MSc Advanced Professional Practice Paediatric Musculoskeletal Health

See the impact of musculoskeletal health from the beginning.

Course overview

Learn in the workplace and get qualified with an MSc APP in Paediatric Musculoskeletal Health. Our part-time course gives you the chance to use what you’re learning every day and work towards a masters degree in paediatric chiropractic. Study risk factors and public health issues such as nutrition, supine sleep in infancy and physical activity in children, and the musculoskeletal health of children from birth.

You’ll learn through tutorials, workshops, practical skills classes, seminars, small work groups, and lectures, and be assessed through critical reviews, reflective accounts, case reports, audits, and a research dissertation. We know how busy your lives can be, so we’ve to keep 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 these lectures, tutorials, and so on to happen mostly at the weekends.

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 on campus.

Make sure you get your application to us by the deadline of 2 August 2017 if you want to join us on the 2017 - 2018 MSc APP in Paediatric Musculoskeletal Health.

Key Information

Course title:
MSc APP Paediatric Musculoskeletal Health
4 years
AECC University College

Course leader

Joyce Miller

BSc, DC, DABCO, FRCC, PhD - Associate Professor and Senior Clinic Tutor

Joyce has the title of Associate Professor and is currently Lead Tutor of MSc APP Musculoskeletal Health of Paediatrics. She teaches undergraduate paediatrics and leads the Paediatrics Pathway of the European Chiropractic Union, as well as full-time Senior Clinic Tutor. She also leads the Interdisciplinary BU Midwifery and Chiropractic Newborn Breastfeeding Clinic and is active in clinical research.

Course details

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 M credits), at stage two you’ll qualify for a PgDip (120 M credits), and finally an MSc at the end of stage three (180 M credits).

Unit breakdown

Entry Requirements

Our course is designed for health practitioners in professional practice, such as clinicians, teachers, and researchers. You’ll need a recognised professional qualification in-line with the admissions regulations, and if English is not your first language we’d be looking for the following qualifications:

  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section
  • TOEFL overall score of 79 with minimum scores of 17 in writing and listening, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking
  • Grade B minimum in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English


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.


Course Fees

There are a lot of things to consider when applying for a degree, including course fees. Take a look at the current course fees for the MSc APP in Paediatric Musculoskeletal Health (2017/2018) entry.

  • Home/EU
    • If you don’t hold any Masters or other level 7 or higher (M) degree (PgCert/PgDip): £2,662 per annum
    • If you do hold any Masters or other level 7 or higher (M) degree (PgCert/PgDip): £3,430 per annum
  • EEA (non-EU) or Swiss Nationals: £3,430 per annum
  • All other applicants: £4,198 per annum

The prices listed are if the fees are paid in full by 31st October.

Starting a postgraduate course for the first time? If you happen to be under 60 and live in the UK, you might qualify for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 to help with your study costs. This is being offered to people starting a postgraduate course from 1st September 2017. Find out more about postgraduate loans and if you qualify on the website.

We’d like to let you know that your course fees are due annually, and may be subject to change. Decisions about changes to course fees, arrangements, and dates for teaching and learning sessions are the right of the course organisers - they’ll let you know if anything is due to change. Bear in mind that the fees currently advertised by the University College are for the first year of the programme only. We advise to budget for an increase of up to 5% for each following year. All increased fees will be posted to the University College website, so don’t worry if you forget.

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