AECC University College

Chiropractic AECC University College Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Silver

AECC University College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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The Master of Chiropractic programme is a five-year full-time programme with two entry points. Students will either start in year 0 or year 1 dependent on their background qualifications, with year 4 being the final year.

Course details


Year 0 (Foundation year) Units: Human biology & physiology I; Human biology & physiology II; Introduction to chiropractic; Clinical problem solving; Transferable skills; Health concepts I.

Year 1 Units: Clinical management I; Case-based learning I; Health concepts II; Human function & dysfunction I; Human structure I; Human structure II.

Year 2 Units: Clinical management II; Case-based learning II; Clinical research methods; Diagnosis I; Human function & dysfunction II; Human structure III.

Year 3 Units: Clinical management III; Clinical imaging; Diagnosis II; Diagnosis III; Research project; Clinical internship I. Students completing year 3 will also need to successfully complete the Clinic Entrance Qualifying Examination in order to progress into the final year of the programme.

Year 4 Units: Clinical internship II; Marketing & small business management; Professional & ethical practice; Research informed practice

Assessment method


Professional bodies

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

  • European Council on Chiropractic Education
  • General Chiropractic 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 code B320
Institution code A65
Campus name AECC University College
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

International applicants

To meet the minimum English Language requirements of the programme, applicants will need to achieve an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or above with no less than 5.5 in each section.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BCC Excluding general studies. For entry directly into year 1, we require grades ABB or above to include Biology/Human Biology and one other science subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM in a relevant subject. For entry directly into year 1, we require grades DDD or above in a relevant subject in addition to A-level Biology/Human Biology grade B or above.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 15 credits
in a relevant subject. For entry directly into year 1, we require at least 30 credits at Distinction with Distinctions in every Biology unit
Scottish Higher BBCCC For entry directly into year 1, we require grades AABBB or above to include Biology and one other science subject preferably at Advanced Higher level
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points with 15 or above at Higher Level. For entry directly into year 1, we require an overall grade of 34 to include Higher Level Biology at a grade of 5 or above and one other science subject at Higher Level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H4, H4 For entry directly into year 1, we require grades H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 or above to include Biology and one other science subject

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Our current interview format is being reviewed and may change for applicants wishing to apply for 2020 entry. This review will conclude by the end of May 2019 and any changes will be noted here and on our website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,523 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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AECC University College
Parkwood Campus
Parkwood Road

Course contact details

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01202 436200

Fax: 01202 436312