AECC University College

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Silver

AECC University College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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Our hands-on undergraduate course has been designed to equip you with all the relevant theory, practical skills, and clinical experience that you'll need in order to become a competent chiropractor. That means from day one you’ll be building up clinical experience with real patient observations and case studies. In your final year of study you’ll be treating real patients under supervision in our large on-site teaching clinic which sees over 55,000 patients a year. Our full-time course is accredited by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and the European Council on Chiropractic Education. Visit our accreditation's page for full details. Be ready to get involved. The sooner you get into the clinic and start learning patient management methods like manipulation, soft tissue techniques and active rehabilitation, the more you will develop your practice. Being in a real life chiropractic environment will prepare you for your career, treating patients with musuloskeletal disorders and developing your practical skills, confidence and employability. The Master of Chiropractic degrees' integrated learning method will keep your brain active, learning multiple subjects at once with an emphasis on clinical application. With engaging lectures and tutorials on offer, you’ll be learning from some of the global leaders in the field. You’ll get access to our Virtual Learning Environment, which is full of interactive online learning opportunities such as videos, quizzes and self-study lessons to help you in your studies. Of course, there are also practical classes and lab sessions where you can learn and practice your diagnostic and therapeutic skills with our tutors who are always on hand to help.

Course details


Year 0 (Foundation year) Units: Human biology & physiology I; Human biology & physiology II; Introduction to chiropractic; Clinical problem solving; Transferable skills; Health concepts I. Year 1 Units: Clinical management I; Case-based learning I; Health concepts II; Human function & dysfunction I; Human structure I; Human structure II. Year 2 Units: Clinical management II; Case-based learning II; Clinical research methods; Diagnosis I; Human function & dysfunction II; Human structure III. Year 3 Units: Clinical management III; Clinical imaging; Diagnosis II; Diagnosis III; Research project; Clinical internship I. Students completing year 3 will also need to successfully complete the Clinic Entrance Qualifying Examination in order to progress into the final year of the programme. Year 4 Units: Clinical internship II; Marketing & small business management; Professional & ethical practice; Research informed practice

Assessment method


Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • European Council on Chiropractic Education
  • General Chiropractic Council

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB320
Institution code A65
Campus nameAECC University College
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

International applicants

To meet the minimum English Language requirements of the programme, applicants will need to achieve an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or above with no less than 5.5 in each section.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BCC Excluding general studies. For entry directly into year 1, we require grades ABB or above to include Biology/Human Biology and one other science subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM in a relevant subject. For entry directly into year 1, we require grades DDD or above in a relevant subject in addition to A-level Biology/Human Biology grade B or above.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 15 credits P: 15 credits in a relevant subject. For entry directly into year 1, we require at least 30 credits at Distinction with Distinctions in every Biology unit
Scottish Higher BBCCC For entry directly into year 1, we require grades AABBB or above to include Biology and one other science subject preferably at Advanced Higher level
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points with 15 or above at Higher Level. For entry directly into year 1, we require an overall grade of 34 to include Higher Level Biology at a grade of 5 or above and one other science subject at Higher Level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H4, H4 For entry directly into year 1, we require grades H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 or above to include Biology and one other science subject

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Our current interview format is being reviewed and may change for applicants wishing to apply for 2020 entry. This review will conclude by the end of May 2019 and any changes will be noted here and on our website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU and International fees have yet to be determined for 2021 entry. This will happen in November 2020 and we will update this page then.
Chiropractic at AECC University College - UCAS