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MSc Chiropractic (Graduate Entry)

The MSc Chiropractic (Graduate Entry) course is a two year and three month course and provides you with an accelerated route to profession. Delivered by the School of Chiropractic. Accredited by the General Chiropractic Council.

Course overview

Expand your horizons. Gain essential practical and theoretical skills to become a registered chiropractor

The MSc Chiropractic (Graduate Entry) is a full-time degree over two calendar years and three months, where you will build on your existing knowledge about the human body, structure, function and disease. You will learn about signs and symptoms of disease, pathology and clinical reasoning through a series of clinical cases, identifying areas of self-improvement whilst developing the clinical skills required for diagnosis and management of patients.

Central to your learning experience will be patient contact in our onsite clinic and through our clinical services where you will be expected to observe colleagues and begin to develop the skills required for patient management from the start of your course. 

Key benefits: Learning in a case-based manner with direct application in a clinical setting

Career prospects: The majority of graduates from the School of Chiropractic go on to clinical practice in the UK, Europe and across the world but this degree will also allow you to pursue careers in research and education as well. The average salary by School of Chiropractic graduates in their first year of work was £27,000 (latest DLHE data).  

The MSc Chiropractic (Graduate Entry) course is accredited by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC), the chiropractic profession’s statutory regulatory body in the UK.  This ensures that on successful completion of the course you will meet national chiropractic accreditation standards and can register with the GCC to practice in the UK.

For general questions on the MSc Chiropractic (Graduate Entry) qualification or to register your interest in the course, please use the contact form below. 

Key Information

Course title:
MSc Chiropractic (Graduate Entry)
Two years and three months
Study mode:
Full time
Typical offer:
2:2 degree in a relevant subject
AECC University College

Course leader

Course Leader Image

Amanda Jones-Harris

BSc, DC, MSc, DChiro, FHEA, FRCC (Ortho) - Principal Lecturer in Chiropractic Sciences

Amanda graduated from AECC in 1993 and after time in private practice returned as a lecturer in 2003. She is Course Leader for the MSc Chiropractic and MSc Chiropractic (Graduate Entry) courses and Principal Lecturer in Chiropractic Sciences.

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Course details

Course location

School of Chiropractic, Parkwood Campus

Why study for MSc Chiropractic (Graduate Entry) at AECC University College?

The MSc Chiropractic (Graduate Entry) is a two year and three month full time course which will develop safe, competent and effective chiropractic clinicians from a pool of individuals representing a range of experiences across the healthcare continuum.

As primary contact practitioners, graduates from the course will need to possess sound clinical reasoning skills, act autonomously and independently in a modern, collaborative healthcare environment, cognisant of the high standards of care expected of them and the many obligations and requirements of professional health provision in the 21st century.

As well as the specialist knowledge and understanding of neuromusculoskeletal health required for chiropractic care, the programme also aims to imbue graduates with the psychomotor, communication and critical appraisal skills vital for the developing professional. In addition, one of the core aims of the course is to ensure graduates can work effectively with others across the health and social care domain as well as make a valuable contribution to the future development of the chiropractic profession.

The AECC University College is the longest established chiropractic training institution in Europe with over 50 years’ experience in the profession. Our dedicated team of scientists, researchers and clinicians will use your existing knowledge and skills and enhance these to develop the patient assessment and management tools required for professional practice. You will be exposed to clinical practice from the first few weeks of the course in our onsite clinic, reflecting on your own personal and professional development needs.

Structure of study with key unit highlights

The MSc Chiropractic (Graduate Entry) will require students to reflect on their own knowledge and identify areas for improvement so a large part of the student’s development will come from their own study. However, you will still attend seminars, clinical skills classes and lectures to develop your knowledge and skills of diagnosis and patient management.


Assessments will comprise practical skills assessments, clinical portfolios, written exams, coursework and a research dissertation.

Need more info about, learning aims and outcomes, curriculum content, teaching methods and assessment, credit units? Take a look at our Course Specification to find out more.

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We are proud to be one of the founding institutions of the International Chiropractic Educational Collaboration (ICEC) statements which describe our commitment to a core scientific and evidence based approach to your chiropractic education


Unit breakdown

Entry Requirements

How do I apply?

Applications to the MSc Chiropractic (Graduate Entry) course will reopen late November 2021 and are made through our online application system. You will need to provide your educational history, a personal statement and a satisfactory reference. 

For general questions on MSc Chiropractic (Graduate Entry) entry requirements or to register your interest in the course please use the contact form below. 

What qualifications do I need?

Normally a first or second class (2:1 or 2:2) BSc (Hons) degree in a relevant health science-based subject.
Examples of relevant subjects include medicine, nursing, occupational health, osteopathy, physiotherapy, sports therapy or rehabilitation. Other, relevant, degrees may be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants are expected to have a minimum of 1 year's relevant work experience or equivalent clinical experience from training and placements. 

Information on our bridging course

The MSc Chiropractic Graduate-Entry Clinical Preparatory short course has been designed to provide support to applicants of the graduate entry programme. Completion of this short course may be a requirement for entry, but all applicants are advised to participate. 

View bridging course details here: MSc Chiropractic (Graduate Entry) Clinical Preparatory short course.

Is there anything else that is required?

If you live in the UK, we’ll need a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. It’s standard for all UK students and we’ll be there to guide you through the process once you’ve applied. To gain a place on the course applicants must also successfully undergo an interview process. In light of the current Covid-19 situation these interviews will be undertaken remotely via Skype. More information about this process will be provided if/when applicants are invited to the interview stage.

If you’re not sure about anything listed here, talk to our Admissions team on the form below or call us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. 

International Students

Please note to be accepted onto this course; you will also need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum standards of English. For this course, applicants are required to achieve the equivalent of an IELTS (academic) score of 7.0 or above with no less than 6.0 in each section.

For further information on English language requirements, please see the dedicated English language requirements page. More information on permission to study in the UK, can be found here: Visas and immigration.

For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, please click here.

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Course Fees

Our current course costs for the MSc Chiropractic (Graduate Entry) course 2021 entry are per annum and are shown below.

Home/ROI/Channel Islands

£9,472 per annum


£16,896 per annum

International students will be required to pay a non-refundable £1,000 tuition fee deposit to secure their place on the course. These deposits will need to be paid by August 31st 2021 and more details will be provided in your offer email. Further details about how to make this payment can be found on our Fees and Funding Information page.

Information on additional costs associated with this course can be found here.


Note: For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). AECC University College is registered with the OfS. You can view the register and search for our name.

Our tuition fees policy can be found here on our latest policies page.

Should you have any questions on course fees please contact our admissions team on the form below. 


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