Student Finance provides financial support on behalf of the UK Government to eligible students entering higher education in the UK. This financial support may be in the form of repayable loans or grants and bursaries. Students may apply for Student Finance to help with tuition fees and/or living costs and your eligibility will be assessed against specific criteria.

If you are interested in applying for Student Finance you need to do so through the student finance body in your country, for example Student Finance England for English students or the Student Awards Agency Scotland for Scottish students. Applications are submitted online and you are required to reapply for each year that you require finance. This is to reflect any changes in your circumstances year-on-year.

You will need to provide information and evidence to support your application and in some circumstances your parents/guardians will have to provide information about their household income too, including relevant documents as evidence.

For more information about Student Finance and to make an application visit the relevant Student Finance website listed below:

Finance for undergraduate courses

Student Finance is available to most full-time and part-time first-degree students who are studying on our undergraduate courses. If you have a previous degree or higher qualification funding may still be available for part-time study – see below for more information.

For information on how to apply and application deadlines please visit the relevant Student Finance website (see links above). You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to increase the chance that your finance will be in place by the start of the academic year.

Eligible students may be required to confirm their funding from the Student Loans Company to the Student Finance Officer at the start of each academic year.

For further information and assistance, please contact​

Finance for undergraduate students with an existing degree or higher qualification

Students with previous degrees currently studying or wishing to study on our part-time M.Ost are eligible to apply for Student Finance.

This is because according to the student support regulations, osteopathy is listed under the subject category ‘Subjects allied to medicine (CAH02)” and is therefore eligible as a part-time exception for those who have already completed a previous undergraduate degree or higher qualification.

Currently students with previous degrees who wish to study full-time are ineligible for Student Finance.  

If you have questions about your eligibility please contact Student Finance directly who will be able to advise you based on your individual circumstances.

Postgraduate Loans

Students studying on an eligible Postgraduate course (currently our MSc Pre-Registration course only) may be able to get a Postgraduate Loan to help with course fees and living costs. Information on eligibility, deadlines and how to apply can be found on the website.

Useful information

The following information may be useful when making your application for student finance:

Provider name: University College of Osteopathy (UCAS Code: B87)


M.Ost FT

M.Ost PT


MSc (Pre-Reg)

Course name



Nutrition with Professional Practice

Osteopathy (Pre-Registration)

Funding level





Study mode






Integrated Masters degree

Integrated Masters degree

Bachelor of Science degree with Honours

Taught Masters


4 years

5 years (4 years full-time equivalent)

3 years

2 years

UCAS code





SLC course code





* BSc NPP = BSc (Hons) Nutrition with Professional Practice