UCAS CODE B320
An undergraduate degree course comprises 360 credits. If you are studying full-time, you will normally complete these credits over a 3 year period. If you are studying part-time, you will complete these over a longer period, usually 6 years.
A postgraduate degree course comprises 180 credits. If you are studying full-time, you will normally complete these credits over one year. If you are studying part-time, you will complete these over a longer period, usually 2 years.
Students studying this course will have to pay some additional costs. These include:
Module-specific books for the 4 year programme – about £150 per year
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
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
Why study chiropractic with us? The University of South Wales 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 our 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 South Wales.
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.
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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.
A variety of assessment methods are used throughout each term, including (but not exclusively) short-answer in-class tests, practical tests, multiple-choice tests, group presentations and long-answer written tests.
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.
Our 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.
Quick facts about our chiropractic degree