Prosthetics and Orthotics at University of Strathclyde - UCAS

Prosthetics and Orthotics

University of Strathclyde

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

Prosthetics and Orthoptists work to rehabilitate those who require external medical devices to enhance movement and function. Why Prosthetics & Orthotics at Strathclyde? Ranked No 1 in the UK for Medical Technology (Complete University Guide 2019). Study on the only four-year Prosthetics and Orthotics course in the UK with Category 1 accreditation from the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics. Benefit from access to departmental scholarships. Gain clinical experience with patients in each year of study. Benefit from state-of-the-art technology including our milling machine with robot arm and video gait analysis system. One of only two such degrees in the UK approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. Your Career Employers of recent graduates include the Blatchford Group, Buchanan Orthotics Ltd, Exceed Worldwide, the NHS, Opcare Ltd, Ottobock Ltd and Steeper Group. Recent graduate roles include: Graduate Orthoptist Graduate Prosthetics

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeB984
Institution code S78
Campus nameUniversity of Strathclyde
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB - ABB Maths, one science subject
Scottish Higher AAAB - AABBB Maths A, Physics and Biology or Human Biology recommended A/B; Advanced Highers: Maths, Physics or Biology recommended.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points Maths HL6, Physics and Biology or Human Biology recommended HL6
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H2, H3, H3, H3 Maths at H1 and Physics preferred at H1
Scottish HND Pass HND Engineering including B in Maths for Engineering 2.

No offers will be made until candidates have been interviewed; confirmation of a place on the course is conditional on applicants having no criminal convictions or charges relevant to state registration. Due to the highly practical nature of the course, there is clinical contact with patients from the start; successful applicants will therefore be required to apply to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme through Disclosure Scotland. For applicants who do not have a Maths or Physics qualification, attendance at Strathclyde’s Summer School may be a condition of entry.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £1820* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
International £20900 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Undergraduate students who live in Scotland will usually have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). If you have previously attended university or college or are not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS to check your eligibility to have your fees paid. SAAS will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde. Most undergraduate students from the rest of the UK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) will receive a free year of tuition as, assuming no change in Rest of UK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study next session, this is capped at £27,750 (with the exception of the MPharm and Integrated Masters courses); MPharm students pay £9,250 for each of the four years. Students studying on Integrated Masters degree programmes pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year with the exception of those undertaking a full-year industrial placement where a separate placement fee will apply. The University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. For further information, please consult the following page: For further information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the "Fees and funding" section on the programme website.
Prosthetics and Orthotics at University of Strathclyde - UCAS