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.

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Fitting the acupuncture courses in with your life

You can choose between studying at weekends or weekdays.
 
Typically your student week will consist of time in class at the College, time in our teaching clinic (open Monday to Saturday), e-learning at home and home study. A guide for home study is two hours of home study for each hour in class or clinic.

Attendance on our weekday course (BSc and MSc)

The weekday acupuncture course is taught during the week - two half days each week during term times (25 weeks in all) plus six extra half days over the year. There is also half a day of e-learning each week that you undertake at home in your own time, and which is also counted towards your attendance. The weekday course starts in late early October and finishes in June. You have a long break from classroom learning over the summer, a short break over Christmas and Easter, and a half-term break each term. Typically your study week will consist of time in class at the College, time in our teaching clinic (open Monday to Saturday), e-learning at home and home-study. A guide for home study is 2 hours of home study for each hour in class or clinic.

For the course starting in 2017 teaching days will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with five extra mornings on Mondays spread throughout the year. 

Classroom sessions run from 10am to 1:30pm.

 

 

Attendance on our weekend course (BSc and MSc)

The weekend acupuncture course is taught at weekends - approximately every other weekend during term time (14 weekends in all). There is also e-learning that you undertake at home in your own time, and which is also counted towards your attendance.The weekend course starts in early October and finishes in June with a long break from classroom learning over the summer and a short break over Christmas and Easter.  

Classroom sessions run from 10.00am - 6.00pm on Saturday and 9.30am - 5.30pm on Sunday.

 

 

Acupuncture student Nicola talks about how she is fitting in the course with her life

Acupuncture student Nicola talks about how she is fitting in the course with her life

Student finance for our BSc in Acupuncture weekend and weekday

Students who are eligible will be able to access a student tuition fee loan for both our weekday and weekend BSc in acupuncture courses.

 

 

Studying part time

Parts of the courses which would normally take one year can be spread over two years if other considerations in your life make this necessary. If you would like to find out more about an option to study part time please give us call. If you are studying part time you may be eligible for a part time student loan.

 

 

MSc courses extra tutorials

MSc students have six extra tutorials each year lasting two hours. Some are taught in class and some online. The weekend course classroom tutorials are taught on Saturday evenings and the weekday course tutorials in the afternoons after morning classes. 

Clinic days

In addition to the classroom teaching, you will gain clinical experience both in our teaching clinic here at the College and visiting other practitioners near to you.

The NCA teaching clinic is open Monday to Saturday. Clinic days are scheduled well in advance and arranged in two “blocks” with our courses administrator Linda Johnson. Ideally each block is the same day each week for a series of consecutive weeks. Student preferences are taken into account. 

Year 1: 8 days in the NCA clinic (please note that 3 of these days are between October and January) and 2 practitioner observation days with practitioners of your choice.


Year 2: 17 days in the NCA clinic and 3 practitioner observation days with practitioners of your choice.


Year 3: 20 days in the NCA clinic.

 

Courses attendance summary

First Year Second Year Third Year
14 weekends, or weekdays over 25 weeks in term time 14 weekends, or weekdays over 25 weeks in term time 14 weekends, or weekdays over 25 weeks in term time

8 days in clinic
and 2 days of practitioner observation

17 days in clinic
and 3 days of practitioner observation
20 days in clinic
MSc students also have six 2 hour tutorials - some in class and some online MSc students also have six 2 hour tutorials - some in class and some online MSc students also have six 2 hour tutorials - some in class and some online

Year 4: (MSc only) MSc dissertation mostly home study with support of your supervisor(s).