Tuition fees cover the cost of:
- Qualifications that are recognised by the Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRB), allowing successful students to apply to register as an Osteopath.
- Students receive a substantial amount of face-to-face, hands-on teaching in Years 1 and 2, which increases in Years 3 and 4, with students needing to fulfil 1000 clinical hours over the four years of the degree. This does not include pastoral support and study skills workshops.
- Students in practical classes are taught at a ratio of 1:10 as per regulatory requirements.
- Practical teaching is in small classes of no more than 40 students.
- Clinical students (Years 3 and 4) are closely supervised in the busy teaching clinic. Students work in groups with a ratio of 1:5 on average.
- Our size means students can access senior staff, including the senior management team, as the student requires.
- Students can visit a prosection laboratory in Years 1 and 2, under the supervision of a lecturer.
- We support graduates who may require extra support through mentoring in the our teaching clinics.
- Students are offered 1:1 support pastorally and academically.
Where do we obtain our income from?
Our total income in 2021/2022 was £4,294,881. That income comprised 90% from tuition fees, 8.6% from clinical services and just over 1% from other sources.
What do we spend our money on?
Over half of our income goes towards staff costs (58%). This includes wages for all staff (faculty and support staff), pension contributions and employer taxes.
Please note expenditure for 2021/2022 includes the legal costs for the merger of BCNO Limited and OE&R Limited (The British College of Osteopathic Medicine and The European School of Osteopathy).
Where does my tuition fee go?
For transparency, we have broken down where the home-capped student fee (£9,250) is spent.
Academic and Professional Staff (57%)
This includes payment for lecturing staff, clinical teaching staff, admissions and course staff. It includes salaries, pension contributions, and employment costs such as national insurance.
Estates & Facilities (12%)
This includes maintenance, services such as lighting, heating, cleaning, rates and insurance.
This includes HR, clinic reception staff, finance and strategic costs.
Library, IT and Academic Services (6%)
Library staff, learning resources (including the student virula learning enviroment - VLE), IT, quality staff and clinic reception staff.
Advertising, outreach and maintenance of the website.
Student Support & Welfare (2%)
Student support, welfare, bursaries, counselling and extra-curricular activities.