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Studying acupuncture opens up a whole new world. Not only do you learn a range of highly effective treatment techniques, you also become immersed in the rich traditions of Chinese medicine. These traditions offer a holistic and extremely sophisticated understanding of human beings and how we function in health and in disease. Studying these traditions also stimulates one's own development as a person and as a practitioner.
The Northern College of Acupuncture is one of the foremost educational and research institutions for acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the UK. We have a reputation for academic excellence . This year we have forged a new partnership with UCLan - the University of Central Lancashire and have developed two new professional acupuncture degrees: our BSc in Acupuncuture which allows students without a prior degree to study for £1,345.00 per year with a student loan. Our new MSc is a unique course which combines practitioner training with the challenge of Masters level study. Our mission is to ensure that all our students turn out as confident pratitioners and our new course's have an even greater emphasis on practical learing and time in our vibrant clinic.
An Exciting Place To Study
Acupuncture is becoming more and more popular as an effective treatment for a wide range of disorders, and also more accepted as an effective treatment by orthodox health practitioners.
The Northern College is an independent educational charity. We have been educating acupuncturists for 20 years- established in 1988 this year has been our 20th anniversary. Students who trained in the early years are now very experienced practitioners, some of whom now teach on the course themselves. The course in York was the first in the United Kingdom to be validated at degree level, by the University of Wales in 1995.
Why Study Acupuncture?
There are many reasons why people choose a career in acupuncture. A large number of our students had already established successful careers in other, completely unrelated fields. Others wished to add to their orthodox medical skills, whilst others studied acupuncture as a first career choice, or began study after raising their families. Their reasons for studying acupuncture include wanting to:
- become an acupuncture practitioner
- work with people
- make a difference to peoples' lives
- earn a living in a way that was true to their own philosophy
- learn more as a direct result of having experienced the benefits of acupuncture treatment
- treat people holistically
In the UK, the British Acupuncture Council (the BAcC) is the lead body for professional acupuncturists. It has established Codes of Ethics and Practice to which its members adhere to ensure high standards of patient care. The BAcC also sets high standards for the education of practitioners, and monitors how this is carried out through the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board. Both our acupuncutre courses are fully accredited by the BAAB and validated by our partner college the University of Central Lancashire.
A three year professional acupuncture degree, our BSc course covers the development of acupuncture from its roots in China 2500 years ago to its use as an effective method of treating illness and disease today. The course is part time, with teaching at weekends. It starts in September and takes three years to complete.
A four year part time course taught at weekends starting in September and aimed at students who already have a first degree or degree equivalent work experience. The MSc in acupuncture entails three years of study followed by a forth year to complete a research dissertation. Undertaking masters level study in acupuncture will help you to develop your understanding and broaden your repotire in practice.
For the BSc in acupuncture: The entry requirements are 280 points at A2 level or equivalent. We also welcome applications from mature students who do not have a conventional educational background.
For the MSc acupuncture: Applicants should have either a degree or be able to demonstate degree level learning an skills gained typically through responsible learning in a related field.
Applicants for both courses will need to demonstrate that they will thrive on the academic and practical aspects of the course, and that they will be ready and able to take on the responsibilities of professional acupuncturists when they qualify. All these aspects are assessed carefully as part of our selection process.
PG Diploma/ MSc in Nutritional Therapy
· Designed for practising orthodox and complementary health professionals interested in learning more about nutrition
· Combines modern evidence-based nutrition with traditional approaches and a naturopathic perspective.
· Includes training in the clinical application of nutritional therapy for a wide range of ailments
· Provides the opportunity to undertake nutrition research
This part-time course runs over two years for the Post Graduate Diploma with an optional third year for those taking the research component of the MSc. The two year taught element of the course involves monthly 2-day teaching blocks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays over 9 months of the year, plus three additional clinical days on Tuesdays each year. Our unique curriculum, well-qualified and experienced faculty, outstanding range of guest lecturers and excellent clinical training make this an exceptional course. You will gain both a solid academic grounding and extensive clinical skills training in nutrition that can be applied confidently and expertly in clinical practice.
The course is validated by the University of Wales. These details were last updated on: 13 August 2009