The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (previously known as British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy) has been awarding a self-validated four-year full-time Diploma in Naturopathy programme since early 1950’s. Successful completion of the Diploma in Naturopathy gives graduates eligibility to apply for registration with The General Council and Register of Naturopaths (GCRN), a voluntary registering body for Naturopaths in the UK.
The four year full-time Diploma in Naturopathy (N.D.) programme runs parallel to BCOM’s four year full-time Masters in Osteopathy (M.Ost) programme that is validated by the University of Plymouth and approved by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), a statutory regulatory body for Osteopathy in UK. Successful completion of the M.Ost programme gives graduates eligibility to apply to both the General Council and Register of Naturopaths and the General Osteopathic Council.
The four year full-time Diploma in Naturopathy programme can be taken independently of the Masters in Osteopathy programme but this programme only gives eligibility for application to GCRN
Anatomy: Osteology and Arthrology
Anatomy: Myology Anatomy: Neurology
Nutrition and Biochemistry
Principles of Naturopathy
Soft Tissue Techniques
Clinic Theory and Observation
Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
Renal and Endocrine Physiology
Soft Tissue Techniques
X-ray, Diagnosis and Rheumatology and Orthopaedics
Applied Natural Therapeutics
Clinical Rheumatology, Orthopaedics & X-ray
Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Practice Management Ethics and Audit
The standard academic profile is:
Three A levels normally including Biology
Other UK qualifications/Educational pathways, in combination with biology, are also considered:
If your course is not listed please contact our Admissions Team to see if you qualify for entry.
Mature students with previous degrees (2.1 or above) or other educational pathways will be considered on an individual basis depending on previous qualifications.
DBS & Health Statement
Due to the nature of the course all applicants will be required to complete a Medical Disclosure (supported by a medical letter from their GP) and undertake a Disclosure and barring Service (formerly CRB) clearance prior to enrolling onto the course. Further information
2021/22 academic year
Fees for home students for the Diploma in Naturopathy are:
Year 1 and 2: £6,500.00 per annum
Year 3 and 4: £7,500.00 per annum
Fees for international students for the Diploma in Naturopathy are:
Year 1 and 2: £7,750.00 per annum
Year 3 and 4: £8,750.00 per annum
(Please note fees are subject to annual review and studying solely for a Diploma in Naturopathy does not attract public funding)
Duration: 4 Years