M.Sc. Podiatry

Queen Margaret University

Tuition fee:
  • € 3,875 / Year (EEA)
  • € 12,799 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 36 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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As a podiatrist you will be aware that the changing nature of healthcare delivery requires you to continue developing your postgraduate education, keeping you up-to-date with the latest developments and improving your career prospects in healthcare effectively. This innovative course allows podiatrists to customise course content to respond to and contribute to the demands of constant change and improvement to modern day podiatry practice.



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).
Award of the MSc Podiatry requires successful completion of 180 credits of study
Learners can choose to cease study at 120 credits which on successful completion will receive the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip in Podiatry). At least one of the research modules and 30 credits from the list of core modules must be studies for the award of Postgraduate Diploma.

Learners can choose to cease study at 60 credits which on successful completion will receive the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Podiatry(PgCert in Podiatry). At least 30 credits of the PGCert study must be selected from one of the core modules. Refer to structure guide for PgCert study.

Learners can choose to study individual modules as an Associate Student, as part of continuing professional development. On successful completion of individual modules a transcript will be provided as evidence of academic credit.


This course is modular and is normally studied part-time over a minimum period of three years up to a maximum period of seven years. The full MSc programme can be studied without attendance at QMU although you will need access to a computer and the internet to access QMU's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where you will access the course material and be in constant contact with tutors and fellow learners. You can however select to study modules that require part time attendance at QMU, which will be for a short time during October, January and May. The duration of attendance will depend on the modules that you select. This MSc also provides an opportunity to study a module on Pharmacology for Podiatrist which has been approved by the Health Professions Council for annotation on their register.

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Compulsory modules
- Research methods
- Project
Examples of elective modules:
- Pharmacology for podiatrists
- The ageing foot
- Tissue viability
- Current developments in podiatry
- Managing change in healthcare
- Working together in the management of chronic pain
- Evidence-based health and social care
- Developing professional practice work-based learning
- Podiatric mechanics
- Medicine and pathology
- Diabetes modules from the MSc in Diabetes
- Appropriate modules from the MSc Physiotherapy / MSc Occupational Therapy programmes

Teaching and Assessment

A range of student-centred learning methods including tutorials, seminars and experimental laboratory classes are utilised. When you are studying away from QMU, access to QMU


This course will help you incorporate your new found skills and can contribute to your
continuing professional development portfolio.


The course will be available to podiatrists who have a first or second class honours degree or who have 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.

Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

193 (Grade B)


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