University of South Wales
Master of Chiropractic MChiro (Hons)
University of South Wales

Key Course Facts

Course Description

If you want to be a chiropractor, this chiropractic course, based at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, provides the appropriate clinical education and training to meet registration requirements in the UK.

As part of your chiropractic training, you will study the human body in health and disease, be able to identify abnormalities of human structure and function, and manage patients through manual methods. These include manipulation, soft tissue techniques and active rehabilitation.

Clinical experience is a major part of the chiropractic programme. Elements of clinical work are introduced from the start and are carefully integrated to reinforce your academic study. Your final year is a clinical placement, during which you will treat and manage patients with musculoskeletal disorders to develop your clinical skills, confidence and employability.

This is a fully integrated undergraduate Masters degree programme that is accredited by both the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and the European Council on Chiropractic Education (ECCE). This ensures that graduates meet national and international chiropractic accreditation standards and can register with the GCC to practise in the UK.

Recognised by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) for the purpose of eligibility for registration with that body.

Accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) in order to progress to pharmacist pre-registration training and then to register as a pharmacist. Please note, the 5-year integrated MPharm degree programme includes pre-registration training.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 60 graduates of Master of Chiropractic MChiro (Hons) at University of South Wales for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Chiropractic.

Overall student satisfaction
81 /100
60 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Master of Chiropractic MChiro (Hons) at University of South Wales

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Master of Chiropractic MChiro (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24500 £25000 £27000
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £25000 £18500 - £28500 £19500 - £31000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Chiropractic

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24283 £18903 £19910
25-75 percentile range £22717 - £30509 £11435 - £25538 £11246 - £27595

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Master of Chiropractic MChiro (Hons) at University of South Wales

65% Therapy professionals
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Administrative occupations
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Elementary occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

The tariff entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

We require A-Levels to include Biology and one other Science subject which must be either Chemistry, Psychology, Physical Education, Mathematics or Physics, and to exclude General Studies. The A Level entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact [email protected]

Passing an Access to HE Diploma in a Science based subject which must include Biology modules at Distinction grade which you must obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.

BTEC to include Biology and Chemistry modules. The BTEC entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact [email protected]

We accept the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma in lieu of a third subject. The grade range for the Skills Challenge Certificate is the range within which the University will normally make offers. The grade will reflect what you would have been asked for from a third A Level. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

We also require evidence of observation of a minimum 3 hours of a chiropractor in clinical practice. GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Master of Chiropractic, MChiro (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of South Wales is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Master of Chiropractic MChiro (Hons)

EU £9000 year 1
England UK £9000 year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 year 1
Scotland £9000 year 1
Wales £9000 year 1
International £12600 year 1

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the University website on individual course pages. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of South Wales in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of South Wales in related subject specific rankings.

Medicine & Health

    • #1 
    • #1 
    Health Professions
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

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About University of South Wales

The University of South Wales is a government funded university in Wales, and its campuses are located in Cardiff, Newport, and Pontypridd. The university is the result of the merging of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, in Newport. Each campus shares an equal importance for the university, each providing its own series of facilities for distinct uses.

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Where is this programme taught

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