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New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
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Master of Health Science (Chinese Medicine)

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree


1.5 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine



The Master of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) is a dynamic postgraduate programme designed for TCM practitioners wishing to strengthen their knowledge and better integrate into the healthcare system.

You will have an opportunity to develop an evidence-based approach to practice and explore an appropriate subject of your interest in real depth.

The mandatory (core) components equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge to be able to successfully complete their dissertation in an area of clinical practice about which they are passionate.

It is a taught masters’ degree programme, only requiring attendance at a one to two days intensive study block, thereafter, delivered primarily online using webinars, e-forums, online dissemination, Skype and e-mail supported learning and academic supervision.

  • Small class size to optimize learning and support
  • Interactive, online style of learning with webinars and forums using the latest technology
  • Access to journal databases
  • Webinars allow you to learn from a range of experienced practitioners and researchers
  • Opportunity to explore own research project with access to supervisor support.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • enhance their specialist clinical knowledge and skills
  • interpret traditional knowledge and the modern research-based evidence base pertaining to the field of traditional Chinese Medicine
  • explore concepts relating to the use of research and the creation of knowledge related to Chinese Medicine
  • understand and use research models relating to the investigation and treatment of a range of diseases and conditions
  • develop, apply, and test advanced theoretical concepts in traditional Chinese Medicine
  • critically analyse and debate research issues in clinical evaluations of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
  • undertake a research project exploring in depth a topic of their choice

The programme aims to prepare students with the knowledge, skills and personal attributes for professional careers in specialty areas of Chinese Medicine at an advanced level.


Master of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) graduates can practise as traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, or as researchers in the relevant areas.

Entry criteria

  • Must hold a qualification of, at least, a recognised bachelor’s degree in Acupuncture or a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Medicine
  • A Postgraduate Certificate in TCM
  • Must have obtained a satisfactory evaluation after an interview conducted by the school’s admission panel
  • International students must have achieved an academic IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0

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