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.

Pathway to Higher Education Certificate in Health

Our Pathway to Higher Education Certificate in Health is ideal if you wish to undertake a degree in a healthcare  related profession such as; chiropractic or nursing, but do not have the usual qualifications, such as A-levels. This programme focuses on the general ethics, professional and clinical aspects and practical tuition appropriate for practice-based, manual therapy courses. The programme will give you the confidence, skills and knowledge to prepare for our Pre-registration nursing degrees in adult or mental health. 

The Pathway to Higher Education Certificate in Health is awarded by BPP University.

Programme details

Abingdon (Oxfordshire) & Manchester

Start Date


Length of programme

One-year part-time with flexible delivery options (UK/EU students only)
One-year, full-time (international students)

Modes of study

Classroom and practical


Case studies, coursework, examinations (multiple-choice and practical) and presentations

How to apply

Please apply online directly to: admissions@bpp.com

Telephone: +44 (0)333 1223 604

^ 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

  • Our Pathway programme is designed to help you reach the equivalent of A-level standard in relevant sciences
  • Once you have successfully completed the Higher Education Certificate in Health you can progress on to our Integrated Undergraduate Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro)
  • Funding available through Future Finance student loans^
  • There are no specific programme entry qualifications required
  • You will develop the study skills you will need for your BPP University degree
  • You will study four in-depth modules over two terms

Your certificate

Our Pathway to HE Certificate in Health is all about giving you the confidence, knowledge and skills to go on to study the Integrated Undergraduate Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro) at BPP University School of Health.

Previous qualifications are not required to join the programme. All we ask is that you have completed 12 years of schooling or can demonstrate relevant work or life experience.

Developing a solid foundation

The programme is run over two terms and features four in-depth modules taught by experienced tutors. During the first term, you will take an English Language, Study and Communications Skills module, together with Human Biology, both of which form the foundation of the programme.

In the second term, you will continue to study Human Biology. You will also go on to study General Science relevant to your later healthcare learning, and a Clinical and Professional Practice module.

Awards system

Each of the modules on the programme has a credit award system. You must gain a minimum of 120 credits to graduate successfully.


Programme structure

The scientific content covers biological systems, environmental influences and a foundation in chemistry, physics and maths. Palpation skills and professionalism are taught predominantly in practical workshops to encourage interactive and hands-on learning.


Stage 1 Compulsory

  • English Language, Study and Communication Skills (20-credits)
  • Human Biology (40-credits)
  • General Science (20-credits)
  • Clinical and Professional Practice (40-credits)

Entry requirements

English language

Educational background and work experience

You must be 18 years or over on commencement of the programme and have completed a minimum of 12 years of schooling with evidence of good grades

Teaching beyond coursework

At BPP University, we have a dedicated Careers Service in place to give students this ‘edge’. This comes in the form of professional support and guidance given in a range of ways, which together ensure you have a rounded and professional approach to finding and securing a graduate role when you finish your studies.

The Careers Service provides one-to-one consultations, mock interviews and career events. You can receive advice on preparing your all-important CV, filling in application forms and essential interview techniques.

Just as importantly, you are also offered ‘Career-Ready Skills’ workshops throughout the year. Developed with employers, these have been identified as the skills critical to the success of organisations and cover areas as diverse as negotiation and presentation techniques to time management.

It is never too early to start learning all the essential skills that you will need to get a job, which is why you can begin taking advantage of our careers services as soon as you have accepted a place at BPP University and continue this access to the Careers Service for 12 months after you leave.

Your student experience

To help you make the most of your time at university, there is a Students’ Association which offers a number of exciting opportunities to socialise, develop your skills and enhance your CV. You can look forward to lots of student-led events all year round wherever you choose to study. What is more, thanks to the wide range of student clubs and societies on offer, catering for all interests and backgrounds, there’s something for everyone.

Every student of BPP University automatically becomes a member of the Students' Association when they start their programme. The Association aims to put you – the student – at the heart of everything BPP University does, giving you:

  • An independent voice on student matters
  • Information, support and guidance about your academic and personal life
  • Academic, cultural, social and professional enrichment through the development of clubs, societies, events and initiatives
  • Awareness and enhancement of your employability

BPP University students are eligible for an NUS extra card.

Study locations and start dates


Whether you are looking for long-term, short-term or temporary accommodation, we can advise you on where you might find the perfect place to stay while you study. We can offer information on halls of residence, student houses, flat-shares and hotels – as well as advice on any accommodation issues.

If you would like to know more about mixing events, finding a housemate or discussion boards, or if you just need some general advice, please contact our Accommodation Officer:

  • Tel: 020 3131 4033
  • Fax: 020 7404 1389
  • Email: accommodation@bpp.com

Paying for your programme

  • UK or EU students £1,500
  • International students £7,500 

For more information, please contact the Student Finance Office:

  • Tel: 020 7061 1301
  • Fax: 020 7404 1389