MSc MSK Medicine


If you are considering a Masters in Musculoskeletal Medicine, SOMM can offer you the best resources available with a course affiliated to a premium University. If you have completed your foundation course in musculoskeletal medicine and the requirements for the full SOMM Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine then the MSc can offer you a fresh challenge and an enhanced career.

The MSc Musculoskeletal Medicine programme is classified as a part time, blended learning programme, although most modules do require some compulsory attendance. It will enhance knowledge and skills and aims to empower students to develop their abilities.


SOMM provides the opportunity for experienced physiotherapists and medical practitioners to develop clinical, research and other relevant skills to extend their qualification in musculoskeletal medicine. You will have the opportunity to explore injection therapyadvancing practice in musculoskeletal medicine, special tests, research methods and project development.

The programme enables both medical practitioners and physiotherapists to develop mastery in the application and integration of musculoskeletal medicine into their clinical practice and to enhance the level of patient care, particularly in the field of musculoskeletal medicine and therapy.


You’ve completed your course in musculoskeletal medicine and passed your examination (well done!) – you may also have completed the full SOMM Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine.  If that’s you – look no further than the SOMM’s MSc Musculoskeletal Medicine for a fresh challenge!

SOMM Tutors | Dr Elaine Atkins

Dr Elaine Atkins

Programme Lead
Phone: 0151 237 3970


1 Flexibility

Our MSc is in a modular format, which is highly flexible in terms of time and cost, especially if you are a busy clinician and parent, as it means your commitment to obtain an MSc can be spread over time.

2 Variety of Modules

SOMM provides various modules to suit your own clinical interest and learning needs. They are all highly clinically relevant, which enables you to link theory to practice.

3 Flexible Payment Scheme

The fees for your MSc can be paid in full or via instalments if you wish to spread the payment. 

4 Support Network

You will be allocated an academic supervisor and a clinical advisor, to support and guide you through your MSc journey!

5 Qualified Experience

Many of our teaching tutors obtained their MSc with SOMM. All are currently working in clinical practice, so offer a wealth of practical experience.


Our validation period is coming to an end with Middlesex University and we are currently in the process of developing a new collaborative partnership with another University.  We are taking the opportunity to forge a partnership with a University that runs an undergraduate physiotherapy programme and also to improve remote access to resources, which has been difficult to arrange in our current situation due to licensing restrictions. 

In order to focus on developing the new programme and the procedure for validation we have not recruited on the MSc Musculoskeletal Medicine programme for the current academic year, 2017-2018. We are aiming to launch the new programme in September 2018. In the meantime prospective students can accumulate credits towards the programme by completing the option modules.”

Elaine Atkins, Programme Leader

In the interim, please complete the contact form or email Joanna Cheetham for more information

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