University of East London

University of East London

Musculoskeletal Practice for Podiatrists

This is a unique course, focusing on an increasingly sought-after aspect of podiatric care. We offer the only School of Podiatry in London, with superbly equipped teaching clinics and top-quality gait laboratories on its Stratford site. We�re making a major contribution to evidence-based rehabilitation through our work with the Human Motor Performance Research Group (HMPG). This brings together a multi-disciplinary team of clinical scientists with backgrounds in physiotherapy, podiatry, neuroscience, biomechanical research, sports science and sociology. Examples of our work include a major, eight-year research project on the impact of haemophilia on young children, led by Professor Wendy Drechsler in collaboration with the Canterbury and Kent Haemophilia Centre. The research has shown that young haemophiliac children with a history of ankle joint bleeding have smaller, weaker muscles and walk differently to healthy children. The work has had a direct impact on clinical evaluation and the delivery of services across the country.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.2 Honours degree in podiatry/podiatric medicine. IELTs 6.5 with 6.0 in all four components.

Course modules

Foundations in research (core); msk podiatry (core); gait balance and posture (core); clinical reasoning (option); assessment in podiatry (option); dissertation (core).

Assessment methods

Each taught module of the course will be assessed and the details of the assessment are outlined in the module specification and detailed on the modules Moodle site. All assessment is via course work, which has a maximum word count of 6,000, apart from the dissertation module, which requires a 14,000 word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stratford Campus Waltham Forest E15 4LZ South East

Key information

Applicant Relations Team
Telephone number: 
0208 223 3333