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Advanced Podiatry MSc (PGCert PGDip)

Advanced Podiatry MSc (PGCert PGDip)

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Full time | Eastbourne Campus | 1 year | 02-OCT-23

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

The Advanced Podiatry MSc provides high quality CPD opportunities for all podiatrists from the UK and overseas. This course is accredited by the College of Podiatry

Core modules on the course focus on the four pillars of clinical practice (clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research) and help you to develop complex decision-making skills, apply evidence-based practice and develop innovative solutions that will enhance patient, family and carer experience and improve clinical outcomes.

The course supports a multicultural exchange of clinical knowledge and approaches, which gives an exciting extra dimension to learning.

This course has been designed in alignment with The Multi-Professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England.

Course structure

The structure of this course allows you to focus on your own area of interest within the podiatry profession. This means that you will be able to find support for your ongoing learning and career development.

Interdisciplinary learning is a strong feature of this course. Many of the modules are attended by occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, midwifery and paramedic colleagues.

All modules include active learning activities which will facilitate true interdisciplinary learning and increase the appreciation of the strengths of clinical colleagues.

The modular framework normally involves six one-week study blocks at the university. A full-time student will need to take all modules in one year, whereas a part-time student may choose to spread the modules over several years.

To be awarded the MSc you will complete six modules and a relevant dissertation. Modules comprise three core modules, two professional modules and an option module. The dissertation may be based on research carried out either in the university or in another suitable environment.

The course is delivered in a variety of ways, typically via e-learning, lectures, seminars, workbooks for work-based learning and practise in our Clinical Skills and Simulation Rooms with assessment via the method most appropriate to your chosen modules.


Masters-level education is an important component of advanced and specialist practice. It allows you greater autonomy and to accelerate personal and professional development or promotion in your practice.

Some roles that our graduates have secured include clinical specialists, consultant podiatrists, podiatry management positions, general management roles, clinical educator and podiatry education positions.

Completion of the Advanced Podiatry MSc will also prepare you for further study at MPhil and PhD level if you wish to continue pursuing an academic path.

Students can exit with PGDip & PGCert.


Research Theory and Application for Health Professionals (20 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Health Professional as an Educator (20 Credits) - Core
Leadership and Service Development in Health and Social Care (20 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

This course is for qualified podiatrists. Applicants should hold an honours degree in podiatry but those with suitable alternative qualifications, such as a diploma in podiatry, will be considered. Normally a minimum of 2 years recent clinical experience post qualification is required for entry to this course.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university provides students with a choice of more than 200 courses, with a wide range of postgraduate programmes available and many of them accredited by relevant professional bodies. Students can choose between different flexible studying options, meaning they can achieve their...more

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