British School of Osteopathy Admissions

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British School of Osteopathy Admissions

The application process

How to apply – M.Ost (Full Time)

Applications for the M.Ost (FT) are made on-line via the UCAS website:

  • You will need to register.
  • Make a note of your log in details.
  • Fill in the application form. (Filling in the application form is not a difficult process but it may take some time to complete). There is a save and return option, allowing you to go back and complete your application form at a later date, so you don’t have to complete it all at once.
  • Once completed, you can submit your application to your chosen institutions.
  • There is an application fee of £12 for a single choice or £23 for more than one choice.

The UCAS codes needed to apply to the BSO are:
The M.Ost course code is B110
The BSO’s UCAS institution code is B87

Once you have completed your application, UCAS sends your application form to your chosen universities.

How to apply – M.Ost (Part Time) and Access Course

Applications for the M.Ost (PT) course  and the Access to Osteopathic Healthcare course are now open and can be made direct to us. You can request application forms from the BSO’s admissions team or download the following documents:

word M.Ost (Part Time) application form.

word Access to Higher Education Diploma (Osteopathic Sciences & Health Care) application form.

How to apply – Introduction to Osteopathic Sciences (IOS) course

Students that wish to study the Introduction to Osteopathic Sciences (IOS) course can apply for this programme at the same time as their application for the degree. If your application is shortlisted then you will have one interview to determine your suitability for both the IOS and degree course.

This course is only available to M.Ost applicants and cannot be applied for as a seperate qualification. It is intended for applicants who have proven academic achievements but lack a solid background in science subjects such as Biology. If an applicant falls within this criteria, the IOS course may be offered as a short fast track bridging course.

How to apply – postgraduate courses

For information on applying for postgraduate study please email our Admissions department or call them on + 44 (0)20 7089 5316.


You will find more detail about the School and its courses in our prospectus leaflet, as well as our blog, facebook and twitter.

Regional Osteopathic Careers Officers

We think that the best people to tell you about a career in osteopathy are practising osteopaths themselves. We have a network of osteopaths who are happy to meet with you and talk to you about the realities of practice life, so you can be sure that this is the right career for you. Once you’ve decided to apply to the BSO, our Admissions team will try to put you in contact with someone in your area who can answer your questions.

What happens after I have applied?

If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an Interview and Evaluation (I&E) day at the School. All students that have or are working towards the right qualifications who submit a full application with strong personal statements will be invited to the school for an Interview and Evaluation (I&E) Event.

I&E days are designed to assess your suitability on our courses.. During the half day you will be invited to take part in a practical task and an individual interview with two members of staff. This allows us to evaluate your potential to benefit from the course, as academic ability is only one part of the qualities you’ll need
to be an osteopath. Another benefit of the day is that you get a chance to ‘try out’ osteopathy and see what the BSO is like, helping you to make the right choice of career and institution for your future.

After the I&E day, the BSO aims to inform applicants of the interview outcome within a week. We understand it is a big decision to make and want to give applicants as much time as possible to consider their options. Successful applicants will be sent an offer email; FT applicants will also receive an update on UCAS track. The email will detail the type of offer given, conditional or unconditional and will explain any conditions.

FT applicants will be informed by UCAS of a decision deadline date. All key UCAS dates can be found online:

We ask that PT and Access students respond to offers within two weeks.

Contacting the admissions team

Our admissions team will be pleased to help you with all aspects of the BSO’s application process. They can be contacted on: +44 (0)20 7089 5316 or click here to email Admissions.