What will I learn?

Why this course?

The postgraduate courses offered are modular and intended for off-campus delivery. The courses can lead to an award of an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.

These have been designed for professionals already working in prosthetics, orthotics, healthcare, medicine or associated disciplines. They're offered by distance learning allowing you to study at your own pace, at times and places that are convenient for you.

Rehabilitation Studies

  • Prosthetic Rehabilitation Studies (for prosthetistsand/or orthotists only)
  • Orthotic Rehabilitation Studies (for prosthetists and/or orthotists only)
  • Prosthetic & Orthotic Rehabilitation Studies (must already be qualified in prosthetics AND orthotics)

What you'll study

You'll select courses from the range of instructional classes available. The choice will depend on your initial qualifications.


You must obtain a total of 180 credits which includes 120 credits from a selection of compulsory, optional and restricted modules and 60 credits from a final project to be awarded an MSc in:

  • Rehabilitation Studies
  • Prosthetic Rehabilitation Studies
  • Orthotic Rehabilitation Studies
  • Prosthetic & Orthotic Rehabilitation Studies.


All classes will be assessed by coursework in which you must perform satisfactorily. If you do not show satisfactory progress you may, on the advice of either the Course Co-ordinating Committee or the Board of Examiners, be permitted to transfer your registration to the Postgraduate Diploma or the Postgraduate Certificate.

You’ll only be allowed one attempt to pass each exam. However, the Board of Examiners may, in special circumstances, allow you one further attempt.

Which department am I in?

Biomedical Engineering

Study options

Online/Distance (36 months)

Tuition fees
£3,900.00 (US$ 5,072) per year
The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Applications are made directly to Strathclyde for postgraduate study.

For international students

Minimum upper second-class Honours degree from an approved university or an acceptable academic or professional qualification. IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no individual band less than 5.5).

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About this uni

With more than 23,000 students from over 100 countries, Strathclyde University is a vibrant and welcoming place for students from all backgrounds.

  • The university Careers Service was voted UK Top 4 by students
  • To ensure a safe environment, there are over 90 security staff
  • 94% of graduates are in work or further study
  • More than 200 clubs and societies, and 50 fitness clubs