You’ll be part of a diverse community of students from across the UK and overseas, including: podiatrists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and sports therapists.
The course explores how biomechanical interventions can be applied to musculoskeletal cases, such as sport injuries, spinal problems and conditions like osteoporosis. It includes a focus on movement patterns, lower limb and muscle functions, and the management of pathology.
You will study through blended learning, with the first and third semester delivered entirely online. In the second semester, there will be two weekends on campus where you’ll be immersed in face-to-face learning and hands-on practicals.
You will also have access to our extensive biomechanics facilities, including a gait analysis laboratory, Vicon motion capture system and ultrasound for visualising tissue behaviour. It’s where you can test insoles, prosthetic limbs and other interventions.
This equipment is also used by our academics to carry out ground-breaking research into areas such as diabetic foot. Their work was classed as world-leading in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.
Our teaching staff are all research active, which means their teaching is research-informed and up-to-date. Our lecturers include practising clinicians as well.
You will get to grips with your own research as part of your dissertation. And there will be an opportunity to present your findings at our annual international conference, which attracts hundreds of biomechanics experts.
On the course, you’ll also look at case study assessments and will have group discussions. It will be part of a reflective approach, where you can apply your knowledge to your own clinical practice and to aid prognosis and rehabilitation.
There are flexible study options as well, so you can choose to complete the full MSc or take individual modules as part of continuous professional development. There is also an option to take a certificate or diploma in Clinical Biomechanics.