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Course summary

The European School of Osteopathy (ESO) is recognised within the worldwide osteopathic community as a centre of osteopathic excellence. Our Kent campus provides a vibrant and supportive learning environment, 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 in Maidstone, 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. ESO graduates have pursued successful careers working with athletes, corporate consultancy, university-level teaching, working with animals and medical research. ESO 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. Our Kent campus provides a vibrant and supportive learning environment, with a location that offers the best of both worlds; students enjoy a lower cost of living in Kent, with stunning countryside on their doorstep plus easy access to miles of beautiful coastline and outdoor activities – all within an hour’s train ride of London and with easy access to mainland Europe. Maidstone is the large county town of Kent, located approximately 35 miles from London. It offers a huge green open space at the centre of town, with a thirty acre lake and mature trees and parkland. There is a busy shopping centre, independent shops, health clubs and swimming pools, a cinema complex and bowling alley, plus a choice of pubs, clubs, cafes and bars – all located in the centre of town. For more information on syllabus, entry requirements and how to apply visit


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

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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

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

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7700 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7700 Year 1
Scotland £7700 Year 1
Wales £7700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Year 2: £7,700 Year 3: £6,160 Year 4: £6,160
Osteopathy BSc (Modified Attendance) at European School of Osteopathy - UCAS