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Course summary

Prosthetics and Orthotists work to rehabilitate those who require external medical devices to enhance movement and function. Why Prosthetics & Orthotics at Strathclyde? Ranked Number 6 in the UK and Number 1 in Scotland for Biomedical Engineering (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023). 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

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

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

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.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)



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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £27500 Year 1
International £27500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* 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. 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