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MSc Herbal Therapeutics Level 7

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

Practice Portfolio*

Year 2

Research Methods

Practice Portfolio*

Year 3


*this module is taught over 2 years

Applications for this course need to be made via the website.

Study Details

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:

Written assessments

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

This course is validated by the Open University. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are OfS registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution.

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:

Following a rigorous process, Lincoln College has been approved by The Open University (OU) to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University validated awards. Lincoln College has designed this programme and has full responsibility for its delivery and assessment. If you complete the programme successfully you will receive a BSc (Hons) from the Open University. The OU assures itself of the standard and quality of its validated programmes through; the validation and re-validation process, the scrutiny of Lincoln Colleges own quality assurance procedures and the appointment of External Examiners to every OU validated programme. Although you are studying for an OU award, your primary relationship is with Lincoln College and you must follow Lincoln College guidelines and procedures at all times. Any queries, requests or complaints should be made to Lincoln College. Lincoln College are responsible for registering you as a student and will provide you with an induction at the commencement of your programme, which will include advice and guidance on all matters relating to your student life including: academic, financial and personal. For full details of the responsibilities of both Lincoln College and the OU please see The Student's Guide to Studying on a Programme Validated by The Open University at the following link:

The Open University

Key Facts

Level:Level 7


Duration:2/3 Years

Location:Lincoln Campus

Course Code:HEL0072AA1

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