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MSc Advanced Professional Practice Functional Musculoskeletal Health

Get hands-on training with our MSc APP in Functional Musculoskeletal Health.

Course overview

This is one of the specialised pathways of the MSc Advanced Professional Practice.

Developed by AECC University College in close consultation with industry experts, this Masters degree has been carefully cultivated to maximise that all-important practical experience.

Get hands-on experience with opportunities to evaluate, treat and rehabilitate acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and become confident and competent when assessing, treating and
rehabilitating musculoskeletal related injuries for the elite athlete or weekend warrior.

Improve your knowledge and get exposure to the latest research with our part-time course. If you’re
planning to work within this speciality, the MSc APP Functional Musculoskeletal Health course is complimentary to your professional skillset. Using interdisciplinary methods you will experience a unique preparation for sports injury, performance management and injury rehabilitation.

If you’re a healthcare professional with an interest in developing advanced clinical and practical skills
in this area, this course is the one for you.

Tutored by industry-leading practitioners, the MSc in Functional Musculoskeletal Health will also expose you to the latest research and scientific knowledge in the healthcare profession, resulting in a highly sophisticated theoretical framework for you to work from. 

You’ll learn in the main by self-study, and be assessed through reflective and critical writing essays. We know how busy lives can be, so we’ve kept necessary attendance at the AECC University College campus as low as we can. When you do need to join us on campus, we’ve scheduled lectures in handy blocks towards the end of the week and at the weekends.

Even though this course is part-time and you won't need to come to campus regularly, you won’t be alone. You’ll be able to speak with your unit tutors who’ll give you the support that you need to complete your course. Talk to them through email, phone calls, or even scheduled one-to-one sessions at the AECC University College campus. Register your interest below and a member of our team will get back to you. 

Our MSc APP Functional Musculoskeletal Health course is open for applications via our online application system. 

Apply for 2021

For general questions on the MSc APP Functional Musculoskeletal Health qualification or to register your interest in the course, please use the contact form below. 

Key Information

Course title:
MSc Advanced Professional Practice Functional Musculoskeletal Health
Qualification:
MSc APP
Duration:
Normally 3 Years
Study mode:
Part Time
AECC University College

Course leader

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Michelle Holmes

MRes, BSc (Hons), Lecturer in Research Methods

Michelle is a Lecturer in Research Methods at AECC University College and Postgraduate Framework Lead for the School of Chiropractic. She is also the convenor for the Centre of Clinical and Applied Service Provision Research responsible for steering and reporting on research activity on patient outcomes and delivery of health service.

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Course details

All elements of the course are taught in our world-class training facility, by our actively-practicing academic staff who willingly share their decades of experience and industry-insight with you.

All of our MSc APP courses are split into three stages, and you have the chance to get a qualification even if you can’t commit to three or four years of study. At the end of stage one, you’ll qualify for a PgCert (60 Level 7 credits), at stage two you’ll qualify for a PgDip (120 Level 7 credits and finally an MSc at the end of stage three (180 Level 7 credits).

The Research Methods and Audit Methods units can now be completed at stage 2/year 2 or stage 3/year 3. 

To get a complete view of what to expect on the course, why not check out the curriculum below or take a look at our Course Specification to find out more?

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Important dates 2020: for all MSc Advanced Professional Practice courses

16 Sep 2020: Induction and Professional Clinical Practice (Year/Stage 1)
17 Sep – 20 Sep 2020: Evidence Based Practice (Year/Stage 1)
23 Sep 2020: Audit Methods (Year/Stage 2 or Year/Stage 3)
24 Sep – 26 Sep 2020: Research Methods (Year/Stage 2 or Year/Stage 3)

Unit breakdown

Study with access to our industry experts and gain the confidence and skills to achieve your goals

Entry Requirements

How do I apply?

Applications for 2021 to the MSc APP Functional Musculoskeletal Health course are open through our online application system. You will need to provide your educational history, a personal statement and a satisfactory reference. The deadline for receipt of applications is late August 2021.

Apply for 2021

For general questions on MSc APP Functional Musculoskeletal Health entry requirements or to register your interest in the course please use the contact form below. 

What qualifications do I need?

You’ll need a recognised first qualification in line with the admissions regulations. Our course is designed for health practitioners already in professional practice and you will need an undergraduate degree in medicine, chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathy, exercise science, sport science, nursing, or another health related degree.

If you’ve already successfully completed the PgCert Professional Development (Chiropractic) then you don’t have to complete the Professional Clinical Practice unit in stage 1. Talk to your Pathway Course Leader about any prior learning as this could count towards your credits.

If you’re not sure about anything listed here, talk to our Admissions team by email or calling us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

Is there anything else that is required?

If you live in the UK, we’ll need a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. It’s standard for all UK students and we’ll be there to guide you through the process once you’ve applied. To gain a place on the course applicants must also successfully undergo an interview process. In light of the current Covid-19 situation these interviews will be undertaken remotely via Skype. More information about this process will be provided if/when applicants are invited to the interview stage.

International Students

Please note to be accepted onto this course; you will also need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum standards of English. For further information on English language requirements, please see the dedicated English language requirements page. More information on permission to study in the UK, can be found here: Visas and immigration.

For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, please click here.
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Course Fees

Our current course costs for the MSc APP Functional Musculoskeletal Health part time course for 2020 entry are per annum and are shown below.

UK/ROI/Channel Islands

£3,686.00 per annum based on students undertaking 60 credits per academic year.

International

£6,144.00 per annum based on students undertaking 60 credits per academic year. 

International students will be required to pay a non-refundable £1,000 tuition fee deposit to secure their place on the course. These deposits will need to be paid by August 31st 2021 and more details will be provided in your offer email. Further details about how to make this payment can be found on our Fees and Funding Information page.

Note: For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). AECC University College is registered with the OfS. You can view the register and search for our name.

Our tuition fees policy can be found here on our latest policies page.

Please visit our student finance pages for more information on additional costs and fees/funding.

Should you have any questions on course fees please contact our admissions team on the form below. 


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