Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

60 credits

Start date

September, January, April

Course length

12 months



Module description

About this module

Topic and type of study will be specific to each individual, enabling identification of a chosen area relevant to their profession and area of practice.

With the guidance of an advisory team, learning will be individualised to the topic students wish to investigate and the way in which they chose to carry out this work. 

The module will consolidate knowledge of the research process and methodology, and enable the student to transfer these skills to investigate, critically evaluate and reflect on aspects of practice within their chosen speciality. In additional, students will also develop a critical awareness of the relevant practical and ethical issues when carrying out the chosen type of investigation and reporting and presentation of all stages of this process.

Who is this course for

Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists (enrolled on the MSc Hand Therapy), Hand Therapists

Course team

This module is staffed by a number of tutors from across the MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy and MSc Hand Therapy programme teams with expertise cross a range of practice areas. Each student will be allocated two advisors who will guide learning in this module.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to:

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees

If this is an LBR (Learning Beyond Registration) course, and you are eligible for LBR funding, the cost is funded by HEEM (Health Education East Midlands) - check the list of LBR courses.

If you are funding your own study, the full cost of this module is £2,200.

For more information on payment options, please contact our Student Records and Fees team by phone on +44 (0)1332 591063 or email at

How to apply

Level 7

LBR applications

Apply directly to the University

Self-funded applications

Contact us

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) E: T: +44 (0)1332 591992

Additional information about your studies

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.