Careers Information

Information and resources for careers advisers and those interested in a career as an Osteopath.

We have a range of resources as an introduction to Osteopathy and to studying an osteopathy degree with us.

If you are a careers adviser and want us to talk about Osteopathy to your students please get in touch with us here.


Careers information


Career timeline towards becoming an Osteopath

Pre-college, speak with your tutor to create an academic plan. The following is a guide of offer levels to study osteopathy with us:

5 x GCSEs including a minimum grade C in English, Maths and Science or a minimum Grade 4 (standard pass) in these subjects as well as:

GCE A-Levels
Grades BBC from 3 x A-levels to include 2 science subjects (we accept Biology, Physical Education, Psychology, Sport Science as sciences). General Studies is not accepted.


Grades: DDM – Must be Health, Science or Sports related and include relevant science modules.


Scottish Highers
112 UCAS points overall to include 2 science subjects grades BB at Higher Level.


Welsh Baccalaureate
112 UCAS points overall to include 2 A-levels grades BB in science subjects (as above).


International Baccalaureate
Acceptable with a minimum overall score of 32 points to include 5 points in 2 science subjects.

Students who lack recent or relevant science subject knowledge may be asked to undertake an additional online course as a condition of entry.

This is a good time to develop your time management and study skills to prepare you for the future. Consider speaking to a local osteopathic practice to see if you can shadow an osteopath.

After graduating from your Master of Osteopathy degree or BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, a four-year degree, you will be able to practise as an osteopath after registering with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).

The first two years of the degree will be pre-clinical study to provide a foundational knowledge of anatomy, medical diagnosis and physiology. The remainder of the course take a practical, problem-based approach, using clinical studies and examples. At the BCNO Group you will have 1,000 hours of clinical training.