Undergraduate Education

Chiropractic students in the UK typically study for four years to gain their chiropractic degree.

The GCC decides whether education providers are entitled to issue chiropractic degrees and decides which programmes meet its Degree Recognition Criteria.

During their degree course students must meet set standards (programme outcomes) for the following areas of knowledge and skill:

  • Those that form the basis of chiropractic including: history, theory and principles of chiropractic; normal and abnormal structure and functioning of the human body; and the range of presenting conditions
  • Research and evaluation
  • Assessment
  • Chiropractic care
  • Communication with patients and other healthcare professionals
  • Independent primary healthcare

Thinking about studying chiropractic?

To be eligible for GCC registration, UK graduates must have successfully completed a GCC recognised university degree programme .The GCC has recognised Masters in Chiropractic from three UK institutions.

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