British school of Osteopathic (Medical)

By | 2nd May 2017

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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.

Costs

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.

Facilities

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

Accommodation

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.

Education

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.

Other

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

Transport

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

Bus

The streets of London are littered with bus stops – it is just a case of checking which service goes where.

Coach

Competitive fares and travel-card schemes provides students with value for money transport. The earlier you book travel, the cheaper the prices are in and around the city. Please see National Express for more details.

London has the oldest underground rail network on offer for fast and convenient travel between all major transport hubs and districts throughout the city. The college is located directly opposite Finchley Road underground station. To get a clearer idea of tube services, check the London tube map.

Train

London is well-served by national rail overground lines and the nearest station to the BCOM is Finchley Road and Frognal which is roughly a ten minute walk away. For specific details on inbound journeys to any London station, including prices and times, check National Rail’s Inquiry page.

Air

The city of London is surrounded by five major airports, providing an extensive network of routes throughout the UK, direct to Europe and worldwide through major hubs. The closest airport to the institution is London Heathrow, but there are also: London Gatwick, London Luton, London City airport, and London Stansted.

Contact information

Website: www.bcom.ac.uk

Telephone: (0) 20 7435 6464

Address: Lief House, 120-122 Finchley Rd, London, NW3 5HR.