This is an advanced initial degree in Osteopathy. Students successfully completing it will gain a Master’s level qualification which will:

  • Give the skills and competencies necessary to become a registered osteopath.
  • Develop self-confidence and apply knowledge for practice within a safe environment.
  • Promote evidence-based practice, personal and professional development.

Key Features

The College, Swansea University provides teaching in smaller groups, with a personalised and supportive educational philosophy that encourages students to reach their maximum academic potential. All courses are available with a choice of start dates and durations, depending on your qualifications and English Language proficiency.

When you study in The College, Swansea University, you are a full student of the University from the start of your course.



University foundation modules

  • Welfare Across the Globe
  • Composition and Style
  • Introduction to Constitutional Principals
  • Critical Thinking
  • Globalisation
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • Principles of ICT
  • Biology 1
  • Biology 2

First-year degree modules

  • 120 Credits of Level 1 Swansea University modules in your chosen subject.


  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communications (ILSC) (worth 20 credits)
  • Academic Support (Tutorial Classes)
  • Composition and Style


The following durations and start dates are available, depending on your IELTS Score.


  • Two semesters: September or January start.

First Year Degree

  • Two semesters: September start.

Entry Requirements

There are both English Language and Academic Entry Requirements for Foundation and First Year study.

You can be admitted directly to First Year if your academic qualifications do not require a Foundation stage of study. For details please refer to our Admission Requirements by Country document.

If you do not meet the English Language requirement for direct entry to your chosen pathway, you can receive the required amount of English Language tuition at Swansea University to prepare you for successful entry into your chosen programme at a later date.

How to Apply

You can apply via our online form.

Before you submit your application, please make sure that:

  • You know which course you want to study and which date you want to start.
  • You have electronic copies of your academic transcripts, which you will need to attach to your online application. Please note: the limit for all attachments is 25MB.
  • Alternatively, you can download the Application Form in PDF format, fill in and send to with the necessary documents.

Please note: If you are a citizen/permanent resident of the United Kingdom and have not lived outside of the UK for at least three years, you may not be eligible to apply via The College, Swansea University. Admissions staff will review your application and get in touch to advise you.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

University Foundation £14,950 (2 Semesters)
£14,950 (3 Semesters - November Intake)
First Year Degree £14,950
Second Year Degree £15,100
Third Year Degree £15,100
Final Year Degree £15,100

Additional Costs

Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the University libraries, but you may choose to purchase personal copies. All software needed for the course is available on the University network for use within University computer rooms. Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus, including halls of residence. Personal costs such as the purchase of stationery, photocopying costs, parking fees or travel between the campuses are not included in your tuition fees.

In Year One, you will need to purchase clinic tunics (£20). In Year Two, you will need to purchase a stethoscope and sphygmomanometer (blood pressure cuff) and, ideally, an ophthalmoscope, which together will cost about £160. You will need to pay for your travel to attend clinic locations in Swansea or Carmarthen.

Degree Pathways

Successful completion of this pathway will lead to the following from Swansea University:

  • MOst Osteopathy

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated May 12, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
Jan 2020
2 semesters
14,950 GBP
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