Many of our students combine work with study, and you can choose between our weekend or weekday acupuncture courses. Student loans are available for our BSc in Acupuncture


BSc (Hons) and MSc in Acupuncture courses (weekend and weekday) – our next courses begin in October 2017. Eligible students can apply now for a student loan for our BSc in Acupuncture.

UK Acupuncture Courses - Prospectus 2017-18

> BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture

> MSc in Acupuncture

If you want to learn acupuncture, our acupuncture courses offer a complete three year acupuncture training programme and are fully accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board. Through our high-quality training, we'll teach you how to become an acupuncturist and ensure that you get the best preparation to begin your career in acupuncture. Students who are eligible will be able to access a student loan for our three year BSc in Acupuncture course. We also offer an MSc in Acupuncture course which is a three year training course leading to practice, and then a further one to two years of home study to complete the dissertation. We also offer exemptions for Western medicine practitioners (such as nurses, doctors and physiotherapists) who have trained to degree level - which means reduced time and fees. 

If you have any questions about acupuncture courses, or want to talk about learning to become an acupuncturist,  please do not hesitate to contact us. Call Denise on +44 (0)1904 343309 or Alison on +44 (0)1904 343300 or send us an e-mail enquiry.



In this section we tell you all about the College, acupuncture as a profession, the people who train with us, and what happens when they finish their training and become fully qualified acupuncturists:

Principal Richard Blackwell’s introduction

About the Northern College of Acupuncture

Bright futures - acupuncture training

NCA graduates talk about their practices

How we help you to become an acupuncturist

Becoming an acupuncturist

What kind of people choose acupuncture?

Acupuncture and the growing evidence base

Accreditation, validation and quality assurance

In this section we tell you all about what is taught on our acupuncture courses, how we teach and assess you, and all about our teaching team:

The acupuncture courses overview

Studying on our BSc in Acupuncture

Studying on our MSc in Acupuncture

Fitting in the courses with your life

How we teach and assess you

The acupuncture courses curriculum

BSc and MSc module credits

Massage qualification at the end of Year 1

Supporting our students

Support once you have qualified

Our teaching staff

The acupuncture teaching faculty biographies

Guest specialty tutors

In this section we give you lots of practical information about the College and our acupuncture courses - such as costs, student loans, entry requirements and how to apply:

Introductory events

The College facilities

How the College is run

Acupuncture course fees

Funding and student loans

Reduced fees and attendance for healthcare practitioners

Entry requirements


We offer more – our postgraduate courses and CPD


On these pages our tutors and students tell you about what happens during a typical teaching day in College:

A typical pulse diagnosis class

A typical day in the teaching clinic

Difficult points session with our weekday year two students

A typical bodywork class