The European School of Osteopathy (ESO) is recognised globally as a leading osteopathic institution, graduating forward thinking and high quality osteopaths from the UK and all over the world. We pride ourselves on the breadth of our undergraduate programme, which leads to the Integrated Masters Degree in Osteopathy (M.Ost).

Our aim is to provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere in which to study. Studying osteopathy is challenging both academically and physically, but our course will equip you for a fulfilling and rewarding career in which you will continue to learn and develop. By choosing to study at the ESO you will benefit from a wealth of teaching experience, with people who are passionate about osteopathy.

If you would like more information please feel free to call our Admissions Team on 01622 671558 or email admissions@eso.ac.uk.

Visiting the School – The best time to visit is on an Open Day.  These are informal but fairly structured half-day events, which provide information on osteopathy as a career, the course, entry procedures, accommodation and finance.  There is also the opportunity to observe lectures during the afternoon.  For more information and to book online please visit our Open Days page.

  • We offer a broad osteopathic programme, incorporating a wide range of osteopathic modalities at undergraduate level.
  • We amalgamate the traditions of osteopathy with the latest developments within the profession.
  • Our students gain 1200 hours of supervised clinical experience within an established teaching clinic, seeing approximately 50 new patients.
  • You’ll graduate with a solid grounding in personal and business development.
  • Our international links provide a wide range of professional opportunities for graduates.
  • We have a wide range of nationalities and age groups represented at the School, creating a truly cosmopolitan environment.
  • We provide a friendly and supportive learning atmosphere.
  • We are situated in the heart of Kent, just 50 minutes from London and convenient for continental Europe.
  • Boxley House is set in an idyllic location, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and provides a very pleasant environment in which to study.

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a broad range of medical conditions. It is based upon the principle that the structure and function of the body are inter-related, and that this can have an effect on the body’s health and well-being. Osteopaths use a range of techniques, including manipulation, stretching and massage, to help reduce pain, increase mobility of joints, relieve muscular tension and enhance blood supply to tissues and to encourage the body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on lifestyle issues, diet and exercise.

The ESO has always had a broad approach to osteopathic education, covering a wide range of osteopathic modalities and concepts at undergraduate level. This includes a full range of structural osteopathic techniques, General Osteopathic Treatment (GOT), studies in the cranial field (Involuntary Mechanism studies), Balanced Ligamentous Tension techniques, Muscle Energy Technique (MET) and Visceral osteopathy. Students receive a good grounding in obstetric and paediatric osteopathic care and are able to see a wide range of patients within the teaching clinic, including some time spent in the specialist Maternity and Children’s clinics. Traditional osteopathic concepts are presented in the context of contemporary research and students are encouraged to develop a critically evaluative and reflective approach to both their studies and their clinical practice. By being exposed to a wide range of osteopathic concepts, students are well placed to make informed choices about which models of practice will suit them as a practitioner and how they wish to develop as an osteopath once they have graduated.

Bernie Ranger

Admissions Officer

Niki Lock

Admissions Assistant