British College of Osteopathic Medicine

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Osteopathy BSc (Modified Attendance)

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Course summary

The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) is internationally renowned for its uniquely holistic approach to osteopathic education and patient care. BCOM is the perfect place to train to be an osteopath, with its on-site teaching clinic and its fantastic location in London, opposite Finchley Road tube station. The BSc (Hons) Osteopathy is a four year full-time modified attendance degree combining online learning and face to face teaching for those students who want to combine studying with working or managing family life. This modified attendance course will run two evenings a week (6-9pm) and one Saturday a month (9am-5.30pm), with additional hours needed for clinical hours, optional tutorials and self-directed study. Upon successful completion of this University of Plymouth validated degree, graduates can register with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and launch straight into a career as a practising osteopath. The curriculum involves problem-based learning, case-based scenarios and research over four years. Students will attend the teaching clinic located at BCOM, alongside practical skills classes, lectures and tutorials. Students spend 1000 hours in the teaching clinic, equipping them with the skills needed to be an excellent practitioner. Students will develop key business skills and research experience, enabling them to work in established clinics or to build their own practices after graduating. BCOM graduates have pursued successful careers working with athletes, corporate consultancy, university-level teaching, working with animals and medical research. BCOM is noted for its warm and friendly atmosphere. The supportive atmosphere between students and staff is exceptional, providing a close-knit support network for all. BCOM is located opposite Finchley Road tube station in London (accessed via the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines and also via Finchley Road & Frognal overground station). It is situated in Hampstead, close to the amazing Camden Town as well as Hampstead Heath, Regents Park and Wembley Stadium. For more information on syllabus, entry requirements and how to apply visit

Course details


Year 1: - Technique Practice 1: Fundamentals & Bio-mechanics - Professionalism & Clinical Integration 1 - Anatomy 1 (includes neurology) - Anatomy 2 (includes neurology) - Physiology Year 2: - Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing - Clinical Diagnosis, Pathology & Pharmacology - Technique Practice 2: Functional Applications - Clinical Methods - Musculo-skeletal Diagnosis Year 3: - Functional Nutrition - Clinical Practice 1 - Paediatrics - Technique Practice 3: Applied Treatment Year 4: - Research Project - Clinical Practice 2 - Advanced Skills in Practice - Psychology

Assessment method

The programme utilises a range of assessments. The assessments are designed to be stimulating and challenging, stretching the students' knowledge and practical skills. Assessments include essays, presentations, group work, reflective accounts, ISCE and clinical assessments either as individual students or group work.

Professional bodies

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

  • General Osteopathic Council

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are currently unable to consider applications for this course from international students requiring a study visa.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The Admissions Team considers applications on an individual basis taking into account a wide range of qualifications and educational experience. If your course is not listed please contact our Admissions Team to see if you qualify for entry. All applicants for the degree course are made through UCAS and applicants are encouraged to submit their application by mid-January, though BCOM do accept applications throughout the annual UCAS cycle (subject to availability).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Applicants are requested to submit a Health Statement prior to interview, please visit our website for further details. Completion of a health questionnaire and health check will be required prior to enrolment to identify and support any additional needs.


The interview forms an integral part of the selection process. Applicants who are unable to attend in person will be offered Skype interviews. Where possible, applicants are informed at the time of their interview if they have achieved a place on the course. Offers are subject to applicants providing a completed Confidential Criminal Record Self Declaration form and DBS clearance.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7700 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7700 Year 1
Scotland £7700 Year 1
Wales £7700 Year 1
Channel Islands £7700 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Year 2: £7,700 Year 3: £6,160 Year 4: £6,160

Provider information

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British College of Osteopathic Medicine
6 Netherhall Gardens

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020 7435 6464

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Additional information

We currently have vacancies on the Master of Osteopathy course or the BSc modified attendance course.

Course contact details

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020 7435 6464

Osteopathy BSc (Modified Attendance) at British College of Osteopathic Medicine - UCAS