Master of Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons)
Become a chiropractor, make a difference and help people improve their quality of life with our Master of Chiropractic - MChiro (hons)
Looking for hands on learning, world-class academic staff, and exceptional career prospects? Do you want to help people improve their quality of life? Then look no further. Study to become a chiropractor at the AECC University College and you’ll be joining a rewarding and established healthcare profession.
Our hands-on undergraduate course has been designed to equip you with all the relevant theory, practical skills, and clinical experience that you'll need in order to become a competent chiropractor. That means from day one you’ll be building up clinical experience with real patient observations and case studies. In your final year of study you’ll be treating real patients under supervision in our large on-site teaching clinic which sees over 50,000 patient contacts a year.
During your study you’ll also make use of our specialised clinical imaging facilities, and come face to face with real human anatomy at our dedicated prosection facility. There are practical classes and lab sessions where you can learn and practice your diagnostic and therapeutic skills with our tutors on hand to help. Your study will be split between lectures, labs and classes along with directed and self-directed study and clinical observations.
Be ready to get involved. The sooner you get into the clinic and start learning patient management methods like manipulation, soft tissue techniques and active rehabilitation, the more you will develop your practice. Being in a real life chiropractic environment will prepare you for your career, treating patients with musuloskeletal disorders and developing your practical skills, confidence and employability. The Master of Chiropractic degrees' integrated learning method will keep your brain active, learning multiple subjects at once with an emphasis on clinical application.
With engaging lectures and tutorials on offer, you’ll be learning from some of the global leaders in the field. You’ll get access to our Virtual Learning Environment, which is full of interactive online learning opportunities such as videos, quizzes and self-study lessons to help you in your studies. Of course, there are also practical classes and lab sessions where you can learn and practice your diagnostic and therapeutic skills with our tutors who are always on hand to help.
If you’re thinking about graduation already, you might want to know that within 6 months of graduating with a Masters of Chiropractic degree you could be earning a starting salary of £27,000. Don’t take our word for it though, take a look at the UNISTATS report to find out more.
Most graduates go on to work as chiropractors in private clinics, but there are other opportunities available. Some graduates go on to develop a specialist interest in a particular field such as sports or paediatrics, or go into careers as researchers or lecturers.
Our full-time Masters in Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons) course is accredited by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and the European Council on Chiropractic Education. Visit our accreditation's page for full details.
Keen to know more? Watch the video below on 'Why become a Chiropractor' and join us at one of our Open Days to find out more about our reputation as leaders of research in the fields of Chiropractic, MRI and Ultrasound and talk to current students and staff.
The MChiro course will undergo its six-yearly Periodic Review during the academic year 2020-21. Although the structure of the course may change as a result, the course will continue to be designed to meet the General Chiropractic Council Education Standards (subject to validation).
Our MSc Chiropractic offers an alternative route to a chiropractic qualification with a self-directed focus on research, data collection and analysis. You will also benefit from a two year experiential placement in our on-site chiropractic clinic. An MSc may be desirable if you are considering a career in research or academia, or may be preferred by some national associations.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR MSC CHIROPRACTIC
- Course title:
- Master of Chiropractic
- UCAS Code:
- MChiro (hons)
- 4-5 years (Depending on entry year)
- Study mode:
- Typical offer:
- UCAS Tariff points 96 (Gateway year) and 128 (Year 1)
MChiro, PGCert - Lecturer (Clinical Sciences) and Access to HE Health Sciences Programme Leader
Hazel is the Course Leader for Master of Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons). In addition, she is involved in private chiropractic practice.
Looking for course details and structure? You’re in the right place. During your degree you’ll not only have access to our wide range of teaching facilities but our world-class academic staff too. Get real-world experience in our teaching clinic, make use of our specialised clinical imaging facilities, and enhance your learning by benefiting from using our dedicated prosection facility.
You can expect to spend around 20 hours a week in lectures and classes in the first 3 years. The majority of students also spend around 20 hours a week on self-directed study and clinical observations.
Need more info about learning aims and outcomes, curriculum content, teaching methods and assessment, and credits per unit? Take a look at our Course Specification to find out more.
How you're assessed
You’ll be assessed through a combination of:
- Practical Assessment
- Group projects
- Reflective reports
- Case reports
First Chiropractic College in Europe
We were the first chiropractic college in Europe having been founded in 1965. 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
Student Case Studies
Second Year student, Carolin Pfenning from Germany discusses the support she has received from her tutors while studying at the University College and about the aspects of her course she has enjoyed most so far, including the on-site facilities which have allowed her to put the theory she has learnt into practice.
