Master of Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons)
Make a difference and help people improve their quality of life with our Master of Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons) with Gateway entry option. Accredited by both the General Chiropractic Council and the European Council on Chiropractic Education.
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 55,000 patients 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.
Come along to one of our Open Days and find out more about our reputation as leaders of research in the fields of Chiropractic, MRI and Ultrasound and experience the campus for yourself.
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)
Course Leader Master of Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons)
Melanie joined AECC University College in 2017 as a Lecturer in Clinical Sciences . She is currently Course Leader for the Master of Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons) degree, responsible for the running of the programme.
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 come face to face with real human anatomy at 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, 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
Key facts about our Master of Chiropractic course:
75% of all final year students that responded (35) to the National Student Survey agreed with the statement:
"Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of my course".
92% said 'staff made the subject interesting'.
89% said 'staff are good are explaining things'.
94% said 'the course provided me with opportunities to apply what I have learnt'.
97% said 'the library resources have supported my learning well'.
Read more here at Discover Uni. Source: NSS - What is the NSS?
The average salary six months after graduation is £27,000 against a UK average of £24,000
Source: Destination of leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017 - What is DLHE
100% of students go on to work and/or study
Source: Destination of leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017 - What is DLHE
The course is officially accredited by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC).
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
- 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 internship II
- Marketing & small business management
- Professional & ethical practice
- Research informed practice
How do I apply?
You should apply through the UCAS system (www.ucas.com). The MChiro course code is B320. Please note that you should only use one choice on your UCAS form. 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.
information on our Master of Chiropractic with Gateway year
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. Talk to Admissions by completing the form below or call us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.
Are there any other requirements?
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. For UK/EEA applicants this will be undertaken on our campus. For non-EEA applicants this will be undertaken via Skype. More information about this process will be provided if/when applicants are invited to the interview stage.
If you’re applying from outside of the UK
For those of you coming from outside the UK, take a look at our MChiro International Entry Requirements Page.
You will likely need a Student visa to study here in the UK. More information 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 click here
Tuition fees (2021 start)
UK/ROI/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £9,250 per year
International - £14,872 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.