Entry Requirements

Direct Entry Requirements

The programme is open to applicants meeting one of the following criteria:

The holding of a professional qualification in Chiropractic or Physiotherapy, which would qualify the holder for registration with the General Chiropractic Council or Health Professions Council as appropriate.

Or

A member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Or

The holding of an honours degree in Animal Health or Equine Science or other University-level degrees where the Programme Leader is satisfied that the animal experience of the applicant is sufficient to successfully complete the programme.

Students who do not hold formal academic qualifications may apply for this course under the Assessment of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) system.

An IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent.

All students must satisfy the interviewers of their aptitude for animal work.

All students must provide evidence of an up-to-date tetanus vaccination and provide adequate personal liability insurance.

Those applicants who do not hold a professional qualification in Chiropractic or Physiotherapy must successfully complete the College’s Graduate Certificate in Animal Therapy.

The purpose of this programme is to ensure that all entrants to the MSc have the requisite knowledge of science, research, professionalism and manipulation skills on entry to ensure successful completion of the main programme.

Those applicants who hold a professional qualification in Chiropractic or Physiotherapy are exempt from all elements of the College’s Graduate Certificate in Animal Therapy, except for the module on safe handling of animals.  All applicants for the MSc must complete the examination for this module, and some applicants may be required to complete the module itself.