Study on our high-quality online MSc courses for practitioners at the Northern College of Acupuncture


Online Masters Courses for practitioners – our next courses start in September 2019.If you would like to find out more we recommend that you book a place on our regular online "Presentation and Q&A" sessions that we run throughout the year.  

ION diploma graduates/students who graduated after 2012 - you can apply for the Advanced Nutrition even if you don't have a degree.


Q. How long do I need to have been in practice to join this Masters course?

A. We suggest one year as a minimum as you need a client base and some experience to draw upon during the modules. However, this is flexible and you may be able to join the programme while setting up in practice. Please ask us if you are not sure.

Q. I am not a UK student but my English is good – do I still need to take an English Language test?

A. The majority of our overseas students do need to take one of the recommended English Language tests such as IELTS, TOFEL or Cambridge English Advanced as this is a University entry requirement. However for students who have already studied in English and/or have met their “country standards” in English there may be an exemption from this.

NB - Our students who are studying in English as a second language generally find that both their written and spoken English improves rapidly on our online courses.



Q. I don’t have an initial degree - am I eligible?

A. Our online MSc courses are primarily designed for practitioners and many of our online students do not have an initial degree. If this applies to you, we will take you through a straightforward process that recognises your prior learning and work experience (RPL).

Q. I can’t join the weekly video conference due to work commitments - will this be a problem?

A. The weekly video conference call is your opportunity to discuss the week’s material with your group and have face to face contact with your tutors. This is a vital part of your studies and the only part that we ask you to commit to attending. It’s only for one hour on twenty weeks in the year. Many of our students have made changes in their work pattern to attend the conference and join these online courses.

Q. If this is a UK Masters will it be recognised in my country?

A. These courses come under the umbrella of the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area, which is an agreement that recognises the validity of University qualifications within the member countries. In addition, UK university degrees are widely recognised around the world.



Q. Do you recommend any pre-reading for the course?

A. We will give you details of helpful pre-reading if you are offered a place on a programme. We also have core texts for each module and will give you details of core reading for your first module well before teaching starts.