Take the next step towards a successful career in Chiropractic with London’s only Chiropractic course. Our Integrated Masters Degree will allow you to develop your diagnostic, research and clinical skills to enable you to identify, diagnose, treat and prevent disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system, and, in doing so, to transform your patients’ lives.
You’ll be learning in our brand new dedicated Chiropractic facilities. You’ll also have the chance to observe clinical practice from the very first year of the course with annual clinical placements, forming a core part of your education. Our clinical placements are based in chiropractic clinics throughout London and the South of England. In your final year, our public facing Chiropractic clinic will give you first-hand experience of working with patients, and growing community connections.
On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to register with the General Chiropractic Council, the regulator body for Chiropractic within the UK.
Why Chiropractic at LSBU?
This course is accredited by the General Chiropractic Council.
Undertake clinical placements throughout your course including working in the new public facing chiropractic clinic in your final year.
This is the only London-based Chiropractor course.
LSBU Health and Social Care graduates are the second highest paid amongst all London Modern university graduates, and the sixth highest in the UK one year after graduating (DfE LEO data 2022).
Career opportunities: 94 percent of graduates who find graduate-level jobs or are in further education at professional or higher education level, within 15 months of graduation (Guardian University Guide 2023).
Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C Maths, Science and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
The following additional requirements apply to this course:
Evidence of commitment to the profession
Evidence of having shadowed a chiropractor for a minimum of 1 day
Passing of occupational health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks
Ability to meet travel requirements to attend placements
Students from outside the UK will be required to provide a police check from their home country.
English Language: Those whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall (including 7.0 in the written element and a minimum score of 6.5 in speaking, reading and listening) for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS)
If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.
If you have been out of study for a considerable amount of time or have slightly missed the entry requirements this course, you can take your first steps to becoming a registered practitioner with our Health and Social Care Foundation year. Boost your qualifications and confidence for further study with this one-year introductory course and, on completion of this course, you will be guaranteed entry on to one of our 13 health pre-registration health and social care degrees.
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Missing English and Maths qualifications?
If you do not have the required English and Maths qualifications needed to satisfy the entry requirements for this programme, we have courses available at our partner College that you can take to upskill in these areas. Find out more at Southbank College site.
If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.
Once we have made you an offer, you can apply for accommodation. You can rent from LSBU and you’ll deal directly with the university, not third party providers. That means we can guarantee you options to suit all budgets, with clear tenancy agreements and all-inclusive rents that include insurance for your personal belongings, internet access in each bedroom and on-site laundry facilities.
Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.
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Disclosure Barring Service (DBS)
All pre-registration students need to be DBS cleared before going on placement. You’ll need to have an enhanced DBS check even if you have had one before and will not be able to go on placement until this is complete.
The DBS process is not difficult but can take some time so it's best to get started as soon as you receive your email. You will receive the email during Summer 2023.
DBS update service
If you're part of the DBS update service, your subscription is up to date and you already have a DBS certificate, please bring in your original green DBS certificate for the document check. To take advantage of the update service, your certificate needs to be classified as 'Enhanced' and workforce must be listed as 'Adult and Child'. If you have any queries, please email us at email@example.com.
How to complete your DBS
Our DBS supplier, Verifile, will send you an email with all the details you need to complete your DBS.
Verifile will give you instructions to log into their system and complete your personal details and information. To complete the process, you'll need your passport or driving licence and 5-year address history including dates when you moved in/out.
You can use your application number to track the progress of your DBS.
When you've finished, your Disclosure Statement will be mailed to the most recent address in your submission, so please make sure it's correct. We don't automatically receive a copy of this Statement, which is why we need you to bring it in as part of the next step.
Please include any and all major and minor, spent and unspent convictions, cautions, warning and reprimands, even if they relate to juvenile offences or seem trivial or unimportant. Some minor offences will not prevent you from going on placement or being offered a place on your course, but still need to be reviewed so it’s best to be honest and include everything. Also, the more information you include about any offences can help reduce the time it takes to assess them.
Yes, you do. You need to have an up-to-date DBS. Once you have received the email from our DBS supplier make sure you start the process straight away. All details of how to do this will be outlined in the email. If you don’t complete your DBS in the timeframe given, we may withdraw your offer even if term has already started. So it’s important that you get started as soon as you receive the email.
