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COURSE TITLE Master of Science in Podiatry









Second Cycle

Level 7

6 Semesters

Part-time (by Research)


Cynthia Formosa

This programme of study is also offered on a full-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

This programme aims to stimulate graduates to continue their studies and increase the knowledge and skill level in the area of podiatry. The main aims of this programme are to develop in students:
• An in-depth understanding and advanced practical skills in a specialised area in podiatry
• The ability to adapt and apply research methodology in a particular research area
• Increased analytical and critical reflective capacity in the chosen specialised area of podiatry
• A skills base from which they can proceed to advanced professional employment or further their studies in podiatry at doctoral level.

Applicants interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Podiatry (by Research) are strongly advised to refer to the instructions available here.

A list of potential research topics and potential supervisors for academic year 2017/8 can be accessed here.

It is also advisable for applicants to submit a completed Expression of Interest form, which can be found here, by the end of June 2017.
LEARNING OUTCOMES At the end of the programme students will be able to:

• Apply acquired research skills and knowledge to their clinical practice
• Carry out a research project and produce results which are potentially publishable
• Communicate and interact with professionals in podiatric medicine and other disciplines
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY Completion of this postgraduate programme will provide professional development of podiatrists by enhancing advancement in knowledge and opening new areas of opportunities of specialisation in podiatry. At the end of this programme, students may further their studies in podiatry at doctoral level.
COURSE INTENDED FOR This programme is targeted towards all those who are in possession of a Bachelor's Degree (Hons) in Podiatry and who are State Registered. It will enable podiatrists to further their knowledge at a postgraduate level; keeping up-to-date with the latest developments will help them improve their career prospects in healthcare.
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:

(a) the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) obtained with at least Second Class (Honours) from the Faculty of Health Sciences in an area of study which should be directly related to the area in which the research is to be carried out or

(b) a Bachelor's degree obtained with at least a Second Class (Honours) in a discipline deemed by the Board as being closely related to the area of study in which the research is to be carried out or

(c) a qualification deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, to be equivalent to the qualifications listed in (a) and (b) above.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2017.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.



Last Updated: 1 September 2017
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

For applicable fees please check the link on the Finance Office webpage.
Opening Ceremony and Meetings for Freshers
Lectures for continuing day and evening courses are set to commence on Monday, 25th September 2017, whilst lectures for new students following day and evening courses will commence on Thursday, 5th October 2017. Details on the opening ceremony and compulsory meetings for freshers are available here
Courses to be Offered as from October 2017

A list of courses to be offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences, together with details on individual courses and links to further information on the procedure for application submission are available via the prospective students page.

Dates for interviews that will be held with applicants for limited number courses (in the event of over-subscription), as well as interviews to be held with applicants considered in terms of the ‘Adult Learner’ clause are available here.


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