Details of how to apply can be found below, but if you have any questions please contact our friendly admissions team at or on +44 (0)20 7089 5316 who will be very happy to assist.

Please read the Admissions Policy & Procedure that describes the admissions processes for both our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. This policy also contains details of our complaints process.
If you are interested in transferring to the UCO from another institution please refer to our Student Transfer Policy & Procedure which provides you with information about how to do this.

If you have yet to visit the UCO and would like to take a look around or meet some of our staff and students before you apply, you may wish to sign up for one of our open days.

Applying for the M.Ost full-time course

Applications for our full-time undergraduate courses must be made online on the UCAS website

To apply for entry in September 2023 you will need to do the following:

  1. Register with UCAS (make a note of your login details)
  2. Complete your 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 which allows you to complete your form in stages.
  3. Specifiy your course choices. You will need to provide our institution and course codes as follows: Institution code: B87, Course code for M.Ost: B110.
  4. You can apply for more than one course. The UCAS application fee for courses starting in 2023 is £22.50 if you’re applying to just one course, or £27 for multiple courses, and for late applications sent after 30 June. 
  5. Submit your application.
  6. Once you have submitted your application UCAS will forward it to us.

Applying for the M.Ost part-time, MSc Osteopathy (Pre-Registration), PG Cert SPOP, PG Cert ACE and Access courses

Applications for these courses should be made directly to the UCO admissions team.

Simply complete the application form downloadable from the relevant course page below and return it to

M.Ost (Part Time)
MSc Osteopathy (Pre-Registration)
PG Certificate in Specialist Paediatric Osteopathic Practice
PG Certificate in Academic and Clinical Education
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Osteopathic Sciences & Health Care)


Applying for the Introduction to Healthcare Sciences (IHS) course

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

This course is only available to M.Ost applicants and cannot be applied for as a separate 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 IHS course may be offered as a fast-track bridging course.

Applying for a postgraduate course

The application process varies for each of our postgraduate courses. If you are interested in applying for a postgraduate course please contact our admissions team on + 44 (0)20 7089 5316 or at for more information. 


What happens after I have applied?

If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview (virtual or in person) or an Interview & Evaluation (I&E) day at the UCO. All students that have or are working towards the right qualifications and who submit a full application with a strong personal statement will be invited to an interview or I&E day.

I&E days are designed to help us assess your suitability for the course. During the 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.

Interviews and I&E days are also an important opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have, and to make sure the course is the right choice for you. It gives you the chance to find out more about the content and delivery of the course, and to meet staff, students and some of your fellow applicants.


Receiving an offer

Our admissions team aim to inform you of the outcome of your interview within a week. Successful applicants will be sent an offer email, and full-time applicants will also receive an update on UCAS track. The email will detail the type of offer, including whether or not it is conditional on you meeting particular grades or other requirements. 

Applicants to the M.Ost full-time course will be given a decision deadline by UCAS. Key UCAS dates can be found on the UCAS website.

We ask that applicants applying for the M.Ost part-time course, MSc Osteopathy (Pre-Registration) course, PG Cert SPOP, PG Cert ACE and Access course respond to offers within two weeks.

What to do if you have already used up all your UCAS Choices, accepted an offer elsewhere or want to change courses

First of all, don't panic! Lots of applicants change their mind every year about what or where to study and there are various options to help you with this process. These include UCAS Extra and UCAS Clearing for students who have yet to begin their studies and Recognition of Prior Learning processes for students interested in transferring from similar courses elsewhere.

If you are interested in studying at the UCO but are concerned about your current situation the best thing to do is contact our Admissions team who will be able to provide advice and support for your individual circumstances.


Contacting the admissions team

Our admissions team will be pleased to help you with all aspects of the UCO's application process. They can be contacted on: +44 (0)20 7089 5316 or at