Master of Chinese Medicine

New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine Limited

Subject area

Traditional Chinese Medicine



1.5 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of this programme is to produce graduates with knowledge and advanced practical experience that enable them to practice in Chinese Medicine in the New Zealand context. Students will select courses in the area of Chinese herbal medicine or acupuncture in consultation with NZCCM. The content, assessment and practice components of courses will be aligned with the student's chosen practice area (Chinese herbal medicine or acupuncture).

The purpose and aim of the Master of Chinese Medicine is to provide communities in Aotearoa New Zealand with individuals who have attained advanced knowledge, practical skills and behavioural attributes in using advanced traditional Chinese Medicine practices and philosophies. Graduates will have developed a set of knowledge and skills in clinical inquiry, critical appraisal and scholarship and the ability to initiate change to effect positive outcomes for patient groups/populations; enabling them to undertake innovative, specialist roles in Chinese Medicine and provide leadership to other Chinese Medicine Professionals.

Graduates from this programme will have advanced academic, practice and research skills gained from an academic programme which is soundly based on Chinese Medicine theories and practice. For health professionals in Chinese Medicine, this will enable them to remain up to date with new technology and developments in the field and to advance their practice including research skills.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

The minimum entry qualification for the Master of Chinese Medicine is a bachelor's degree or equivalent (at level 7 on the NZQF). Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree with either a major in Herbal Medicine or Acupuncture with at least 360 credits or equivalent (level 7 Diploma in Acupuncture or Chinese Medicine with at least 360 credits and minimum recent continuous five years relevant working experience) from institutions either in New Zealand or abroad. The minimum age to enter this programme is 20 years. Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme.

Detailed requirements

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1.5 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$12,560 $18,841
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$14,909 $22,364
Total $27,470 $41,205

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 580 2376
Fax: (09) 580 2379

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