brighton university

MSc/PGDip/PGCert Advanced Physiotherapy

University of Brighton

United Kingdom


The Advanced Physiotherapy MSc offers a high quality, continuing professional development opportunity for physiotherapists from all backgrounds. Core modules focus on four key areas of advanced practice (clinical practice, leadership, education and research) and aid learners in developing their decision-making skills, implementing evidence-based practice and creating innovative solutions to improve the experience of patients, families and carers, as well as the clinical outcomes. You can choose to exit the program with either a PGDip or a PGCert award. This program is open to both UK and overseas applicants, encouraging a multicultural exchange of clinical knowledge and strategies that delivers an exciting learning environment.

Course structure

This MSc course provides an interdisciplinary experience with flexibility to focus on your area of interest within physiotherapy. With lectures, seminars, e-learning, workbooks for work-based learning and use of the Human Movement Laboratory and Clinical Skills and Simulation Rooms, you will have the resources you need to thrive. Through this course, you will have the support to grow your learning and career development.Six modules and a dissertation are necessary to complete the MSc. The three core modules, two professional modules and an option module will give you the knowledge and skills needed to make progress. The dissertation can be based on research at the university or another suitable environment.

This course offers the opportunity to make the most of your own knowledge and interests while also learning with occupational therapy, podiatry, nursing, midwifery and paramedic colleagues. Six one-week study blocks will be used to advance your skills.

School of Health Sciences postgraduate education

Our School of Health Sciences postgraduate education programme offers the opportunity to enrol in individual modules and to create a customised qualification. Moreover, it provides access to a diverse range of health and social science topics through interdisciplinary modules.


The Advanced Physiotherapy MSc provides an important component of specialist practice. It gives you greater autonomy and the opportunity to progress professionally or in your career. Our graduates have secured roles such as clinical specialists, consultant physiotherapists, physiotherapy management positions, general management roles, clinical educator, and physiotherapy education positions. Furthermore, this postgraduate programme prepares you for further study at MPhil or PhD level should you wish to pursue an academic path. You also have the option to exit with a PGDip or PGCert.

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About University of Brighton

Brighton University, established in 1858 as the Brighton School of Art, is a public university located in the vibrant city of Brighton on the south coast of England. It is renowned for its five campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings, and provides excellent facilities and graduate opportunities for international students. Since 2006, the university has partnered with Ricardo UK to open the Sir Harry Ricardo Laboratories, conducting research into internal combustion engines and laser-based measurement techniques.

Brighton is a diverse and liberal city, with a wealth of small businesses and an annual Pride celebration. It is a popular destination for students from around the world, and is known for its excellent facilities and great job prospects for graduates.

What is the acceptance rate for University of Brighton?

At the University of Brighton, 44% of applicants are accepted.