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Both our B.Ost and M.Ost degrees will enable you to become a fully-fledged independent practitioner of osteopathy on graduating, and the level of clinical competency is the same for both. However, if you are planning to practise outside the UK, you are likely to have more opportunities if you gain the Masters qualification.

The M.Ost takes longer to complete, as the level of academic achievement is higher and involves a larger research component.

As the curriculum for the M.Ost and the B.Ost is the same for the first two years, don’t have to decide which option you wish to complete until the end of year 2.

B.Ost M.Ost Course dates
Full time 3.5 years

(7 semesters)

4 years

(8 semesters)

The timetable follows a standard University calendar of two semesters. Each semester comprises an orientation week, 12 teaching weeks, a study period and then assessment, with breaks for Christmas and Easter. There are some summer activities specifically targeted to reduce skill attrition over the summer period.

 

Part time 5 years 5 – 6 years*

There are 18 weekends to attend, from September to May/June. They are mostly alternate weekends, with an extra break at Christmas and Easter. There are also some summer activities specifically targeted to reduce skill attrition over the summer period.

* When studied part time throughout, the M.Ost course takes 6 years to complete. However most students increase their intensity of study after the first 3 years, and complete the M.Ost at full-time intensity in 5 years. This involves attending clinic 2 days a week in the final year, as well as attending classes on alternate weekends. 

2018/19 course dates

Full time: tba

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Part time: tba

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“One of the things that really attracted me was the amazing atmosphere, lots of really friendly staff and students and just a really warm environment where you can discuss relevant topics with your peers.” 

Katy Martin, background: performance arts