24 months
11100 GBP/year
9700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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This full-time undergraduate Osteopathy (pre-registration) programme at British School of Osteopathy for qualified chiropractors, sports therapists physiotherapists and medical practitioners is a two-year pre-qualifying course designed to give these practitioners the opportunity to achieve the required competence profile for autonomous osteopathic practice.


Key course features

  • This Osteopathy (pre-registration) programme at British School of Osteopathy is designed to give you the opportunity to achieve the required competence profile for autonomous osteopathic practice whilst further developing your pre-existing knowledge and skills in the area of musculoskeletal care. 
  • You will be exposed to a student centred learning environment to promote the critical acquisition, development and integration of clinical knowledge and osteopathic evaluative and treatment skills, within the context of your pre-existing clinical knowledge, skills, professional values and norms.
  • This is underpinned by a critical understanding of osteopathic philosophy and principles. Newly acquired professional capabilities will be developed and consolidated in a supervised student centred clinical education setting.
  • You will build upon your knowledge of human structure and function by further developing an integrated knowledge of the inter-relationship between structure, function and dysfunction in clinical presentations and integrated osteopathic care.
  • The course will build upon your knowledge and skills of evidence based practice and research to complete a small scale research project.
  • The course will also build upon your existing skills in patient care to further refine and develop your capabilities in areas such as diagnostic palpation and manual therapeutic techniques within an osteopathic context.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • soft-tissue techniques
  • joint manipulation
  • joint mobilisation
  • exercise rehabilitation
  • general healthcare advice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Suitable academic qualification (honours degree in physiotherapy or equivalent, honours degree in chiropractic or equivalent, honours degree in sports therapy or equivalent or equivalent overseas qualifications, or a degree in medicine).
  • Applicants with an honours degree in sports therapy or equivalent overseas qualification should normally have achieved a minimum high 2:1 (or equivalent). In addition, they should have a good A-level or equivalent profile.
  • Submission of a completed application form. Pre-selected applicants will then be invited to an Interview and Practical Skills Assessment (see below). 
  • Successful completion of an Interview and Practical Skills Assessment, using an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) format.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11100 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9700 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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