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.


Validation and international recognition


Online MSc courses validated by London South Bank University

University Validation

The College has formed a new partnership with London South Bank University and the University has validated our degree programmes for intakes from September 2018. Validation means that students will receive their degree from London South Bank University on successful completion of their course.

More about London South Bank University


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Office for Students

We’re now registered with the Office for Students. This is the body set up by 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.

Find out about the Office for Students

Our Online MSc courses are quality-assured by the QAA


Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

The Northern College of Acupuncture underwent a Higher Education Review by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and has received its final report.

Read this institution’s latest report





European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the “Bologna Process”

Your final masters qualification will be recognised in any of countries in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) including all EU and EAA countries. The range of members is extensive and includes countries such as Turkey and the Russia.

Check here if your country is a member

Martin Knowles, online MSc courses at the Northern College of Acupuncture

Martin Knowles - Shiatsu Practitioner - UK:

"I am a Shiatsu Therapist and was looking for an online or distance learning course that I could fit into my very busy lifestyle, and one that would support my work as a therapist. I have enjoyed the “Integrated Medicine” module most. This was very stimulating, was packed with case-studies, inspiring presenters, and very relevant papers that gave me glimpses of where I could take my own research, and how I could contribute to the wider research community."