Entry requirements

UK & Ireland applicants

Details of preferable subjects and qualifications for 2017 entry can be found here.

Details of preferable subjects and qualifications for 2018 entry can be found here.

GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C (or acceptable equivalents) are also required.    

Please contact us:

  • For more information on other factors we use to assess applicants as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSEs.
  • If you are studying a qualification that is not listed – it may be that we can still consider it.

Non-UK applicants



Please note that to be considered for entry into year 1 of the MChiro programme you will need to have studied Biology/Human Biology. 

If English is not your first language, you must have IELTS (academic) 6.0 or above with no less than 5.5 in each section.

Visit our dedicated page for further advice and guidance for international applicants.

If you are studying a qualification that is not listed please contact us. It may be that we can still consider it.


All applicants who meet our minimum academic entry criteria will be invited to attend an interview. Home/EU applicants will usually be invited for interview at the AECC and overseas/non-EU applicants will usually be interviewed by Skype.

The interviews at the AECC are managed in a group format and will usually consist of no more than 6 applicants, conducted by two members of academic staff. You may be asked a range of questions centred around the chiropractic profession. No prior reading is required but applicants can expect to be asked about their motivation to undertake a career in chiropractic. If you are invited to interview, you should dress appropriately in a smart manner and aim to arrive no later than 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.

For applicants invited to be interviewed by Skype, the interview will normally last for around 25-30 minutes and will consist of questions around your knowledge of the chiropractic profession and your motivations for a career in this field. All Skype interviews are conducted in English.

The AECC conducts its interviews in line with SPA (Supporting Professionalism in Admissions) interview best practice guides. More information about the types of questions that may be asked of applicants can be found on page 21 of the following document: https://www.spa.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Good-practice-interviews.pdf.

For those applicants that are selected for interview, further guidance will be given. To help prepare applicants for interview, we recommend spending a minimum of two days observing in a chiropractic setting which will give applicants greater insight into the profession.

Finally, for more information on interview preparation please see the following UCAS page: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/apply-and-track/track-your-application/undergraduate-interview-invitations.

Non-academic requirements

For UK-domiciled students, we require a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to be completed. Once you have applied, we will guide you through the process.

For non-UK domiciled students, we require a satisfactory National Police check.

All applicants must supply a reference from a current, practicing chiropractor. This should outline why they feel you are suitable for the profession and should detail any relevant experience that you may have had in a clinic setting. This should be sent separately from the UCAS application and where possible, by email

Please note that both your DBS certificate/National Police check and chiropractic reference can be submitted after your UCAS application if necessary.

Entry requirements

How to apply

You should apply through the UCAS system – our  institution code is A65 and the MChiro programme code is B320.

You will either enter the MChiro (Hons) programme at Year 0 (a 5-year course) or Year 1 (a 4-year course) depending on your background experience and qualifications.


Further useful information

Student Agreement

The Student Agreement  contains the rules and regulations that would apply to you as a student on our MChiro (Hons) programme from September 2017. This document is an agreement between this intuition and our new students as to the rights, roles and responsibilities of both parties, and therefore it is important that you read this agreement before applying to the programme, accepting an offer or enrolling with us. The student agreement also includes important information to take into account when choosing your programme, including any additional costs which may apply. Additional costs are mandatory or optional costs which students will need to meet in order to fully participate in and complete their programme. You will need to budget for these costs separately as they are not included in the overall Tuition Fee you are charged. This agreement is reviewed annually.

Please contact us (registry@aecc.ac.uk)  if you are unable to access any of the links to documents or if there is anything in them that you are unsure about and want to discuss further before you accept our offer or enrol as a student

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