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6. I already have an initial degree – what studying and funding options do I have?

Northern College of Acupuncture student Michael talks about why he decided on the MSc course and what he is enjoying about the course

Acupuncture student Michael talks about why he decided on the MSc course and what he is enjoying about the course

Many of our students choose acupuncture as a change in career and already have an undergraduate degree or professional qualification.  If this is the case you have two choices of course. One option is to choose to study on our MSc in Acupuncture. Having a postgraduate degree in acupuncture can open more opportunities for career progression, such as specialising, teaching or research. Your second option is to choose to study on our BSc in Acupuncture, which will gain you another undergraduate degree.

If you already have an undergraduate degree you will not be able to access another student loan for the BSc course, but from 2017 you will be able to access a postgraduate loan for the MSc course.  Our students also fund their courses in many other varied ways including continuing to work, adding to their mortgage, using savings or taking out a career development loan.

Northern college of acupuncture, Kate Tattersall             Kate Tattersall-

“I already had an initial degree but I decided on the BSc option as gaining a practitioner training is the most important thing for me.”