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Master of Chiropractic with Gateway Year - MChiro (Hons)

Designed to provide students with the support and skills required to progress into the first year of a chiropractic degree.

Course overview

Take the first step to joining a rewarding healthcare profession

Want to become a chiropractor and to join a rewarding and established healthcare profession? This Gateway to Chiropractic year is for those looking to develop the skills required to progress into the first year of a five year chiropractic degree.

Our Master of Chiropractic with Gateway Year - MChiro (Hons) has been designed to equip you with all the relevant theory, practical skills, and clinical experience that you will need in order to become a competent chiropractor. That means from the moment you start your course; you will be building up clinical experience with real patient observations and case studies. In your final year of study, you will be treating real patients in our on-site clinic, which sees thousands of patients a year.

As the oldest and largest chiropractic college in Europe, our expertise is recognised around the world and that’s why students come to study with us from many different countries. We are proud to be one of the founding institutions of the International Chiropractic Educational Collaboration (ICEC) statements, which describes our commitment to a core scientific and evidence-based approach to your chiropractic education. On successful completion of the 5 year course, you will be eligible to apply to register with the General Chiropractic Council, the chiropractic profession’s statutory regulatory body in the UK.  

The course details here explain, the purpose of the Gateway course, the foundation skills you will learn on your Gateway year, it also answers common questions on course content.  If you do have any further questions, then please do contact our admissions team on the form below.     

For details on the further four years required for the Master of Chiropractic (with Gateway Year) - MChiro (Hons) course, please head over to our Masters in Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons) course page. 

Key Information

Course title:
Master of Chiropractic with Gateway Year
UCAS Code:
MChiro (Hons)
5 years
Study mode:
AECC University College

Course leader

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Dr. Micah Atkinson

M.Tech (Chiro), PgCert, DC - Lecturer (Clinical Sciences)

Micah is Course Leader for Master of Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons) at the AECC University College and Unit Lead for Clinical Chiropractic 5001.

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Course details

Introducing the Master of Chiropractic with Gateway Year

The MChiro (Hons) course at AECC University College has two entry points. A 5 year course, starting with this Gateway entry option, and a 4 year course starting at Year 1. These two entry points allow for entrants having different backgrounds and levels of qualification when they start the course.

Academic staff and students at AECC University College have been working hard to re-write the Gateway entry point to ensure the course delivers the needs of our entrants more closely. We are really pleased to announce that the new Gateway to Chiropractic course has now been created and validated, and will run from September 2020.

Your Journey to Masters in Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons) Qualification 

This Gateway entry option is the first stage in your journey within the Masters in Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons) course, also known as MChiro. It is the same level as the previous Year 0, but the name has been changed to mean more to where it sits within the institution and is related to the course you will study. Students told us the name Year 0 didn’t mean much to them, together we decided to use the term ‘Gateway’ to align ourselves with other courses including Medicine, and to give more of an identity to the year. 

Your Learning 

Whether this is your first time in Higher Education, or you have previously studied in another subject area, the foundation skills you will learn in Gateway are key to you onward learning at University. While re-writing the course, we were keen to focus your learning in the areas most necessary to shaping you into a contemporary healthcare practitioner. While on the Gateway course you will study the units listed in the unit breakdown below. 

How you're assessed

In the Gateway year, you will be assessed in many ways, including; written assessment, practical assessment, coursework and group presentation and poster productions. We try to examine you in as many ways as possible to prepare you for onward study and help you find your strengths, and develop any areas you find harder. 

Questions on this Gateway entry option

We answer the most common questions on course content below, if you need more details or would like to register your interest, please complete the form at the base of this page. 

Unit breakdown

Entry Requirements

Applicants would normally be expected to have a minimum 88-104 UCAS tariff points; equivalent to A Level CCC in any subject area, BTEC MMM, Access Merit profile.   

Applicants with non-traditional backgrounds and relevant work experience are encouraged to apply. 

Applicants are required to have evidence of level 2 (GCSE or equivalent) Maths and English. 

UK applicants are required to complete a satisfactory Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) check where directed by the school of gateway.   

T-Level - Merit in a T-Level subject

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