Podiatry at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

A podiatrist is an allied healthcare professional who specialises in assessing and treating the lower limb and foot, preventing foot conditions from deteriorating, and enabling better health. Helping to keep the population mobile, podiatrists are always in demand; this degree covers everything from health rehabilitation to musculoskeletal care and anaesthesia, and it can be a great route into what can prove a fulfilling career choice where you can make a difference in people’s lives. As well as attending seminars and lectures, you’ll be taught by industry experts in our on-campus podiatry clinic; using specialist gait analysis equipment, and developing skills in our orthotics laboratory, you’ll gain hands-on experience to give you a unique insight into the world of foot health. Why Study Podiatry BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? Podiatry provides flexibility following your studies to work in various settings, including the NHS, private practice, and from your own clinic. Alternatively, you may continue onto postgraduate study and enrol onto one of our Master’s courses – such as podiatric surgery. This gives you the qualification needed to potentially pursue a career as a foot surgeon. You’ll study from a new, state-of-the-art building – our Daphne Steele Building – set to open in 2024 on the site of the National Health Innovation campus. The building will feature a state-of-the-art public-facing podiatry clinic. On the course, you’ll develop essential skills needed to be a podiatrist. You’ll gain hands-on during your placement, supported by our clinical lecturing team, who will be on hand to provide help and advice, both on campus and while you are on placement. You’ll also discover how to undertake minor surgical procedures using local anaesthetics, as well as attain a prescription-only medicines annotation. Professional Bodies This course is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Royal College of Podiatry. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area. Not quite ready to start Podiatry BSc(Hons)? Successful completion of our Health Foundation Pathway will equip you with the foundation knowledge to study Podiatry.


This is a common first year and comprises: • Clinical Podiatry 1 • Lower Limb Structure and Function • Medicine 1 • Podiatric Theory 1 • Professional Development and Research 1. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

Teaching and learning are delivered through seminars, group work, practical experience, lectures, staff or student lead tutorials, case-based tutorials, virtual learning, role play, clinical practice, reflection, and placement. Within this, in-house treatment of patients in the podiatry clinic and hands-on placements within a practice setting is incorporated. Where possible, patients with a history of podiatry conditions support your learning by sharing their experiences. You'll be assessed through a range of methods, including coursework, practice-based assessment, and exams. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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

NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma/Level 3 Extended Diploma at grade B or above. In addition you must have GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, or equivalent Ofqual regulated qualification. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Health Foundation Pathway leading to a BSc(Hons) Degree - https://courses.hud.ac.uk/full-time/undergraduate/health-foundation-pathway-leading-to-a-bsc-hons-degree * You need to demonstrate an understanding of the profession. * Applicants with a minimum of 2 years' experience working as a Podiatry Assistant, Foot Care Assistant or Foot Health Practitioner, who have also completed an appropriately recognised course as part of their qualifications will be considered for interview. * Offers will be subject to an interview and references. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record. * You also need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health clearances prior to registration. We arrange these as part of the application process. You'll be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination. We will request an Overseas Police Check if you have lived in a country outside of the UK for 6 months or more (whether continuously or in total) in the last 10 years before applying to us and whilst aged 18 or over. * You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course (https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/apl/). * If you have alternative qualifications you may wish to contact us for advice before applying. Placement providers for this course may require you to have received a number of vaccinations, unless medically exempt, and provide evidence of these. As a student on a course with a clinical or healthcare placement, we strongly recommend that you complete any courses of vaccinations required under current guidelines for your future profession. Failure to do so may result in your inability to undertake a placement in certain clinical settings, therefore impacting upon your academic progression, and may result in academic failure of your course. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements. Please note places are limited and attainment of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview or offer. You must include details of any previous study.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.


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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £18700 Year 1
International £18700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/ NHS Funding Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website - https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund

Podiatry at University of Huddersfield - UCAS