Who we are

Formerly the British School of Osteopathy, the University College of Osteopathy has come a long way in its first 100 years, and has played a significant role in championing osteopathy and furthering the profession both in the UK and internationally.

We’re the largest osteopathic educational institution in the UK, and our evidence-informed approach, high-quality teaching and excellent clinical opportunities attracts students from around the world and produces graduates who go on to leading roles within the profession.

Our team of staff are experienced and passionate about what they do, and students often comment on their dedication to helping their students succeed. In fact, many of our staff, are former students who, having developed careers in...

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Leading the profession


of UK osteopaths are UCO graduates (GOsC Register 2019)


UCO has a proven record of excellence in the field of osteopathy education and our employees are integral to our success.  

We provide a wide range of benefits to support career progression and to balance personal and professional lives. Our staff enjoy an excellent working environment and great benefits, including a generous annual leave entitlement, childcare vouchers, a healthcare scheme, an interest free season ticket loan and an annual staff conference and development opportunities.

Our staff

Our staff and experienced and passionate about what they do, and our students often comment on their dedication to helping them succeed.

Our reputation attracts high-quality clinical and academic staff from the osteopathic profession. Many continue to practice and are specialists within their fields, bringing with them a wealth of experience and a love for their subject.



The UCO is governed by the Board of Directors whose responsibility is to approve the mission, strategy and vision that meets the UCO’s objectives as a Higher Education Institution.

Reporting to the Board of Directors is the Vice-Chancellor who manages the UCO with the support of a team of academics and managers with broad experience in higher education. The Academic Council is the ultimate academic authority of the UCO (subject to the Board of Directors) and is responsible for promoting, regulating and directing the academic...

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Support us

At the UCO we believe that excellent healthcare and education should be available and accessible to all.

The UCO Clinic delivers subsidised, affordable osteopathic healthcare to a wide range of patients through its main clinical site and at locations within the community. Included in this are several specialist clinics, which offer treatment completely free of charge to children, homeless people, older people, and people living with HIV, providing access to patients who might otherwise not have the opportunity to benefit from osteopathic treatment.

We also endorse the view that higher education should be accessible to all, regardless of background or financial status. We are committed to widening participation from learners who are currently under-...

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