The Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ICTCM) is the first Acupuncture College in Ireland, set up in 1983.
We welcome part time students from Ireland, the UK and across Europe to our professional Acupuncture TCM training - the Licentiate programme.
Students from any background (including a non-medical one) can, on graduation from the part-time, 3 year Licentiate programme, set up in practice as qualified Acupuncture TCM Professionals.
Graduates wishing to gain a Masters degree can, after only 5 years part time study (3 years on the Licentiate Programme and 2 years on the Masters Programme) gain an internationally recognised Masters Degree in Chinese Medicine conferred by Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM).
We are now accepting applications for the:
- Licentiate in Acupuncture TCM (October 2017) - part time undergraduate level training.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine (late 2017) - part time postgraduate level programme.
- Certificate in Medical Qigong (July 2017) - part time programme.
Applications for the Master and Doctoral degree 2017 have now closed. Applications for 2018 will be accepted from January 2018.
The application procedures and forms are available to download online.
The College has had a formal affiliation with Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) since 2002. GUCM conferred a visiting professorship on the ICTCM's Director Tom Shanahan in 2004, who first introduced Acupuncture TCM to Ireland in the early 1980s.
Acupuncture and TCM are at the forefront of Alternative approaches to health and illness, focusing as they do, not only on treating and curing current illness but also on disease prevention and health enhancement.
Qualified Practitioners of Acupuncture and TCM in Ireland
Graduates of the ICTCM are automatically eligible for membership of the PRTCM, Professional Register of Traditional Chinese Medicine.