Welcome to our new students of Acupuncture TCM

Educationfair-banner-no.1We are very happy to welcome all the new Acupuncture TCM students who started their training with us last month on the part-time Professional Acupuncture Training programme – the Licentiate in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Applications for this year are now closed.

Interviews for the October 2015 intake (our 32nd intake, if memory serves me right) will commence shortly.

Acupuncture, Qigong & TCM Degree programmes

The Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine – Academic Year 2014-2015.

The new academic year has begun.  The Clinical students on the Lic.TCM course have already commenced their clinical training year with us and will shortly be treating clients in the Teaching Clinic. We wish them all a successful, enjoyable, busy and productive year, which will pass in a flash.

Our new intake of Acupuncture TCM students will be taking their first step onto the path of the intriguing journey that is Traditional  Chinese Medicine on Saturday 18th October, when we will also be welcoming back our second year students.

Additionally, on the weekend of 11th and 12 October, the Qigong Workshop will introduce members of the public who have signed up for the course, to Qian Tai Qigong – brought directly by us from China.

Students who have applied for the next Master Degree or Doctoral Degree will be starting their programmes in 2015.



Acupuncture Training 2014, last chance to apply

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We look forward to welcoming our new students to the start of this year’s Acupuncture training course, the Licentiate in TCM.

This year’s course begins, as always, in mid-October, so if you are thinking of making a last minute application you are advised to phone us on 01 8559000 or 087 9552139. For international students the prefix for Ireland is +353.

We look forward to receiving applications from suitable candidates. No prior knowledge of Western Medicine or Chinese Medicine is required.

The application form and fee information is available online by pressing the DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS button on our website.

Details of the course can be found under Course information.The part time 3 year course is run from our purpose-designed college and teaching clinic in Dublin 3 – only 10 minutes walk from the O2 Centre (The Point Depot).

Graduates who wish to do so can progress to a 2 year part time Masters degree – validated by Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine and mainly run in Dublin.

Applications for the October 2015 course may also be submitted now using the 2014 Prospectus download.


Irish College of TCM at Cork and Dublin Exhibitions this week


The Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine will be at:

The Adult Education and Training Exhibition at Cork City Hall on September 3 and 4, and

Which Course Exhibition (Stand 20) at Croke Park, Dublin on September 5 and 6.



If you would like:

  •  A copy of our Prospectus
  •  Information about all our courses in Acupuncture and TCM
  •  To discuss a change of career
  •  Information about Acupuncture TCM in Ireland

Then please visit our stand at one these exhibitions.

We looking forward to seeing you.



New Prospectus

2014 ICTCM Prospectus for web JPGWe are happy to announce the recent publication of our new Prospectus.

It gives an overview of the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine including our history and development.  Acupuncture and TCM are clearly described and there is a summary of each of the courses that we offer.

To obtain a copy of the Prospectus, please send a request and your postal address via the Contact Us link on the website.

On request we can also include a paper copy of the detailed Syllabus and Application form for the part-time Professional Acupuncture Training course or (if you are already an Acupuncturist or TCM professional) the Masters Degree/Doctoral Degree in Chinese Medicine.



Applications are invited for Acupuncture Training (Lic.TCM), Masters Degree and Doctoral Degree

Master and Doctoral Degrees (Held in Dublin and Guangzhou):
Applications for the 2014 entry to the Master of Chinese Medicine and Doctor of Chinese Medicine Degrees must be received by us no later than 31st July 2014. (This is a slightly extended deadline as we have recently received a number of additional requests from prospective students wishing to join the programme this year.)

Please ensure that you have submitted ALL the required documents and enclosures as set out in the Prospectus pack.
Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine will ONLY consider applications that are complete in all particulars.

Professional Acupuncture Training (Part time – held in Dublin):
We are now interviewing applicants for the three year part time professional training course “The Licentiate in TCM – specialising in Acupuncture” for the October 2014 intake (which will be our 31st year running the course.)
We will be interviewing throughout the summer and applications should be submitted as early as possible to ensure that places are still available.

The deadline for applications for this year will be mid-September.

Qigong Workshops
Another weekend workshop is being run in Dublin on 26th and 27th July. Bookings are now being accepted.

Please see the relevant sections of the website for details of each of the above programmes.


2014 Postgraduate Degree Application Packs

Application packs for Masters and Doctoral Degree courses are now available online.

Master of Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Doctor of Chinese Medicine

This is a two year, full time or part time program. It is run jointly between Guangzhou University of TCM and the ICTCM. The Degree “Master of Chinese Medicine”, or “Doctor of Chinese Medicine”, will be conferred by Guangzhou University of TCM and the Ministry of Education of China. According to the agreements in place between, for example, Ireland and China and the UK and China, this Masters degree qualification is fully recognised in Ireland and the UK and most other European countries.

The course is taught in English and is based mainly at the ICTCM, in Dublin Ireland. Students attend the University in Guangzhou for certain blocks of time during which they  conduct scientific research into their chosen TCM specialism of either Medical Qigong, Acupuncture Moxibustion or Chinese Herbal Medicine.


Newstalk 106-108 FM – interview with Professor Shanahan

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The ICTCM’s Director, Professor Tom Shanahan, took part in an interview with Newstalk’s reporter Henry McKean on Friday 31st January 2014.

Professor Shanahan contributed to a feature celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Horse, in which he discussed a number of Chinese Traditions and some typical characteristics of the Year of the Horse, while also discussing the role that the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine has played in establishing Chinese Medicine – including Acupuncture, Medical Qigong and Herbal Medicine – in Ireland.

Listen to the interview: