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Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (Honours)

Offered by: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
Course Duration5 years (Full-time); 9 years (Part-time)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time/Part Time
FeesRM92,800 (Malaysian); RM98,350 (Part-time, Malaysian)
Fees (International Student)RM117,700 (International)
CampusSungai Long Campus
FacultyFaculty of Medicine and Health Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

Chinese Medicine is a rapidly expanding profession and an obvious growth area for integrated and interdisciplinary professional training. Compare with Western Medicine, Chinese Medicine treatment and Chinese herbs are more natural and less of chemical content. It provides another choice for human being to treat diseases.

The Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (Honours) at UTAR aims to produce Chinese Medicine practitioners who possess in-depth knowledge Chinese Medicine’s unique principles, diagnosis and treatment employing acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and other therapeutic approaches, as well as western medical sciences and diagnosis.

The UTAR's Chinese Medicine degree programme has a diversified curriculum with 60% on Chinese Medicine and 30% on Western Medicine. Students will be equipped with a strong foundation in the principles, theories and practices of Chinese materia medica, acupuncture and ‘Tui-Na’(massage).

During their fifth year, TCM students will be exposed to clinical training, of which they will be attached to the TCM wing of the newly opened UTAR Hospital at Kampar.

Entry Requirements


Intake Months

January, May, October   

Career Prospects
  • Chinese Medicine managing staff 
  • Chinese herbalist 
  • A member in the sale and marketing of Chinese Medicine products 
  • Chinese healthcare products development or marketing staff 
  • Chinese Medicine educator 
  • Researcher in an academic institution or herbal or pharmaceutical manufacturing company

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

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