The BSc (Hons) Clinical Herbalism degree programme provides a comprehensive education and training in the principles and practice of clinical herbalism. This incorporates the ‘energetic’ understanding of the cause of illness and the therapeutic actions of medicinal plants as well as the orthodox disciplines of Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology and Nutrition. It is integrative in approach, linking traditional herbal medicine with modern science and holism. Our teaching methods include a rich mixture of theoretical study, reflection, the use of intuition and practical experience including professional practice in our on-site Complementary Medicine Clinic. Our aim is to ensure that our graduates become competent and confident practitioners of clinical herbalism. The course is delivered by block learning, which means that the attendance requirements for the academic modules are met through eight full three day weekends per year, plus attendance at the Complementary Medicine Clinic for clinical training. It is expected that students complete between 20 and 30 hours of additional independent study per week. Year One of the course requires 90 hours of clinical training, (achieved during term time, either one day per fortnight or in blocks). Year Two requires 190 hours and Year Three requires 220 hours (roughly one day per week or the equivalent) of clinical training. There are a variety of ways in which this attendance can be achieved. The course is accredited by the EHTPA (the European Herbal and Traditional Practitioners Association) and graduates are eligible to become members of NIMH (the National Institute of Medical Herbalists), CPP (College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy) or URHP (Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners).
Typical Modules: Level 1 • Clinical Practice - Introductory • Anatomy & Physiology for Herbal Medicine • Introduction to Herbal Medicine • Pharmacy & Community Practice • History, Philosophy & Evidence Level 2 • Clinical Practice - Intermediate • Pathophysiology • Herbal Therapeutics • Nutrition as Therapy • Research Skills for Herbalists Level 3 • Clinical Practice – Advanced • Independent Study • Advanced Herbal Therapeutics • Preparation for Practice
The assessment methods used throughout the programme include: Practical assessments e.g. dispensing Written examinations Coursework portfolios e.g. portfolio of clinic reports and reflective journals Written assessments
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
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component (if applicable) Equivalent English language qualifications may be acceptable for applicants requiring a visa
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Fees and funding
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Additional fee information
Compulsory costs other than the materials for the pharmacy preparation can be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The Career Degree bursary was established in order to enhance our Higher Education students’ academic programme and support their studies - helping to make our students more employable, industry prepared and equipped for life as a graduate. A bursary of up to £500 for full-time over the course of their programme to support any aspect of independent study or compulsory course specific costs. In addition, course coordinators will be allocated an additional payment to spend each academic year on enhancements that will support the development of employability skills and progression to graduate level employment. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves. *It cannot be substituted for cash, fee waiver or in-kind support funds Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.