Master Chiropractic

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  • On Campus
  • 48 months
  • Not specified
  • English
University of South Wales
On a chiropractic degree, you will learn to use your hands to apply a specific force to adjust the joints of the body, concentrating particularly on the spine.

Description of Chiropractic


Why study chiropractic at Glamorgan? The University of Glamorgan was the first university in the UK to offer an integrated undergraduate chiropractic degree programme accredited by the General Chiropractic Council.

Chiropractors focus on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of problems and the effects of these disorders on the functioning of the nervous system and general health.

On Glamorgans chiropractic degree you will study and understand the human body in health and disease, be able to identify abnormalities of human structure and function, and manage them through therapy. The clinical experience you will get on this chiropractic degree is of major importance because it improves your ability, confidence and employability. For this reason, our chiropractic degree introduces aspects of clinical work from the start and carefully integrates this to reinforce your academic study. There is a gradual development in clinical expertise until you are able to work under supervision as a student clinician and provide chiropractic care at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic outpatient clinic, which is based at the University of Glamorgan.

We are the only university in the UK to offer a fully integrated undergraduate Masters chiropractic degree that is accredited by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and the European Council on Chiropractic Education (ECCE). Our chiropractic degree also meets demanding international chiropractic educational standards and funding arrangements for chiropractic students in the EU. We were also the only chiropractic centre in the country to make a submission for the Research Assessment Exercise 2008.

Possible Career Options

Graduates of this chiropractic degree will be eligible to apply for registration with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) to practise as a chiropractor in the independent sector in the UK. There is also opportunity to apply for registration and employment in other countries worldwide.

Glamorgans chiropractic course boasts a very high employment uptake in the profession. Chiropractic is a growing profession in the UK and Europe that offers substantial opportunities. There are also career opportunities in education, or you could specialise in sports medicine, rehabilitation, neurology or research.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee

Students studying this course will have to pay some additional costs. These include: Professional Fee which covers clinic health care, field trips, membership of Chiropractic Student Society, supports delegation to World Congress of Chiropractic Students £175 per year. Module-specific books for the 4 year programme £200. Year 3 students are required to purchase a full diagnostic kit for the start of the third year of the course £350.

Not specified
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 48 months
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content


Year One

  • Chiropractic 1
  • Behavioural Science
  • Overview of Human Systems
  • Clinical Physiology 1
  • Clinical Anatomy 1
  • Quantitative Methods in Clinical Sciences
  • Normal Radiographic Anatomy

Year Two

  • Clinical Imaging 1
  • Physiology and Anatomy of the Nervous System
  • Clinical Physiology 2
  • Mental Health
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Pathology
  • Chiropractic 2

Level Three

  • Research Project 1
  • Clinical Imaging 2
  • Chiropractic 3
  • Clinical Neuro-orthopaedics
  • General Diagnosis and Clinical Specialities
  • Functional Management
  • Junior Clinic Level Four
  • Chiropractic Clinical Training
  • Research Project 2
  • Clinical Audit
  • Contemporary Clinical and Professional Practice
  • Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis and Practice

The chiropractic degree will develop a critical, analytical and evaluative approach to the principles and practice of chiropractic. You will gain investigative skills and see chiropractic in the context of all other health-related professions. Your chiropractic training means you will understand the scientific principles relevant to chiropractic, and be able to diagnose and manage a range of relevant, health-related conditions. To improve your employability, the chiropractic degree includes practical skills relevant to professional practice and effective communication skills, as well as understand the legal and business framework of the professional chiropractor.

How You Will Study

Typically, students on our chiropractic degree will spend around 20 hours each week in lectures, practicals, tutorials, laboratory or clinical work, depending on the topic.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
180(Grade C)

Requirements for Chiropractic

  • 320 UCAS tariff points, eg, ABB at A-level, to exclude General Studies.
  • Additional criteria: A-levels must include Biology and usually Chemistry. A satisfactory Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure (no offences are considered spent).
  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including Mathematics and English language

Work Experience for Chiropractic

No work experience is required.

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