MSc Animal Manipulation

The MSc Animal Manipulation programme is currently unique in Europe, in that it is the only externally validated Masters level programme that trains students in Animal Manipulation. The programme is designed either for students who already have training in hands-on therapy (this may include a trained chiropractor, physiotherapist, or any other fully qualified and suitably experienced practitioner), for those with a BSc degree in Equine or Animal Science or for those who are a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Students from a non-manipulative background will be expected to gain experience in 'hands-on' therapies before commencing the programme. Students who do not have formal training may submit a portfolio of certified experience for consideration.

The MSc Animal Manipulation degree is awarded by BPP University.

Programme details

Year 1: Abingdon and Warwickshire College
Year 2: Remote & Warwickshire College

Start Date


Length of programme

Part-time 2 years

Modes of study

Mixed mode: practical learning, classroom


Written, practical and clinical examinations, assignments, portfolio and research protocol and dissertation

How to apply

How to apply: Please contact McTimoney College or email for more details

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Key Information

  • You will master the theory and practice of safe and competent animal adjusting
  • It will unlock opportunities for research and further postgraduate studies
  • You will learn the renowned McTimoney technique for animals
  • For chiropractors, this programme provides a route to Membership and Fellowship of the College of Chiropractors and the Specialist Animal Faculty
  • It allows you to interpret research findings and understand the implications for animal treatment
  • Funding available through Scholarships, interest-free payment plans and Future Finance student loans^
  • You’ll get the benefit of monthly weekend tutorial sessions over two years
  • You will gain one of a kind MSc level training in chiropractic techniques for animals
  • The programme is taught in collaboration with Warwickshire College
  • You will gain a deep understanding of your role within the animal health and welfare field and be able to communicate at a high level with other professionals in the sector
  • It will provide opportunities for personal and professional development