Training courses

On this page there is information about osteopathy training courses recognised by the General Osteopathic Council.

If you wish to study in the UK to become an osteopath, you must successfully complete one of the 'recognised' courses below to be eligible to apply for registration with us. As well as the name of the institution and the courses each offers, we also provide details of when courses were recognised, latest reviews of the courses and any conditions attached to the approval. Click on a course provider’s name to go straight to information about their courses.


Details of previously recognised qualifications can be found in our History of Recognised Qualifications - January 2015.

New courses are recognised from time to time and when there are courses seeking recognition we will include information about them on this website.

Monitoring standards of education

As part of our ongoing monitoring of standards of education, we conduct a major review of each course on a regular basis, usually every three to five years. The review is undertaken by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education on our behalf and information about the process can be found on the QAA website. You are invited to submit feedback to the QAA by emailing Dr David Gale on d.gale@qaa.ac.uk. Details can be found in the Protocol for unsolicited information.

Feedback or concerns

If you have any feedback or concerns in relation to osteopathic education or the courses we recognise please contact Kit Holmes on kholmes@osteopathy.org.uk or 020 7357 6655 x240. All contacts with us will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Course providers, courses and course information

British College of Osteopathic Medicine

 
 
British College of Osteopathic Medicine (validated by Plymouth University)
Contact details

Web

www.bcom.ac.uk

Main telephone

020 7435 6464

Clinic telephone

020 7435 7830

Fax number

020 7431 3630

Email

info@bcom.ac.uk

Address

Lief House, 120-122, Finchley Road, London, NW3 5HR

 

Qualification Apply Recognition period Review report Conditions

Masters in Osteopathy (M.Ost) 4 yrs full time

UCAS course code 312

1 October 2013 -
30 September 2018

January 2013

No specific conditions have been applied to this course. Conditions A, B and C are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

Bachelors in Osteopathic Medicine (B.OstMed)
4 yrs full time

UCAS

1 October 2013 -
30 September 2018

January 2013

No specific conditions have been applied to this course. Conditions A, B and C are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis. Diploma in Osteopathy 4 yrs FT

Diploma in Osteopathy
4 yrs full time

Directly

1 October 2013 -
30 September 2018

January 2013

No specific conditions have been applied to this course. Conditions A, B and C are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

British School of Osteopathy logo

The British School of Osteopathy (validated by University of Bedfordshire)
 
Contact details

Web

www.bso.ac.uk

Main telephone

020 7407 0222

Clinic telephone

020 7089 5360

Clinic address

98-118 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0BQ

Teaching centre address

275 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JE

 

Qualification Apply Recognition period Review report Conditions

Master of Osteopathy

  • 4 yrs full time
  • 5 yrs part time
  • 5 yrs part time (3 yrs part time and 2 yrs full time)

UCAS

1 October 2013 -
30 April 2017

May 2012

The specific conditions A, B and C that applied to this course have been fulfilled. Conditions D, E and F are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

Bachelor of Osteopathy

  • 4 yrs full time
  • 5 yrs part time
  • 5 yrs (3 yrs part time and 2 yrs full time)

Directly

1 October 2013 -
30 April 2017

May 2012

The specific conditions A, B and C that applied to this course have been fulfilled. Conditions D, E and F are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

Master of Science in Osteopathy (Pre - registration)

2 years full time

Directly

1 May 2012 -
30 April 2017

May 2012

The specific conditions A, B and C that applied to this course have been fulfilled. Conditions D, E and F are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

College of Osteopaths

College of Osteopaths (validated by Middlesex University)
Contact details

Web

www.collegeofosteopaths.ac.uk

Main telephone

020 8905 1937

Clinic telephone

020 8905 1395

Fax number

020 8953 6140

Email

admin@collegeofosteopaths.ac.uk

Address

13 Furzehill Road, Borehamwood, Herts WD6 2DG

 

Qualification Apply Recognition period Review report Conditions

Master of Osteopathy
5yrs part time

Directly

1 May 2012 -
30 April 2017

 May 2012 The specific conditions A, B, D and E that applied to this course have been fulfilled. Condition C will continue to be reported on every year during the recognition period. F, G and H are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

Bachelor of Osteopathy
5yrs part time

Directly

1 May 2012 -
30 April 2017

May 2012

The specific conditions A, B, D and E that applied to this course have been fulfilled. Condition C will continue to be reported on every year during the recognition period. F, G and H are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

College of Osteopaths

College of Osteopaths (validated by Staffordshire University)
Contact details

Web

www.staffs.ac.ukwww.collegeofosteopaths.ac.uk

Email

osteopathy@staffs.ac.uk

Main telephone

01782 294 596

Clinic telephone

01782 660 600

Address

Osteopathy Programme, Faculty of Health Sciences, Staffordshire University, Brindley Building, Leek Road Campus, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2DF

 

Qualification Apply Recognition period Review report Conditions

Bachelor of Osteopathy
5 yrs part time

Directly

1 May 2012 -
30 April 2017

May 2012

The specific conditions A, B, D and E attached to this course have been fulfilled. Condition C will continue to be reported on every year during the recognition period. Conditions F, G and H are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

Master of Osteopathy
5yrs part time

Directly

1 May 2012 -
30 April 2017

May 2012

The specific conditions A, B, D and E have been fulfilled. Condition C will continue to be reported on every year during the recognition period. Conditions F, G and H are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

European School of Osteopathy

European School of Osteopathy (validated by University of Greenwich)
Contact details

