British school of Osteopathic (Medical)

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British school of Osteopathic (Medical)

The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) was established in 1936 as the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy. The initial site at Wyndham Place was completely wiped out in 1942 during the Blitz, and after relocating at the end of WWII, the college continued to expand, and changed to its current name in 2002.

Courses and teaching 

Available undergraduate courses at BCOM are a Master’s degree in Osteopathy, which is validated by Plymouth University, and Diplomas in Osteopathy or Naturopathy. Animal Osteopathy is available at postgraduate level.


Tuition fees at BCOM cost £9,000 per year for undergraduate courses.

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Student life

Being based in London means that there is always a wealth of things to do during students’ free time, and the campus’s Hampstead location is ideally situated for restaurants, pubs and bars. Tube stops across the city mean navigating around London is easy, with the theatres of the West End and a range of clubs just a short journey away.


The college is situated on the fringe of central London on a large campus in the Netherhall Gardens, Hampstead. Campus buildings include Frazer House.


The college is unable to offer any accommodation of its own, but privately owned accommodation can be rented around Hampstead for between £140-£175 per week.


The Human Performance Laboratory opened in 1997 and contains a range of facilities which are pertinent to the specialist research which takes place at the college. Facilities in this laboratory include: a range of fitness equipment; a BodPod which examines whole-body-composition through digital analysis and mapping; a Cortex to measure respiratory function and an Electromyograph which is used to measure electrical activity in muscles.


Victorian mansion Frazer House was donated to the institution by founder and naturopathic pioneer, Stanley Lief.


For full details of the various ways of getting around London, see the Transport For London (TFL) website.