University of South Wales

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Chiropractic Foundation Year

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Course summary

This foundation course is designed for International applicants only, who do not meet the admissions criteria for the Master of Chiropractic degree. You’ll start by completing a foundation year, which provides well structured support. Following successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress with confidence to the first year of the Chiropractic degree. If you want to be a chiropractor, our Chiropractic courses provide the appropriate clinical education and training to meet registration requirements in the UK. Based at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, you will study the human body in health and disease, be able to identify abnormalities of human structure and function, and manage patients through manual methods. These include manipulation, soft tissue techniques and active rehabilitation. Clinical experience is a major part of your chiropractic training. Elements of clinical work are introduced from the start. Your final year is a clinical placement, during which you will treat and manage patients with musculoskeletal disorders to develop your clinical skills, confidence and employability. Our Chiropractic degree is fully integrated into the University infrastructure, offering students a wide educational experience, including a local hospital placement programme.

Professional bodies

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

  • European Council on Chiropractic Education

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B326
Institution code:
W01
Campus name:
Pontypridd
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We also require evidence of observation of a minimum 3 hours of a chiropractor in clinical practice. GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

A satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check is required (additional cost applies; no offences are considered spent). Applicants who have identified that they have a conviction will, in the first instance, be contacted by the University to complete a self-disclosure form so that any issues around placements, professional practice etc., can be considered at the earlier stages of the admissions process. Applicants who are successful in their application, and who are offered a place which they then accept, will be contacted three months prior to enrolment (where possible) with details of the University’s online DBS service. Full details are available on the University website and, if applicants have any questions regarding their DBS, they should contact the Enquiries and Admissions Team at [email protected]. Subscription to the DBS update service is strongly recommended.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £9000 Year 1
International £12600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Some courses incur costs as part of your learning - these are in addition to the course fees and students are often responsible for these costs. We would urge you to visit the relevant course pages on our website (https://www.southwales.ac.uk/courses/chiropractic-foundation-year/). These pages have information on fees and funding, and additional costs where relevant.
Chiropractic Foundation Year at University of South Wales - UCAS