Web

www.eso.ac.uk

Main telephone

01622 671 558

Clinic telephone

01622 685 989

Fax number

01622 662 165

Email

info@eso.ac.uk

Address

Boxley House, The Street, Boxley, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3DZ

 

Qualification Apply Recognition period
Review report Conditions

BSc (Hons) Osteopathy
4yrs full time

UCAS

1 September 2014 -
31 August 2019

November 2013

 

The specific condition A attached to this course has been fulfilled. Conditions B, C and D are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

Master of Osteopathy
4 yrs full time

UCAS

1 September 2014 -
31 August 2019

November 2013

The specific condition A attached to this course has been fulfilled. Conditions B, C and D are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

Leeds Metropolitan University

Leeds Beckett University
Contact details

Web

www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/

Main telephone

0113 283 3113

Address

Leeds Beckett University, Civic Quarter, Leeds, LS1 3HE

 

Qualification Apply Recognition period Review report Conditions

Master of Osteopathy
4 yrs FT
No longer recruiting new students

UCAS

1 August 2013 -
31 July 2018

October 2012

No specific conditions have been attached to this course. Conditions A, B and C are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

 

London College of Osteopathic Medicine (qualified medical doctors)
Contact details

Web

www.lcom.org.uk

Main telephone

020 7262 5250

Clinic telephone

020 7262 1128

Fax number

020 7723 7492

Address

8-10 Boston Place, London, NW1 6QH

 

Qualification Apply Recognition period Review report Conditions

Member of LCOM
18 months (for medical doctors only)

Directly

1 January 2015 -
31 December 2019

March 2014

 

No specific conditions have been attached to this course. Conditions A, B and C are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

London School of Osteopathy

London School of Osteopathy (validated by Anglia Ruskin University)
Contact details

Web

www.lso.ac.uk

Main telephone

020 7237 1422

Clinic telephone

020 8983 7133

Fax number

020 7237 5859

Address

12 Grange Road, London SE1 3BE

 

Qualification Apply Recognition period Review report Conditions

Bachelor of Osteopathy (Hons)
6 yrs part time or 4 yrs full time

Directly

1 September 2014 -
31 August 2019

November 2013

 

No specific conditions have been attached to this course. Conditions A, B and C are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

Master of Osteopathy
6 yrs part time or 4 yrs full time

Directly

1 September 2014 -
31 August 2019

November 2013

 

No specific conditions have been attached to this course. Conditions A, B and C are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University
Contact details

Web

www.brookes.ac.uk

Main telephone

01865 482 586

Clinic telephone

01865 484 158

Fax number

01865 484 163

Email

osteopathy@brookes.ac.uk

Address

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Jack Straw's Lane, Marston, Oxford, OX3 0FL

 

Qualification Apply Recognition period Review report Conditions

Bachelor of Osteopathy
4 yrs full time
No longer recruiting new students

 

1 January 2012 -
31 December 2016

May 2011

 

The specific conditions A and B attached ot this course are fulfilled on an annual basis. Conditions C, D and E are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

Master of Osteopathy
4 yrs full time
No longer recruiting new students

 

1 January 2012 -
31 December 2016

 May 2011  The specific conditions A and B attached ot this course are fulfilled on an annual basis. Conditions C, D and E are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

Master of Osteopathy
4 yrs full time
No longer recruiting new students

 

1 January 2017 -
31 December 2017

March 2014

 

No specific conditions have been attached to this course. Conditions A, B and C are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

BSc (Hons) Osteopathy
5yrs full time
No longer recruiting new students

 

1 January 2012 -
31 December 2016

 


1 January 2017 -

31 December 2017

May 2011

 

 

 

March 2014

 

The specific conditions A and B attached ot this course are fulfilled on an annual basis. Conditions C, D and E are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

No specific conditions have been attached to this course. Conditions A, B and C are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

Surrey Institute of Ostoepathic Medicine

Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine (SIOM) at NESCOT (validated by University of Surrey)
Contact details

Web

www.nescot.ac.uk

Main telephone

020 8394 1731

Clinic telephone

020 8394 3154

Fax number

020 8394 3030

Address

NESCOT, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS

 

Qualification Apply RQ Approval Review report Conditions

Master of Osteopathic Medicine
4½ yrs full time

UCAS

1 November 2013 -
31 October 2018

February 2013

The specific condition A attached ot this course has been fulfilled. Condition B will continue to be reported on every year during the recognition period. Conditions C,D and E are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

BSc (Hons) Osteopathic Medicine
4 yrs full time

UCAS

1 November 2013 -
31 October 2018

February 2013

The specific condition A attached ot this course has been fulfilled. Condition B will continue to be reported on every year during the recognition period. Conditions C,D and E are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

Bachelor in Osteopathic Medicine
4 yrs full time

UCAS

1 March 2013 -
31 October 2018

February 2013 The specific condition A attached ot this course has been fulfilled. Condition B will continue to be reported on every year during the recognition period. Conditions C,D and E are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.

College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

Swansea University
Contact details

Web

www.swan.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/human-and-health-sciences/mostosteopathy

Main telephone

01792 205 678

Clinic telephone

01792 518 600

Fax number

01792 295 487

Address

Swansea University, College of Human and Health Sciences, Glyndwr Building, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP

 

Qualification Apply Recognition period
Review report Conditions

Master of Osteopathy
4 yrs full time

UCAS

15 December 2014 -
14 December 2019

February 2014

This report is also available in Welsh

 

The specific condition A attached to this course has been fulfilled int he first instance and will continue to be reported on. Conditions B, C and D are generic conditions which apply to all recognised courses and are fulfilled on an annual basis.