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Bachelor of Osteopathic Medicine (BOst)

Course information

Course Summary

The Bachelor of Osteopathic Medicine (B.OSt) is a dynamic programme taught by expert and enthusiastic staff, and provides students with the understanding and skill required for success as practicing osteopaths. The programme is recognised by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and on successful completion students are eligible to register as an osteopath with the GOsC.

Course Code:N0001
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 6
Award:Bachelor of Osteopathic Medicine (BOst)
Awarded by:Subject to University Validation
Course Length


Four years

UCAS Course CodeB991
UCAS Abbreviated TitleBSc/OsMed
Course Fees

Fees for 2022/23 Entry

Annual Fees: £9,000

Concession: NO
Government Subsidised: NO
Student Loan Available: YES (Higher education loan may be available)

Full fee information here

Fees are for 2022/23 entry and are for UK students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

Osteopathy students may incur the following additional costs:

Clinical Tunics and equipment, inc Stethoscope, Sphygmomanometer (Blood Pressure Cuff), Patella Hammer and ideally an Ophthalmoscope. The approximate costs of these items of equipment is £300 - £500 and they have to be purchased at the start of the year.

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry qualifications for the programme are:

From A levels: 96 UCAS Tariff points, including science based subjects

BTEC: 96 UCAS Tariff points

Access Diploma: Pass with 60 credits (Science based)

Plus: GCSE (A*-C): minimum of five subjects including Mathematics and English Language.

We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that is equivalent to the typical offer. Applications from international students with equivalent qualifications are welcome.

A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5, or equivalent is required for those for whom English is not their first language.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance is required

Looking to study Osteopathy in the UK?

Nescot has been awarded ‘Sponsor Status’ from the UK Border Agency and is now accepting applications from students outside the European Union. International students need a minimum IELTs score of 6.5 to show competence in all four assessed areas. Application is via UCAS.

Your Next Steps

Most osteopaths are self-employed and work in the private sector, although some are working in multi-disciplinary environments within the NHS and in occupational healthcare in public bodies and private companies.

Other Information

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Disclaimer:

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Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

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Last updated - 8.10.21