M.Sc. Podiatry By Distance E-Learning (online)

  • Online
  • Not specified
  • GBP475 per Module (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP475 per Module (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
This flexible MSc in Podiatry by Distance e-Learning offered at Queen Margaret University provides an opportunity for podiatrists to develop their own programme of study at masters level when studying from their own home or work base.
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The MSc in Podiatry by Distance e-Learning offered at Queen Margaret University can be studied at a time most suitable for you, through a distance e-learnng route with tutor support and no requirement to attend QMU, or if preferred, it can be studied through a mix of distance e-learning and block attendance at the University campus.

The programme has a modular structure which means that study is broken down to blocks of either 15 credits (single module) or 30 credits (a double module).

  • The distance learning option means that this course can be studied anywhere in the world without the need to attend classes on campus.
  • All year round access to tutor support enables the student to study at any time throughout the year.
  • The course has flexible content which can be customised to suit the students own professional requirements.
Teaching, learning and assessment

Distance e-learning modules will be taught using QMUs virtual learning environment which requires access to the internet at a time most suitable to you. The virtual learning environment will be used to deliver course content, group tutorial discussion, tutor support and course work assignment submissions.

If you choose to study modules that require attendance, course content will be delivered through lecture presentations, seminars and tutorials. Your performance will be assessed by coursework assignments, however, some modules require an examination. Class sizes are usually less than 15 students.

This course will help you incorporate your new-found skills and can contribute to continuing professional development. This course will also allow you to develop your own area of interest. An example of this has been a student who has developed an expertise in analysing the movement of the foot through the use of finite element modelling.

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • GBP475 per module ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP475 per module ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • Home/EU - part-time: £475 per 15 credit module*/ £950 per 30 credit module
  • Home/EU - part-time, dissertation: £950
  • International - part-time: £475 per 15 credit module*/ £950 per 30 credit module
  • International - part-time dissertation: £880 (e-learning option)
  • Fees information: * Except Pharmacology for Podiatrists (£520)
Credits 180 credits
Delivery mode Online
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 36 months
Structure Self-paced
Student interaction Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
Attendance Regular optional meetings
Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

Course content

There are three routes to choose from:

  • Distance e-Learning route

Compulsory Modules - Research Methods (30 credits)/ Research Project (60 credits)

You should also study 90 credits from the following: Current Developments (30 credits)/ Tissue Viability (30 credits)/ The Ageing Foot (30 credits)/ Prevention and Management of Diabetes Complications (30 credits)/ Evaluation of Diabetes and Developing Practice (15 credits)/ Digital Literacies (15 credits)/ Pharmacology for Podiatrists (15 credits)/ Developing Professional Practice Work-Based Learning (15, 30 or 45 credits)

  • Customised route with own topic selection

Compulsory Modules - Research Methods (30 credits)/ Research Project (60 credits)/ Current Developments (30 credits)/ Developing Professional Practice Work Based Learning (45 credits)/ Digital Literacies (15 credits)

  • Distance e-Learning and Block Attendance Route

Compulsory Modules: Research Methods (30 credits) Block attendance is available/ Research Project (60 credits)

You should also study a further 90 credits. Module selection can be made from the distance e-Learning route and from the following modules that require block attendance: Management of Diabetes Care Services (30 credits)/ Health Psychology and Diabetes (15 credits)/ Medicine and Pathology (15 credits)/ Podiatric Mechanics (15 credits)

English Language Requirements


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Entry requirements
  • A first or second class honours degree in podiatry or a BSc degree with evidence of continual professional development. Applicants with professional experience and/or additional qualifications who do not meet the above criteria may also be favourably considered.
  • International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.0.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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