MSc Chiropractic (Paediatrics)

Building on the general level of training gained at undergraduate level, our MSc Chiropractic (Paediatrics) degree is designed for graduates looking to develop the skills needed to pursue a highly respected qualification in paediatric care. Delivered by BPP University in association with the prestigious McTimoney College of Chiropractic, this programme will give you the skills and knowledge you need to deliver the very best care, safely and competently, to children.

The MSc Chiropractic (Paediatrics) degree is awarded by BPP University.

Programme details
Location

Abingdon (Oxfordshire)

Start Date

January, May, September

Length of programme

3 years part-time

Modes of study

Mixed mode: practical learning, classroom, residential school

Assessment

Coursework, examination, research dissertation

How to apply

How to apply: Please contact McTimoney College or email admissions@mctimoney-college.ac.uk for more details

^ Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website. BPP University Limited acts as a credit broker and is not a lender for this arrangement.

Key Information

  • You will be based at the renowned McTimoney College of Chiropractic, in Abingdon - managed by BPP University on behalf of the McTimoney Chiropractic College Trust
  • The BPP programme development is supported by key paediatric advisors
  • You have access to free, online, clinical advisory support from the world's leading paediatricians
  • You’ll be working towards membership and fellowship of the Royal College of Chiropractors Specialist Faculty of Paediatrics
  • You will learn from paediatric specialists with exceptional field expertise
  • You will benefit from practice-based studies and residential schooling
  • You’ll get the opportunity to combine Masters level academic teaching with clinically relevant, 'real-world' practice
  • Funding available through Scholarships, interest-free payment plans and Future Finance student loans^

Clinically relevant content

Our MSc Chiropractic (Paediatrics) degree combines Masters level academic teaching with clinically relevant 'real-world' practice. You'll get the chance to pursue paediatric practice while forging a route to membership and fellowship of the Royal College of Chiropractors Specialist Faculty of Paediatrics.

How the course is taught

Our Masters in Chiropractic (Paediatrics) gives you access to the latest relevant clinical knowledge - and the chance to help shape the future of patient care in your chosen field. Our tutors are leading specialists who will teach you how to identify the boundaries of safe practice and clinical parameters for patient referral.

In addition to regular teaching, you'll also have access to a number of specialist subject advisers who can help with any issues that may arise. Teaching is divided between residential, face-to-face learning, in-practice learning and coursework.

Course duration and structure

You will study for the MSc Chiropractic (Paediatrics) using mixed mode learning over three years.

The first and second years involve practical learning, delivered via a series of dedicated modules. You will also attend two residential schools in each year. In the third year you are required to complete a Masters Research dissertation, under the guidance of a supervisor. Our practical approach gives you the opportunity to apply your learning to daily practice routines, using clinical case problem solving based on data gleaned from real patients. It also ensures that you will cover the full range of common symptoms affecting each body system.

How you'll be assessed

You'll be assessed module-by-module for the first two years of the course, as part of a supervised Residential School. At the end of your second year, after completing all assignments successfully, you'll sit a final OSCE exit examination. This will be based on one long clinical case and a series of shorter cases. In addition, you'll answer questions based on your general paediatric knowledge, and complete a research dissertation.

Modules

Modules Year 1 Year 2 Year 3

Fundamentals of Chiropractic Paediatrics

     

Developmental & Physical Examination Procedures

     

Chiropractic Assessment & Paediatric Adjusting

     

Paediatric Neurology

     

Paediatric Orthopaedics

     

Normal and variant radiology of the paediatric axial skeleton

     

Clinical Paediatrics I

     

Clinical Paediatrics II

     

Clinical Paediatrics III

     

Clinical Paediatrics IV

     

Research Methods

     

Research Project

     

Each candidate must have satisfied the criteria of assessment for the year of enrolment before being allowed to progress to the following year. Candidates progress through the programme as shown in the table above.


Entry requirements

The programme is open to all applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • A first class professional qualification in chiropractic
  • Registration with the relevant Chiropractic governing body in your country of residence
  • A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • For those applicants whose first language is not English, you must provide evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each category) or equivalent.

Study locations

You can study for the MSc Animal Manipulation at our study centre in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

McTimoney College contact details

Kimber House
1 Kimber Road
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 1BZ

Tel: 03331 229 170
Fax 01235 523 576
Email: admissions@mctimoney-college.ac.uk

Fees and finance

MSc Chiropractic (Paediatrics)
Years one to three - £3,500 per year
Total fees are £10,500

From September 2016
MSc Chiropractic (Paediatrics)
Years one to three - £3,666.66 per year
Total fees are £11,000

Additional fees:
Registration fee to the McTimoney College of Chiropractic (once only) £120
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check (currently) (UK only) £52

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

Additional charges

In addition to your programme 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

Postgraduate Loans

Postgraduate Loans will be available for eligible Master's courses commencing from September 2016 (subject to eligibility). You can apply for a loan of up to £10,000, towards your course and living costs.

Applications are due to open late June 2016 and the quickest way to apply will be online at www.gov.uk/postgraduateloan.

Further information on the Postgraduate Loans, Eligibility and Repayment can be found here: http://www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/media/6854/sfe_pgl_qg_1617_d.pdf

Or for more information, please contact our Student Finance Office:
Tel: 03331 224 359
Fax: 020 7404 1389
Email: studentfinance@bpp.com