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BSc (Hons) Podiatry


Put your best foot forward and study for a career in this specialist healthcare sector. This programme will help you understand how to assess, diagnose and treat people with problems of the feet, ankles and lower limbs. You will get hands-on, practical experience in our excellent clinical facilities in Bishop Auckland and Durham and you will also work on placement in an NHS Trust to put your theoretical study into practice.


The aim of the programme is to enable students to develop the necessary skills to become an autonomous practitioner who is able to: 
Reflect on and enhance their practice using a contemporary evidence base. These skills are introduced in the first year and developed and employed throughout the programme, ensuring the prospective registrant is aware of the fundamental necessity for continued professional development. 
The teaching and learning in the School of Business, Management and Professional is underpinned by a teaching philosophy that encourages you to develop the knowledge and skills required to practice as a Podiatrist in the current health environment. 

The programme aims to enable you to: 

  • Demonstrate fitness for practice, in line with recognised professional standards, through the application of heightened intellectual, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Produce autonomous practitioners with a focus upon evidence based practice.
  • Enhance the employability and career prospects of learners, equipping graduates to meet the employment demands of inter-professional working within the NHS, and as practitioners in the private sector.
  • Develop critically reflective practitioners, who, advocating the philosophy of continual professional development, will continue to meet the requirements of the skill base of the local, regional, and national economy.


Level 4: 

  • Clinical Practice
  • Human Physiology
  • Dermatology
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Research.

Level 5: 

  • Clinical Practice
  • Podiatric Medicine
  • Prescriptions only Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Pathology & Management
  • Research.

Level 6: 

  • Clinical Practice
  • Issues of Ageing
  • Enhanced Practice
  • Applied Podiatric Biomechanics
  • Research.

Entry Criteria

UCAS tariff points:


You are required to hold a minimum of the following criteria to be eligible for interview. If you do not meet the criteria, you will receive written feedback: 

  • Five GCSEs (grade A-C) including English Language, maths and two science subjects.
  • Two A-Levels, or equivalent, with a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points. Ideally, one of these qualifications will be in a science subject.
  • If no formal study at Level 3 has been achieved, within the past five years, an appropriate Access to HE qualification is required - with on overall pass rate that equates to 64 UCAS tariff points.
  • Evidence of English Language and maths at Key Skills Level 2 or above.

If you are unable to meet the above criteria, successful completion of the advanced apprenticeship in clinical healthcare support (Podiatry) at Level 3, or other similar apprenticeship routes, would be considered. 

What next after BSc Podiatry?

This programme will prepare you to enter straight into employment as a Podiatrist, with excellent career opportunities. You may also decide to continue studying with a masters degree.

BSc (Hons) Podiatry

Durham, UK
Level 6, Level 6, Level 6, College Higher Education, Alternative Courses/Degrees

Published on 2 Jun 2020

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