Study on our high-quality acupuncture courses at the Northern College of 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.

Applying for the BSc & MSc in Acupuncture

Applying to study on an acupuncture course

Northern College of Acupuncture student Rob talks about why he decided to study acupuncture

Acupuncture student Rob talks about why he decided to study acupuncture

Applying for the courses starting in 2017



If you need any help with your application form, please contact Alison.

If you are applying for the BSc in Acupuncture and are eligible for a student loan

Please note: Due to the government cap we only have a limited number of places for students who are eligible for a student loan. Places will be allocated as applications are received and processed and we advise you to apply to us as soon as possible.

Message from the Department for Education: “For students to be eligible for Student Loans Company funding, they must be studying a designated course. Courses at this College are designated each year by the Department for Education. We expect this annual process to be complete by early 2017."

If you are applying for the BSc or MSc and are not eligible for a student loan

We are not subject to a government cap on student numbers for the MSc or BSc courses for students who are not eligible for a student loan. However, the total numbers on our
courses are still limited and early application is advisable, especially for the weekend courses.

Closing Date

The closing date for applications in 2017 is the 31st August. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on availability. 


If your application is successful, we will contact you to arrange an interview. Our interviews have been designed to enable us to explore in more detail your interest in studying here, and how the skills and experience you have will support you in successfully completing the course. Your interview will last 30 to 40 minutes and you will be interviewed by two senior members of staff in a friendly and informal atmosphere and you will also have plenty of opportunity to ask questions. If you are successful we will offer you a place shortly after your interview.

Equal Opportunities Policy

The College is committed to providing equal opportunities for all eligible applicants.







Student Story- Carlos Lewis

Acupuncture Student Story - Carlos LewisQ Carlos – you have had a very interesting journey to acupuncture can you tell us about this?
A My journey to acupuncture started at the age of 5 when I first became interested in Kung Fu through watching a Bruce Lee film. From that day on I was engrossed in Kung Fu films. This inspired me to want to become a Kung Fu Teacher, so I started attending martial art classes. I did this for many years and I began to realise Kung Fu was not just an art of fighting - it was far greater. It involved Chinese philosophy, health and well-being, which attracted me even more. At the age of 19 I started studying Wing Chun Kung Fu, this lead me to travel to China on many occasions to experience and study with some of the great masters. While I was there, I had a real eye opener into Chinese philosophy, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. Upon my return I began to investigate into Chinese medicine and Chinese philosophy. At the age of 29 I became aware of the NCA through one of my Kung Fu brothers, but the time was not right for me. A few years later and still as keen as ever, I applied to the College and became a student. I have finished my first year and am about to embark on my second year. I am enjoying acupuncture training immensely and very much looking forward to year two.

Q What are your plans when you have finished your training?
A My plans are to carry on studying traditional Chinese medicine and Chinese philosophy and integrate them into my Kung Fu. I believe by doing this I can have a greater impact and benefit other people’s lives as well as my own.