Master of Chinese Medicine

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00917K

This degree is designed for Chinese medicine practitioners wishing to strengthen their knowledge and better integrate into the health care system, and for graduates with a Chinese Medicine specialisation seeking a pathway to research. The course includes two major streams: a clinical stream and research-training pathway. The clinical stream features a substantial clinical placement in a teaching hospital in China affiliated with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BJUCM) in addition to clinical specialisation workshops. An alternative is also available for students who do not wish to complete the clinical placement overseas. The research stream includes a significant research project which is supported by the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM). Students who wish to enter the research steam have to meet entry requirements (GPA of 5); graduates of this stream may be interested in furthering their studies in a higher degree. The course is delivered via structured, intensive workshops and online resources with self-directed learning between workshops to allow maximum flexibility for busy practitioners.

Designed for

Practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners (acupuncture and herbal medicine)


The course includes two major streams: a clinical stream and research-training pathway. It can be completed in one and a half years of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study.


  • Chinese medicine

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree in traditional Chinese medicine or acupuncture
  • Or a diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree in traditional Chinese medicine or acupuncture
  • Or 5 years experience in Chinese medicine or acupuncture
  • And recognition by an Australian professional association representing Chinese herbalists or acupuncturists

Study pathways

Applications for advanced standing will be assessed in accordance with current WS policy.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Campbelltown Domestic: $39,240
International: $48,600
  • Full-time : 18 months
  • Part-time : 3 years

Further information

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof can be found on the Universities Admissions Centre website (UAC). Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and UWS.

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