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Graduates of the ICTCM with Director Thomas Shanahan and the Chinese Ambassador Liu Bi Wei.

Graduates of the ICTCM with Director Thomas Shanahan and the Chinese Ambassador Liu Bi Wei.

Director of Postgraduate Studies M. Plunkett with a representative of the Chinese Embassy attending the graduation 2015.

The College Registrar with a representative of the Chinese Embassy attending the graduation 2015.


ADMISSIONS


Admissions to our Professional Training programmes

This page gives information about:

Application procedures and Admission Policy


Applicants must complete an Application form obtainable, with a full Prospectus pack, online as a pdf file or from The College Secretary. These must be sent, with a covering letter and passport-sized photograph, to the College Registrar either by post or as email attachments.

The College has an equal opportunities policy. People who study Chinese Medicine at the Irish College of TCM come from all walks of life, from many different countries and from a wide variety of backgrounds. References are taken up for all applicants and interviews are offered to all those who meet the basic requirements for entry to a given programme, as described below. Read more »

Interviews are conducted and places are then offered on a first come, first served basis. Detailed information on course venue, dates, times and all other relevant particulars are provided once a place has been accepted.

The College specialises, on its part-time professional courses, in turning out fully-rounded professional practitioners, not mere theoreticians. While the programmes are specifically designed for part time students, applicants who already have significant commitments in terms of work or family will need to be sure that they have the resources and support to sustain them through the course.

It should be noted that we cannot consider applications, for any of our part time courses, from overseas students needing a Student Visa.

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Application and selection procedures - Professional Acupuncture Training (Lic.TCM)

No specific formal educational qualifications are required. There is no upper age limit. No western medical training or prior Chinese Medicine training is required. Each applicant will be considered on his or her own merits. Read more »

Prospective students must, on the basis of their references and interview, show that they:-

  • are are fully competent to meet the educational and other demands of the course.
  • are fully committed to an intensive and demanding course of theoretical and practical study
  • display personal attributes suited to a caring profession
  • are over twenty one years of age and of mature disposition

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Application and Selection procedures - Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma level

These courses are all specifically designed for qualified practitioners of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and/or qualified practitioners of Chinese Herbal Medicine. Practitioners must have a good theoretical grounding in TCM and wish to expand their range of therapeutic options to include either Chinese Herbal Medicine or Medical Qigong. Read more »

Applicants must have:

  • Good theoretical knowledge of TCM.
  • Clinical competence in TCM diagnostics.
  • Clinical experience and the ability to communicate with and treat clients in their current TCM specialism
  • A good command of English. (Familiarity with the main TCM terminology in Pinyin will be an advantage but not a requirement)
  • Applicants will be required to provide proof of their TCM practitioner status and qualifications.*

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Application procedures - Master and Doctor of Medicine Degrees

Course Fees and Deposits


Details of the Tuition fees, for each of the Programmes run by the College, can be obtained from the College Secretary and are also contained within the relevant downloadable Prospectus pack. Read more »

  • There is a Fee payment plan for the Licentiate programme.
  • It should be noted that the fee is an annual one. If a student chooses to leave before the end of the academic year a fee refund is NOT provided.
  • Deposits are non-refundable as they secure a place for a person on a particular course. Administrative decisions will sometimes be made on the basis of the number of deposits held.
  • Failure to meet the financial commitments will be cause for immediate exclusion from the course and the College.
  • Fees are normally set in advance for the whole programme allowing students to plan and manage their financial commitments. If students get into financial difficulties they should discuss this as soon as possible with the College Registrar.
  • We reserve the right to increase fees for subsequent years should this be required due to factors beyond our control.

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Dates - the Irish College of TCM College calendar


Course Information


Undergraduate

  • Licentiate in Acupuncture TCM
  • Postgraduate

  • Masters Degree in TCM
  • Doctoral Degree in TCM
  • Medical Qigong
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Open Courses

  • Health Giving Qigong
  • Registrar Mary Plunkett taking part in scientific research in China.

    Registrar Mary Plunkett taking part in scientific research in China.

    Professor Shanahan giving a paper at a Conference in Beijing.

    Professor Shanahan giving a paper at a Conference in Beijing.