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M.Sc. in Acupuncture

Offered by: International Medical University (IMU)
Exam BodyIMU, Malaysia/Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (China)
Course Duration2½ - 5 years (part-time)
Part Time/Full TimePart Time
FacultyCentre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Mode of StudyMixed Mode
Course Description

The MSc in Acupuncture programme is a part-time programme designed in mind for working professionals. The programme incorporates both online and face-to-face (mainly at weekends) learning activities to engage students, with the aim to train competent acupuncturists who are knowledgeable and skilful in acupuncture practices such as needling and moxibustion techniques, Chinese medicine theory and diagnostics etc.



Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Non-Chinese Medicine Practitioners


  • Chinese Medicine Theory
  • Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine Practitioners

  • Fundamentals of Allopathic Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Basic Acupuncture
  • Acupoint Anatomy
  • Acupuncture Clinical Practice
Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6
  • Modern Acupuncture Science and Clinical Development
  • Advanced Acupuncture Techniques
  • Selected Readings in Classic Literature
  • Advanced Acupuncture Clinical Practice
  • Research Methodology and Scientific Writing
  • Biostatistics
Semester 7
  • Research Project
Entry Requirements
Applicants are required to have obtained:
  • A Bachelor Degree in Chinese Medicine, Medicine** , Medical Sciences** or its equivalent with a minimum cGPA 2.50 and above as accepted by University’s Senate; or
  • A Bachelor Degree in Chinese Medicine, Medicine** , Medical Sciences** or its equivalent not meeting cGPA 2.50, will be subjected to a minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience


** Currently open to MBBS and Dentist only

For Malaysian Students

Not applicable

For International Students
  • IELTS : Band score 5.0; or
  • TOEFL (iBT) : Overall score of 42; or
  • Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE) : Overall score of 154; or
  • Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) : Overall score of 154; or
  • Cambridge Linguaskill : Overall score of 160; or
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) : Overall score of 47;


The following categories of students are exempted from the above requirements:

  • International students from countries in which English is the first language.
  • International students who graduated from any Malaysian or other institutions where the curriculum is delivered in English.
Intake Months


All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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