Master of Science in Acupuncture(Part-time)

Admission Suspension from 2018-19 Academic Year


Offered by the School of Chinese Medicine, the Master of Science in Acupuncture is targeted for applicants who have completed Bachelor's Degree in Chinese medicine, medical or health care profession; or have completed a Diploma programme in Chinese medicine and have obtained legal registration to practice Chinese medicine in Hong Kong.

Graduate Comments:
Miss. LI, Ching Fung (2015-16 Graduate)    Mr. LAM Hoi Fung (2014-15 Graduate)   Dr. LEUNG Ho Yin Simon (2013-14 Graduate)


Coursework Requirements

The Master of Science in Acupuncture is a part-time programme. Students are required to complete a minimum of 36 units of courses normally in two years for graduation.Coursework requirements are as follows.

Courses on Acupunture 22
Thesis 8
Clinical Practice 6
Total 36


Study Scheme

Year One      
  Course Code Course Title Units
 Term 1  BCME 6503  Meridians and Acupoints 4
 Term 2  BCME 6504  Acupuncture Techniques
   BCME 6505  Therapeutics in Acupuncture I
 Year Two   
 Term 1  BCME 6506  Research Methodologies in Acupuncture 3
   BCME 6509  Therapeutics in Acupuncture II
 Term 2  BCME 6510  Research Project in Acupuncture and Essay Writing
   BCME 6512  Acupuncture Clinical Practice
 Elective courses (Year 1 - Year 2)*   
 Term 1  BCME 6501  Principles and Theories of Chinese Medicine 3
   BCME 6502  Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine
   BCME 6507  Research Seminars
   BCME 6511  Selected Readings on Acupuncture and Classics

*1. Course and unit exemptions are not applicable for elective courses. Students are required to choose two elective courses.
2. To achieve better learning outcome, the School may recommend the elective courses to students according to their background.


Please refer to the Chinese version.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants should meet the general requirements of the Graduate School.
  • Applicants should also fulfill the English Language Proficiency Requirement of the Graduate School.
  • In addition to the above-mentioned requirements of the Graduate School, applicants should:
    1. have majored in Chinese medicine, medical or health care profession; or
    2. have completed a diploma programme in Chinese Medicine and have obtained legal registration to practice Chinese Medicine in Hong Kong.

For Admission Procedures, please visit the CUHK Graduate School website at:

Tuition Fee

HK$75,006 (per annum)

Application Procedures

1. Online application:

2. Submit the following supporting documents to the School of Chinese Medicine:

  1. Receipt of HK$300 application fee
  2. One photocopy of your HKID card or other identity document as given in the Application Form.
  3. Official transcripts (with a complete record of courses attended and examination results) of all tertiary level studies. Photocopies will not be accepted*. Applicants should first download the “Transcript Submission Covering Sheet” and send it to their universities to apply for transcripts. Transcripts should be returned directly to relevant Divisions in sealed envelope.
    *CUHK qualifications (Bachelor’s or higher degrees): Photocopies of transcripts issued by CUHK are accepted.
  4. Copies of certificates of academic/professional qualifications.
  5. Copies of other qualifications, e.g. certificate and transcript of courses on Chinese Medicine.
  6. One document of any one of the following score reports/certificates, showing that you have fulfilled the English Language Proficiency Requirement for admission to the Graduate School:
    • Certifying letter of result in English of HKALE (Grade E or above), or HKHLE (Grade E or above), or HKDSE (Level 4 or above) issued by The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA); or
    • Photocopy of a degree from a university in Hong Kong or an English speaking country; or
    • Original score reports/certificates for assessment by the programmes concerned
      - TOEFL (normally not lower than 550 Paper-based; 213 computer-based; and 79 internet-based);
      - IELTS (Academic) (normally not lower than Band 6.5);
      - GMAT (Verbal, normally not lower than 21); or
    • PhotoPhotocopy of a pass in English of CUHK Matriculation Exam; or
    • copy of a recognized professional qualification awarded in Hong Kong or an English speaking country.
  7. Confidential recommendations from 2 referees (not from the applicant) in sealed envelope.


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