Have you been thinking about becoming a chiropractor in the UK? Do you want to know how to get a chiropractic degree?

In the UK there are currently two chiropractic eduction institutions at which you can study at to become a chiropractor. So how long do you need to train to become a chiropractor, what course studies or points do you need to become a chiropractor and roughly how much is a chiropractor salary? Well read on to find out more on becoming a chiropractor in the UK.

Chiropractic is one of the most popularly used forms of manual therapy according to the WHO report on chiropractic in 2005.

How Long do You Need to Train?

If you have the correct requirements to enter directly without any pre-qualification needed then it should take about 4-5 years full-time chiropractic degree training. Sometimes undergraduate courses may be needed to enter the chiropractic degree course. You can check with the education institutes how you qualify.

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The Anglo-European College of Chiropractic

UK Student Requirements

You can also find the typical UCAS entry requirements for the chiropractic degree below:

  • Usually require at least three A levels/four H grades,
  • Usually biology and another science, normally chemistry.
  • GCSEs/S grades (A-C/1-3) may be required in English and maths.
  • Equivalent qualifications, such as relevant BTEC national awards, AVCEs (Advanced Vocational Certificates in Education) and GSVQs level III are considered, either on their own or in combination with A levels/H grades.
  • UCAS tariff: 300 points minimum, with at least 280 points from full A-level passes (including biology and another science, normally chemistry, and excluding general studies). Equivalent qualifications are also acceptable.
  • There are preliminary chiropractic courses for applicants who do not have the usual entry qualifications. Applicants must satisfy institutions that they are capable of progressing to the degree course.
  • The minimum age to start training is 18.

Mature UK Students

Mature students in the UK can also apply to study the Chiropractic course. Typically if you have an existing degree or other studies your application will be considered with those points.

Foreign Student Requirements

You will need to be able to show that your high school graduating marks are the equivalent to the A levels in the UK.

You will also need to speak English. If English is not your home language, then you will also need to show evidence that you can speak, read and write in English language to a satisfactory level.

Chiropractic Course Outline

Below you can see what a typical chiropractic degree course outline of the subjects you would study on the course to becoming a chiropractor. The first pdf is from the University of Glamorgan course and gives you the latest breakdown in UCAS points and subject course outline. The second pdf is about life and the Chiropractic course at the AECC in Bournemouth.

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So as you can see from the chiropractic course subject outline above that after you qualify as a chiropractor you should be able to understand the human body in health and disease, be able to identify abnormalities of human structure and function, and manage them through conservative therapy.

Glamorgan Chiropractic

Anglo-European College of Chiropractic

What is a Chiropractor’s Salary

This should not be your main focus on becoming a chiropractor as healthcare is about helping others, but everyone always wants to know how much money my job will make me.

Well being a chiropractor made the the top 100 jobs to do in the USA in 2010. According to the General Chiropractic Council a newly qualified UK chiropractor could in 2010 make between £20,000 – £40,000 per year. The more experienced and established chiropractor could make more than that in a year.

Chiropractic Degree Education Institutions

So now you know more about how long, what you would study  and what requirements you need to become a chiropractor you will want to know where to study chiropractic.

Well here are the three Chiropractic education facilities in the UK:

Anglo-European College of Chiropractic

13-15 Parkwood Road
Tel: 01202 436200
Fax: 01202 436312
E-mail: admissions@aecc.ac.uk
Web: www.aecc.ac.uk

University of Glamorgan
Welsh Institute of Chiropractic

CF37 1DL
Tel: 01443 483555
Fax: 01443 483756
Web: www.glam.ac.uk