The BSO is committed to supporting widening participation and to provide access to a quality higher education experience for all students. This includes recognising awards, qualifications and certificated study applicants to the School may already have achieved in line with our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy:
In recent years, the diversity of applications to the School has grown to include those who have successfully achieved undergraduate and postgraduate science degrees, for example in Human Biology, Anatomical Sciences, Biology and Physiology. If you have completed a science degree such as these you may be eligible to have this prior learning recognised as the content and level of learning of these degrees may closely correspond with some of the theoretical study undertaken on our Integrated Master of Osteopathy (M.Ost) full-time and part-time degree programmes. If you have part-completed an osteopathic or other health qualification at another institution you may similarly be eligible.
Please to find out if you may be eligible to apply for recognition of your prior learning. If your RPL application is successful you may qualify for an exemption from studying some units of the M.Ost full-time or part-time degree programmes.
To find out if you are eligible to apply for RPL or if you wish to learn more about the process for applying for RPL for either of our M.Ost degree programmes please read the relevant RPL Handbook below. Alternatively please to discuss this further.
If you are already a qualified health professional and wish to expand your competence profile and gain a recognised qualification in osteopathy you may wish to consider studying our postgraduate MSc in Osteopathy (Pre-Registration) degree programme. After successfully completing this 2-year fast-track programme you will be eligible to register with the General Osteopathic Council and thereafter practise as a registered osteopath in the UK.
Please visit the following page for more information about and how to apply for our MSc in Osteopathy (Pre-Registration) degree programme: