Macquarie University

Bachelor of Chiropractic Science



University Location North Ryde, New South Wales
City Population 6 million
Student Population 44,000
Int'l Student Population 10,000
Main Campus North Ryde
Program Campus North Ryde
Program Duration 3 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $45,400 AUD (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake 2025
Application Deadline Rolling admissions*
International Places variable (60 total)


The Macquarie University Bachelor of Chiropractic Science—the longest-running in Australia—will prepare you for a rewarding career in one of the largest primary health professions. When you combine it with the Master of Chiropractic, you’ll be equipped to work in private practice, chiropractic sports medicine, allied health areas, health insurance assessment, medico-legal advising, work health and safety, rehabilitation and research.

Key Features

  • This course offers training in a wide range of diagnostic and chiropractic manipulative skills in the context of anatomical, physiological and biomedical sciences.
  • It provides the prerequisite academic background to enable you to apply for entry into the Master of Chiropractic, which is required for professional registration within Australia and Canada.
  • Macquarie’s Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and Master of Chiropractic were the first professional chiropractic degrees to be offered by a public university in the world.
  • You’ll learn how to use a range of diagnostic tools, including patient interviews, physical examination and X-rays.
  • Clinical placements form part of the degree, both in university teaching clinics and in structured visits to other facilities.
  • You’ll have access to Macquarie’s world-class anatomy labs.


The Bachelor of Chiropractic Science is a three-year, full-time degree program, which covers a range of chiropractic diagnostic and manipulative skills on a background of anatomical, physiological and biomedical science studies. It is a prescribed program which provides a strong scientific foundation and includes units in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, histology and pathology.

The nature of chiropractic education is very “hands on” allowing you to gain more than just theoretical understanding of the discipline. Training rooms complete with modern equipment are accessible to all chiropractic students, even on weekends.

Benefits of studying chiropractic at Macquarie

  • Smaller class ratio at approximately 1:10–12
  • Macquarie has a 99% employment rate within 6 months for domestic and international students

The Macquarie University Chiropractic Students Association (MUCSA) offers students many extracurricular activities, study support, as well as plenty of social events.

Admission Requirements

Completed high school diploma
You must have a high school high school diploma with Grade 12 English and a minimum GPA of 70%. Recommended subjects include mathematics, chemistry, biology and physics.

  • Alberta = 70% – 74%
  • British Columbia = 70% – 72%
  • Ontario = 70% – 72%

For those without a significant background in human systems, the Macquarie Bachelor of Chiropractic Science degree provides a great pathway to the Master of Chiropractic. Combined, these degrees will qualify you to practice as a chiropractor in Australia or Canada.

The Bachelor of Chiropractic Science (3 years) and Master of Chiropractic (2 years) includes an internship.

Admission Timeline

*Rolling admissions. Offers are made throughout the year based on academic merit and subject to availability in the program. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible as this program can fill quickly.


“The staff is amazing and only want you to succeed…”

The degree is definitely a hands on type learning. There are a lot of practicals that you have to take each semester to aid in your learning of the skills. Having said that, my schedule hasn’t been overwhelming and very manageable if you can allocate your time properly. The uni has so many resources to aid in learning and to help you if you are struggling. The staff is amazing and only want you to succeed and will help you get the best marks possible. Macquarie’s campus is g... Read More

Macquarie University Manjot V
Bachelor of Chiropractic Science
Macquarie University, 2022

“The teaching is top notch and professors want you to do great in your classes.”

The campus is nice and it's new with the updates it's received. The teaching is top notch and professors want you to do great in your classes. On campus services such as food and resources for students is also great. Be confident and don't be scared to take a leap for your goals. The doubt can be cleared as soon as you get here. The teaching alone is good and you don't feel out of place with the locals. Everyone here is welcoming and generally are very nice and inviting. Sta... Read More

Macquarie University Manjot V
Bachelor of Chiropractic Science
Macquarie University, 2022