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Master's Degree in Chinese Traditional Medicine

Universitat de Barcelona
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Master's Degree in Chinese Traditional Medicine

Program description

Master's Degree in Chinese Traditional Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine is a discipline with a long tradition whose aim is to maintain people's health and treat diseases. It has been established for over a thousand years in China and other Asian countries.

Chinese medicine is now commonly practiced worldwide, and some of its forms are recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO) due to their effectiveness and the fact that they have negligible side effects in certain disease processes. Traditional Chinese medicine is an important complementary therapy in the health field. However, it has been paid little attention in Western society, even though demand for it is increasing (one in every four people use it at some point). It should be noted that the WHO advocates a world strategy to promote the integration, regulation and supervision of traditional medicine.

This master's degree is a two-year course, and is the result of academic collaboration between the University of Barcelona, the Pompeu Fabra University and the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. It will be taught entirely in English and the institutional placements will be carried out in Beijing.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:

  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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The master's degree offers a professional pathway, to provide medical graduates with the skills required to diagnose, treat, determine the prognosis, and monitor human diseases according to the bases, methods and protocols of traditional Chinese medicine. The aim is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge, so that graduates can care for patients according to the principles of Chinese traditional medicine, taking into account European regulations on the use of drugs.

This master's degree aims to take advantage of academic collaboration between Catalan universities and the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, which is the leading authority in China for the teaching of traditional medicine. The degree also complements the training provided in the Faculty of Medicine in areas of traditional medicine, as proposed by the WHO.

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The University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, is a comprehensive higher education institution that presents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge. It is located in the city of Barcelona, one of the main cosmopolitan hubs in the Mediterranean...

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  • It is the top-rated Spanish university in the most prestigious international university rankings.
  • It is among the 25 best universities of the world with more than 400 years of history.
  • It is situated in Barcelona, one of the best university cities in the World.
  • It offers a wide range of course offerings: bachelor’s degree courses, master’s degree courses, doctoral programs and other specific courses and programs.

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Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona Catalunya

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