Entry requirements

UK degree in TCM Acupuncture (or equivalent). For students where equivalence is being accepted, the length, depth and content of the courses followed and the orientation of the syllabus will be considered. Knowledge and application assessments may be required which show HE skills and language fluency sufficient to enable you to benefit from postgraduate level study. Applicants who are already practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine and who wish to upgrade their qualification to Masters and who meet the criteria above may be able to apply for Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning for relevant modules up to a maximum of 50%.

Months of entry


Course content

This theoretical and clinical professional entry training in Chinese Herbal Medicine is contextualised within the legal, ethical and interprofessional framework of the UK. The aim of the course is the modification of classic formulae to create new formulae which address complex patterns of illness. Phytochemistry and pharmacokinetics are integrated into the understanding of the energetic interactions of herbs. The educational philosophy that underpins this course is that of experiential and self-directed, reflexive learning, that develops intellectual and research skills at Masters level.

Information for international students

Entry requirements apply and applicants will be expected to attain IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL (paper based) 600, TOEFL (computer based) 250.

Fees and funding

Students are self funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Creative work40
clinical assessment20

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7911 5000