King's College London

Course Introduction

These courses provide academic opportunities for physiotherapists to develop the clinical and basic science knowledge, reasoning and analytical research skills required to carry out advanced physiotherapy assessments and deliver optimal care and management of people with musculoskeletal conditions. Both courses offer modules which facilitate the development of advanced physiotherapy knowledge and skills.

Students on the Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy course have the opportunity to choose an optional module in areas such as Health Economics, Psychology or Management in Organisations.

Students on the Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (with Clinical Placements) course must take the Clinical Education module and undertake placements for a minimum of 150 hours.

Key benefits

Quality partnership working with Internationally and nationally respected research'active academic staff ensures graduates have the knowledge, skills and personal attributes required by the NHS and other health care employers.

Graduation from the MSc in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (with Clinical Placements) course confers eligibility for registration as a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).

Facilitates career progression in a diverse range of physiotherapy careers including extended scope practitioner, consultants/clinical specialists’ physiotherapists, private physiotherapy specialists, educators and researchers.

The part time course offers you the option of continuing with work while you study.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
2 years
Part Time

Qualifications required:

  • Academic requirements:
  • Minimum requirements are an Undergraduate Physiotherapy degree with 2nd Class honours (or international equivalent) for physiotherapists qualifying pre-1991, a Diploma in Physiotherapy.
  • Additional requirements:
  • Minimum of one years' experience working as a physiotherapist assessing and managing clients with musculoskeletal problems.
  • Registration with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) is mandatory prior to enrolment onto the programme.
  • Professional indemnity cover is required for the programme. This can be obtained by membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP).