Institute of Health

Podiatry with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Full-time 4 years

The BSc (Hons) Podiatry course enables you to develop the knowledge and skills to become a safe, competent and effective podiatry practitioner.

The BSc (Hons) Podiatry course enables you to develop the knowledge and skills to become a safe, competent and effective podiatry practitioner.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code B989
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Health
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Why choose this course?

 The BSc (Hons) Podiatry course enables you to develop the knowledge and skills to become a safe, competent and effective podiatry practitioner. Upon successful completion of the course you can apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council to practice as a podiatrist.

What happens on the course?

The course is designed to help you develop the skills and attributes to meet the varied aspects of the role of the podiatrist. Theoretical underpinning is supported by experiential learning opportunities through clinical simulation and placements in the NHS, private practice and industry.

The foundation year will support your preparation to study at undergraduate level and is taught at Wolverhampton City Campus. On successful completion of the foundation year you will then be taught for the remaining three years at Walsall Campus.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

  • Registered podiatrist
  • Specialist areas like surgery or orthotics
  • Further specialist training to work in areas such as nail surgery, diabetes, and wound care
  • Set up your own practice
  • Further study for a Master’s (MSc) or PhD and move into research or teaching.
  • Ministry of Defence rehabilitation 
  • NHS management/Head of Service/Senior Management 
  • Academia/research PhD 
  • Industry/technical advisor/sales 
  • Working with specialist patient groups, for example, dancers and elite athletes to name but a few. 
  • Biomechanics -  sports injuries or child foot healthcare 
  • Forensic podiatry
  • Nail surgery 
  • Orthotic manufacture 
  • Podiatric surgery
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Wound care 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • We're proud to confirm our £300 travel fund helping eligible new UK full-time undergraduate entrants with the costs of travel continues for students starting in 2020/21 and 2021/22! For further information please click here. 
  • At our Walsall Campus we have new, expanded clinical skills laboratories, providing a safe, non-threatening environment for teaching and practice. The skills and simulation facilities include several mock hospital ward rooms, mock bedsit and terraced house to practice in, as well as using the latest technology with access to an anatomage table. The facilities are Panopto-enabled, which allows sessions to be filmed and played back, giving a patient’s eye-view. 


Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23

Additional Course Costs

Enhanced DBS required at a minimum cost of £40. The cost of the DBS is determined by the Government and further information can be found here - GOV.UK / Disclosure and Barring Service.

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

  • GCSE Maths and English at Grade C+/4 or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications include Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and Learn Direct Level 2.

Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses.

English language requirements for International applicants require a minimum overall IELTS of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in any element.>.

Applicants will also need to demonstrate that, on entry to the programme, they have capability for digital and technological literacy to meet course outcomes. Evidence of digital literacy and technological literacy capability will therefore be aligned to the online application process


Applicants will also be required to provide a satisfactory personal statement detailing your motivation for studying this course. See our Personal Statement Guidance for further information and provide satisfactory references (academic or employer).

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

Important information


Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted for a values-based selection process.

Read further information regarding interview preparation

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £40.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need an Occupational Health Check.

"College of Podiatry, the"

"Graduates of accredited programmes in Podiatry or Podiatric Medicine are deemed to be fit for the profession of podiatry. They may join the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and, upon acceptance, will have the right to use the post-nominal letters: MChS."

"Health and Care Professions Council, the (HCPC)"

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a chiropodist/podiatrist.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

By studying an undergraduate or postgraduate pre-registration programme you are eligible for a Tuition Fee loan. of up to £9,250. The loan will support your studies and enable you to start a rewarding career in healthcare.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.

NHS Grant:

All new and continuing nursing, midwifery and most allied health professionals’ students on pre-registration courses will also receive a grant of at least £5,000 per year that is not means-tested and will not have to be repaid.

An additional payment of up to £3,000 per academic year will be available to eligible students. Eligibility will include the following:

• £1,000 towards childcare costs • £1,000 if studying in a region that is struggling to recruit • £1,000 if studying a shortage specialism

Among others, the shortage specialisms have been confirmed to include:

• Mental health nursing

• Learning disability nursing

Read the full press release on the Government website to find out more or access“The recent grants for health courses explained"

Additional funding:

Is available via NHS Business Services Authority

The Learning Support Fund offers students additional support while studying for their degree. This includes:

• Dependants allowance of £1,000 per student per year

• Additional travel and accommodation costs to clinical placements over their normal daily travel costs

• An exceptional hardship fund of up to £3,000 per student per academic year

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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