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Become a registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council. This four-year integrated Masters degree is designed for undergraduate entry, enabling you to become an accredited practising Osteopath. Understand what keeps a body healthy and what happens in states of disease, learning to diagnose and treat not only the site of pain, but the whole person with your expert skill as an Osteopath.
Three A-levels at grades BBC or above including Biology or a related subject.
Or BTEC triple grades DMM or above (with at least 6 specialist units in Biology and Science or a combination of BTEC Level 3 grades).
Or Access 30-42 with minimum 18D.
And GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or grade C or above
Applicants with other qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis. An interview is required.
UCAS points 112
UCAS code 24M4
Duration 4 years full-time or 6 years part-timeHow to apply for this course
Osteopathy is system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. Osteopaths focus on total body health and work with the structure and function of the body to affect the musculoskeletal framework. The principle is based on the well-being of an individual depending on the integrated function of all the body’s components.
Following your comprehensive training, you will have a deep understanding about the anatomy of the body from how muscles, joints and bones work, and a comprehensive understanding of physiology, neurology and pathology. This helps you understand what keeps a body healthy and what happens in states of disease, you will be qualified and able to assess, diagnose and treat not only the site of pain, but the whole person with your expert skill set.
All osteopaths in the UK are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council. Osteopathy is a statutorily regulated profession and only graduates that hold a qualification like our Osteopathic Medicine degree from an institute recognised by the General Osteopathic Council, like Marjon, are permitted by law to practise as an Osteopath. Subject to a disclosure and barring check on completion of our four year integrated Master's Osteopathic Medicine you will qualify as a registered Osteopath. We are the only university in the South West to offer an Osteopathic Master's course which is fully accredited by the General Osteopathic Council.
During the Master's Osteopathic Medicine you will engage in over 1000 hours of clinical practice and observation this will take place in our state of the art sports centre that houses out Osteopathy Clinic. The majority of these hours will take place in years three and four when you will be treating patients under the supervision of our expert tutors who are there to help, support and educate you in the clinical environment. This is the time to put in to practice all the skills, technique, knowledge you have gained over the previous two years and develop yourself as an Osteopath.
Accredited by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)
Incredible multidisciplinary teaching team including osteopaths, physiotherapists, psychologists, physiologists, and bio-scientists
Conduct your Master's project in our state-of-the-art biomechanics, physiology or strength and conditioning labs with expert support from the teaching team
Full university experience at a fantastic campus with on-site accommodation
Innovative small business management module readies you for the non-clinical side of private practice.
The only university in the South West offering Osteopathy
“I really enjoy the practical elements of the course which are giving me invaluable experience. The support from tutors is outstanding and help is always available. The on-site clinic has provided me with a safe but professional environment to learn and progress in.”
“The practical application of osteopathic techniques in the third year has brought the whole course together. My knowledge has grown significantly on this course, alongside my confidence. Seeing positive patient outcomes in the clinic makes it all worthwhile.”
“ There are opportunities for students to access an extensive range of specialist industry standard resources and facilities, especially in the areas of sports and rehabilitative therapy... An extensive array of physiological and rehabilitative facilities exist within the faculty…[and] will allow Osteopathy students to experience a wide range of approaches to treatments in sports and health sciences. ”
On completion of M.Ost. Master of Osteopathic Medicine you'll be able to register as an Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council. Osteopathy is a statutorily regulated profession in the United Kingdom.
Osteopathy is a rewarding patient centred career that focuses on the whole patient. The career pathway is primarily private practice with many Osteopaths running their own clinics there is an increasing provision of osteopathy with in the NHS including GP practices and community health centres.
“ In our first year we’re learning about lumbar and lower limb anatomy; how the nervous system works; biomechanics; and we’re also learning academic research skills. In the second year we’ll learn about thoracic and upper limb biomechanics and gain more clinical practice. The third year is a lot more clinical practice and, among other things, we’ll learn business skills so we know how to market ourselves and possibly start up our own business. ”
Fees UK students: £9,250 per annum
Fees for International students: £12,000 per annum
Includes a mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions. You will be taught by a multidisciplinary teaching team, who pull strength and knowledge from varied backgrounds and professional roles.
A wide range of assessments including essays, practical exams, written exams, competency exams with real patients and presentations.
John is a qualified Osteopath and is a qualified Acupuncturist, Sonographer, Nutritionist, strength and conditioning coach and advanced rehabilitation specialist. Following severe damage to axillary nerves in his shoulders John developed Actively Intelligent Rehabilitation (AIR), a complete health care system that considers the patient's nutritional needs, physical rehabilitation needs, acute and chronic pain management and strength and reconditioning needs as part of their treatment plan.View full profile
Sherrie is a Chartered Physiotherapist and a member of the Acucpuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP). She is an experienced lecturer and has held various positions as senior physiotherapist in the NHS, specialising in pulmonary rehabilitation, acute care and early orthopedic rehabilitation in the community. Her research interest is musculoskeletal injury management and exercise prescription for chronic disease groups.
John is an exercise specialist with an interest in lifestyle behaviour change and health services evaluation. He holds an MSc in Preventive Cardiology and REPS accredited qualifications in exercise referral and cardiac rehabilitation.
Stephanie is a qualified Osteopath who supports a varied patient base; her areas of expertise include technique, physiology, pharmacology of common drugs, a best practice approach to treating babies and woman’s health.
Osteopathy LecturerView profile
Kieron is a qualified Osteopath who has worked in established clinics across the country as well as running his own successful clinic; he has special interests in biomechanics and working with patients with chronic pain.
Senior LecturerView profile
Joe has 20 years experience within the area of health and exercise physiology and researches health care interventions, physiology and metabolism. He previously worked as an Occupational Physiologist and Researcher for the UK Ministry of Defence and the Netherlands National Research Office.
Senior LecturerView profile
Alister teaches psychology and its applications to sport, exercise, and health. His main research interest is how psychological interventions can be used to improve the performances of people who participate in endurance events, such as middle- and long-distance running, cycling, swimming, and triathlon events.
Guest lecturer - OsteopathyView profile
Charles is a practising Osteopath and has drwan on his extensive experience to advise the General Osteopathic Council and Institute of Osteopathy on matters related to osteopathic provision within the NHS.
Gary is an Honorary Associate Professor for the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust where he conducts research in back pain and nerve biomechanics. He is a practising chartered physiotherapist and brings a wealth of experience in musculoskeletal injury and diagnosis including diagnostic ultrasound imaging.