Application Process via UCAS
Formal application for entry as an undergraduate must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) system. UCAS operate a simple and easy to use system for applications. You can also track the progress of your application using the UCAS track system.
The admissions process at BCOM starts in October of the preceding year and applicant are encouraged to submit their applications by mid-January. UCAS will accept applications after this date, but it is left to the institution's discretion whether such applications are considered. At BCOM we accept applications for consideration throughout the annual UCAS cycle, and we try to ensure all prospective candidates will receive consideration (subject to places availability).
All enquiries about making an undergraduate application can go in the first instance to our Admissions Team.
Website : www.ucas.com
BCOM institutional code: B81
Masters in Osteopathy (M.Ost) course code: B312
It is College policy to interview all students whose UCAS application demonstrates appropriate academic study/qualifications, a clearly stated interest in the Osteopathic profession. Acceptable references must be provided. Interviews take place at the College with the Admissions Panel, typically the Registrar with another member of Faculty.
3) Open Days
The College hosts regular Open Days events; normally these are held from October onwards enabling students to visit and experience the College before responding to any offer from UCAS. We strongly recommend that all applicants or potential applicants attend one of these days if possible.
Our applicants give very positive responses about the BCOM Open Day experience. In a recent survey, 100% of responding participants described the experience as "very useful", citing their favourite parts of the day as being the clinic demonstration, a clinic observation talk and the general Question & Answer session.
4) Entry requirements
a) Standard Entry
Good passes in Science A levels (must include Biology) are the usual school-level qualifications for students wishing to gain admission to the M.Ost. The academic profile would therefore usually be three A levels, including one in Biology and one in Chemistry, with the grades B, B, C (280 UCAS Tariff points). In addition, students are expected to have passed five GCSEs including Maths and English (at grades A-C). Other UK Qualifications/ Pathways that enable entry to the course include a recognised equivalent qualification e.g. BTEC, HND, science foundation course, science access course and Scottish Highers.
b) Graduate Entry
Applications from those with previous degrees and from mature students are welcome. All such applications are considered on an individual basis, taking into account the applicant’s academic and life experiences to date. Demonstrable evidence of the study of Biology and Chemistry will usually be required but applicants holding good degrees (2.1 or above) in non-science/-health subjects will be considered on merit. Students with relevant medical or scientific qualifications may gain exemption from parts of the course at the discretion of the Exemption Panel of the College. Applications for exemption must be submitted at the start of each relevant academic year.
c) International Students
Applications are invited from overseas students who possess recognised A-level equivalent qualifications, e.g. International Baccalaureate, Gymnasium or entry to a university Biological Science degree. Overseas students must also possess a Use of English Qualification at an appropriate medical-science level, e.g. TOEFL > 575 or IELTS > 6.5.
d) Medical Doctors
Applications from Medical Doctors are welcome. Students with relevant medical qualifications may gain exemption from parts of the course at the discretion of the Exemption Panel of the College and might be able to complete the Masters in Osteopathy course within 2 years. For more details, please contact our Admissions Team.
5) CRB & Health Statement
In addition to the above criteria, all applicants will be required to complete Student Medical Disclosure (supported by a medical letter from the GP) as well as undertake the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS; former CRB) clearance prior to enrolling onto the Masters in Osteopathy course (no later than by November 2014 for students applying through Clearing).
For more information on admissions for international students click here.
For more information about undergraduate programmes at BCOM click here.