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What will I learn?

The aim of the programme is to cultivate and enhance students’ competence in applying Chinese medicine theories and methods in clinical practice as well as in the research and development of Chinese medicine. Through taking the programme, students’ abilities to comprehend and master the theoretical knowledge of Chinese medicine will be strengthened. With a co-ordinated approach of teaching the knowledge of various Chinese medicine specialties and the exposure to the latest advancement of research in Chinese medicine, the programme will further enhance the abilities and standards of the students in the application of Chinese medicine theories in clinical practice and in the research and development of Chinese medicine.

In addition to a number of common courses, students are required to choose a specialized area of studies, known as the concentration courses. They have to choose one out of the three concentrations: (1) Studies and Applications of Internal Chinese Medicine (ICM); (2) Studies and Applications of Acupuncture (ACU); and (3) Studies and Applications of Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Tui Na (OT). Upon completion of the programme, students of ICM, ACU and OT will have enhanced their abilities in medical diagnosis and treatment, and are expected to apply their knowledge and techniques skillfully in clinical practice. After all, the programme will train a group of quality personnel in medical and healthcare services, as well as in research and technological development of Chinese medicine.

Programme Structure

Units Requirement 32 units

  • Common Courses 11 units
  • Concentration Courses 21 units

Which department am I in?

School of Chinese Medicine

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$130,000.00 (13,20,601) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelor's degree for admission to a Taught Postgraduate degree programme; English Language Requirements: TOEFL - 550 (Paper-based), 79 (Internet-based); or IELTS (Academic): Overall Band at 6.5; or CET-6 (College English Test band 6): 450.

For international students

  • A bachelor of Chinese Medicine or Pharmacy in Chinese Medicine degree; or
  • Equivalent qualifications in Chinese medicine or Chinese pharmacy; or
  • Be registered Chinese medicine practitioners in Hong Kong who have passed the Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Practitioners Licensing Examination; or
  • Be registered Chinese medicine practitioners in Hong Kong with provision of training certificate in Chinese medicine or relevant disciplines and passed the admission assessment to be conducted by the School of Chinese Medicine, HKBU.

Applicants with qualifications listed in (b), (c) or (d) above may be required to pass an assessment conducted by the Programme Management Committee.

An applicant seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English is required to obtain a minimum score in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) at 550 (PBT)/79(IBT) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at 6.5.

Application Deadline: 29 Feb

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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