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Herbal Medicine MSc

University of Westminster

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

Current Status: Terminato
Course Type: Master Level:
Available Financing:
Tuition: 9.500 £ Duration y/mm: 0/12
Places Available: Credits:
Application Deadline: 15/09/2017 Admissions:
Start Date: 15/09/2017 End Date: 20/08/2018


Individual modules may be taken as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and some elements within modules are offered as short courses.

The course develops qualified herbal practitioners. The focus is on furthering your growth as a scholar practitioner, and enabling you to develop as a leader in research, clinical governance and policy and practice within the Herbal Medicine profession, while advancing your own professional practice. The underpinning ethos is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and practical experience to enhance your professional role in the field of Herbal Medicine. This is fostered through the academic and professional experience in both the theoretical concepts and the diagnostic practice within your own specialty.

The course presents appropriate clinical and analytical content in an inter-professional dimension, and engenders an understanding and appreciation of the importance and role of peer mentoring and supervision. It will support your research in a specialist area, enable you to develop a wide variety of transferable skills and critical analytical skills, and provide a forum in which you can engage with contemporary issues and debates within the discipline.


he following modules 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

  • Applied Phytomedicine
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Phytotherapeutics
  • Postgraduate Research Methods
  • Researching Contemporary Issues in Complementary Medicine
  • Research Project



You will hold a good BSc Honours degree in Herbal Medicine, an equivalent professional qualification and associated work experience, or a qualification deemed suitable by the course team. Where equivalence is accepted, the length, depth and content and orientation of the syllabus, of course followed, will be considered.
You will need the higher education skills required for postgraduate - level study, including evidence of research, critiquing and academic writing skills, IT, reflective practice and communication together with a collaborative approaches to working.

If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (with 6.0 minimum in each component).

Career Prospects

This course is designed to enhance the skills of professionals already in herbal 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 hospitals. Graduates may continue in private practice or progress on to PhD/ Professional Doctorate study, or find employment in academic or research institutes, as well as management, marketing and development in government and community healthcare provision and related industries.


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