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Master of Science in Acupuncture

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Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment originated 2500 years ago. WHO recognised it from 1970s and accept it as Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the world.

In collaboration with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM), IMU is launching the Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSc Acupuncture) programme which is approved by MOHE and MQA. All the courses are in English.

The MSc Acupuncture programme is a part-time programme designed in mind for working professionals. The programme incorporates both online and face-to-face (mainly at weekends) learning activities to engage students, with the aim to train competent acupuncturists who are knowledgeable and skilful in acupuncture practices such as needling and moxibustion techniques, Chinese medicine theory and diagnostics etc.

Students can opt to complete the programme locally, or to go to SHUTCM for part of their studies to obtain an additional Master of Acupuncture from SHUTCM.

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A Bachelor Degree in Chinese Medicine, Medicine, Medical Sciences or its equivalent with a minimum cGPA 2.50 and above as accepted by University’s Senate; or 

A Bachelor Degree in Chinese Medicine, Medicine, Medical Sciences or its equivalent not meeting cGPA 2.50, will be subjected to a minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience

Who is Eligible to Study?

5 Reasons To Study This Programme

The course is delivered and supervised by lecturers from Malaysia and Shanghai who have experience in teaching and clinical practice.

Highly Qualified and Experienced Lecturers

Students will benefit from the conduct of acupuncture-related research in collaboration with SHUTCM, one of the WHO TCM Centre in the frontiers of integrative medical studies.

Research Partnerships

Teaching and learning activities will be a mixture of face-to- face sessions, as well as online lectures.

Flexibility for Working Professionals

Design treatment strategies by recognising acupuncture boundary and understanding of human body in a more integrative, holistic and nonjudgemental way.

Integrative Curriculum

Develop acupuncture competencies which are aligned to international standards for safe and effective clinical practice.

International Benchmark








Master of Science in Acupuncture (IMU)

Master of Science in Acupuncture (IMU) and Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Master of Acupuncture

Total Duration:

2½ - 5 Years




Shanghai University of T.C.M.

A Word from the Programme Director


"IMU MSc Acupuncture is the first and only degree acupuncture programme available in Malaysia. The curriculum of the programme is aligned with international standards, and to cater for the various background of students. It will meet the necessities of people who have shown a strong interest towards the development and standardised application of acupuncture."

BMed (Acupuncture, Tuina and Orthopaedics), MMed (Acupuncture). He was Professor in Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, College of Acupuncture and Tuina and he has clinical and teaching experience specialized in acupuncture over 35 years in China. He also practiced Chinese Medicine in Norway, Singapore, Thailand as well as USA before.

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