Aims to provide physiotherapists with an opportunity to gain the breadth and depth of knowledge and skills required for working as advanced practitioners in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy within the broad spectrum of health and society. The programme emphasises and facilitates the integration of evidence from a wide variety of sources using research focussed lectures, seminars and practical workshops.
- Internationally and nationally respected research-active teaching staff.
- Graduation from the programme leads to registration as a member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.
- Excellent graduate employment rates.
- Facilitates career progression in diverse fields of physiotherapy enabling graduates to offer skills to suit a wide variety of patient and service needs, eg extended scope practitioner, clinical specialist, consultant physiotherapist, private physiotherapy practitioner, educator and researcher.
Band 7 & 8 physiotherapists, extended scope practitioner, clinical specialist, consultant, private physiotherapy practitioner, lecturer, researcher and PhD student.
Approved by the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
Typically one year FT, two years PT, September to September. Occasionally students complete the MSc PT over 3 years.
Year of entry 2013
School of Medicine
Department of Physiotherapy
11 January 2013, 15 March 2013, 15 May 2013 and 30 June 2013.
PT Home: £3950 (2013)
PT Overseas: £9500 (2013)
FT Home: £7900 (2013)
FT Overseas: £19000 (2013)
Postgraduate Admissions at Guy's Campus, tel 0207 848 8391, or for an informal chat about the programme contact the admissions tutor Dr Massimo Barcellona.
To provide educational opportunities that will enable physiotherapists to develop the knowledge, research understanding and clinical, analytical and reasoning skills required for physiotherapy assessment and management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
This MACP-approved programme equips qualified physiotherapists with the skills and knowledge to become advanced practitioners who are able to comprehensively assess and manage individuals with neuromusculoskeletal problems and design, implement and evaluate rehabilitation programmes tailored to the needs of individuals with neuromusculoskeletal problems.
Core programme content
All modules on the programme must be taken and passed. These are:
- Physiotherapy Practice in the Lower Quadrant
- Physiotherapy Practice in the Upper Quadrant
- Clinical Education in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy
- Research Process & Practice applied to Tissues in Health & Disease
- Muscle & Exercise Physiology
- Neuroscience, Pain & Rehabilitation
- Research Project in Advanced Physiotherapy (Neuromusculoskeletal).
FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
Delivered by a combination of formal taught sessions, seminars, prosections, practical sessions, clinical placements and self-directed learning. Assessment is by written assignments and written, oral, practical and clinical examinations. The research project is presented to an invited audience.
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
General entry advice
Minimum second class honours or equivalent degree in physiotherapy; for physiotherapists qualifying pre-1993, a Diploma in Physiotherapy. Minimum of one year's experience working as a physiotherapist assessing and managing clients with musculoskeletal problems. Registered with the Health Professional Council (HPC) and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP, for professional indemnity cover) is required.
APPLYING TO KING'S
To apply for graduate study at King's you will need to complete our graduate online application form. Applying online makes applying easier and quicker for you, and means we can receive your application faster and more securely.
King's does not normally accept paper copies of the graduate application form as applications must be made online. However, if you are unable to access the online graduate application form, please contact the relevant admissions/School Office at King's for advice.
Your application will be assessed and a first decision made on the basis of your academic credentials and clinical experience. If your application is suitable, you will normally be called for interview. For applicants who graduated before 1991 with a Diploma in Physiotherapy, admission will include an essay to demonstrate appropriate continuing professional development.
PERSONAL STATEMENT & SUPPORTING INFORMATION
Please provide evidence of continuing professional development, especially in the fields of musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Most commonly self- or employer-funded. Members can apply to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy for a grant towards the costs.
Related programme student profile
Pain: Science & Society MSc
I chose King’s for my graduate study as it was the university I attended at undergraduate level. My first degree was in physiology, which gave me an excellent grounding in the biomedical sciences. I then returned to King’s two years later to do a physiotherapy degree, which again provided me with sound theoretical knowledge and a comprehensive clinical skills base. I am currently working as a Senior Physiotherapist for the NHS, at a central London hospital, specialising in the treatment of patients with long term pain conditions. I have since revisited King’s to lecture to undergraduate physiotherapy students and help supervise practical teaching session.
I chose to do an MSc in pain to enhance my clinical reasoning skills and the quality of my patient assessment and treatment. This programme is one of few courses in such a topic in the UK, and is certainly of high caliber and reputation. The programme provides flexible arrangements for part time study; which helps in terms of being able to adapt to work commitments. I have been awarded an alumni bursary which assists me greatly in these challenging financial times.
I am based at Guy’s Campus. Its proximity to London Bridge station makes life easier in terms of travel. The student discounts in the cafes and restaurants on campus are reasonable, and certainly help with the cost of living in London. Having access to the different King’s libraries across London is a great advantage, especially if working. OneSpace and the online Global Desktop are useful tools when studying from home, and the graduate lounge is a valued retreat when on campus.