The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) is internationally regarded as a leading specialist osteopathic education institution. The College was established in London in 1936 by the renowned naturopathic osteopath, Stanley Lief.
BCOM was the first institution in the United Kingdom to offer a university validated osteopathic honours degree. BCOM is renowned for its quality in education being awarded ‘approval without conditions’ from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) led ‘Recognised Qualification’ from the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) for two consecutive reviews. BCOM's degree course is validated by Plymouth University.
BCOM offers specialist human performance laboratory and hydrotherapy facilities and was the founder of the International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research (ICAOR).
The College fosters a strong research ethos into its students and graduates. BCOM is particularly regarded for its unique naturopathic approach to osteopathic care in its teaching and within its busy teaching clinic.
The 2016/17 academic marks BCOM’s 80th Anniversary since being founded in 1936.
Sector Leading Osteopathic Education
BCOM is the only UK osteopathic institution to be twice awarded "approval without conditions" Recognised Qualification status from the QAA RQ report - a sector leading achievement. Read more