The central focus of this modular masters programme is the evaluation of physiotherapy practice. It has been designed to meet the needs of international practising professionals and is delivered with a student-centred approach. Completion of this MSc may assist with professional registration in the UK for Physiotherapists with international qualifications.
For successful completion of the Masters programme, students will complete four taught modules (2 core modules, 1 programme specific module,1 elective module) and a dissertation. Foundations in Research and Evaluation of Interventions in Practice form the core modules. The Programme specific module is Clinical Reasoning. The elective module can be chosen from the wide range of options available as part of the Post graduate Framework. Full details are available on request.
The MSc programme is structured on a semester basis and is taken over a period of one year. The first semester of the academic year runs from September to January and the second semester from February to June. The dissertation must be completed during the summer period and submitted in the middle of September.
All modules are at M Level and are awarded 30 M Level Credits. The taught component of each module lasts for 12 weeks. Each of the modules will entail the same amount of study (300 hours). This is divided between contact time at the University, directed study (pursuing learning objectives specifically associated with the module) and private study which includes reading and preparation of assignments. The allocation of the hours will vary between modules. The Dissertation is the equivalent of two taught modules and is awarded 60M Level Credits. This work is self-directed and is undertaken with the support and guidance of a project supervisor.
Tutorial support is available to you from personal tutors, module leaders and project supervisors and there are additional resources available within the University to assist you with your study skills.
The modules are studied through a variety of activities including keynote lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions, workshops, laboratory sessions, web-based learning.
Many of the modules use:-
Self direction is encouraged from the beginning and develops throughout the modules, culminating in the dissertation where the student works interdependently with the supervisor. The Stratford Campus library is adjacent to the teaching facilities and provides computer and paper-based resources for students. Additional Web-based support is available off-campus for students via internet access.
In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.
Students that apply to enter stages of the programme may be admitted through normal Accreditation of Experiential Learning (AEL) or Accreditation of Certificated Learning (ACL) processes, or through an approved articulation agreement. Therefore such applicants must be able to demonstrate and evidence that they have the required learning outcomes as listed in the modules for which they are seeking exemption.
Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:
No work experience is required.
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