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Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture MSc

University of Westminster

101 New Cavendish Street, W1W 6, London
Tel.+44 (0)20 7911 5000

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Course Type: Master Level:
Available Financing:
Tuition: 9.500 £ Duration y/mm: 0/12
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Start Date: 15/09/2016 End Date:


The Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture MSc is aimed at making practice better, at developing your personal and professional skills and knowledge as a scholar practitioner deepening your initial acupuncture training.
This is primarily a theoretical course which will require you to draw on your professional experience as an acupuncture practitioner. We make assumptions of what Chinese medicine is, what the Chinese body is, what is qi. These ideas will be challenged through analysis, criticality and humanity within inter-professional groups that foster original and independent thinking.

You will decide the focus and direct your assessments to meet your own interests and specialist areas. You will look at diversity of practice and learn how to integrate research and practice. The aim of the course is for you to expand your current practice either into a specialist area, to expand your clinical abilities, or to widen into research, clinical governance policy and practice within the acupuncture profession.


The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document on the master website.

Core modules:

  • Acupuncture a Living Tradition
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Postgraduate Research Methods
  • Researching Contemporary Issues in Complementary Medicine
  • Research Project


You must have at least a Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture BSc Honours 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 research, academic writing, IT, reflective practice and communication together with a 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.

Career Prospects

This course is designed for acupuncturist who want to extent their current practice and encourage diversity into other areas of work and in other healthcare environments such as the NHS and GP practices, charitable organisations and private outpatient clinics. Graduates may continue on to PhDs or Professional Doctorates.
Employment is now becoming more possible in academic or research institutes as well as management and marketing, government and community healthcare provision. Individual modules may be taken as part of your continuing professional development (CPD).


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