The Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) is a qualification that contributes directly to the enhancement of the global podiatric healthcare workforce. Suitable for both international and home students with existing qualifications in Podiatric Medicine or Surgery, the programme offers the opportunity for podiatric practitioners to undertake original research, with the aim of extending the forefront of podiatric medical and surgical theory. Candidates of the programme will be facilitated in developing a systematic acquisition and understanding of advanced clinical podiatric practice alongside the opportunity to conceptualise, design and implement podiatric research for the generation of new knowledge, clinical application or the illumination of podiatric professional practice, within contexts of complex ambiguity. Taught in the context of multi-disciplinary professional programmes, there will be the opportunity to become part of a wide community of practice in the University’s vibrant doctoral community. The practice of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery continues to progressively develop, with the profession becoming mature in its own right and distinct from many other allied healthcare or medical programmes. This programme offers the opportunity to gain a named award in the discipline of podiatric medicine via accessible taught and research modules.