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The MSc Herbal Therapeutics is a postgraduate course for professionally qualifed medical herbalists that is designed to promote and develop personal progressional practice. This course will contribute to the wider knowledge of western herbal medicine; the key features of this course are:
Holistic science and philosophy: conceptual understanding to support a ‘vitalistic’ approach to herbal medicine therapeutics
Working with evidence; the development of clinical research and audit skills in the practitioner environment
Personal support and development: fostering an environment of well being, self belief and optimism.
Innovative and creative: prescribing using a holistic interpretation of our relationship with plants
Typical Modules Include:
Science and Philosophy
*this module is taught over 2 years
Applications for this course need to be made via the website.
Part time attendance over 2 or 3 years. The option of a third year allows for the development and completion of the Independent Study.
A taught course with attendance for block learning. The aim is for four days during the year (Autumn and Spring) and a week long Summer school. The Summer school will follow the weekend of the Lincoln College conference.
Students are required to have the equivalent of 1 day per week of clinical practice.
An honours degree of 2:2 or above in a related subject
Current membership of an approved register of Herbal Medicine practitioners
Applicants with non-degree qualifications but with suitable clinical experience will be considered and may be required to complete a piece of academic work to demonstrate suitable academic ability.
EU and International applicants
NARIC confirmed equivalent of an honours degree of 2:2 or above in a related subject, current membership of an approved register of Herbal Medicine practitioners
IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component (if applicable)
Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa
If you are a Tier 4 visa applicant, you can only apply for a full time course .
There are typically 1-2 assessment tasks per module delivered. The assessment methods used throughout the programme include:
Coursework portfolios e.g. portfolio containing a practice log, clinical audit and reflective journals
The programme specification details the assessment strategy for each module, including the relevant task weightings.
The successful completion of MSc Herbal Therapeutics will provide you with the qualifications to set up in professional practice as a herbal medicine practitioner. There are also broader employment opportunities in the health and manufacturing industries and opportunities to progress to postgraduate study.
Per Academic Year
Home and EU Students - £2200.00
International Students - £4750.00
Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a students continuous enrolment.
Additional Course Costs
Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the remainder of the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 / £250) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excessof the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.
Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme
For full details and information of the responsibilities and conditions of study of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the T&CS and POLICIES sections which can be found at: