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MSc Podiatry (pre-registration)

University of Salford

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

This is a unique podiatry programme at master’s level leading to Health and Care Profession Council registration.

Podiatry is the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower limb disorders, many of which are caused by general health disorders. You will use comprehensive assessment and diagnostic skills to develop patient care pathways for conditions which impact on people's quality of life.

You will:

  • Gain the qualification required for Health and Care Professions Council registration
  • Acquire the reflective, critical thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills that are essential to professional practice
  • Develop advanced knowledge, skills and attributes to escalate your professional and academic development
  • Develop your practice throughout your time with us, in our clinic and on placement
  • Have the opportunity to develop a business case as an option in your final year


You are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. In addition, you have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor.

You use industry-standard design software and have access to engineering and computer laboratory facilities throughout your course.

In year one you typically have around 21 contact hours per week, consisting of lectures (six hours), seminars (six hours), supervised lab practicals (seven hours), one-to-one meetings (two hours).

When not attending lectures, seminars and laboratory or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, the learning zone, and our engineering and computer laboratories.

Clinical Placements are arranged for you in year 2 and 3 in a variety of NHS settings and private practices. Research placements are aligned with your final year project depending on your area of study.


The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose.


We have links to all the NHS clinics within the north-west, enabling our students to experience real work conditions during their extensive placements. We offer a range of placement experiences, including a new relationship with the Manchester Urban Village, offering foot care to the city's homeless population.

Staff work with pharmaceutical companies specialising in wound care, and they also have links with orthoses laboratories. This ensures your learning incorporates the latest evidence-based practice throughout your study.



This programme is suitable for individuals who already have a BSc (Hons) in a health related subject (such as sports science, physiotherapy, Occupational therapy) who are looking for a career change with opportunities for employment in health services as a podiatrist, research / academic posts or commercial posts related to podiatry. The programme requires individuals who are committed to academic, personal and leadership skills development.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 18,540per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Salford

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  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

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