Entry Requirements

The minimum age of entry is 18 years and candidates should normally possess passes in five GCSE subjects including English and a maths subject. They should also hold three ‘A’ level passes each at Grade C or above, two of which should normally be in science subjects, particularly biological science.  Also acceptable qualifications is the UCHE Foundation Programme in Health.  You may also qualify with  a relevant higher qualification. 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. The College reserves the right to request candidates to sit an entrance examination.

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.  An Access programme is available that may be appropriate for some candidates.

The five-year MChiro programme is aimed at students who already have some work and life experience. Students therefore tend to be older than the average Higher Education entrant and are frequently 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 Masters 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 throughout the duration of the programme.  Access to a PC and the Internet is compulsory, as it becomes progressively an essential tool to facilitate learning.

For applicants who do not speak English as their first language a score of 6.0 in the IELTS is required (with no unit less than 5.5 in the IELTS examination in each element) or demonstrate equivalence, including UCHE Academic English for Higher Education (Advanced) or a completed undergraduate programme taught in English.


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