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.

Course overview

You can’t learn everything from lectures or books, so 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.

Be ready to get involved. We want you in the clinic and learning in a real life environment from the get-go. The Master of Chiropractic degrees integrated learning method will keep your brain active, learning multiple subjects at once with an emphasis on clinical application. Not only that, you’re welcome to observe in the clinic anytime.

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.

We’re proud of our reputation as leaders of research in the fields of Chiropractic, MRI, and Ultrasound, and word gets around as over half our students come to learn with us from all over the world. Located five minutes from the beach in the lively university town of Bournemouth, our campus boasts a purpose-built training clinic, gym, labs, lecture theatres, seminar rooms, prosecution facility and an extensive library.

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 £30,000. Don’t take our word for it though, take a look at the UNISTATS report to find out more.

Sounds like this could be for you? Book onto one of our open days and experience the campus for yourself or download our prospectus. With exciting opportunities around the corner, the future is in your hands.

Key Information

Course title:
Master of Chiropractic
UCAS Code:
B320
Qualification:
MChiro (hons)
Duration:
4-5 years (Depending on entry year)
Study mode:
Full-time
Typical offer:
UCAS Tariff points 96
AECC University College

Course leader

Amanda Jones-Harris

BSc, DC, MSc, DChiro, FHEA, FRCC (Ortho) - Senior Lecturer (Clinical Sciences)

Amanda is currently the Programme Leader for the first qualification chiropractic degrees and a Senior Lecturer teaching mainly orthopaedics and rheumatology. She also supervises the treatment of patients in the student teaching clinic, teaches and leads units on postgraduate Masters Programmes and the Access to Higher Education Diploma, and acts as a supervisor for MSc and PhD research dissertations.


Course details

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? Take a look at our Course Specification to find out more.

Download Course Specification

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

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Unit breakdown

"Observe as many chiropractors as possible. You will soon find out how diverse chiropractic can be!"

Entry Requirements

How do I apply?

You can apply through the UCAS system. Use institution code A65 and the MChiro course code B320.

When you apply for the master of chiropractic degree, you’ve got two choices: joining us at Year 0 on a 5-year course or at Year 1 on a 4-year course. This will all depend on your background experience and qualifications, but you do not need to apply for both. If you’re a first-time undergraduate, we’d suggest applying for year zero.

What grades do I need?

If you’re applying from the UK or Ireland

It depends on your qualification. Take a look below to see what we’ll accept for our 2018 Master of Chiropractic degree. Whether you’re applying for Year 0 or Year 1, you’ll need GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C (or acceptable equivalents). If you’re studying a qualification that’s not on the list, don’t worry - give us a call or drop us an email to talk about it.

If you're applying for Year 0:

A-levels: We’re looking for predicted or achieved grades of BCC or higher. Your grades can be in any subject, though we don’t consider General Studies.

BTEC Extended Diploma: You’ll need to have predicted or achieved grades of Distinction Merit Merit or above in a relevant Extended Diploma.

Access to HE Diploma: We accept a range of different Access programmes to join us on the MChiro course. Access to Human Health Sciences, Access to Science, Access to Medicine, Access to Nursing would all be accepted. You’ll need to achieve 45 credits at level 3 with a merit profile or above.

International Baccalaureate: You’ll need a final overall grade of 28 points or higher.

Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers: Your Certificate should include grades of BBCCC or above from 5 Higher subjects.

Irish Leaving Certificate: Your leaving certificate should have a 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: You’ll need predicted or achieved grades of ABB or above. Your A-level subjects have to include Biology and one other science subject. General Studies will not be considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma: You’ll need predicted or achieved grades of 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: We accept a range of different Access programmes to join us on the MChiro course. Access to Human Health Sciences, Access to Science, Access to Medicine, Access to Nursing would all be accepted. You’ll need 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.

International Baccalaureate: Your final overall grade needs to be 34 points or higher. This has to include Biology at Higher level with a grade of 5 or above, along with one other science subject at Higher level.

Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers: We’re looking for Biology and one other science subject in your Certificate. Preferably, these should both be at Advanced Higher Level, with grades AABBB or above.

Irish Leaving Certificate: Your leaving certificate should have a 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’re applying from outside of the UK

For those of you coming from outside the UK, take a look at our handy qualification tool to see what we accept. If you’re studying a qualification that’s not on the list, don’t worry - give us a call or send us an email to talk about your options. We’ll also need scanned copies of all transcripts and certificates listed on your UCAS application. If these are not in English, we’ll need a verified translation as well as the originals. You can send all of these to our Admissions team after you’ve submitted your UCAS application.

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We don’t want language to be a barrier, so if English is not your first language we’d be looking for a qualification in one of the following:

  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section
  • TOEFL overall score of 79 with minimum scores of 17 in writing and listening, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking
  • Grade B minimum in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English

We may be able to consider other English language qualifications, so call or email our Admissions team and they will be happy to help.Try to book your language tests as early in the year as you can, just in case re-sits are needed. We won’t be able to give you an unconditional offer unless all conditions are met.

If you currently live outside the EEA (European Economic Area) you’ll need a tier-4 student visa to study here in the UK. The UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) provides country specific information on their website - check it out here.

Are there any other requirements?

There’s one more thing we ask for:

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. 

If you live outside of the UK, you’ll need a certificate of criminal record from the relevant national police authority in the country you’re currently living in. Speak with your national police authority to get this done. This can be submitted after your UCAS application.

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Course Fees

There are a lot of things to consider when applying to university, including course fees. Take a look at the current course fees for the MChiro (2017/2018) entry.

  • Home/EU: £9,250 per annum
  • Home/EU - ELQ students : £13,742 per annum. You are classed as an ELQ student if you have previously completed a Masters (NQF level 7) or higher qualification before enrolment.
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £9,250 per annum
  • Overseas/EEA: £13,742 per annum

Bear in mind that the fees currently advertised by the AECC are for the first year of the programme only. We advise to budget for an increase of up to 5% for each following year. All increased fees will be posted to the AECC student website, so don’t worry if you forget.

For UK/EU Students with a previous Master's degree (ELQ students) and overseas students, fees after your 1st year should not increase by more than 1% (UK Retail price index - RPI)

 

If you’re planning on applying for the tuition fee loan then make a note in your diary - to get the maximum loan of £9,250 for the 2017/18 academic year, make sure your Student Finance application is completed by the end of May 2017. You can complete your applications from March 2017, so there’s time. Click here to find out more information about assistance with finances.

There are a few extras you’ll be needing for your course - your own diagnostic instruments (the example price guide £500), subject manuals, clinic attire and, of course, your all important textbooks. The AECC Student Agreement contains more detailed information about all expected additional costs.


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