Osteopathy at British College of Osteopathic Medicine - UCAS

Course summary

About the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) , partnered with the University of Plymouth, 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. At BCOM, you will find yourself at home in one of the most colourful and exciting cities in the world. Our spacious London campus is in North West London (NW3) with excellent transport links, making it easy for our students to experience all that London has to offer. We are close to the vibrant Camden Town as well as Regents Park and Wembley Stadium. Our campus is directly opposite Finchley Road tube station and only a 7-minute tube ride to Bond Street station, a popular shopping district. It is also near Finchley Road & Frognal rail station. About the Course 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 and one Saturday a month, 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. Assessment 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 (integrated standard clinical exam), and clinical assessments either as individual students or group work.Successful students graduate from BCOM with a BSc (Hons) Osteopathy from the University of Plymouth. For more information on syllabus, entry requirements and how to apply visit https://bcnogroup.ac.uk/bschons-osteopathy/


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.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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.

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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Year 2: £7,700 Year 3: £6,160 Year 4: £6,160
Osteopathy at British College of Osteopathic Medicine - UCAS