European School of Osteopathy

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Buckinghamshire New University
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Course summary

The ESO is recognised globally as a leading osteopathic institution and its graduates can be found working worldwide at the forefront of the profession. The school’s four year Integrated Master’s Degree in Osteopathy programme provides every skill you’ll need to become a successful professional osteopathic practitioner. Not only do we teach the broadest range of osteopathic techniques as part of the core curriculum, we also include a dedicated programme for business and personal development. Graduating with such a well-constructed skill set provide you with the tools and professional attributes for a fascinating and rewarding career in the healthcare sector. The full-time programme delivers a solid grounding in the clinical sciences, integrated with 1000-1200 clinical hours of real patient interaction, whilst also developing your higher level skills in reflective practice and professional development. The ESO has been established for over 40 years. It has its own Teaching Clinic in Maidstone, where students (under the close supervision of experienced tutors) carry out in excess of 20,000 treatments per year and provide an invaluable service to the local community. Students gain a broad range of experience working with specialists in addition to the general clinic: Sports Injury Clinic, Children and Baby's Clinic, Maternity Clinic, Women’s Health Clinic and the Diagnostic Ultrasound Clinic. The school’s academic site at Boxley House is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with 16 acres of parkland offering an ideal learning environment where students are able to take full advantage of the surrounding countryside- the setting is simply stunning. Maidstone has excellent road and rail links; London is less than an hour by train and France less than two. Eurostar terminals at Ebbsfleet and Ashford International stations make it quick and simple to reach mainland European and the Channel Tunnel is just a 25 minute car journey away. The ESO is proud of its truly cosmopolitan character, with multiple nationalities, ages and backgrounds represented. A wide range of academic qualifications and experiential backgrounds are accepted for entry and every applicant is treated as an individual. All applicants are invited to interview as we recognise that academic ability alone is not what makes a good osteopath. By choosing to study at the ESO you will benefit from a wealth of teaching and osteopathic experience, from newly qualified graduates to experts with decades of practice, Level 7 qualified lecturers and hugely experienced tutors, all who bring out the best in their student and are passionate about the profession of Osteopathy.

Course details


The M.Ost curriculum is divided into four academic themes, which focus on osteopathic knowledge and skills, professionalism and clinical integration.

Professional bodies

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

  • General Osteopathic 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 codeB310
Institution code E80
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The ESO attracts students from all over the world. Currently there are 25 different nationalities represented at the school. It holds a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence, which means it is eligible to sponsor students wishing to study in the UK. The school’s Admissions Team is able to provide individual support and guidance through the entire VISA application process and to date none of its students coming from overseas have had their VISA application refused. International students interested in applying to the school should contact the ESO admissions department for further information.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 - 128 points Offers are not normally made using the UCAS Tariff, unless an applicant has a range of qualifications. But when doing so, at least 80 points must come from two science based A-levels or equivalent Health, Science or Sports related BTEC National qualifications.
A level BBC To include two science based subjects from the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, PE, Psychology, Applied Science.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM We accept BTEC Diplomas that are sports, science or health related e.g. Sports Science, Health and Social Care.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 30 credits P: 0 credits We welcome Access to HE Diplomas that are health, science or medicine related

All applications are considered individually and with flexibily, Interviews form part of the selection process. Ideally applicants should have had , or observed, an osteopatic treatment before applying.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Students will be asked to undertake a DBS check during the first week of the course. Overseas students need to provide a 'Certificate of good conduct.'

Health checks

All students will need to complete a health check prior to course begin, so that any support needs can be identified from the outset.


All offers are subject to interview. Interviews are arranged upon receipt of application, when we will contact candidates to arrange a mutual convenient time for this to take place. In some cases, for example, when an applicant comes from overseas, the interview can take place via Skype. Interviews are informal and should also be regarded as an opportunity for the applicant to ask questions about the course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Northern Ireland €9250 Year 1
Scotland €9250 Year 1
Wales €9250 Year 1
Channel Islands €9250 Year 1
EU €9250 Year 1
England €9250 Year 1
International £11000 Year 1

Additional fee information

In addition students should set aside approximately £600 for the DBS check, diagnostic equipment, clinic coats and books.
Osteopathy at European School of Osteopathy - UCAS