Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture BSc (Hons)

On our Acupuncture BSc course, you will develop a strong understanding of the theory and application of acupuncture, you will gain extensive clinical experience in our clinic, and you will learn about Chinese language and culture. Add to this a thorough understanding of Western biomedical sciences and research methodologies and you will graduate equipped with the skills and knowledge required to be a professional practitioner.

Experienced lecturers from China will teach you about Chinese medicine, language and culture while UK-based practitioners will help you develop the skills required to practise as an acupuncturist in the West.

Please note, this course is not on offer for the next academic year (2019/2020).

Key Course Information

ModeDurationStart DateLocation
Mode:Full timeDuration:3 yearsStart Date:SeptemberLocation:Southwark Campus, LSBU
Mode:Part timeDuration:5 yearsStart Date:SeptemberLocation:Southwark Campus, LSBU
  • We’re proud that this course is accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board.
  • Happy students – LSBU is the No.1 London modern university in the UK for Satisfied overall with course in Health Professions (Guardian League Table 2018).
  • The course is run in partnership with the Confucius Institute for TCM, Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine and Harbin Normal University.
  • Our industry relevant course provides a strong foundation in the theory and application of acupuncture, as well as extensive clinical experience and a grounding in Chinese language and culture.
  • The Confucius Institute has fully equipped facilities with acupuncture needles for acupuncture, moxa for moxibustion and cups for cupping.
  • You will practice in newly refurbished professional clinics
  • You can apply for scholarships through the Confucius Institute to undertake studies in Chinese medicine and language in China.

We’re proud that this course is accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board.


Liz Manning

After discovering acupuncture Liz decided to change careers and has since travelled round China on an LSBU scholarship and plans to open her own clinic.

Having always considered herself a creative person, Liz Manning found herself managing a design studio in Kew after completing a Diploma in Popular Music Performance. However, she began to suffer from insomnia and back pain and was constantly looking for successful treatments.

“That’s where my love for Chinese medicine really started,” says Liz. “The treatments really helped me, and I wanted to help others the way I’d been helped. It was that passion that drove me back to full-time education at the age of 25!”

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