Podiatry - BSc (Hons)
This is a programme of integrated theoretical and clinical studies which is dependant on the completion of 1,000 clinical hours across levels 4, 5 and 6 of the programme. This requirement enables the new graduate to demonstrate that they have met the Standards of Proficiency necessary for registration with the Health Professions Council (HPC) – the UK regulator for the Health Professions. The programme was rated ‘excellent’ by the Higher Education Funding Council (Wales) – the highest rating the Funding Council can award
This is a course of integrated theoretical and clinical studies through which you will, upon graduation, become eligible for registration with the Health Professions Council (HPC) - the UK regulator for the Health Professions.
- Podiatric Medicine 1
- Musculoskeletal Studies 1
- Medical Sciences 1
- Professional Development 1
- Pre-clinical Practice
- Clinical Practice 1
- Podiatric Medicine 2
- Musculoskeletal Studies 2
- Medical Sciences 2
- Professional Development 2
- Clinical Practice 2
- Placement Practice 1
- Podiatric Surgery 1
- Podiatric Medicine 3
- Professional Development 3
- Clinical Practice 3
- Podiatric Surgery 2
- Placement Practice 2
- Research Project
Graduates are able to gain work in the public (NHS) and private sector (practice, industry, commerce). Currently newly qualified podiatrists have ample opportunities to gain employment with little or no delay following graduation
Applicants must have 5 GCSE passes at grades A-C to include English Language and preferably two Science subjects, a recent Enhanced DBS Disclosure check, Hepatitis B and tetanus vaccinations, and one of the following:
- 280 points from at least 2 A Levels / Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades CC, one to be in a Science subject
- QCF BTEC Diploma / Extended Diploma 280 points within a Science subject
- 280 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include a Science subject (C2 minimum grade considered)
- 280 points from the Welsh Baccalaureate to include grades CC at A Level or equivalent within a Science subject at grade C, Core considered as 3rd subject
- Pass Access with 45 credits at Level 3 within a Science subject to include 15 Merits, preferably in Biology
- Successful completion of Foundation with 65% at level 3 within a Science area
- Qualifications equivalent to the above
Or ‘Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences’
Applicants undertaking the IELTS qualification need to achieve with a score of 7.0
If your qualification isn't listed above, please refer to the UCAS website.
Entry onto this course is also subject to a satisfactory criminal records check. More details about criminal records procedures can be found at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/dbs.
If you do not meet the above entry requirements, the ‘Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences’ is available one year full-time and will provide you with a relevant qualification that can be considered for progression to the degree upon successful completion. Consideration would be given to any applicant who had achieved at least 65% from their final grade. For further information about the Foundation course, please click here.
Health Professions Council (HPC)
Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
UCAS Code(s): B985
School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences
Course Length: Three years full-time
Coursework assessment is used at all stages of the degree. This, together with examinations and a major project, contribute towards the end of the year results. The combined assessment of years two and three provide the degree classification.
Selection for this course is normally on the basis of an application form and, where required, a satisfactory meeting with the admissions’ tutor.
You will be expected:
a) To have observed podiatrists/chiropodists at work.
b) To agree to be immunised against Hepatitis B.
For information on additional costs relating to this programme please refer to www.uwic.ac.uk/additionalcosts