Awarded by: Open University Validating Partnership
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.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
Chinese Medicine Theory
Meridian and Acupuncture Point
Anatomy and Physiology for Health
Chinese Medicine Diagnostics
Syndrome and Pattern Treatment
Pathophysiology for Acupuncture
Acupuncture Skills and Clinical Observation
Differential Diagnosis for Acupuncture
Acupuncture Management of Common Diseases
Acupuncture Management of Chronic Diseases
Clinical Practice 1
Management of Professional Practice
Clinical Practice 2
There are typically 2-3 assessment tasks per module delivered. The assessment methods used
throughout the programme include:
The programme specification details the assessment strategy for each module, including the relevant
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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:
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||72 points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths and English at grade C or equivalent|
Criminal records check (DBS)
|Northern Ireland||£7,999||Year 1|
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 https://www.lincolncollege.ac.uk/higher-education/terms/