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MSc Osteopathy (pre-registration)


Our fast-track MSc has been specifically designed for those who are qualified in medicine, sports therapy, chiropractic or physiotherapy but want to expand their competency profile in the area of musculoskeletal care to include osteopathic techniques.

Key features

  • The course lasts for two years and is full-time
  • The course takes place over 45 weeks per year
  • Upon successful completion, you will be able to apply for General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)  registration and be able to practise as an Osteopath
  • The MSc aims to promote integrated osteopathic care into your existing practice
  • During your time at the BSO, you will be able to build a network of contacts within the osteopathic community
  • Having completed 1,000 hours of clinical education, you will be prepared and ready for practice

Key teaching areas

The course reflects the existing musculoskeletal knowledge and skills of the participants, building on this base to ensure that they achieve the competences required for independent osteopathic practice.

Year 1:

•    Core Osteopathic Capabilities for Clinical Practice 1 
•    Osteopathic Clinical Education 1
•    Criticality and Evidence-Informed Osteopathy 1: Developing a Research Project

Year 2:

•    Core Osteopathic Capabilities for Clinical Practice 2
•    Osteopathic Clinical Education 2
•    Criticality and Evidence-Informed Osteopathy 2: Dissertation

Entry requirements

All candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a degree in Physiotherapy, Medicine, Sports Therapy, Chiropractic or international equivalent qualification
  • Be able to critically evaluate material and study independently
  • Provide evidence of at least two years of recent experience in musculoskeletal care via a clinical portfolio of evidence
  • English language qualification (IELTS 7.0 or equivalent)

How to apply

word Click here to download the MSc Osteopathy (pre-registration) application form.

Applicants will be invited to take part in an Interview and Practical Assessment (IPA) event to assess their suitability for the course. Download our IPA guide for more information.

Useful infomation

Course Information Form

Unit Summaries