per 10 taught credits per year, £692.50 per 10 clinical placement credits per year

Fee for non-EU international and Channel Islands students:

Part-time fee: £725 per 10 credits per year

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, and a PGCert 60 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Part-time students may take a maximum of 90 credits each academic year.

Additional costs

Specialist Costs

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.

Professional Costs

0 to 135 depending on your status. Please go to our DBS webpage for more details - http://www.mmu.ac.uk/dbs /

Some units may require Disclosure and Barring Service clearance. Responsibility for DBS on employment based and CPD programmes normally lies with your employer. The University will ensure that you meet the necessary requirements and complete a DBS check if required. It is possible to complete the programme without taking units that require DBS clearance. There may be opportunities for international students to undertake a placement in the UK subject to meeting the admissions criteria for the relevant unit and the conditions set by the placement provider, which could include Disclosing and Barring clearance. Up to date information about DBS is available http://www.mmu.ac.uk/dbs /

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

Up to £10,609 available to students who live in England

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