Postgraduate Taught

MSc Podiatry

In the academic year of 2019-20 the Division of Dietetics, Nutrition, Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Radiography (DPPR) will be launching an exciting, educationally and practice relevant Postgraduate Framework.

The Framework will draw on existing programmes, including the MSc Podiatry, restructured in both content and form to offer greater flexibility in choice and modes of study that are responsive to individual needs and todays culture of work and learning. Part time, full time, work based, face-to-face and online study options will be available. Individual modules can be taken for the purposes of continuous professional development or can lead to a variety of qualifications such as PgCert, PgDip or Masters. Further information on the postgraduate framework can be found on our framework overview page.

The Podiatry Pathway will offer a range of modules to enable podiatrists to develop advanced knowledge and skills within their extended scope of practice. The pathway modules will offer opportunities to evaluate and apply the latest developments within podiatry and enable podiatrists to become leaders in their field of practice. The theoretical knowledge and clinical skills developed within modules will enable translation of knowledge into practice, thus enhancing career prospects.

This MSc if for podiatrists who are looking to obtain a master’s qualification. It is delivered part-time and online, which can fit around your own commitments.

As podiatrist working in the NHS or in private practice, you may want to develop your knowledge and skills in specific areas of podiatric practice. This course has been developed to allow you to tailor your studies to your specific area of interest.

Applications for the Podiatry Pathway will open will open towards the end of November.

You will find case studies on students and graduates of this course at the foot of this page.

Why QMU?

As this course is delivered entirely online, it can be studied from anywhere in the world and does not require attendance on campus.

Although delivered online, students will receive excellent support from academic staff across the duration of their studies.

The course has flexible content which can be customised to suit the student’s own professional requirements.

Course Overview

As a student on this course, there is a wide range of modules which you can select from to meet your individual professional needs. You can also select modules tailored to a topic of your choice and may relate directly to an area in which you have a particular interest.

Due to it’s online delivery, this course can be studied at a time most suitable to you. You will receive support from academic staff and there is no requirement to attend QMU. The course does not lead to registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Exit Awards

MSc (180 credits)/ PgDip (120 credits)


To obtain a specific postgraduate award at QMU you must complete a number of credit bearing modules. You can opt to study for the full MSc, a PgDip, or a PgCert. You can also register as an associate student to complete a single module for CPD. On completion of a single module, you may wish to complete further modules and progress your studies to a named award.

Learning, Teaching and Assessment

Modules will be taught using QMU’s virtual learning environment. 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.

Teaching Hours and Attendance

You can access the course content at anytime through QMU’s virtual learning environment. Each 15 credit module is equivalent to a notional 150 hours of work, with 30 credit modules around 300 hours. 15 credit modules will run usually three to four months, whereas 30 credit modules will run for approximately six 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.


Core 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 it’s Complications (30 credits)/ Epidemiology (15 credits)/ Podiatric Mechanics (15 credits)*/ Medicine and Pathology (15 credits)

*this modules does require attendance at QMU.

The modules listed here are correct at time of publication (Sept 2018) but are subject to change. In the event that modules do need to change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact to the students. Please check this site for any updates.

Studying Single Modules Only

Register as an associate student to study single modules for CPD


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.

Entry Requirements

Students registered on this named award must be podiatrists registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). However, the individual modules are available to healthcare professionals with an interest in the area. Candidates should have the relevant honours degree. Those with a professional diploma or ordinary degree should have at least two years professional experience and be able to demonstrate a portfolio of continued professional development.

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.

Application Deadline


More Information and Contacts

Admissions ( +44 (0)131 474 0000

Please Note:

The delivery of this course is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our 2019/20 Entry - Terms and Conditions (Postgraduate).


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Course Overview

Part-time: 3 – 7 years
Start Date
September 2019
January 2020
Study Abroad
School of Health Sciences
Subject Area
Fees & Funding