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Course summary

The programme aims to produce graduates who are fit for practice within the NHS or private sectors within the UK and overseas. Students benefit from clinical placement and education at our Podiatry Clinic, adjacent to Northampton General Hospital, which is equipped with the latest technology. The course aims to develop your skills through clinical activity and rigorous academic content, this combination will help to transform you into the highest quality practitioner. Students undertake a number of placements in a range of clinics and settings and are trained to undertake selected procedures under local anaesthesia. Final-stage students have the opportunity to attend to injuries at the London Marathon. On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The course is accredited by the College of Podiatry. NSS*

  • 91% of final year BSc (Hons) Podiatry students at The University of Northampton agreed they were satisfied with the course
  • 100% staff are good at explaining things
By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:
  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop** to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (
Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
The Northampton Employment Promise
  • In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
✱ source: National Student Survey (NSS) 2022 ✱✱ terms and conditions apply. See for more information


STAGE 1: • Functional Anatomy (compulsory) • Pathology (compulsory) • Physiology (compulsory) • Research Methods 1 (compulsory) • Clinical Studies 1 (compulsory) STAGE 2: • Clinical Studies 2 (compulsory) • Podiatric Medicine (compulsory) • Pharmacology (compulsory) • Podiatric Orthopaedics (compulsory) • Research Methods 2 (compulsory) STAGE 3: • Dissertation (compulsory) • The Foot at Risk (compulsory) • Sports and Paediatrics (compulsory) • Clinical Studies 3 (compulsory) • Surgery and Orthopaedics (compulsory)

  • Students Students must take all modules. Students must have successfully completed 120 Stage 2 credits before progressing to Stage 3. Students who do not complete the Honours Degree will be eligible for an Ordinary Degree upon successful completion of a minimum of 60 Level 6 credits. These can be from any Level 6 modules, whether identified as compulsory or designated. The name of the Ordinary Degree will differ from that of the Honours Degree due to professional body requirements. Details can be found in the relevant Supplementary Regulations.
**Module information is quoted for 2022/23 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment method

Assessment methods used on the BSc Podiatry include coursework and examinations.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A-level or Extended Diploma or T-level in Science or Social Science plus GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade 4 (or C) or Functional Skills level 2 Mathematics and English Language or equivalent qualifications required.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


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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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Podiatry at University of Northampton - UCAS