Admissions & Courses

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Funding & Fees

Tuition Fees 2017/18 Academic Year

Masters in Osteopathy
Home/EU students £9,000 per annum
Overseas students £10,500 per annum

*A small increase linked to inflation may be added each subsequent year of your studies.

Diploma in Osteopathy
Home/EU students £6,000 per annum for years 1 and 2
Home/EU students £7,500 per annum for years 3 and 4
(Fees are subject to annual review)

Diploma in Naturopathy
Home/EU students £6,000 per annum for years 1 and 2
Home/EU students £7,500 per annum for years 3 and 4
(Fees are subject to annual review)

Conversion Degree Course
Home/EU students £3,500 per annum.

PgCert Children’s Osteopathy
Home/EU students £3,850 per annum.

PgCert Osteopathic Sports Care
Home/EU students £3,850 per annum.

  • Funding for the Masters in Osteopathy (M.Ost)
    • Funding for BCOM Students is via Plymouth University

      Institution Code (PU): P60

      Course Code (BCOM): B312

      There are a number of options for funding available to students.

      Government Sources

      Most full time M.Ost UK and EU students who have not studied for a previous degree will be eligible for a tuition fee loan. The tuition fees are paid directly to the college on your behalf. You only start repaying the fees once you have graduated or left BCOM and are earning £21,000 or more per annum.

      • England
        To speak to a dedicated adviser contact Student Finance England on 0300 100 06 07.
      • Northern Ireland
        Students can access Student Finance Northern Ireland’s dedicated enquiry service, offering information and advice, by calling 0300 100 0077.
      • Wales
        Students can access Student Finance Wales dedicated enquiry service on 0300 200 4050.
      • Scotland
        Students can contact the Student Awards Agency for Scotland on 0300 555 0505.


      Further information on UK funding

      European Union For guidance on funding and eligibility for the tuition fee loan contact the Student Finance for EU Students helpline on + 44 141 243 3570.

      Student Finance

      There are also loans available to help with living costs if you are a full time English student and under 60 years of age. The amount that you are eligible for depends on where you live and study and your household income.

      As for the Student loan for fees, the loan for Maintenance starts being repaid once you have left BCOM and are earning £21,000 or more a year.

      Extra Help

      There are a number of other grants and loans that are available to students with disabilities, dependants and children.

      Private Sources of Income

      Some high street banks are prepared to offer loans to students studying for professional qualifications. Speak to our Admissions Team for further assistance on 020 7435 6464 or at admissions@bcom.ac.uk

      International Students (Non EU)

      Under UK Visa & Immigration (previously UK Border Agency) regulation international students coming to the UK under a Tier 4 student visa must be able to support themselves for the entire length of their stay in the UK, this includes fees and living expenses.

  • Other Funding Sources
    • Osteopathic Foundation

      The foundation is able to offer interest free loans to students in the final two years of their degree in osteopathy. The amount available is dependent on the number of students requiring assistance. BCOM’s  Registry Team can help registered BCOM students with the appropriate paperwork.

      For further information then please contact the Registry Department at registry@bcom.ac.uk

       

  • Additional Costs and Information
    • In addition to the annual course tuition fees, there are further requirements and costs for students on the Masters in Osteopathy course.

      Requirements for all students on the Masters in Osteopathy Course

      1. DBS checks
      2. Full participation in practical lectures - students have to practice on each other
      3. 80% attendance in practical classes and 100% attendance in Clinic
      4. Students are required to attend dissection classes which take place at the UCL Dissection Room
      5. Students can normally take a maximum of 5-years to complete the course
      6. Students may re-take referred module/s or a year at the discretion of the Assessment Board

      Additional Costs
      Students on the Masters in Osteopathy are required to purchase the following items:

      • Clinic coat, £25
      • Clinic equipment (approx. £65)
      • Littman stethoscope, approx. £40 (or secondhand) Sphygmomanometers, approx. £10
      • Thermometers, approx. £2
      • Correct Patella Hammer, approx. £3
      • Otoscopes, approx. £10

      Re-sit Fees

      • Practical/oral examinations (viva voce’s) and written exams, £25 per re-sit

      Enhanced DBS check

      • £52 based on 2016 charges

      All costs are indicative, for further information please review Costs in the Admissions Policy Procedure

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