Government legislation requires all Higher Education Institutions who offer courses where students may come into unsupervised contact with children or vulnerable adults to have this check. These checks also help us to ensure duty of care to our students, and create a safer environment for patients seen by our students.
As part of the University’s admissions process, declarations of any offence may be referred to a virtual panel made up of senior managers from partner NHS Trusts and/or other sectors within Health and Social Care. Any DBS that is considered by the panel will be anonymised. The panel members then deliberate and make a recommendation whether the application be rejected, accepted or request further information or documents.
If you have declared an offence, we might ask for more information from you in writing which will help the panel make a decision. Once your declaration has been referred to the panel it can take up to 28 working days to be processed.
You need to put your current address on your DBS application because this is where your Statement will be mailed. If you’ve moved house between submitting and receiving your DBS, make sure you have mail forwarding set up so that you’ll receive your statement. If you’ve moved recently, make sure you have proof of your new address (such as a new bank statement) to bring for your document checks.
Yes. If your application has been rejected due to your DSB declaration/discloser, you will be sent a letter to confirm this. There will be instructions in the letter about how you can appeal and which supporting information you need to provide. Once a decision has been made you will receive a letter from the School Executive Team.
Once you have completed the online part of the DBS process, you will need to produce three accepted documents from this list (PDF File 248 KB) to be verified.
If you’re not able to come to campus, you can get your documents checked and certified at the Post Office for a fee of £10.50. To do this, make photocopies of your three accepted ID documents and take your DBS form, copies and originals of your documents to the Post Office. The Post Office will stamp the form and photocopies and given them back to you. Email your post office receipt, stamped form and stamped documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Occupational Health (OH)
An exciting part of many of our Health and Social Care courses is the opportunity to learn off-campus and work with patients, clients and/or service users. Before you start, we need to make sure that you have the correct levels of immunisations.
Once you have enrolled, students will be asked to complete an occupational health check, the first part is completing an online questionnaire sent from our occupational health provider.
The second part of your occupational health check is to get any inoculations that you may need from your GP. When attending your GP appointment, please take printed copies of these two documents with you.
After these steps are complete you will receive an email from OHWorks Ltd inviting you to attend an appointment on-campus with an Occupational Health Nurse. These appointments take place during the week and sometimes when your classes have already started.
No - It is not a requirement on our course that students our double vaccinated. Although not mandatory we recommend students are up to date with COVID vaccinations. Failure to do sure may impact your placement opportunities.
Yes. Tell the OH Nurse about all conditions including specific learning difficulties even if you’ve declared these in the past. This will allow us to make reasonable adjustments whilst you’re on placement.
The information you share with the OH Nurse will be treated with confidence, meaning that it won’t be automatically shared with the DDS team. The DDS team can help you to receive support for your lectures, assignments and exams so it’s worth to register with them and provide evidence of your condition if you need this support.
Before starting your course, you may want to check or practice your numeracy skills. The National Numeracy Challenge is a free online tool that helps you learn, revise and quiz your essential numeracy skills. You’ll also be able to get a certificate to show your efforts.
Enrolment and Welcome Week
Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our new students pages.
It is recommended that students preparing to enter the Integrated Masters in Chiropractic may want to start by reading anatomy. This subject is the foundation for everything else that is taught.
Preparing students may want to look at either Moore’s Clinical Anatomy or Grey’s Anatomy, any recent edition.
We plan this course to make sure you complete the required number of hours in both theory and practice (not less than 1000 hours in assessed clinical practice). Practice learning opportunities will be in placements in local clinics, community, private and voluntary sector agencies as appropriate for the delivery of chiropractic focused clinical provision. A variety of theory and practical assessments assess and grade learning throughout the programme. You must achieve the requisite academic credit (and specified practice hours and competencies) in order to graduate and professionally register as a Chiropractor.
Your holiday periods will not follow the normal University timetable because of placements. You’ll receive more details once you start your course.
