Objectives and competences

This master's degree provides professional and research training, therefore students acquire a framework for their specialization, and are introduced to developing their scientific and research skills, in order to fully develop their podiatric competences.
At the end of the master's degree, the professional podiatrist has acquired the necessary skills to carry out a surgical treatment plan, according to the pathology and specificities of each patient.

Basic information

TypeMaster's degree
Faculty or schoolPodiatry Training and Research Section
Branch of knowledge
  • Physiotherapy, podiatry, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, optics and optometry, and speech therapy
Mode of delivery
  • Blended learning
Number of places available20
Length of course1 academic year
Approximate price per credit27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2023-2024
Course detailsIndicators
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Open enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesYes
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualificationNo
Bridging coursesNo

Objectives and competences


- Expand and deepen the knowledge and skills needed to perform and execute a podiatric surgical treatment plan.

- Acquire competences for designing and implementing applied research projects in the area of podiatric surgery.


Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Access requirements and conditions

General requirements
In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, students wishing to be admitted to a university master's degree must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • Official Spanish university degree.

  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.

  • A qualification issued by an institution outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, applicants must request homologation of the degree to its equivalent official Spanish university qualification or obtain express approval from the University of Barcelona, which will conduct a study of equivalence to ensure that the degree is of a comparable level to an official Spanish university qualification and that it grants access to university master's degree study in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.



10 May'11 July 2024.

Notification of resolutions: from 19 July.


  • Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
  • Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.

Required documentation

  • Pre-enrolment application.
  • Photocopy of degree certificate or equivalent qualification. In case of admission, foreign degrees that require so should be translated and authenticated through diplomatic channels before completing the enrolment.
  • Other specific documentation related to the selection criteria.

Selection criteria



As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned

Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Compulsory 20
Optional 30
Compulsory placements
Compulsory final project 10

List of subjects

Subject Type Language Credits
Specialization: Integral Podiatric Surgery
Activity and Management in the Surgery Block Optional 2.5
Alternative Therapies in Podiatric Surgery Optional 2.5
Arthroscopic Surgery of the Foot Optional 2.5
Basic Life Support Optional 2.5
Biomechanics of the Lower Limb Optional 2.5
Clinical Practice Compulsory 5
Complications of Foot Surgery Optional 2.5
Final Project Compulsory 10
Foot Dissection Techniques I Optional 2.5
Foot Dissection Techniques II Optional 2.5
Lower Limb Trauma Optional 2.5
Physiotherapy Treatment of Surgical Patients Optional 2.5
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot Optional 2.5
Podiatric Surgery Compulsory 5
Postoperative Podiatric Orthopedics Optional 2.5
Pre- and Postoperative Pharmacological Therapy Optional 2.5
Preoperative Patient Evaluation Optional 2.5
Processes of Spoken and Written Communication Optional 2.5
Psychological Strategies in Patient Management Optional 2.5
Research Methodology Compulsory 5
Surgical Anatomy of the Foot Optional 2.5
Surgical Binding of the Foot Optional 2.5
Surgical Techniques performed on Cadavers Compulsory 5
Suturing Techniques Optional 2.5
Systemic Disorders Affecting the Lower Limb Optional 2.5

Previous years


Placements in a company or another type of organization are an integral part of university studies, providing first-hand experience of working methodologies in students' chosen professional fields. They offer invaluable practical experience for the transition into work after graduation.

Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment. They are therefore included in the academic record.  There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 750 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.

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