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Diploma in Osteopathy (International)

Our largest overseas programme

About the Diploma

The Diploma in Osteopathy (International) is a 4-year part-time postgraduate programme, currently delivered in Denmark and Russia.


From September 2020, those joining the Danish diploma programme will be recognised as students of the European School of Osteopathy. The Danish postgraduate programme is an externally validated Level 7 Master’s qualification, open to physiotherapists (mainly) and suitably qualified health professionals. The Diploma meets the educational requirements for Danish authorisation as an Osteopath

Our Danish course is delivered in English at teaching facilities in Denmark (Fredericia and Copenhagen). This is a 4-year part-time education spread over 10-11 weekends during the year; a course weekend is Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 9am-4pm. The Diploma runs from September to July, with summer seminars and exams held in August each year at the ESO’s Boxley House campus (Maidstone).

Course fees: DKK 34,100 per year

For more information please visit our dedicated Danish website. For individual enquiries and to discuss the suitability of current qualifications please contact course co-ordinator Dorte Herrmann (


The Russian, ESO-validated, programme is available to those studying with partner schools in Moscow and St Petersburg. The ESO is proud to have worked in partnership with OSTEON and RAOM for over 20 years. As with the Danish course, this is a postgraduate qualification open to suitably qualified healthcare professionals. For more information about our Russian partner schools, entry requirements and how to apply please visit the relevant school’s website by clicking on the link below.


Students who successfully complete either the Russian or Danish Diploma programmes are invited to attend the ESO’s graduation ceremony alongside our UK full-time M.Ost students.  The graduation ceremony is an exciting and colourful event, with graduates wearing traditional university gowns, hoods and mortar boards; at the 2017 and 2018 ceremonies, awards were presented by the ESO’s Royal Patron HRH Princess Eugenie.

Who can apply?

The Diploma is designed specifically for qualified overseas health professionals (doctors, physiotherapists etc) who are looking to develop and expand their current practice.

How is the Diploma taught?

The 4-year programme is delivered over the course of ten 3-day seminars, which take place in the relevant overseas country, plus a summer school at the ESO’s Boxley House campus.  Lectures are delivered by our highly experienced teaching faculty, most of whom also teach on the M.Ost degree programme and within the ESO’s established teaching clinic.  Translators are provided as required.

Why study Osteopathy?

Osteopathy encourages practitioners to take a global approach to their patient and introduces them to a totally fresh way of thinking.  It provides a wide range of approaches and techniques enabling practitioners to treat complex cases, with patients of all ages including babies, pregnant women and the elderly. Our final year Diploma students tell us this programme has revolutionised their practice and made their professional lives so much more challenging and rewarding.

Why choose the ESO?

The ESO has a strong reputation for the breadth of its curriculum and for the quality of its osteopathic teaching.  Throughout its history the School has been instrumental in developing the profession, introducing new approaches and techniques and sharing these with colleagues across Europe.  With a wide range of osteopathic approaches in their toolkit to care for patients, students of the ESO are set on the path to a more fulfilling and rewarding career.

How to apply

In Russia, the Diploma in Osteopathy (International) is available through our partner schools (St Petersburg and Moscow) – please visit their website for details on how to apply.

Information about applying for the ESO’s Denmark programme can be found on our dedicated Danish website.