MSc Chiropractic (Pre-registration)
The MSc Chiropractic (Pre-registration) course is a two year and three month course and provides you with an accelerated route to profession. Delivered by the AECC School of Chiropractic. Accredited by the General Chiropractic Council.
Expand your horizons. Gain essential practical and theoretical skills to become a registered chiropractor
The MSc Chiropractic (Pre-registration) is a full-time degree over two calendar years, 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 (Pre-registration) 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.
How do I apply?
Applications for January 2024 are now open. To register your interest now or ask any questions about the course, please complete the form at the bottom of the page.
Applications close in December 2023
- Course title:
- MSc Chiropractic (Pre-registration)
- 2 Calendar years (January entry)
- Study mode:
- Full time
- Typical offer:
- 2:2 degree in a relevant subject
- General Chiropractic Council (GCC)
Mustafa H. Agaoglu, B.S., D.C., FRCC
Lecturer in Chiropractic and MSc Chiropractic Pre Registration Course Lead
Mustafa joins the School of Chiropractic as a chiropractic lecturer and as the MSc Chiropractic Pre Registration Course Lead. His role will be to assess clinical education to chiropractic and other health professional students across school’s foundation, pre-registration and post-graduate frameworks.
The AECC School of Chiropractic, Parkwood Campus
Why study for MSc Chiropractic (Pre-registration) at AECC University College?
The MSc Chiropractic (Pre-registration) 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 ingrain 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 year 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 (Pre-registration) 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 and clinical skills classes 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 - a piece of original research (or a piece of research).
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
MSc Chiropractic (Pre-registration) Clinical Placement Units and Clinical Placement Additional Information
Within the MSc Chiropractic (Pre-reg) course there are two Clinical Placement units that are integral to development of the clinical competence and professionalism expected of a chiropractor. These units, and their associated clinical placements, enable you to learn in an experiential manner through authentic simulated clinical experiences and within a supervised clinical setting with real patients, integrating and developing the learning from other units within the course.
As these units each contain a substantial clinical placement, the contact and learning hours for these units are much higher than a typical university unit, but they are consistent with the expectations for experiential learning for first qualification chiropractic courses and their successful completion is a requirement to complete the MSc Chiropractic (Pre-reg) course and register as a chiropractor.
Clinical placements extend across the summer periods as indicated within the document below.
How do I apply?
Applications for January 2024 entry are open, and will close in December 2023
Applications for entry next year 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 (Pre-registration) 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.
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 Teams. More information about this process will be provided if/when applicants are invited to the interview stage.
*New for 2022/23 entry onwards- you are required to have an occupational health screening prior to commencement on the course*
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.
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 on our Visas and immigration page.
For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, please see our latest policies.
For general questions on the MSc Chiropractic (Pre-registration) qualification or to register your interest in the course, please use the contact form below.
Our current course costs for the MSc Chiropractic (Pre-registration) course 2024 entry are per annum and are shown below.
£10,045 per annum
£17,919 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 November 30th 2023 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.
Find out more about additional costs associated with this course.
Please note that these fees are for the 2023-24 academic year only and may be subject to increase in subsequent years of study. Any increase will be in line with our Tuition Fees Policy but will not be more than 5%.
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 see our Fees and Payment Information page or contact our admissions team on the form below.