MSc Advanced Professional Practice Paediatric Musculoskeletal Health

See the impact of musculoskeletal health from the beginning. Applications for 2018 are currently open.

Course overview

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

Apply for MSc APP Paediatric Musculoskeletal Health by 31st July 2018 for October 2018 start.

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 Musculoskeletal Health. 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. Register your interest below and a member of our team will get back to you. 

If you want to join us on the 2018 - 2019 MSc APP in Paediatric Musculoskeletal Health course, make sure you get your applications to us by the deadline of 31st July 2018.

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Key Information

Course title:
MSc APP Paediatric Musculoskeletal Health
Normally 3 Years (Part-Time)
AECC University College

Course leader

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Aurélie Marchand

MChiro, PGCert, MSc ACPP - Lecturer (Clinical Sciences)

Aurélie Marchand is currently the Programme Leader for the MSc APP Paediatric Musculoskeletal Health and a Lecturer in Clinical Sciences. Aurélie is the unit lead for case-based learning in Year 1, teaches professional practice in Year 0 and Year 1, and is part of the paediatric teaching team in Year 3.

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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 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).

Unit breakdown

Get even more confident in caring for the musculoskeletal health of all children and learn lifelong skills to provide excellent care throughout your career.

Entry Requirements

You’ll need a recognised professional qualification in-line with the admissions regulations. Our course is designed for health practitioners in professional practice, such as clinicians, teachers, and researchers. 

English language requirements

If English is not your first language we’d be looking for one of the following:

  • IELTS (academic) 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
  • An undergraduate or postgraduate degree from a UK university
  • A completed undergraduate or postgraduate degree which has been taught in a ‘majority English-speaking’ country. These are: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand,  St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia,  St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America


We may be able to consider other English language qualifications, so call or email our Admissions team and they will be happy to help. Try to book your language tests as early in the year as you can, just in case re-sits are needed. 


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.


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


Course Fees

There are a lot of things to consider when applying for a degree, including course fees. Our current course costs for the MSc APP Paediatric Musculoskeletal Health course (2018/2019) entry are per annum and are shown below. 

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Full Fees Rate


Discounted rate when fees paid before 31 October 2018






















*You are classed as an ELQ student if you have previously completed a Masters level (NQF level 7) or higher qualification before enrolment.

Please note that fees after your 1st year should not increase by more than RPI + 1% (UK Retail price index - RPI). 

Potential discounts for APP applicants: 
1. AECC University College Alumni receive 10% for the duration of their study
2. Recent graduates (2013 - 2018) receive 50% in the first year of study 

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 2018. 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.

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).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2019-20 academic year. The OfS will start publishing providers on its Register from July 2018. We have made an application to register and expect a decision by mid-September 2018. No provider will be able to confirm whether student support is available until it has a decision from the OfS. Visit for more information. 

To view our Tuition Fees Policy, please click here

For more information about any additional associated costs and our Student Agreement, please click here.

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