Postgraduate Degrees


Postgraduate Degrees in Chinese Medicine

Since 2012 we have been offering Master or Doctoral Degree in Chinese Medicine in collaboration with our affiliated TCM University, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM).

These research-based degrees, with a taught programme held partly in Guangzhou and partly at the ICTCM in Dublin, Ireland are for TCM Practitioners specialising in

•Acupuncture or
•Medical Qigong or
•Chinese Herbal Medicine

Application update
As there have been insufficient suitably qualified applicants for these part-time research degrees, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine is unable, currently, to allocate staff to this programme.

Information about these degrees are included for your reference and any fully qualified Acupuncture TCM professionals who already have a degree-level qualification in Acupuncture can register their interest in these programmes by contacting the ICTCM.

Objectives of the Master and Doctoral Degrees

As stated in the Agreement between Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) and the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine the objective is:

• To promote the development of Higher Education in the field of Chinese Medicine
• To provide quality TCM medical services, to people in many different localities, by educating senior TCM professionals to Masters or Doctoral degree level

The programme is designed to enable TCM professionals to gain a fully-recognised Masters or Doctoral Degree from a leading Chinese Medicine University in China while mainly working and living in Ireland/Europe during the majority of the postgraduate degree programme. This is a rare opportunity to undertake high level postgraduate study in Chinese Medicine from a European base with only a minimum number of requisite visits to  GUCM  in China.

On successful completion of all aspects of the programme, GUCM will issue graduation certificates and academic Masters or Doctoral Degree certificates recognised by the Ministry of Education in the People’s Republic of China and thus recognised by all countries having a Mutual recognition of Degree qualifications agreement with the People’s Republic of China.