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MSc Pre-registration Masters Podiatry Programme

Course Description

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

This is a 3 year full-time programme in which you will be developing practical skills with patients from the first semester (in the University in-house clinics) and then on placement within health services in subsequent years. The placements will be in wide variety of specialisms and you will be supervised by experienced and specialist podiatrists.

Aligned with this is the academic component of acquisition of knowledge, the development of critical enquiry, research and application of research into practice. You will be taught by national and internationally recognised academics who are subject specialists. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in the Foot and Ankle Research Programme, led by Professor Chris Nester. You will be taught by and have opportunity to work with senior post-doctoral researchers who, have published in peer reviewed journals and written books aligned to the profession.

You will be supported by academic, personal tutors and placement supervisors in the development of skills for critical reflection in order to ensure ongoing professional and personal development, and enhance employability.

Please note: For applications for entry in September 2017 or later, it is likely there will be changes to the funding of fees and a bursary may no longer be available. Please see the ‘Fees and Funding’ tab for further details.

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/pre-registration-masters-podiatry-programme

Suitable For

This programme is suitable for those individuals who already have a BSc (Hons) in a health related subject (such as sports science, biological sciences, pharmacy, nursing ) 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.

Course detail

This non-standard 3 year full time programme will provide you with a master’s level academic qualification together with a professional practice qualification, which is a pre-requisite for registration to the Health and Care Professions Council. It will provide you with the knowledge, skills and attributes to become leaders in the podiatry profession with research and/or the clinical roles.

The ethos of the programme is to enhance:

- application of research into clinical practice
- application of knowledge into practice through mentorship/teaching
- application of experience of practice into knowledge
- escalation of professional and academic development


Lectures - will provide foundation material for further study as well as guest lectures by key individuals from practice, service users & carers and academia to ensure students are exposed to the wider national and international context of podiatry.
Individual and group tutorials - will enable peer learning to take place as well as more focused individual learning needs.
Critical Reflection on practice experience and ongoing personal and professional development through PDP/log book.
Self- directed learning - essential for development of key skills and independence in choice of learning material.
Teaching and learning experience in clinical practice will include exposure to a range of clinical placements where students learning will be facilitated by experienced practitioners in specific fields of practice, including other members of health and social care professions.


- Foundations of Knowledge in Practice
- Advancement of Knowledge in Practice
- Core Proficiencies in Clinical Practice
- Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 1
- Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 2
- Assessment diagnosis and management in clinical practice
- Advancing professional knowledge and practice
- Advanced Clinical Practice


Theoretical components:

- Assignment 20%
- Objective structured exam 10%
- Exam 10%
- Viva 20%

Practical components:

- Log book /PDP 100%

Career prospects

With this new programme it is anticipated that in addition to the above, the students will increase their employability in these areas and also increase their career progression. It is also anticipated that students may subsequently want to continue in education to complete PhD studies or to gain employment in the commercial sector.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the MSc Pre-registration Masters Podiatry Programme page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Entry Requirements

BSc (Hons) 2:2 and above in a health related subject. International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 7.0 (no element below 6.5) is proof of this.

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