University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Chinese Herbal Medicine

This course contextualises Chinese herbal medicine within its historical roots, and grounds it in the legal, ethical and interprofessional framework of the UK. Phytochemistry and pharmacokinetics are integrated into the understanding of the energetic interactions of herbs. Theory is deconstructed and applied in the clinic from year 1 and diagnostic skills are developed to meet the individual needs of patients.

Entry requirements

A UK degree in traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture (or equivalent fields). For those where equivalence is being accepted, the length, depth and content of the courses followed and the orientation of the syllabus will be considered. For applicants without formal qualifications knowledge and application assessments are required which show higher education skills. Students whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (with the written component at a minimum of 6.5) or equivalent.

Course modules

Chinese herbal medicine formulas and strategies (this module includes clinical practice); Chinese herbal medicine the classics; Chinese herbal medicine clinical practice; Chinese herbal medicine in the UK; Chinese herbs and formulae; research and evaluation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include research and critical reflection, portfolios and personal development plans following the requirements of the professional body, essays, literature reviews and disease analysis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time day £ 1,000 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time day £ 1,450 per Credit module (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cavendish Street Westminster W1W 6UW South East

Key information

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020 7911 5000