Entry Requirements (MVetChiro)

Entry Requirements

Candidates should normally possess either:

A Levels: a minimum of CCC in 3 subjects to include 2 science subjects; Biology plus any other science including Chemistry, Psychology, Physical Education, Mathematics or Physics.

OR candidates may possess an Access to HE Diploma through successful completion of the Access Diploma in Health (College of Health) or equivalent.

OR Candidates with BTEC Extended Diploma, minimum of Merit Merit Merit (MMM) in a related pathway, including BTEC Animal Science or BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science

Students who do not meet the academic requirement through formal education are urged to submit an application for consideration; advice will always be given to enable students to gain the necessary qualification they may lack.

Candidates may be accepted under special provision if they fail to meet the specified entry requirements provided that they have suitable alternative science based qualifications. Other qualifications will also be taken into consideration under the APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning) system. In addition to having some knowledge of basic science, candidates should have experienced a chiropractic treatment and seen the treatment applied to an animal. The College reserves the right to request candidates to sit an entrance examination.

The four-year MVetChiro programme is aimed at students who already have some work and life experience as well as those completing college education. Students therefore may be older than the average Higher Education entrant and may be undergoing a career or life change. A wide range of backgrounds and academic experience is represented in any student group.  A commitment to the profession is seen as of equal value as the ability to work at an academic level, though all students will be required to submit work at degree level.

All Applications for the Master’s programmes should be made online through UCAS.  Applications may be submitted at any time, and interviews are normally held periodically throughout the year.  Candidates called for interview are assessed by a panel for their sense of vocation, motivation and qualities of determination and aspiration.

All students are expected to have the facility and the ability to study at home and will be required to purchase certain equipment and textbooks within the duration of the programme.  Access to a PC and the Internet is compulsory, as it becomes progressively an essential tool to facilitate learning. Students are strongly recommended to hold a full driving licence and have access to a car by year three of the programme as travelling to practical venues will be required.