She says: “I really like all the facilities we have on campus and especially used the dry lab, the Chiropractic Clinic and the Ultrasound Clinic. Studying in the dry lab with models really helped me to picture the knowledge in my head and visualize when I am working with my friends in practical class where bones are and how a joint is moving.” Read Carolin’s story here.
International student, Erik Martens moved to Bournemouth from The Netherlands to study the Master of Chiropractic course at AECC University College. He is currently in his final year of studies and a keen advocate for our School of Chiropractic. He tells us what initially drew him to AECC University College, what his highlights have been and why he is proud to study with us.
He says: “I chose to study Chiropractic at AECC University College after attending an Open Day – I walked through the doors and fell completely in love with the place. Not just the way it looked, but with the overall vibe, I felt so incredibly comfortable and just needed to be a part of it all.” Read Erik's story here.
- Introduction to Cellular and Tissue Physiology
- Human Physiology
- Reflective Work-based Learning
- Introduction to Clinical Healthcare
- Introduction to Health Research
- Academic Skills for Higher Education
- Foundations in Chiropractic
In your final year you can expect to spend around 20 hours per week on patient management within the teaching clinic. And the other 20 hours? You’ll be keeping busy between classes and self-directed study.
- Clinical Practice and Placement
- Marketing and Small Business (optional unit)*
- Professionalism & Social Responsibility
- Clinical Research Methods
- Research Placement (optional unit)*
- *Students must take one of the optional units
Download PDF of Year 4 course units and specifications
How do I apply?
You should apply through UCAS. The MChiro course code is B320. Please note that you should only use one choice. If/when we make an offer of study, we will assign the most appropriate point of entry based on your academic profile. Please select either year 1 or Gateway year on your application.
What grades do I need?
If you’re applying from the UK or Ireland:
You’ll need GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C (or acceptable equivalents). For applicants who are undertaking reformed GCSEs, we are looking for a grade of 4 or above. The predicted or achieved grades we are looking for are listed below.
If you're applying for the Gateway year:
A-levels: BCC or higher. Your grades can be in any subject, though we don’t consider General Studies.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction Merit Merit or above in a relevant Extended Diploma.
Access to HE Diploma: 45 credits at level 3 with a merit profile or above. We accept a range of different Access programmes to join us on the MChiro course. Access to Health Sciences, Access to Science, Access to Medicine, Access to Nursing would all be accepted.
International Baccalaureate: Overall grade of 28 points or higher.
Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers: BBCCC or above from 5 Higher subjects.
Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at Higher level, with grades H3, H3, H3, H4, H4 or above.
If you’re applying for Year 1:
A-levels: ABB or above. Your A-level subjects have to include Biology and one other science subject. We consider the following as a second science subject; Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology, Physical Education, Geography, Geology. General Studies will not be considered.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction Distinction Distinction or above in a relevant Extended Diploma. In addition we require grade B or above in A-level Biology/Human Biology.
Access to HE Diploma: 45 credits at level 3 - at least 30 credits must be at Distinction, and the other 15 credits at Merit. All Biology modules will need to be a Distinction grade. We accept a range of different Access programmes to join us on the Master of Chiropractic course, including: Access to Human Health Sciences, Access to Science, Access to Medicine, Access to Nursing.
International Baccalaureate: Overall grade of 34 points with Biology at Higher level with a grade of 5 or above, along with one other science subject at Higher level.
Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers: Biology and one other science subject. These should both be at Advanced Higher Level, with grades AABBB or above.
Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at Higher level with grades H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 or above. This should include Biology and one other science subject.
If you have undertaken a qualification that’s not listed, it may still be considered. Get in touch with our Admissions team by completing the form below or call us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.
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.
*New for 2022/23 entry - you are required to have an occupational health screening prior to commencement on the course*
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.
For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, please click here.
If your qualification is not listed here, please take a look at our international entry requirements page or get in touch with our admissions team on the form below. Please note, to be accepted onto this course; you will also need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum standards of English. 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.
Tuition fees (2022 start)
UK/ROI/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £9,250 per year
International - £15,036 per year (may be subject to annual increase)
Additional course costs
Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your course. There are additional course related costs are not included in the tuition fees. So you will need to budget for them when you plan your spending.
For further fees guidance for all students at AECC University College whether full time or part time please refer to our Tuition fees policy.
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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 here and search for our AECC University College.