The BSO's admissions team will be pleased to discuss your qualifications and circumstances in relation to studying at the BSO. They can be contacted on: +44 (0)20 7089 5316 or click here to email Admissions. They will be happy to talk to you about our Access and Introduction to Osteopathic Sciences courses, as well as our M.Ost programme.
For postgraduate entry requirementsor call them on + 44 (0)20 7089 5316.
We welcome students with a wide variety of educational experience. We encourage applications from mature candidates and/or those with a non-standard educational background and we can credit work and life experience. As well as academic ability, we select students on the basis of the qualities needed to be a good osteopath.
The usual academic requirements for our M.Ost degree programmes are:
Please note: 2016/17 entry requirements under the new tariff for A`level is 112 UCAS points, including a B in Biology.
The M.Ost is an undergraduate qualification and there is no expectation that you will have a degree already, although a number of mature students do come to us with high level qualifications. All applications are considered individually taking into account certificated evidence of Key Skills and a range of other qualifications.
We recognise BTEC National Diplomas, Access Certificates, Scottish Highers, Irish Leaving Certificates (higher level), International Baccalaureates and a large number of equivalent home and overseas qualifications.
BTEC National Diplomas and Access courses are accepted as entry qualifications for our degree programmes, but they must contain significant human biology and science content; in general students completing the BTEC need to be studying the following units:
Students will be expected to gain DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit).
To be a good osteopath requires a variety of skills. You will need to be:
Entry to our Access course is not based upon prior academic achievement, but on a demonstration that you have the qualities necessary to join the osteopathic profession. Applicants are normally expected to have GCSE Grade C or above in Math and English but we do look at all applications on a case by case basis. As successful completion of the Access course guarantees a place on our M.Ost course, applicants to the Access course are invited to an Interview & Evaluation (I&E) day to allow them to demonstrate those qualities in person.