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Podiatric Surgery, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #91 (QS) ,
This Doctor of Podiatric Surgery at The University of Western Australia provides theoretical and clinical knowledge in podiatric surgery to an advanced level. Graduates are eligible for registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia as a podiatric surgeon.


Topics in this Doctor of Podiatric Surgery at The University of Western Australia include biostatistics, research methodology, advanced podiatric medicine, theoretical and practical aspects of elective foot surgery and/or management of the high-risk foot, and patient-oriented research, including ethics and communication of research, resulting in a dissertation.

Career Pathways

It is anticipated graduates will be eligible for registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia as a podiatric surgeon.Graduates will be eligible to work in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Career Opportunities

  • Podiatrist


The Doctor of Clinical Podiatry is recognised by the Podiatry Board of Australia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Coursework international applications are available anytime, two years prior to your intended commencement date.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study

    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Advanced Podiatric Medicine
  • Advanced Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatric Medicine Practicum
  • Podiatric Surgery Practicum
  • Biostatistics 
  • Internal Clinical Podiatry Practicum

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have:

  •  a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


  •  at least one year of relevant professional experience.

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    54400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54400 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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