Studying on our BSc in Acupuncture
NCA has been running BSc courses in acupuncture since 1995 and we are proud of our BSc in Acupuncture and our student’s progression to fully qualified acupuncture practitioners.
The BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture will give you:
• A qualification recognised by the professional body the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)
• An acupuncture qualification that will enable you to establish yourself as an acupuncture practitioner
• A complete three year practical training to ensure that you can become a confident and competent acupuncturist
• An academic degree qualification
• An option to study acupuncture if you do not have formal prior qualifications
• An opportunity to access student loans (if you are eligible)
• The basic business skills you need to set up your practice
Student finance for our BSc in Acupuncture weekend and weekday
Students on designated courses who are eligible can access a full time student tuition fee loan and maintenance loans. Designation is renewed annually. We have applied for designation for both our weekday and weekend BSc in Acupuncture courses from the Department of Education and are waiting for a decision. Until the decision is received we are unable to confirm the availability of student support.
What’s different about being a BSc student at the NCA?
Our three year BSc in acupuncture course is ideal for students who do not have prior University experience and is a complete practitioner training from scratch. The BSc is our most popular option for practitioner training as the majority of our students come to us without an initial degree and many of our students are accessing student loans. It is designed to give you plenty of structure and guidance early on as you grow in confidence.
As a BSc student you will find yourself in a lively cohort of peers who enjoy their undergraduate identity and support each other through the course of study.
The main difference about studying as a BSc student is that your practitioner training also contains an academic element and you come out with an academic degree as well as the ability to go into practice. This demonstrates to your patients that your training has been to a University degree level which increases their confidence in you. Your own confidence as a practitioner is also firmly rooted in your academic knowledge as well as a thorough practical training.
Upon successful completion of the course you will be a highly capable practitioner, with a BSc in Acupuncture awarded by Middlesex University, and eligible to apply for membership of the BAcC and start your practice.
Please note: If you already have a first degree you may also choose the BSc option rather than the MSc.
BSc in Acupuncture
In the curriculum
In the classroom
You will be learning in class and as the majority of our students are returning to study after a long break we will give you plenty of guidance and support as you find your feet.
You will be expected to continue your studies at home. We give you a guide of two hours homestudy for every hour here in College or clinic. Differentiated homestudy guidance tailored to the BSc course is provided for you to use after each taught session.
Assessment differs for BSc and MSc students, and guidance is provided in terms of clear assessment criteria for each assessment which relate to the Learning Outcomes for the module in which the assessment sits. These details are clearly presented to students at the beginning of each academic year.
Some of the taught sessions on the BSc course are via e-learning on our virtual learning environment. Don’t worry if you are new to e-learning – we give you lots of support.
We welcome applications from mature students and those who do not have a conventional educational background. We also welcome students coming straight from A levels. For more information about eligibility go to the page called “Eligibility”.
We welcome applications from mature students and those who do not have a conventional educational background. We also welcome students coming straight from A levels.