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Institute of Health


BSc (Hons) Full-time 3 years

Podiatry is a healthcare profession concerned with the assessment, diagnosis and management of the foot and lower limb.

Podiatry is a healthcare profession concerned with the assessment, diagnosis and management of the foot and lower limb.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Start Date(s) 1 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Birmingham Metropolitan College
  • School Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

This course is currently going through a revalidation, keep checking this course page for further information.

Podiatry is a healthcare profession concerned with the assessment, diagnosis and management of the foot and lower limb. The course therefore focuses on physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, and pathology as theory combined with practical treatment.


Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

As a graduate in Podiatry, you will have the ability to work both within the National Health Service and as an independent practitioner; which enables you to either join a team within a private practice (if successful at interview) or set up your own private practice. You must be able to work as a team and make complex clinical judgements with a good understanding of working within a health care team. Podiatry graduates will be eligible to apply for membership of the professional body, known the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. You will also be eligible to apply to join the register regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Only through being a registrant within this regulatory framework, will you be allowed to use the protected titles ‘Chiropodist’/’Podiatrist, which opens doors to employment within both the NHS and private sectors as a Chiropodist/Podiatrist. As an HCPC registrant you will be required to maintain your skills by demonstrating regular Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

Further career opportunities include working with multidisciplinary teams in clinical specialisms including Diabetes, Biomechanics/Musculoskeletal injury, Rheumatology, Podopaediatrics, Sports injury. There will be opportunities to undertake further study and through this to enter fields such as podiatric surgery and forensic podiatry as well as taking the other specialism to greater depth. The opportunities to continue study to Postgraduate level are high. Self-employment within private practice and employment within corporate organisations including orthotic manufacturers is available.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

2020 Entry

A minimum of five GCSEs (or equivalent), which must include English and Mathematics at grade C+ / 4.


  • A Minimum of BBC from A Levels or equivalent, including two A Levels at grade B or above and one at C grade or above. One of the B grades must be a science subject, with biology, human biology or chemistry being the preferred subject                                 
  • BTEC National Diploma at a D*D* grade in a Science subject
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma at grade DMM in a Science subject
  • Access to HE Diploma Full award (60 credits) in a Science subject

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

Other Requirements

Applicants will also be required to provide satisfactory personal statement and reference (academic or employer).

Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted for interview and will be subsequently required to meet enhanced a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and Occupational Health requirements.

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 to complete an occupational health assessment questionnaire prior to starting the course.


Successful applicants will be required to complete a one day observational placement within the School of Podiatry Central Clinic prior to commencement of the course (this will be arranged by the School of Podiatry).

Applicants who are classed as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes ( will still be considered as long as their country of domicile is the United Kingdom and who do not require Tier 4 sponsorship or are in the UK on a Tier 2 visa. .

Please note than an offer of a place at the University does not guarantee eligibility for student funding. To confirm that you meet the residency criteria go to or telephone SFE on 0300 100 0607 .

"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.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

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


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