Osteopathy, Bachelor

Osteopathy, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
This undergraduate programme leads to the Integrated Masters Degree in Osteopathy.  It is aimed at those wishing to practice as osteopaths in the UK and, to a limited extent, overseas.


Osteopathy is a primary healthcare system that aims to balance the body through thorough assessment and evaluation, followed by manual therapeutic techniques and lifestyle management.

Our Integrated Master's Degree in Osteopathy is a four-year full-time programme, that provides a solid grounding in the clinical sciences, integrated with 1200+ clinical hours of real patient time, whilst also developing your skills in reflective practice and professional development.

Professional development

Successful graduates are eligible for registration with the General Osteopathic Council.

The programme is ideal for those who wish to attain a professional healthcare qualification, which focuses on total body wellness. It often suits those with an interest in sports medicine, the care of children or even manual therapy for animals (although the latter does require a postgraduate extension).

Teaching our students a broad range of osteopathic principals and techniques allows them to become well-rounded osteopathic practitioners. We also teach business and professional development throughout the programme, to ensure all our students are ready for life in professional practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The practical element of the programme, alongside its academic content, results in a relatively high number of contact hours (3-4 days per week). In the first two years the student prepares for entry into the School's teaching clinic, with comprehensive coverage of human anatomy, physiology, pathology and orthopaedics, patient handling skills, osteopathic principles & philosophy and osteopathic techniques. Supplementing this are: 

  • Osteopathic physical examination 
  • Medical imaging
  • Clinical neurology
  • Biomechanics 
  • Basic pharmacology
  • Case history taking
  • Basic elements of differential diagnosis
  • Research method and critical thinking.  

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12100 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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