Integrated Undergraduate Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro)

Our Integrated Undergraduate 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 programme has been specifically designed for adult learners and allows you to fit your studies around other commitments.

The Integrated Undergraduate Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro) is awarded by BPP University.

Programme details

Abingdon (Oxfordshire) for four and five-year programmes and Manchester for five-year programme

Start Date

September (four years full-time)
January (five years full-time extended)

Length of programme

Four years full-time
Five years full-time extended

Modes of study

Classroom, practical labs and clinic


Assignments, exams, group presentations, practical assessments and structured clinical exams

How to apply

All applications for full-time undergraduate programmes should be made online through UCAS:

Four year programme code: B320

Five year extended code: BH20

^ 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

  • The programmes are recognised by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) as a route for acceptance onto the Register of Chiropractors
  • All hands-on training is taught by practising Chiropractors
  • We are the only university to offer a chiropractic programme in the North of England
  • You will gain knowledge and confidence from expert and relevant tutors
  • You will complete a dedicated business skills module in your final year that focuses on setting up your own practice
  • There is a very high tutor-to-student ratio in technique classes
  • You will manage your own list of patients under supervision
  • You will learn a broad range of practical techniques and skills
  • You will experience clinical work from the first year
  • Funding is available through scholarships, interest-free payment plans, the Student Loans Company ( for eligibility criteria and application form) and Future Finance student loans^

Your degree

Our Integrated Undergraduate 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.

Teaching the MChiro

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.

MChiro course materials

To help you get the best learning experience, we use state-of-the-art facilities and technology. BPP University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), our student intranet, features a variety of resources and revision aids.

You will also be provided with hand-outs during lectures and recommended reading lists.


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.

After graduation

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.

Key Information Sets about this programme

Key Information Sets (KIS) are comparable sets of information about full or part-time undergraduate courses and are designed to meet the information needs of prospective students.



  • Behavioural Science
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Chiropractic Studies I
  • Clinic
  • Clinical Management
  • Clinical Medicine I
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Clinic Studies I
  • Human Function I
  • Human Function II
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy I
  • Philosophy II
  • Philosophy III
  • Philosophy IV
  • Research I
  • Research II
  • Research III
  • Research IV 40
  • Chiropractic Studies II
  • Chiropractic Studies III
  • Chiropractic Studies IV
  • Clinical Medicine II
  • Clinic Studies II
  • Clinic Studies III
  • Clinic Studies IV

Entry requirements

General UCAS requirements for the full-time programmes are:

For 2016

  • 3 A-Levels minimum CCC, two of which must be in Science subjects, or a relevant higher education qualification, or BPP University’s Pathway to Higher Education Certificate in Health.

For September 2017

From 2017 entry, the UCAS Tariff is changing.

Your tariff points can be calculated using the UCAS tariff point calculator here.

You can also visit for further information on the new tariff. Alternatively, you can contact our Admissions and Enquiries Teams who are available Monday to Friday from 0800hr to 1800hr (GMT)

  • Minimum 5 GCSE's including English and Math's; and
  • 96+ UCAS points or three A-Levels: minimum CCC, two of which must be in science subjects, or a relevant higher education qualification; or
  • BPP University's Pathway to Higher Education Certificate in Health

If you do not meet the programmes entry requirements, you may be eligible for our Pathway to Higher Education Certificate in Health.

We consider candidates with suitable alternative science based or Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) qualifications

  • You should have experienced a chiropractic treatment
  • We reserve the right to ask you to sit an entrance examination
  • You will have to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check on enrolment (a charge may apply)
  • 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:

Applications for full-time undergraduate programmes are via UCAS.

International students

If English is not your first language, you will need to have an IELTS level 6.5 score (or equivalent) with a minimum of 6.0 in each element, in addition to the above entry requirements or pass the BPP University English language admissions test.

Study locations

The Integrated Undergraduate Masters in Chiropractic is taught at our study centres in Abingdon (Oxfordshire) and the five-year extended programme is also taught in Manchester. All clinic work is undertaken at the college in Abingdon.

You will be expected to have the facility and ability to study at home, and have access to a computer and the internet.

Study the MChiro in:

Contact McTimoney College:

Paying for your course

We offer a range of different payment options for your Integrated Undergraduate Masters in Chiropractic – so you can choose to pay the full amount up-front or in instalments, through a payment plan.

Fees from September 2016

Four-year programme
Years one to four: £8,000 per year
Total fees are £32,000

Four-year programme fees for International students
£8,750 each year
Total fees: £35,000

Five-year programme
Years one-five: £6,400 per year
Total fees are £32,000

If you are self-funding, your first instalment will be due two weeks before the programme 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

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


All full-time UK/EU students intending to study this programme are eligible to apply for Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans. These help to cover the cost of tuition fees and living costs whilst studying. Part-time UK/EU students are eligible to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan only.

How you apply for student finance varies depends on where you live. You will find detailed information on the application process and the amount of funding you will be entitled to at

Or for more information Tel: +44 (0) 1235 468 582 Email:

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 implication.