Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture BSc (Hons)
- Full time – 3 years
- Part-time – 5 years
Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old Chinese therapy based on the theory the body depends on life energy being in balance. Acupuncturists correct imbalances by inserting fine needles into points of the body to maintain or restore good health for a range of physical and psychological ailments. In traditional practice, we also use techniques such as moxibustion (heating the acupuncture points) and cupping (creating a partial vacuum inside a cup and placing it on the skin).
On our course, you’ll build a strong foundation in acupuncture’s theory and application, gaining extensive clinical experience at our training clinic, and learning about Chinese language and culture. Add to this a thorough understanding of Western biomedical sciences and research methodologies and you’ll leave with the skills and knowledge to be a reflective, professional practitioner.
Experienced lecturers from China will teach you about Chinese medicine, language and culture while UK-based practitioners help you develop the skills to practise as an acupuncturist in the West.
After graduating, there’s the chance to carry out an extended clinical placement in a Chinese hospital and study at our partner institution the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine.