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By Lincoln College


Complementary Medicine degrees were established in 2002 at the University of Lincoln, before being transferred to Lincoln College in 2012 where it has continued to thrive and grow in popularity.

Traditional medicine meets innovation

Our Complementary Medicine courses offer a unique combination of education - learning from skilled and experienced clinical practitioners whilst providing hands-on experience to the general public.

We have Level 6 degree courses in Clinical Herbalism, along with a Level 5 Diploma in Complementary Healthcare and Wellbeing, and Level 4 Certificate in Complementary Studies (Herbalism). View the different course pages for more details about each of these programmes.

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Herbal Medicine

Why Study With Us?

There are many reasons our students choose to study with us, whether it is continuing from further education or coming back to study after a career change.

We’ve designed our degrees to focus on preparing graduates for employment in their chosen sector or industry by supporting the development of both academic knowledge and vocational skills.

Our classes are smaller which means our students can receive more one-to-one time with their tutors, as well as engaging debates and collaborative working with fellow students.

With our condensed timetables, students may choose to work while studying, look after family or enjoy a better study-life balance.

Our university-level students graduate in an annual ceremony held in and around the grounds of the historic Lincoln Cathedral.

Interested in learning more? Get in touch to speak with our friendly tutors or visit us for an Open Day to see the facilities in person.

Graduation in Lincoln Cathedral

Professional Accreditations

Our Clinical Herbalism courses are 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 medical herbalists.

Herbal Medicine

Career Degree Bursary

The Career Degree bursary was established in order to enhance our Higher Education students’ academic programme and support their studies - helping to make our students more employable, industry prepared and equipped for life as a graduate.

The Career Degree bursary is made up of two components:

1. A bursary of up to £500 for full-time students and up to £250 for part-time students over the course of their higher education programme to support any aspect of independent study, such as equipment, books etc.

2. In addition, course coordinators will be allocated an additional payment to spend each academic year on enhancements that will support the development of employability skills and progression to graduate level employment. Students are encouraged to discuss ideas on how this can be spent with their tutors.

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Treatments delivered by the next generation

Our Complementary Medicine Clinic offers a range of herbal medicine and acupuncture treatments.

Herbal medicine consultations are free and medicine costs start from only £8. Acupuncture appointments are charged at £15 per session. 

We’re open most days during term time and a couple of days a week during academic holidays so please get in touch if you’d like to book an appointment with us.

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Lincoln College University Centre

School of Complementary Medicines degree programmes, validated by The Open University, are part of Lincoln College University Centre / Lincoln College Group.

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Meet our qualified & experienced tutors

Our tutors bring considerable skills and experience as well as their understanding of current practice and techniques, making our courses highly valued to students.

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