Masters in Chiropractic脊醫 (MChiro)
Accredited by Hong Kong Chiropractors Council(香港脊醫管理局認可)
The Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro) is awarded by BPP University.
The McTimoney College of Chiropractic is owned, managed and operated by BPP University. All learners are learners of the University, programmes are internally approved by the University and graduates are awarded a degree of the University. The Masters in Chiropractic is externally recognised by the General Chiropractic Council.
Students will learn the art, science and philosophy of chiropractic, preparing them for the chiropractic profession with a recognised degree. Chiropractors need to perform well in a clinical environment and we are able to combine the academic excellence of a university with the real-life focus of a professional environment.
Our Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro) brings together academic, practical and clinical components to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to become a practising chiropractor.
There are two routes available to you: the four-year option follows an intensive academic route, perfect for students coming straight from college or A-Levels. The five-year option has an element of flexibility and is best suited to those who plan to work while studying or are considering a career change.
Our Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro)
Our Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro) is specifically designed to give you the necessary skills, knowledge and hands-on experience needed to become a safe and competent Chiropractor. The four-year route is perfect if you are coming straight from A-levels or equivalent, and includes three years of intensive academic and practical studies, with full-time clinic work in year four. Our five-year course has been specifically designed for adult learners and allows you to fit your studies around other commitments.
Why choose the Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro)?
- High lecturer-to-learner ratio in technique classes
- Manage your own list of patients under supervision
- Gain knowledge and confidence from expert and relevant tutors
- Complete a dedicated business skills module in your final year that focuses on setting up your own practice
- All hands-on training is taught by practising Chiropractors
- Learn a broad range of practical techniques and skills
- Experience clinical work from the first year
Start Date: September
Length of Programme: 1 year Full-Time / 2 year Part-Time
Mode of Study: Study in the UK
Benefit from our Career Guarantee
If you start your PGDL and go on to study our LPC or BTC you'll benefit from our Career Guarantee.
If you don't get obtain a training contract or pupillage within six months of completing your LPC* or BTC** you can study another qualification at BPP for free.
Preparing you for practice
The BPP University PGDL is designed to help you make a smooth transition from being a non-law graduate into a career in law. We don't just give you an excellent qualification, we give you an insight into life in practice, so you enter the next stage of your training more informed, more prepared and more effective, and able to demonstrate a higher competency when applying for training contracts and pupillages.
Once you have successfully completed your PGDL exams, you have the opportunity to specialise or develop an understanding in alternative areas, take two extra modules and you could graduate with a Graduate LLB (Hons) awarded by BPP University. The Graduate Diploma in Law is awarded by BPP University and is recognised as completion of the academic stage by the SRA and BSB.
When you have passed your PGDL, you're guaranteed a place on our LPC, the next step to becoming a solicitor. Or you can apply for our BTC, the next step to becoming a barrister.
How the programme is taught
We assume you have no prior knowledge of law when you start your PGDL, so you get a full induction programme and a high level of support from day one. This includes outstanding learning materials and online resources. All study materials are included in the fee. All lectures and resources have online equivalents.
You'll be taught by our experienced legal professionals and academics with time split evenly between tutorials and lectures as well as regular consolidation sessions and a wealth of online resources. For full details view our Locations tab.
What you will experience in the classroom
BPP University's ethos is learning by doing. Classes are designed with an interactive focus, based on discussions, debates and resolving practical case studies. You will learn the academic knowledge, but as importantly you will learn how it's applied in practice, with a logical approach, presenting your arguments persuasively and in a structured manner.
You will study up to 21 hours a week consisting of live and online lectures and classes dependent on location and start date. Tutorials are taught in groups of around 18 students, giving you a high level of student/tutor contact time.
All our students also have a Personal Tutor and access to a Student Advisor, should you need any guidance or additional support outside of class time.
Independent research essay options
We offer a wide range of titles, and will always consider individual topics suggested by students. Current options include intellectual property, succession, company law, family law, housing law, medical law and public international law.
Personalise your PGDL timetable
BPP gives you more control over the way you study with face-to-face, online distance learning, or a combination of both available. Classes are offered morning, afternoon, evening and weekends. Face-to-face PGDL classes are taught on two set days per week during the core teaching term, at the following centres, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge and Liverpool.
