The European School of Osteopathy (ESO) is a leading osteopathic institution with a world-class reputation for high quality osteopathic education; our graduates can be found practicing worldwide, often at the forefront of the profession. Our unique teaching facilities and inspiring degree programme attract students from across Europe and beyond and we are proud to offer a truly cosmopolitan learning environment, with multiple nationalities, ages and backgrounds represented.
Our 4-year Integrated Master’s Degree in Osteopathy programme provides every skill you need to become a successful osteopathic practitioner, ready to register with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and begin professional practice. At the ESO we teach a broad range of osteopathic techniques as part of the core curriculum, with a dedicated programme for business and personal development; graduating with such a wide range of skills and professional attributes will set you on the path to a fascinating and rewarding career in the healthcare sector.
The full-time programme delivers a solid grounding in the clinical sciences, integrated with 1200 clinical hours of real patient interaction, and develops higher level skills in reflective practice and professional development. We have our own dedicated teaching clinic, which has been established in Maidstone for over 40 years. Students (under the close supervision of experienced tutors) carry out in excess of 20,000 consultations each year and provide an invaluable service to the local community. In addition to the general osteopathic clinic we offer specialist clinics for Sports Injury, Children and Babies, Maternity, Headache, Women’s Health plus an on-site Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound Clinic. The final year Extended Practice module also provides an opportunity to study an area of clinical practice in more depth. You'll graduate with the hands-on experience and skills needed to treat patients of all ages and backgrounds.
The School’s academic site at Boxley House is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with 16 acres of parkland - 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. Students really can enjoy the best of both worlds with town, country and city life on their doorstep.
By choosing to study at the ESO you will benefit from a wealth of teaching and osteopathic experience, with tutors and lecturers who are passionate about their profession and committed to bringing out the best in each student. We accept a wide range of academic qualifications and experiential backgrounds and all applicants are invited to interview - we treat every applicant as an individual and recognise personal qualities, not just academic ability, are needed to make a good osteopath.
The M.Ost curriculum is divided into four academic themes, which focus on osteopathic knowledge and skills, professionalism and clinical integration.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- General Osteopathic Council
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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:
- Year 1
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.
|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.|
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.'
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
|Channel Islands||€9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||€9,250||Year 1|