Senior Lecturer in Podiatry
Faculty of Health, Education and SocietyDiscover
3 years full-time
Fees UK 24/25:
Full Time: £9,250
Fees International 24/25:
Full Time: £16,200
For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:
Our BSc Podiatry degree aims to produce graduates who are fit for practice within the NHS or private sectors within the UK and overseas. You will benefit from clinical placement and education at our Podiatry Clinic adjacent to Northampton General Hospital. The clinic is equipped with the latest technology. For further information about the course, including a virtual tour of our Podiatry Clinic, please visit our Podiatry page.
On successful completion of the podiatry 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.
Upon completion of the BSc Podiatry course you will be equipped to establish and run your own clinical practice and will have a wide variety of work opportunities both in the UK and overseas.
Our Podiatry course comprises theory and clinical studies modules. At the end of stage one you will undertake a local placement which is preceded by pre-clinical studies. During the second stage you will undertake orthopaedic and physical medicine clinics in-house as well as completing local and national placements. During the final stage you will have the opportunity to practice at several specialist clinics which include at risk, sports and paediatrics. You will be trained to undertake selected procedures under local anaesthesia. At the final stage of the podiatry degree you may have the opportunity to attend to injuries at the London Marathon under the guidance of academic staff.
The Podiatry degree at the University of Northampton aims to develop your skills through clinical activity and rigorous academic content, this combination will help to transform you into the highest quality practitioner.
If you were once a registered allied health professional but took a career break and are looking for more information about financial, clinical and academic support available to return to practice visit the Health Education England site.
Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 23/24. The modules relating to the academic year 24/25 will be available from June 2024.
All applicants for the Podiatry BSc must have:
Standard entry requirements apply for the podiatry degree but a typical offer would be:
You will also need to have completed some work or volunteering experience within the Podiatry Field. If you do not have this experience you may be asked to gain experience and, as evidence, provide a written reflective account which is to be signed by the facilitator.
You also need one of the following qualifications:
All offers of a place on the programme will be made to applicants after completion of successful interviews, and will be conditional subject to:
For more information on how to make an application for podiatry courses, please visit our How to Apply page.
If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.
All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
After applying via UCAS and meeting the entry requirements, you will be invited to an online interview and will be interviewed individually by a Podiatry academic.
You will receive further information and the interview preparation instructions from us by email before your interview. If you have any questions, please email Paul Fletcher, Podiatry academic, at: Paul.Fletcher@northampton.ac.uk
As part of your interview preparation, you can research into the role of a Podiatrist and podiatry profession. You may want to look at:
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 24/25 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
Fees quoted for the podiatry degree relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
Financial contribution towards your travel, and expenses in relation to your practice learning opportunities, may be available to you from the NHS Learning Support Fund. Details, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the NHS website.
For more information about possible funding options, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.
At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.
If you join our full-time Podiatry degree at Northampton, you will receive a laptop when your course begins*. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.
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. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.
* UK fee payers only (see Terms and Conditions for further details)
Assessment methods used on the BSc Podiatry include coursework and examinations.
You will benefit from clinical placement and education at our Podiatry Clinic allowing you to put your skills into practice and gain valuable experience.
We run busy clinics which include sports, paediatrics, at risk, orthopaedic, physical medicine, general and nail surgery.
Our Podiatry 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.
An insight into the diverse range of job opportunities may be shown by where our graduates and staff team have worked in National Health Service, podiatric surgical consultancies, multidisciplinary diabetic clinics (NHS), orthopaedic triage (NHS), podiatric day case surgery teams, private practice UK/overseas, sports medicine practice, teaching and research, industry, mechanical therapy laboratories, treating diabetes in European communities, treating leprosy patients in India, HMS Prisons, paediatric podiatry and forensic podiatry.
Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.
Successful completion of this course could lead on to one of our postgraduate programmes: MSc Public Health, MSc Advancing Practice, Doctor of Professional Practice in Health and Social Care
At the University of Northampton, we offer a range of short courses and continuing professional development (CPD) programmes. These will enable you to learn new skills, progress into specialisms or take on new responsibilities.
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