Taught course

Prosthetics and Orthotics

Keele University · Faculty of Health

Entry requirements

This degree is designed for;

  • Individuals with a 2:1 undergraduate degree (or above) in an appropriate science or exercise based subject
  • Individuals with a 2:2 undergraduate degree in an appropriate science or exercise-based subject with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience AND evidence of continued professional development (CPD) activity
  • Successful completion of a 2/3-year diploma (or equivalent) in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview.

All offers are normally conditional upon the applicant having a satisfactory Occupational Health assessment, and an enhanced clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Months of entry


Course content

Please note, all course information including entry requirements relates to the 2022/23 academic year.

Progress your career within the exciting field of prosthetics and orthotics. Our two year MSc programme enables you to advance your professional and leadership skills to be able to meet the demands and challenges of current healthcare.
You'll make a positive impact on people’s lives by developing key clinical skills to become a highly competent Prosthetist and Orthotist, confidently assessing and treating patients to promote their physical well-being.

The aim of this 2 year course is for you to gain the knowledge, skills, behaviours and values that underpin contemporary prosthetics and orthotics practice. It will strengthen your competence in applying clinical skills to the practice of prosthetics and orthotics.

You will learn clinical reasoning and decision-making skills based on evidence based practice to enable you to undertake best practice in partnership with service users and colleagues.

The programme will help you to develop the competencies required for autonomous practice in the NHS, industry and other healthcare settings globally.

The course promotes research awareness and its application to prosthetic and orthotic practice and the wider health and social care context. It will provide you with the expertise to adapt and respond positively to change whilst developing key transferable skills to prepare you for graduate employment.

Information for international students

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must provide evidence of a recognised qualification in English language. The minimum score for entry to the Programme is Academic IELTS 7.0 (to include a minimum of 6.5 in each subtest) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

For information related to fees and funding, please visit the individual course page on the Keele University website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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