Osteopathy Swansea University


This is an advanced initial degree in Osteopathy. Students successfully completing it will gain a Master’s level qualification which will:

  • Provide you with skills and competences necessary to become a registered osteopath.

  • Develop self-confidence and apply knowledge for practice within a safe environment

  • Promote evidence based practice, personal and professional development

Business development and management skills are integrated throughout the programme, with guest speakers providing advice on business start-ups for those who wish to open their own practice. You also have the opportunity to work with University sports clubs to develop your employability and enhance your skills.

You will benefit from small student cohorts allowing for a personal learning experience. Modules explore the structure and function of the human body and include psychology.

The College has a fully functioning Osteopathic Clinic with four practice rooms featuring treatment beds/plinths, anatomical models, a client database and all the equipment needed to treat patients. The clinic is open to University staff, students and the general public, giving you the opportunity to obtain real-life experience.

• The Masters Osteopathy course is ranked 1st in the UK for Complementary Medicine (Complete University Guide, 2018).
• A variety of global summer placements are available to you.
• AVERAGE EARNINGS: Osteopaths can expect a starting salary of around £25,000, with many working in private practice and salaries determined by number of patients.
• ACCREDITATION: This course is approved by the General Osteopathic Council. Graduates must register with the GOC before they can work as an osteopath in the UK.

Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories :- http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/

  • Qualification

    Master of Osteopathy (with Honours) - MOst (Hon)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years

Course details


Year 1 Compulsory:
Anatomy and Physiology 2
Anatomy and Physiology 1
Introduction to Evidence Based Practice
Osteopathic Skills 1
Osteopathic Skills 2
Manual Handling 1
Violence and Aggression Passport 1

Year 2 Compulsory:
Introduction to Business Management for Health Care
Developing Evidence Based Practice
Osteopathic Skills 3
Osteopathic Skills 4
Pathophysiology and Therapeutics 1
Pathophysiology and Therapeutics 2
Applied Psychology and Sociology for Health Care
Further Personal and Professional Development
Manual Handling 2

Year 3 Compulsory:
Developing Business Management Skills
Continuing Personal and Professional Development
Applying Evidence Based Practice
Osteopathic Skills 5
Osteopathic Skills 6
Violence & Aggression Passport 3

Year 4 Compulsory:
Autonomous Osteopathic Practice
Dissertation: M Ost Osteopathy
Manual Handling 3
Health Psychology of Long Term and Chronic Illness
Chronic Pain Management

Modules are subject to change and departments reserve the right to change the details.

Assessment method

Students are assessed via written exams, course work and practical exams known as Objective Structured Practical Examinations which have interactive elements.

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 B310
Institution code S93
Campus name Singleton Park Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome many applications from non-UK students. In addition to the usual requirements, international students must: Have an IELTS score of 6.0 as a English language qualification Ensure their High School background covers academic subjects relevant to Osteopathy Have a satisfactory educational reference and interviewed. Email: chhsinternational@swansea.ac.uk for further information.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level B B B Including at least one in a biological science.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD
Access to HE Diploma D: 27 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 3 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 360 points.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Welsh baccalaureate: Pass and BC at A2 level or DD at BTEC.

At least five A-C GCSE passes including Welsh/English language, maths and science.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records check (DBS)



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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