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2. What are the entry requirements?

Northern College of Acupuncture student Theresa talks about why she decided to study acupuncture

Acupuncture student Theresa

talks about why she decided to study acupuncture

Our courses in acupuncture are accessible for all and we encourage a diversity of ages and backgrounds. You will need to be over 18 and you will either have gained the standard entry requirements (if you are coming to us straight from A levels or equivalent) or you will be able to give us satisfactory evidence of your life and work experience (if you are coming in as a mature student). Our students come to study acupuncture with us from a variety of backgrounds and a variety of qualifications. Some of our students already have a degree, but many don’t. Some have a practitioner training in another field, others have a completely different background. Some students come to us as a first career, others are changing career or coming back to study after a long break. Students applying for our MSc in Acupuncture will either have an initial undergraduate degree or relevant work experience equivalent to undergraduate degree level learning.

Northern college of acupuncture, Michael Ranft             Michael Ranft -

"I came to my studies after a career as a secondary school English teacher, having decided that I wanted a new challenge and a better work-life balance. Not having a background in either science-based subjects or complementary medicine has not been an obstacle at all on the MSc Acupuncture course, as the teaching, resources and support are of such high quality that I feel like I have made huge strides in a very short space of time."