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
- 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 (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Assessment methods used on the BSc Podiatry include coursework and examinations.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Health and Care Professions Council
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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- Year 3
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)
For more information, please visit our website under the heading ‘Interview Information’: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/podiatry-bsc-hons/
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|