You can start in January or September. For full-time study, both options take nine months. Or if you choose part-time and start in January, you'll finish in 18 months – ready to start the LPC or BTC in September. If you start part-time in September the programme takes two academic years.
With the BPP PGDL, you're given access to an unrivalled range of additional modules, designed to get you ahead and give you the edge in interviews. Highlights include:
- Company law module
- Further specialist law modules – start specialising early in areas such as Intellectual Property or Public International Law, so you can demonstrate more expertise than other graduates.
- Professional Skills modules developed with leading city firms – Featuring areas like legal writing and legal research
- Mandarin Chinese – Gain an insight into the language used in one of the world's most important markets with free Mandarin Chinese lessons (London only).
Specialist careers advice
From the moment you accept your place until you secure your first legal position, you can use our careers service. With our one-to-one support, we aim to give you the edge when it comes to getting a training contract or pupillage. You'll have everything from access to our vacancies database to advice on filling out application forms, intensive interview coaching, employer research and networking opportunities with top firms.
Our part-time programme is designed to fit around your other commitments such as work and family. BPP offers a variety of part-time modes:
- Evenings: taught between 6.00pm and 9.00pm. Each module is taught by a one-hour tutorial per week. All our lectures are recorded and made available to students online for flexibility of study
- Weekends: one Saturday every fortnight, consisting of tutorials. Lectures delivered online
- Day: taught on one half-day per week from 9am - 1.30pm in year 1 and from 9am - 2.40pm in year 2. Lectures are delivered online
- Distance learning: weekly online lectures and tutorials with optional face-to-face tuition.
The qualification is designed to give you the experience, knowledge and confidence in chiropractic.
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Minimum of 444 in 3 subjects
To include 2 science subjects: Biology plus any other science including Chemistry, Mathematics(M1/M2) or Physics.
Minimum of CCC in 3 subjects
To include 2 science subjects: Biology plus any other science including Chemistry, Psychology, Physical Education, Mathematics or Physics.
Access to HE Diploma
45 credits at level 3 with a merit profile or above.
We accept a range of related pathways including Access to Human Health Sciences, Access to Science, Access to Medicine or Access to Nursing.
BTEC Extended Diploma Minimum of Merit Merit Merit (MMM) in a related pathway, including:
- BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Science)
- BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science
- BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers
BCCCC minimum to include 2 science subjects one of which must be Biology at grade B or higher.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Minimum of 26 points overall with Higher Level grades no less than 5 to include 2 science subjects one of which must be Biology
We will consider applicants who possess:
A recognised and equivalent vocational, industry or professional qualification and/or experience.
To apply following the Accredited Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) procedure.
Excluded subjects: General Studies
Minimum 5 GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English and Mathematics.
For reformed GCSEs we accept a minimum of grade 4.
If English is not your first language
If English is not your first language and you do not hold an honours degree that was delivered in English, you will be required to provide certified proof of ability in written and spoken English to, at least, IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component).
We reserve the right to ask you to sit an entrance exam.
If you have other qualifications or relevant work experience with qualifications, please contact us to discuss your options.
- No offers are made without interview. Candidates will be selected to progress to interview based on the qualifications, work experience, personal statement and reference provided in their application. Interviews take place throughout the year.
- Applicants called for interview are assessed by a panel for their sense of vocation, motivation and qualities of determination and aspiration.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
- All students will have to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in order to be fully registered on the programme for which a charge will apply. All offers made will therefore include a condition relating to a satisfactory criminal record check. We also consider it important that an applicant’s values and attitudes are aligned to those reasonably expected of the Chiropractic Profession. Further information can be found by following the link.
Health and wellbeing
- As this qualification leads to registration with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC), if you have a disability, you are advised to read the document entitled ‘Becoming a Chiropractor: A Guide for Disabled People’ (August 2010) on The General Chiropractic Council website: gcc-uk.org
We offer a range of different payment options for your Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro) – so you can choose to pay the full amount up-front or in instalments, through a payment plan.
