London South Bank University

Course Introduction

With acupuncture becoming increasingly popular in the UK and western countries, there's a growing amount of opportunities available on graduation ' whether you want to be an acupuncturist, or go into teaching, research or another side of healthcare.

Course Modules

Year 1: Chinese medicine 1: Basic principles; Concepts of inter'professional practice in health and social care; Tuina and Jingluo 1; Clinic 1: observation A; Chinese language 1; biomedicine 1: anatomy and physiology; history of Chinese medicine. Year 2: Tuina and Jingluo 2; Clinic 2: observation b; biomedicine 2: pathophysiology and pharmacology; sociology of health; Chinese language 2; Chinese medicine 2: pattern differentiation; running a practice. Year 3: Expertise, evidence and research: informing clinical practice; clinic 3: patient management A; Chinese medicine 3: integration; biomedicine 3: diagnosis and treatment; clinic 3: patient management B.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
5 years
Part Time
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • Tariff 80-80
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • SQA Higher
  • CRB check required
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units) M
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) M1
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma MD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma PMM
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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100% Go on to work and/or study

32% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 39%

Total Coursework: 45%

Total Practical: 17%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation