The UCO is a leading specialist education provider with an international reputation for training exceptional osteopaths. UCO graduates make up 41% of osteopaths currently practicing in the UK and develop successful careers in a range of fields.
Our specialist focus allows us to deliver a bespoke student experience, from high levels of contact time and immersive clinical education to personalised student support and course delivery which is shaped around the needs and priorities of our student population. As part of a small student community working towards the same goal and supported by staff who are passionate about the profession, you'll forge a network which will support you through your career and push you to reach your full potential.
We you can be.
Based in Central London our students also have access to the best the city has to offer, from diverse communities and cultures to history, leisure, beautiful open spaces and a vibrant entertainment and nightlife scene.
What makes us different
Complete your clinical training working with real patients in our teaching clinic, the largest of its kind in Europe. Explore areas of specialisism through our specialist and community clinics and benefit from the expertise and diverse experiences of our clinic tutors.
We offer all first years the opportunity to gain an additional Sports Massage Diploma for free, enabling them to earn while they learn and build a client list ready for graduating as an osteopath.
Our graduates are in high demand within private practice, with the majority securing job offers before they have completed their studies. There are also opportunities to work within the NHS, starting at Band 7 level.
We are proud of our 100-year history but are also committed to preparing our students for the challenges and opportunities of modern healthcare, from the use of virtual reality to support learning to producing research of international importance.