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

Costs and funding

Funding options for studying on our Chinese herbal medicine course


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 support services, access to our online e-learning facility, and your registration fees with Middlesex University. Fees are paid by direct debit in monthly installments from October to June.



Funding and Postgraduate Master's Loans

Most of our students fund the course by:

  • Taking out a Postgraduate Masters' Loan
  • Using savings
  • Combining study with work

Postgraduate Master's Loan

We're now registered with the Office for Students. This is the body set up by an act of parliament to act as the independent regulator for all Universities and HE providers in England and Wales. We meet the Office for Students requirements for course quality, academic standards, student support, student protection and more. What this means for you is that if you are eligible you can apply for a postgraduate Master’s loan. You can get up to £10,609 for your whole course. If you’re studying for 2, 3 or 4 academic years, the loan will be divided equally across each year of your course.


You are eligible if you live in England or Wales – have not studied to Master’s level or beyond, are under 60 or are not behind in your previous Student Loan repayments.

The application process is normally available from January

Find out more about postgraduate loans and apply


Disabled Students Allowance

If you have a disability, including a mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, you might be able to get Disabled Students’ Allowances. These don’t have to be paid back.



Find out how to fund a Chinese herbal medicine course


If you are not eligible for a Master's Loan

Our students have been creative about finding ways to help finance their studies. Some have negotiated bank loans via business plans to expand their practices, others have approached family members for interest free loans or released equity from their properties.