About BPP University and the McTimoney College of Chiropractic 

The McTimoney College of Chiropractic is managed and operated by BPP University. All students are students 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.

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

Abingdon (Oxfordshire)

Start Date

September, January and May

Length of programme

Three years, part-time

Modes of study

Mixed mode: practical learning, classroom, residential school


Coursework, examination, research dissertation

How to apply

Please contact: admissions@mctimoney-college.ac.uk 

^ 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 paediatricians
  • You will be working towards membership and fellowship of the Royal College of Chiropractors Specialist Faculty of Paediatrics
  • You will learn from paediatric specialists with field expertise
  • You will benefit from practice-based studies and residential schooling
  • You will 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 Master's 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 Master's 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 lecturers are 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 will also have access to a number of  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 will be assessed

You will 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 will sit a final OSCE exit examination. This will be based on one long clinical case and a series of shorter cases. In addition, you will answer questions based on your general paediatric knowledge, and complete a research dissertation.


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 professional qualification in chiropractic
  • Registration with the relevant Chiropractic governing body in your country of residence
  • A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (UK only)
  • For those applicants whose first language is not English, you must provide evidence of an IELTS score of 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each category) or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible to join one of BPP University’s English language or foundation programmes.

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
OX14 1BZ

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

Fees and finance

Years one to three:  £3,666.66 per year

Total fees are £11,000

Fees applicable if paid in full on commencement of the programme
Alternatively, Years one and two may be paid module by module at £750 per module.

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 are available for eligible Master's courses, allowing you to apply for a loan towards your course and living costs. 

You can apply for a Postgraduate Loan up to a maximum of £10,280

You can apply online at www.gov.uk/postgraduateloan or for further information visit our student finance section