Podiatry at University of East London - UCAS

Course summary

Podiatrists study the structure and function of the whole body and specialise in the foot, ankle and lower limb. On graduating, you will be a qualified healthcare professional making your own clinical decisions. You will be ready to work alone or as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver preventative care, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of problems affecting the lower limb. You will be taught about anatomy, physiology and pathology, and how the body reacts to illness and injury but always with a special focus on foot and lower limb problems. One of the distinctive features of this course is the vast amount of practical experience it gives you. Under supervision, you'll start seeing patients at the start of the second term of your first year in our on-site Clinical Education Centre. You will also undertake clinical placements within National Health Service clinics across London and the east of England, beginning towards the end of your first year. Applicants are required to complete an enhanced occupational health assessment to ensure that you are occupationally fit to work in the health and social care setting and complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check. Please see entry requirements or more details. Please note: This course has mandatory placements within the NHS where you will come in contact with high risk and vulnerable patients and you are therefore strongly advised to ensure you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to starting the course.


Year 1: Podiatric Practice 1 (Core), Podiatric Anatomy and Physiology 1 (Core), Podiatric Pathology (Core), Professional Practice (Mental Wealth) (Core), Practice based learning 1 (Core), Podiatric Anatomy and Physiology 2 (Core) Year 2: Podiatric Practice 2 (Core), Podiatric Pathology 2 (Core), Practice Based Learning 2 (Core), Research Methods (Core), Podiatric Pharmacology (Core), Musculoskeletal Podiatry (Core) Year 3: Research Governance and Leadership (Core), Practice-Based Learning 3 (Core), Podiatric Practice 3 (Core), Complex Patients 1 (Core), Complex Patients 2 (Core), Practice Based Learning 4 (Core) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

The module assessments have been designed to be inclusive and enable you to demonstrate the learning outcomes for each module and cumulatively the overall programme learning outcomes. A wide variety of assessment strategies will be used in order to promote your learning, including practical OSCEs, vivas, coursework, online assessments and presentations. As this is a professional clinical course, the emphasis is on face-face assessments. Year 1: Coursework 67%; Practical / oral exam 33% Year 2: Clinical Placement 17%; Coursework 33%; Written exam 28%; Practical / oral exam 22% Year 3: Clinical Placement 33%; Coursework 30%; Practical / oral exam 37% You'll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days.

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or https://uel.ac.uk/about/contact-us

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Institutions Own Test (IOT)

All applicants will be required to pass a literacy and numeracy test as part of the selection process.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14820 Year 1
International £14820 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Podiatry at University of East London - UCAS