- 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.
This flexible MSc course provides an opportunity for podiatrists to develop their own programme of study at masters level when studying from their own home or work base.
This innovative course will allow you to choose from a range of modules to develop your own masters qualification, or to customise the course content in response to modern day podiatry practice, keeping you up to date with the latest developments and improving your career prospects.
The course can be studied at a time most suitable for you, through a distance e-learning route with tutor support and no requirement to attend QMU
MSc (180 credits)/ PgDip (120 credits)/ PgCert (60 credits)
Single Modules: Register as an associate student to study single modules for CPD
Part-time: 3 - 7 years
September and January
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. Your performance will be assessed by coursework assignments, however, some modules require an examination. Class sizes are usually less than 15 students.
Teaching hours and attendance:
Course content will depend on the module size. Single modules worth 15 credits will run for a shorter time, usually 3 to 4 months, whereas double modules, which are worth 30 credits, will run for approximately 6 months. Double modules will begin in September and single modules can begin in either September or January.
Links with industry/professional bodies:
The Pharmacology for Podiatrists module has been approved by the Health and Care Professions Council for annotation on their professional register.
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.
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.
Expanded funding for postgraduate students
The Scottish Government has announced an expansion of funding for postgraduate students from 2017/18, meaning that eligible Scottish domiciles will be able access a loan up to £10,000 comprising £5,500 for fees and £4,500 for living costs, for any one year taught postgraduate course at any Scottish higher education institution up to full Masters level. Full time EU students will continue to be eligible to apply for the tuition fee loan for the academic year 2017-18.Click for more information
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Graduates of the University who hold a verified QMU undergraduate or postgraduate award and who are admitted to a postgraduate award of QMU will be eligible for a
10% discount on the published fees.
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There are two 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)/ Management of Diabetes and its 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) / Diabetes: Pathology, Physiology and its Complications (30 credits)/ Epidemiology (15 credits)/ Podiatry Mechanics (15 credits)/ Medicine and Pathology (15 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)
The modules listed here are correct at the time of posting (July 16), but are subject to change. In the event that modules have to change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact to 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.