The Master of Chinese Medicine is a postgraduate qualification 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. It can be completed in one-and-a-half years of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study.
Postgraduate Information Sessions
Our Postgraduate Information Sessions are an opportunity to find out about courses from professional and academic staff and have all your questions answered. These online sessions will give you a better understanding of course content and delivery, what to expect from postgraduate study as well as career outcomes.
Chinese Medicine Centre
A collaboration between Western and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, the centre aims to promote the international recognition and development of Chinese medicine for the benefit of human health.
Our Chinese Medicine Centre is a platform for:
- Synergy and integration of high-quality educational resources offering students joint degree programs and student exchange opportunities.
- High- quality health services, clinical education and clinical research.
- Multi-point co-operation and sophisticated research.
- Promoting health and culture to benefit local communities.
Chinese Medicine at Western
The course is delivered via structured, intensive workshops and online resources with self-directed learning between workshops to allow maximum flexibility for busy practitioners.
This post-qualification program positions Western Sydney University as a national and international leader in Chinese medicine education.
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 complete the Master of Chinese Medicine from Western Sydney University, including the clinical placement at BJUCM, will also be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Chinese Medicine from BJUCM. Students may exit the Master of Chinese Medicine after one semester (i.e. after completing 40 credit points) with the Graduate Certificate in Chinese Medicine. Students in the clinical specialisation stream may exit the Master of Chinese Medicine after two semesters (i.e. after completing 80 credit points) with the Graduate Diploma in Chinese Medicine.
Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
The clinical stream features significant clinical training, with the opportunity of a placement in Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BJUCM) training hospitals, in addition to clinical specialisation workshops.
The research stream includes a significant research project which is supported by the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM). The course is delivered via structured, intensive workshops and online resources with self-directed learning between workshops to allow maximum flexibility.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $32,400*
Delivery: On campus
Postgraduate Study Information
Looking for a career change? Hoping to gain a new professional qualification that will help take your career further? Or just hoping to expand your horizons? Western’s range of diverse postgraduate degrees provide you with the opportunity to diversify your skillset in a supportive and flexible learning environment that enables you to thrive in your chosen field.
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As a graduate of Chinese medicine, you can look forward to career opportunities including:
- Private practitioner or in a clinic
- Product development, management and sales roles in pharmaceutical and herbal companies
- Medical research
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.