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Prosthetics & Orthotics MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Prosthetics (Medical Technology)

Course type


Course Summary

This MSc programme combines knowledge of the engineering and medical sciences with advances in technology and practice to generate applications and solutions to clinically relevant problems. It affords a Masters level degree in this clinical area, while considering globally the effects of disability within a population and society’s approaches globally. This is one of the few programmes globally that offers a specific degree in prosthetics and orthotics. The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics (NCPO) has an international reputation for quality education within this field. The staff of the NCPO is involved in research and clinical practice both nationally and internationally. The main aim of the course is to produce postgraduates capable of developing careers in allied health professionals and biomedical engineering (research, industrial and NHS).

This Masters degree in Prosthetics & Orthotics is planned to afford the graduates the ability to consider and evaluate prosthetic and orthotic clinical practice with an evidence-based approach. The programme is designed to develop the ability to assess the country specific health care needs as recommended in the World Health Organisation guidelines and standards, and in alignment with the UN convention of Human Rights of the persons with a Disability.

Different course options

Full time | University of Strathclyde | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module aims to expand understanding of disability and its impact on societies. The World Health Organisations Report on Disability ,and the United Nations Convention of Rights for People with Disability (UN CRPD) will be used as a basis to raise awareness and appreciation of disability and the effect on society, and future impact.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have first or second-class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent qualification) in prosthetics and orthotics.

University information

Located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, the University of Strathclyde offers a fantastic experience, where you will enjoy flexible, innovative learning and excellent facilities. Many of their courses can be studied part-time or by distance learning, where you can carry out most of your studies off campus using their virtual learning environment, MyPlace. Their campus offers excellent facilities including state of-the-art...more

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