Shape the future of health sciences and advance your career with a postgraduate degree from AECC University College. We offer a wide array of Pre-registration and Post-registration Masters programmes, PG certificates, and PG diplomas. Take your career further with a postgraduate qualification from our small and specialist health sciences University College.
Take your career further with postgraduate study
- Specialist - With over 50 years' experience in musculoskeletal health and wellbeing, we are a specialist provider of health sciences subjects, offering excellent specialist facilities, equipment, teaching and research.
- Multi-Professional - We recognise the industry’s need for high-quality health care workers. Our multi-disciplinary environment gives you the experience, key skills and knowledge to take away and apply directly into practice.
- Close-Knit Community - Be amongst likeminded individuals, collaborate and take your place in our close-knit community of health sciences students, researchers, academics and practitioners.
A pre-registration or ‘pre-reg’ course is an intensive qualifying course that provides you with all the training, skills and clinical experience required to register with accredited bodies and be ready to enter the workforce.
These courses are aimed at those either changing careers, or not yet eligible to register in their field of interest. These courses are designed for those with the required undergraduate training to undertake an intensive course of study and gain a professional registration in a particular field.
We offer the following pre-reg courses at AECC
MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy (pre-registration)
Gain the skills required to become a qualified sports rehabilitator with our 1-Year, BASRAT accredited, MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy.
MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)
2-year qualifying course providing an accelerated route into Physiotherapy. Our wide range of placement opportunities and expert teaching staff will ensure you’re ready to excel...
MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)
Study the importance of occupation in human life. Learn to empower and transform the lives of those experiencing physical, mental, or learning difficulties.
MSc Speech and Language Therapy (pre-registration)
Fast-track into a rewarding career as a speech and language therapist. Help people enjoy a greater quality of life through speech and language therapy.
MSc Dietetics (Pre-registration)
Become a dietitian and help your patients by applying your knowledge of nutrition and dietary problems to improving their overall health.
Postgraduate & Post-registration courses
If you’re looking to work at a higher level within your existing field these courses might be for you. Learn under the guidance of working professionals and experts of their disciplines, add valuable contemporary skills to your real-world experience.
These courses are flexible so that you can complete them alongside your existing work and lifestyle. If you’re looking to widen your career opportunities and gain additional skills to complement your existing health sciences experience, a post-registration course could be for you.
We offer the following post-registration postgraduate courses at AECC
MSc Medical Ultrasound
Combine professional development and learning with our MSc Medical Ultrasound course. Dig deeper in musculoskeletal, general, gynaecology, and obstetrics ultrasound techniques and practices with our...
MSc Breast Imaging
With increasing demand within the breast imaging workforce, this course provides practitioners a bespoke route to developing your skillset and knowledge to enhance service delivery...
MSc Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation
The MSc Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation will further develop your knowledge, practical skills and expertise relating to rehabilitation in sport and exercise domains.
MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
This flexible 1-year Master's degree is aimed at those looking to become qualified sport and exercise psychologists, or those looking to enhance their knowledge of...
MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (Online)
Develop a contemporary understanding and the innovative application of sport and exercise psychology, in a supportive online learning community.
Discover an alternative route to your chiropractic qualification, promoting self-directed focus on research, data collection and analysis and a two year supervised experiential placement in...
MSc Musculoskeletal Paediatric Health
Part-time, online distanced learning course designed to develop knowledge and skills in the safe and competent care of children of all ages. Subject to validation....
MSc Advanced Clinical Practice
Further your career beyond traditional professional boundaries and expand the scope of your practice, with the aim of enhancing patient care and...
MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Degree Apprenticeship)
As an ACP apprentice, you will work towards meeting learning outcomes that furnish you with the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours, and underpinning values of the...
Research Degree (PhD)
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in partnership with, and Awarded by Solent University is designed to provide students with the opportunity to undertake research related...
Professional Development Framework
Designed to support healthcare and healthcare science professionals to work towards a post qualifying award by undertaking units of study building on your work experience and qualifications to enhance your career progression.
Developed in partnership with a number of healthcare organisations to ensure that it meets their workforce development requirements.
Online courses and studying from distance
Some of our courses are specifically delivered online meaning you can complete the entire course from distance. This is indicated by the word (online) in brackets next to the course name.
For courses that aren’t completely online, some elements may be able to be studied from distance meaning you can complete aspects of the course while working in practise, or if you are based overseas. You may then need to be on campus for specific modules, examinations etc. To find out more about how each course is taught please refer to the course pages and/or use the form to get in touch.
Online learning is taught in a supportive online community via our virtual learning environment (VLE) that utilises, online seminars and workshops, self-paced learning tasks, group forum activities, tutorials, and the opportunity to engage in remote skill development.
PG Certificates and PG Diplomas
Further your professional development with a PG Cert or a PG Dip from AECC University College. You may be looking to advance your career by focusing on certain elements of a discipline, or by undertaking a course of study that doesn’t require as much research or a dissertation. If so a PGCert or PGDip could be for you
Some of our Master’s programmes also have the option for an ‘exit award’ should you require to graduate early, before completing the full MSc. This ‘exit award’ allows you to qualify with either a PG Cert or a PG Dip, rather than complete a whole Masters.
What is the difference between PG Cert, PG Dip and MSc?
A PG Cert takes the least amount of time to complete, requiring 60 credits. A PG Dip is twice as long and requires 120 credits to complete. To complete a full Masters requires 180 credits.
Please speak to the course leads or register your interest on the course page for further information regarding PG Certs and PG Dips.
Short Courses and CPD
Many professionals continue to visit AECC University College to brush up on skills, learn about contemporary issues taking place in the workforce, and gain new skills to take back into practise.
Our short courses and continuous professional development bring you together with expert speakers, academic teams, and healthcare professionals to enhance your professional development and increase your skills.
All University College alumni are eligible to apply for a 10% discount on CPD and several of our Postgraduate courses. Please refer to our tuition fees policy (section 5.2) to find out more.