Taught course

Theory of Podiatric Surgery

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · Podiatry

Entry requirements

Students registered on this named award will be Podiatrists registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC). However the individual modules are available to health care professionals with an interest in the area. Candidates should have the relevant honours degree. Those with a professional diploma or unclassified degree should have at least two years professional experience and be able to demonstrate a portfolio of continued professional development.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This innovative course - the only one in Scotland - will provide podiatrists with a theoretical underpinning of podiatric surgery and the opportunity to specialise in surgery. Podiatric Surgery has developed rapidly over the last 15 years as a post-registration professional development and provides the podiatrist working within the NHS or in private practice the opportunity to extend their scope of practice to include surgical management of foot and ankle pathologies. This course provides the podiatrist with the theoretical underpinning required to pursue this career route. The modular course is a collaborative initiative offered in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University.

Information for international students

If you do not hold a recent, acceptable English language qualification you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.0.

Fees and funding

UK students
Run through GCU 2018
International students
Run through GCU 2018

This course does NOT receive any NHS or SAAS funding, the majority of students self fund their studies or apply for a Professional Career Development Loan. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/AdultLearning/FinancialHelpForAdultLearners/CareerDevelopmentLoans/index.htm

International Funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment10
Professional practice30

Course contact details

John Veto
0131 474 0000
0131 474 0001