The Integrated Masters in Chiropractic provides a thorough education in human anatomy, physiology and pathology specifically of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Students received both theoretical and practical knowledge that will allow them to practice chiropractic in a safe and efficacious manner.
Clinical Anatomy Provides the students with an in-depth understanding of human clinical anatomy. 20 credits
Clinical Physiology and Pathophysiology Provides the student with a thorough knowledge of the metabolic working of the human body and the physiological problems that can arise. 20 credits
Chiropractic Technique I An introduction to the biomechanical functions of the human body and the relationship between structure and function.
Normal Radiographic Anatomy Offers the student the knowledge and skills necessary to understand radiological images and their use in clinical practice
Psychology and Behavioural Science The student acquires a grounding in the sociology and behavioural science of health with an emphasis on the biopsychosocial model.
Interprofessional Learning Unique to the LSBU Institute of Health and Social Care, this module brings together the students from across the allied healthcare spectrum to work together. The module offers students a broad view of the working of healthcare professions beyond what is normally found in any one course.
General Diagnosis The student is provided with the skills required for clinical examination. With an emphasis on history and physical examination procedures, general diagnosis offers the foundation for the level 6 module clinical diagnosis.
Chiropractic Technique II Further investigations into manipulation of the joints, soft tissue mobilisation and the types of conditions often seen in chiropractic care.
Radiological Imaging Picking up from year 1 radiology, students are introduced to the pathological findings visible on a variety of imaging techniques including x-ray, MRI, and Ultrasound.
Anatomy and Physiology of the Head, Neck and Nervous System The module exams the structures of the head and neck and the anatomy and physiological functioning of the nervous.
Orthopaedics/Neurology A specialty module reviewing orthopaedic and neurological assessment and how they can be integrated into care.
Clinical Diagnosis An in-depth view of the pathologies that can be found in most chiropractic offices. Discussions range from common musculoskeletal problems to those that are more complex. 20 credits
Public Health Public Health Examining public health and health promotion locally, nationally and globally. Chiropractors as promoters of health. Nutritional requirements in normal and special populations.
Chiropractic Technique III This module refines the manipulative techniques the students has learned in the previous year. Additional case studies are presents and clinical problem solving is presented.
Rehabilitation This module develops students exercise and rehabilitation skills, enabling patients take an active part in their treatment.
Contemporary Issues in Chiropractic A wide ranging seminar looking at clinical, business and policy issues facing the practice of chiropractic.
Research Methodologies The methods and philosophy that under lies clinical research. Students investigate the research process and participate in a literature review.
Chiropractic Clinic Students spend the majority of their final year treating patients at the on-site public chiropractic clinic built specifically for that purpose 60 credits
Dissertation A final year 12000 word master’s level dissertation on a topic relating to clinical practice.
By the time you graduate, you will be a competent and confident clinician, committed to clinical excellence, patient care, and life long learning fully equipped for a successful, rewarding career. As a graduate, you’ll be able to register with the General Chiropractic Council, enabling you to practice across the UK. An increasing number of chiropractors are also actively involved in teaching and research.
The University has established excellent links with chiropractic placement providers throughout Greater London ensuring students receive a diverse and interesting learning experience
At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
Free employability workshop and events for student all year round, more details can be found on our event section.
Online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
LSBU Careers Hub offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and support, guidance on future careers, as well as loads of career resources, connecting you with employers, exciting events, 1-1 support and relevant workshops.
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
The Integrated Masters in Chiropractic is accredited by the General Chiropractic Council GCC).
The course has established links with our practice providers within London and the South of England.
Throughout the year numerous guest lecturers offer our students a wide range of topics relating to the profession.
Teaching and Assessment
Our staff members have roles in clinical practice and research outside of teaching. This allows for the integration of contemporary clinical practice and research into our teaching.
Transferable skills are developed through engagement with, and completion of tasks in the academic and clinical curriculum. Interprofessional learning, group activities, practical skills development using simulation, and problem-based approaches in the academic environment will be supplemented and enhanced by clinical placement experience as part of a blended learning approach.
The course is taught using a variety of methods; lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, presentations and observational placement.
Assessments are via written final exams, in class course work, OSCEs and Vivas.
For each 20 credit module students should be expected to undertake 200 hours of learning.