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MSc Podiatry/ MSc Podiatry by Distance e-Learning

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- 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, or if preferred, it can be studied through a mix of distance e-learning and block attendance at the University campus.


EXIT AWARDS: MSc (180 credits)/ PgDip (120 credits)/ PgCert (60 credits)

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.

Delivery: Distance learning. Block attendance at QMU is also optional for some modules.

Single Modules: Register as an associate student to study single modules for CPD


Duration: Part-time: 3 - 7 years

Start date: September and January

Application deadline: none

Teaching, learning and assessment: Distance e-learning modules will be taught using QMU’s 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.

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. If you require attendance at the University, this will be in accordance with the academic timetable.

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.

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.


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)



Scholarships: - More information about scholarships for international students

Funding Information for International Students:
Visit the International section of the website.

Course Fees:
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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.

Sources of Funding:
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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)/ Management of Diabetes and its Complications (30 credits)/ Digital Literacies (15 credits)/ Pharmacology for Podiatrists (15 credits)/ Developing Professional Practice Work-Based Learning (15, 30 or 45 credits)/ Epidemiology (15 credits)/ Diabetes: Pathology and Complications (30 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, but are subject to change.


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.

 

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further information:

Admissions
0131 474 0000
admissions@qmu.ac.uk or
Gloria Dunlop
+44 (0)131 474 0000
gdunlop@qmu.ac.uk

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