UCAS Institution Code: L42 UCAS Course Code: B342
The course provides a comprehensive education and training in the principles
and practice of clinical herbalism. This incorporates the ‘energetic’
understanding of the cause of illness and the therapeutic actions of medicinal
plants as well as the orthodox disciplines of Anatomy, Physiology,
Pathophysiology and Nutrition. It is integrative in approach, linking
traditional herbal medicine with modern science and holism.
Our teaching methods include a rich mixture of theoretical study, reflection,
the use of intuition and practical experience including professional practice in
our on-site Complementary Medicine Clinic. Our aim is to ensure that you become
a competent and confident practitioner of clinical herbalism.
The course is delivered by block learning, which means that the attendance
requirements for the academic modules are met through eight full three day
weekends per year, plus attendance at the Complementary Medicine Clinic for
Year One of the course requires 90 hours of clinical training, (achieved
during term time, either 1 day per fortnight or in blocks)
Year Two requires
190 hours and Year Three requires 210 hours (roughly 1 day per week or the
equivalent). There are a variety of ways in which this attendance can be
The course is accredited by the EHTPA (the European Herbal and Traditional
Practitioners Association) and graduates are eligible to become members of NIMH
(the National Institute of Medical Herbalists) or other professional bodies of
Typical Course Structure
Clinical Practice - Introductory
Physiology for Herbal Medicine
Introduction to Herbal Medicine
& Community Practice
History, Philosophy & Evidence
Clinical Practice - Intermediate
Nutrition as Therapy
Skills for Herbalists
Clinical Practice – Advanced
Preparation for Practice
Applications for this course are processed through UCAS, please make a note
of the codes below before applying to UCAS.
Institution Code - L42
Code - B342
You will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full duration of the course, completing professional practice in our on-site Complementary Medicine Clinic. There may be options to complete some, but not all, of your clinical practice hours at external training clinics located elsewhere in the UK and Ireland.
FULL TIME 3 Years - nine three day weekends in year 1, eight three day weekends in years 2 and 3, plus clinical training
Theory work is comprised of the 9 three-day weekends for full-time students per academic year in addition to online study in preparation for the weekends. It is expected that students complete between 20 and 30 hrs of additional independent study per week in order to be successful on this programme.
To view our programme module specification for this course please click here:https://www.lincolncollege.ac.uk/herbal
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All entrants need sufficient academic grounding to be able to cope with degree-level work. For under 25’s this is evidenced by meeting our UCAS points requirement or completion of an Access Course as detailed below.
For school-leavers we require a minimum of 72 UCAS Tariff points from the following:
GCE A levels and AS Levels
BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject
Access to HE
Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher.
For mature applicants and those over 25, an Access Course is often a good idea for those who have little academic background as well. However we are willing to take wider life and work experience into account where applicants can demonstrate that they have aquired academic skills by other means.
GCSE English - Grade C/4 or above
GCSE Maths - Grade C/4 or above
EU and International applicants
NARIC confirmed equivalent of 72 UCAS points
IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component (if applicable)
Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa
There are typically 1-2 assessment tasks per
module delivered. The assessment methods used throughout the programme include:
Practical assessments e.g. dispensing
portfolios e.g. portfolio of clinic reports and reflective journals
The programme specification details the assessment strategy for
each module, including the relevant task
completion of BSc (Hons) Clinical Herbalism will provide you with the
qualifications to set up in professional practice as a herbal medicine
There are also broader employment opportunities in the health and
manufacturing industries and opportunities to progress to postgraduate study.
Per Academic Year
Home and EU students - £7999
International students - £9500
Additional Course Costs:
DBS check - £47.80; Tunics for clinic x 2 - approx. £20 each; Diagnostic equipment such as stethoscope and sphygmomanometer - approx. £80; Materials for making a pharmacy preparation - £10 - £30
Compulsory costs other than the materials for the pharmacy preparation can be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary.The scheme allows students to access the remainder of the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 / £250 per year) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.
Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme
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Applications for this course are processed through UCAS. To apply for this course please make a note of the Institute Code and UCAS Course code from the course description.Apply Online at UCAS