Master of Chiropractic (with optional Foundation Year) at AECC University College - UCAS

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Course summary

  • Please note: from September 2024 you can choose to study the Foundation Year in either our Bournemouth or London location.* Year 1 is only delivered in Bournemouth for September 2024 entry.
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 50,000 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. During your study you’ll also make use of our specialised clinical imaging facilities, and come face to face with real human anatomy at our dedicated prosection facility. There are practical classes and lab sessions where you can learn and practice your diagnostic and therapeutic skills with our tutors on hand to help. Your study will be split between lectures, labs and classes along with directed and self-directed study and clinical observations. 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.


Year 0 (Foundation year subject to periodic review) Units: Introduction to Cellular and Tissue Physiology. Human Physiology. Reflective Work-based Learning. Introduction to Clinical Healthcare. Introduction to Health Research. Academic Skills for Higher Education. Foundations in Chiropractic Year 1 Units: Clinical Chiropractic I. Evidence Based Clinical Reasoning I. Professionalism & Psychology. Human Structure and Function I. Human Structure and Function II. Public Health & Health Promotion Year 2 Units: Clinical Chiropractic II. Evidence Based Clinical Reasoning II. Diagnosis I. Diagnosis II. Human Structure and Function III. Human Dysfunction. Year 3 Units: Clinical Management I. Clinical Management II. Auxiliary Therapeutics. Special Populations. Medical Imaging and Radiology. Interprofessional & Collaborative Practice 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 Practice and Placement. Marketing and Small Business (optional unit)*. Professionalism & Social Responsibility. Clinical Research Methods. Research Placement (optional unit)*. *Students must take one of the optional units

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Sufficient mapping to previous years will be assessed by the course leader.

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (C) including English and Maths. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2 in Communication and Application of Number can be accepted in place of English and Maths GCSE. For mature or non-traditional applicants consideration will be given to individual circumstances.

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

You will be required to complete an occupational health check prior to the start of the course.


Small group Interviews will be held online (teams)

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall (with no less than 5.5 in each component) TOEFL (IBT) 79 overall with a minimum score of 17 in writing and listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) 169 overall with a minimum score of 162 in each component Pearson PTE (Academic) 54 overall with a minimum score of 51 in each component Language Cert International ESOL 144 overall with a minimum score of 32 in each section (B2 level)

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16560* Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £16560* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

New students are required to undertake an Enhanced DBS (criminal convictions check/national police check) and an occupational health check, these costs are covered by the student
Master of Chiropractic (with optional Foundation Year) at AECC University College - UCAS