Podiatry

University of Brighton

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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We developed the UK's first degree in podiatry and are proud of our track record in teaching and research. Podiatrists are specialist health professionals who care for patients with foot and lower limb complaints, helping them to maintain their health and wellbeing through podiatric treatment, minor surgery, orthotics, exercise and education. Podiatry is a highly flexible, rewarding and varied profession. This accredited course offers internal placements at our own Leaf Hospital, enabling you to see patients from the first year. You will accumulate 1,000 hours of clinical practice, giving you essential experience of working with NHS patients and managing your own caseload before you qualify as a podiatrist. You will also undertake your own research. Studying podiatry at Brighton offers the opportunity to work in specialist disciplines, with optional modules, including diabetes care, musculoskeletal practice and rheumatology. As a graduate of the course you will be eligible for professional registration and be fully prepared to begin your career as a podiatrist.

Course details

Modules

This course covers the main areas of study necessary for professional practice: the clinical sciences, health psychology, medicine, pharmacology, surgery, orthopaedics and research methods. Although formal lectures are an integral part of the curriculum, you also learn through seminars, student presentations and interactive workshops. Assessment consists of essays, exams, practical reports and a portfolio of professional development. The course also maintains a core research element.


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB985
Institution code B72
Campus nameEastbourne
Campus codeE

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 27 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma in Science or Health Studies, to include 45 credits at Level 3. Must include Level 3 units in Biology.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points Must include three subjects at Higher Level, one to be a science subject.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H4 Must include English and Biology.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English language and maths (minimum grade C or grade 4) or Functional Skills.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in all four elements. Or equivalent English Language qualification.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14604 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2020–21. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. If your course includes a sandwich year option you will pay a reduced fee during this year; £1,290 for home students and £2,076 for international students. International students should confirm the tuition fee for the course you are applying for by using our course finder. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, can be found on our website.

Sponsorship information

This course is eligible for an NHS bursary. For details see: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/learning-support-fund/new-student-funding

Podiatry at University of Brighton - UCAS