Four-year course fees for domestic students
Years one to four: £8,000 per year
Total fees are £32,000
Four-year course fees for International students
£15,000 each year
Total fees: £60,000
- If you are self-funding, your first instalment will be due two weeks before the course commences. If you are funding your fees through the Student Loans Company, please email a copy of your SLC confirmation letter to your Service Representative.
- Registration fee to the McTimoney College of Chiropractic - Once only: £120
- Student Union levy - Per year: £10
- Professional Chiropractic Association student membership fee - Per year: currently waived
- Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) - Once only, currently: £52
In addition to your course fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:
- Resit fees for assessments £75
- Resit fees to repeat a 15 credit module £400
- Resit fees to repeat a 20 credit module £530
- Resit fees to repeat a 30 credit module £800
- Resit practical assessment fee £100
- Resit clinical assessment fee £250
UK learners applying for our Undergraduate courses can apply for Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans to help cover the cost of tuition fees and living costs whilst studying (subject to eligibility). Tuition Fee Loans are also available for EU applicants.
You can apply for a tuition fee loan up to a maximum of £6,000 (full-time) or £4,500 (part-time) per academic year.
Students should note that BPP University’s fees are above the maximum tuition loan available of £6,000 per year, and students would need to self-fund the difference.
Please note, if at any point during your studies you change modes of study or the speed at which you complete your studies, we will be required to notify the Student Loans Company as this may have funding implications.
Additional Funding Options
For those who need it, BPP University’s Student Services support team can provide funding advice and assistance. This includes information on other options open to you, such as bursaries and grants from professional bodies, charities, employers and other institutions who give financial support. For instance, funding may be available through scholarships, interest-free payment plans, the Student Loans Company or Future Finance student loans*.
For more information on Future Finance loans, financial support and addition funding please visit: funding your studies page
* Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the Future Finance loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website at futurefinance.com/uk. BPP University Limited acts as a credit broker and is not a lender for this arrangement.
The McTimoney College of Chiropractic offers a four-year (full-time) and a five-year (full-time extended) integrated Masters in Chiropractic, both of which are accredited by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). This means that you are qualified to apply to register with the GCC, the statutory body regulating Chiropractic in the UK.
The four-year programme is also accredited by the European Council on Chiropractic Education (ECCE). This means that you have the ability to work in European states that recognise the ECCE and are eligible to sit entry examinations in most accredited areas worldwide. We advise all applicants to check in advance the legal status of any countries or states that may be of interest to them.
- Classroom, practical labs and clinic
How the course is taught
The MChiro is a mix of intensive academic studies and practical training, with a high staff-student ratio. Practising chiropractors teach all the practical elements, and all scientific and medical knowledge is taught by the relevant highly-qualified specialists.
Clinical training is provided at clinics based at Abingdon, close to Oxford and Manchester. The training starts in year one and is fully developed in the final year, where you'll manage your own patient list under supervision.
- Group presentations
- Practical assessments
- Structured clinical exams
You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including written exams, projects, oral presentations and practical assessments, depending on the module and stage of development. You will also be encouraged to reflect and feedback on your own experiences, learning and development.
If required, we can assign a mentor to help guide you through the course, and most module assessments can be retaken in extenuating circumstances.
Term September to December; February to June
- Classes 9am to 5pm -Lectures, Tutorials, Practical classes
- Given Directed Studies –reading or practising
- Virtual learning Environment –lectures are recorded
- Clinic studies –Observe real clinical environment and get involved in Clinic as much as possible
- In your own clinic treating your own patients
- Allocated half day shifts
- Paperwork –case studies, researching your new patients
- Also completing your research dissertation
Employability and progression
Once you've completed the course, you'll be awarded the MChiro by BPP University, approved by the General Chiropractic Council.
Our MChiro has been formally recognised by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC), which means you can then go on to apply for registration as a chiropractor. Please note, as well as the necessary qualifications, you will also be expected to show you are in good health – both mental and physical – and demonstrate good character to the Registrar. We recommend that you let us know of any health issues or criminal convictions at your interview, so that we can pass on any appropriate advice.
As a registered chiropractor, you will be required to undergo Continuing Professional Development (CPD) every year.
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