University of Westminster

Course Introduction

The course extends students' acupuncture practice into the other of the major modalities of Chinese medicine; it is a theoretical and clinical professional entry'training; students develop their diagnostic and case formulation skills and also learn the materia medica and formulae of Chinese herbal medicine; phytochemistry and pharmacokinetics are integrated into the understanding of the energetic interactions of herbs; extensive practice with patients take place in on'site teaching clinic where theory is deconstructed and applied; working in the dispensary with raw herbs develop their kinaesthetic skills to deepen understanding; the aim is that students learn how to modify classic formulae to create new formulae which address complex patterns of illness; this course contextualises Chinese medicine within its historical roots, and grounds it in the legal, ethical and inter'professional framework of the UK.

Course Modules

Chinese herbal medicine clinical practice; Chinese herbal medicine in the UK; Chinese herbs and formulae; formulae and strategies; postgraduate research methods; the classics.

Course Additional Entry

A BSc Honours Chinese medicine (acupuncture) degree or equivalent and associated work experience. Where equivalence is accepted, the length, depth, content and orientation of the syllabus will be considered. You will need the higher education skills needed for postgraduate level study, including evidence of critical thinking, academic writing, IT, reflective practice and communication together with collaborative approaches to learning. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 in each component. Academic English support activities including academic writing maybe recommended.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate)