Study on our high-quality Chinese herbal medicine courses at the Northern College of Acupuncture


*MSc in  Chinese Herbal Medicine - our next course starts in September 2019. For students looking to start with us we would encourage you to book a place on our introductory event on Saturday 16th February

Course fees for *MSc in Chinese Herbal Medicine commencing in 2019

We know that studying involves a big commitment of time, energy and money, so we try to keep our fees as low as we can. As a not-for-profit organisation, we spend every spare penny on continually developing and improving the training we offer. Our priorities are to offer you a first-class experience and deliver value for money. Your fees include all the teaching and learning opportunities provided by our teaching staff, all your clinical experience in our teaching clinic, tutorials, library and online resources, support services, access to our online e-learning facility, and your registration fees with London South Bank University.


Postgraduate loans

Students in England and Wales who are eligible and who are studying on a course designated by the government can access a postgraduate student loan of £10,690 which is spread over the three years of the course. Designation is renewed annually. We have applied for designation for our MSc in Chinese Herbal Medicine 2019 course from the Department of Education and are waiting for a decision. Until the decision is received we are unable to confirm the availability of student support. Eligible students are those who do not already have a Masters degree or PhD. You have to pay back all student loans. They are repaid at a low rate of interest and do not have to be paid back until your income has reached £21,000 a year, at which point you pay back 6% of your income over £21,000.


MSc Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 dissertation fee
Enrolment Fee £100 n/a n/a
Total fee £4,284 (not including enrolment fee) £4,959 £2,874
Instalments 9 @ £476 9 @ £551 6 @ £479


  • For students commencing study in 2019 these fees are fixed until July 2022, unless the national inflation rate (CPI) exceeds 5% or is less than 1%, in which case the College reserves the right to vary the fees quoted here.
  • Fee instalments are paid by direct debit in October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May & June and you will arrange this when you start with us.
  • You can choose to pay the whole course fee in October and receive a 2% discount on the year’s fees.
  • Enrolment fees are paid on acceptance of a place, are non-refundable and are not included in your direct debit payments.


MSc dissertation fee: Fee instalments for the dissertation year commence prior to the dissertation planning day and finish prior to submission for ethical approval. If you prefer not to pay in instalments, you can pay the whole fee prior to the dissertation planning day, with a 2% discount. Most students are expected to take one year to complete the dissertation. Should an extension be granted in a case of extenuating circumstances, there is no additional fee. Students who choose to leave the course after two years with the Post-Graduate Diploma do not pay the third year dissertation fee.


Talk to us

Funding the course is one of the main considerations for our students. If you are not eligible for a postgraduate loan and would like to talk to a member of staff about how to arrange your finances in order to fund the course - please get in touch with our Finance Director Daphne Smith 01904 343302 or send her an email enquiry: .


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