Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Musculoskeletal Studies (Lower Limb)

This programme is intended for practitioners who are registered to the Health Professions Council and who are involved in the management of a range of conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower limb across a range of patient groups.

Entry requirements

Membership of a healthcare profession eligible for employment within the National Health Service in the UK, or the international equivalent; candidates must posses a minimum of 1 year post-graduation practice; musculoskeletal case load and provide evidence of CPD activities relating to musculoskeletal diagnosis and management.

Course modules

Modules include: year 1: critical appraisal; gait analysis; the pathological basis of musculoskeletal disorders; work based learning: musculoskeletal examination and diagnosis. Year 2: sports, biomechanics and injury / sports, biomechanics and injury management; introduction to injection therapy; musculoskeletal therapeutics: a work-based learning module; pharmacology for podiatrists; research methods. Year 3: research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on learning diaries; case studies; essays; presentations. To fulfil the requirements for the award of MSc, students must complete the dissertation module which involves writing a publication-style article reporting a substantial research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 450 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years
PgDip Part-time £ 440 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years
PgCert Part-time £ 440 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Llandaff Campus Cardiff CF5 2YB Wales

Key information

Student Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
029 2041 6044