Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Podiatry (pre-registration)

AECC University College

Entry requirements

A first or second class (2:1 or 2:2) BSc Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant healthcare or health sciences discipline. Applicants who do not have a health-related degree must demonstrate evidence of biological sciences, behavioral sciences or other health professional education in their application.

Experience working in a foot health setting or other relevant clinical experience is desirable.

Months of entry


Course content

"Improve your patient’s mobility, independence and quality of life through the clinical management of illness and injury which can affect the foot and leg"

Develop a thorough understanding of how the foot, ankle and leg can have an impact on patients’ health and how your role as a podiatrist can contribute to a person-centred model of care.

This two-year Pre-registration Masters degree will give you the knowledge and skills required to assess, diagnose and treat a variety of complaints associated with the foot and leg. You will learn about the biomechanics of movement; the effects of injury and how different illnesses can affect the health of the foot and leg.

Through 1000 hours of placement learning you will see patients in different settings including our onsite Podiatry clinic, private practice and NHS services. This will give you experience of a number of different working environments and a breadth of experience, preparing you for professional registration as a podiatrist.

The MSc Podiatry (Pre-registration) degree is designed for graduates with a degree in a relevant subject area who want to obtain both a professional and academic qualification in this challenging and rewarding career.

Career Prospects

  • Upon graduation you will be eligible to apply for HCPC registration as a podiatrist
  • NHS podiatrists can work in hospitals, community clinics or in patients’ homes as part of a wider team of health professions including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and dietitians
  • Podiatrist in private practice may work as a salaried or self-employed clinician or may run their own practice employing others
  • There is currently a need for more podiatrists in both the NHS and private settings so whatever route you choose to take, there will be employment opportunities

Why study Podiatry at AECC University College?

  • We are well known for our expertise in musculoskeletal care education with highly skilled academic and clinical staff
  • Gain 1000+ hours of clinical experience in our onsite multidisciplinary clinical facilities and from local placements providers
  • We are one of only a handful of Universities in the UK teaching this degree
  • We are a small and specialist health sciences university with over 50 years’ experience delivering health science degrees
  • Study under expert guidance in a multidisciplinary and collaborative community of like-minded individuals all either learning, teaching, researching or practicing health sciences
    What you will learn on the course

    As primary contact practitioners, graduates from the course will possess sound clinical reasoning skills and the ability to act autonomously and independently in a modern, collaborative healthcare environment. Graduates will leave ready to join the HCPC to register as podiatrists. You will develop your knowledge of human anatomy and physiology from previous studies and add to this pathology, pharmacology, anaesthetics, surgery, public health, research methods and how to apply research to clinical care.

    How the course is taught

    This intensive course is taught through a combination of theory, skills development and placement. Learn through a mix of clinical skills classes, problem-based seminars and placement whilst developing research knowledge and the principals of evidence-based practice. You will also have access to a variety of online materials and literature through our dedicated learning services.


    Placements will be a mandatory requirement of the course allowing graduates to apply their learning from the classroom to real life patients. Placements will be sourced from local NHS trusts, private providers and through onsite clinical service provision.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

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