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Podiatry (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Musselburgh, United Kingdom
With the BSc Podiatry (Hons) at the Queen Margaret University, a podiatrist must be able to recognise and diagnose a broad range of mobility and medical conditions that have a direct effect on foot health which include diabetes, arthritis, heart and blood disorders, and disorders of the nervous system.
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This BSc Podiatry (Hons) at the Queen Margaret University will equip you with all the skills that you will require to register as a Health and Care Professions Council podiatrist and to practise as a registered podiatrist in the NHS or private sector.

You will study a range of modules each year and attend weekly placements in podiatry clinics where you will be involved in the treatment of podiatry patients. Clinical placements will begin in the very first semester when, with the support of QMU podiatry staff, you will be directly involved in caring for patients. QMU staff and NHS clinical staff will work with you as a student during your four years of clinical placements, to prepare you for working.

In Year Four you will study additional modules relevant for practice and you will also have external NHS placements. During Year Four, you will also carry out research group projects, a clinical practice audit and experience working in clinical specialisms. In your optional modules you will study alongside postgraduate students and this will provide you with a head start for your requirement for continuing professional development (CPD).

We have implemented an interprofessional education (IPE) focus within all of our undergraduate healthcare courses to help produce graduates who are confident in their own professional identity but with additional skills that will allow them to work as effective team members. The IPE component will develop your mutual understanding of roles, expertise and values of other team members; skills and strategies in working in teams; problem solving, team decision making skills; and role flexibility; and ability to learn from others.

Why QMU?

  • The only UK podiatry course that offers four years of clinical practice.
  • The BSc (Hons) Podiatry is recognised internationally.


You’ll be able to register as a professional podiatrist and begin your career. From there, it’s up to you which path you take. There are excellent clinical opportunities in the NHS and in private practice. You could move on to do postgraduate research or even set up in business on your own. Our alumni are enjoying careers in community clinics, sports medicine, foot surgery and paediatrics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Biology and Physiology
  • Communicating and Facilitating Change
  • Clinical Studies
  • Disorders and Management
  • Foundation Skills for Health Professionals (IPE1)
  • Evidence- based Healthcare (EBHC) 1: Making Online Resources Work for You
  • Locomotory Science 1 — Anatomy
  • Locomotory Science 1 — Principles of Gait
  • Manual Handling
  • Microbiology

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Scottish Higher: BBBC
  • A Level: CCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H3 H3 H3
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points
  • Required Subjects: One science at Higher/A Level or equivalent, and Eng and Maths at S/Int2/N5/GCSE.
  • Mature/Access: SWAP Access to Health Related Studies or Science. We welcome applications from mature students with other relevant qualifications in sciences and/or experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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RUK FT fees: 9,250 GBP 


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