Lincoln College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Open University Validating Partnership


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Course summary

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This exciting and innovative degree programme teaches acupuncture in a contemporary framework and fully encompasses the concept of 'holism'. The course provides a comprehensive education and training in the principals and practice of acupuncture, the traditional way of understanding of the nature of illness, and the disciplines of anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnosis and psychology. It is integrative in approach, linking traditional Chinese medicine with modern science and holism. Our teaching methods cover a mixture of theoretical study, reflection, and practical experience. The course is delivered by standard term time teaching in both the classroom and clinical setting, in combination with online seminars and occasional weekend study days. Our aim is to ensure that you become a competent and confident healthcare practitioner in acupuncture. Therapies such as Cupping, Moxibustion, Chinese massage, electric and ear acupuncture are all integrated parts of the course, and graduates are eligible to practice them. The course is accredited by the BAAB and BAcC and graduates are eligible to become members of BAcC or ATCM, the two largest professional bodies in UK governing the practice of acupuncture, directly after graduation.

Course details


Year 1 Chinese Medicine Theory Meridian and Acupuncture Point Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professional Practice Chinese Medicine Diagnostics Acupressure Massage Year 2 Syndrome and Pattern Treatment Pathophysiology for Acupuncture Research Methods Acupuncture Skills and Clinical Observation Differential Diagnosis for Acupuncture Year 3 Acupuncture Management of Common Diseases Acupuncture Management of Chronic Diseases Clinical Practice 1 Management of Professional Practice Independent Study Clinical Practice 2

Assessment method

There are typically 2-3 assessment tasks per module delivered. The assessment methods used throughout the programme include: Essay/report Written examinations Presentations The programme specification details the assessment strategy for each module, including the relevant task weightings.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Acupuncture Accreditation Board
  • British Acupuncture Council

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB340
Institution code L42
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English at grade C or equivalent

Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7999 Year 1
Scotland £7999 Year 1
Wales £7999 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7999 Year 1
EU £7999 Year 1
International £9500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the remainder of the Vocational Credit (up to a maximum value of £500 / £250) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves. Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme

Acupuncture at Lincoln College - UCAS