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The award

How long you will study
18 Months

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study

Course starts
March, July

International course fees
AUD 32400 per year

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About Master of Chinese Medicine at Western Sydney University

CRICOS Code: 085664A

The Master of Chinese Medicine is a postgraduate qualification designed for Chinese medicine practitioners wishing to strengthen their knowledge and better integrate into the health care system, and for graduates with a Chinese Medicine specialisation seeking a pathway to research. It can be completed in one-and-a-half years of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study.

The course includes two major streams: a clinical stream and research-training pathway. The clinical stream features a substantial clinical placement in a teaching hospital in China affiliated with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BJUCM) in addition to clinical specialisation workshops. An alternative is also available for students who do not wish to complete the clinical placement overseas. The research stream includes a significant research project which is supported by the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM). Students who wish to enter the research steam have to meet entry requirements (GPA of 5); graduates of this stream may be interested in furthering their studies in a higher degree.

The course will be delivered via structured, intensive workshops and online resources with self-directed learning between workshops to allow maximum flexibility for busy practitioners.

Students who complete the Master of Chinese Medicine from Western Sydney University, including the clinical placement at BJUCM, will also be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Chinese Medicine from BJUCM. Students may exit the Master of Chinese Medicine after one semester (i.e. after completing 40 credit points) with the Graduate Certificate in Chinese Medicine. Students in the clinical specialisation stream may exit the Master of Chinese Medicine after two semesters (i.e. after completing 80 credit points) with the Graduate Diploma in Chinese Medicine. Students can combine their studies in Chinese Medicine with additional postgraduate units in public health and health science. Where approved, completion of four such units, in addition to the Master of Chinese Medicine, will result in the award of a Graduate Certificate in Health Science or a Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMChinMedHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study18 months
    Course startsMarch, JulyDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 32400 per year

Entry requirements

Academic Entry Requirements

Admission to Western Sydney University is highly competitive and is on the basis of academic merit. International students are required to meet the same standards as Australian residents. Refer to the online handbook for the specific requirements of each degree program. Some programs may also require evidence of relevant work experience.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international students must have a good command of written and spoken English. If English is not your first language or was not the medium of instruction in your secondary or tertiary studies (evidence required), you will need to demonstrate your proficiency in the English language by achieving a prescribed level in an approved English examination or test before you can receive a full offer of a place.

More information of Academic and English Language Requirements in available on our Entry Requirements webpage.

Applying to Western Sydney University

International applicants can apply direct to Western Sydney University or via an authorised agent representative of the University. International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof in the University Handbook.

If you are an international student completing one of the following qualifications in the calendar year prior to admission; An Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia; An International Baccalaureate in Australia or A New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3; you can lodge your application online at UAC International.

Students applying for Study Abroad and Exchange programs (non-award one or two semester of study) need to follow the steps on the Study Abroad at Western Sydney University website.

Please visit our admissions webpage for full details and a video guide on how to apply to Western Sydney University as an International student.

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    I love Western Sydney for the fact that it offers all that it takes for you to be a well-rounded professional in your field. This university fulfills all my requirements of a foreign education: multicultural environment, well-designed curricula, high-class facilities, and practical training opportunities. The inclusivity and support the university provides towards the international students is simply amazing.

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    Western Sydney University is a great place to learn, develop and grow as a person. It offers you many opportunities, enables you to be part of the active social clubs while gaining knowledge in your field of study. University is what you make of it, but Western provides you a relaxed environment to strive in succeeding.  I like that the teachers are extremely approachable and are willing to help you learn when you ask for it. Close consultation and interaction with the teachers have helped me get the best out of my degree.

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