Homeopathy MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Homeopathy MSc/PGDip/PGCert
This postgraduate course is specifically designed to meet the needs of practitioners of homeopathy who wish to further their knowledge and skills in a number of areas, including homeopathic research, reflective practice, education and homeopathic methodologies.

MSc Homeopathy also offers the opportunity to substantially develop existing professional practice interests through a student initiated study and also by means of the Dissertation.

It provides a forum for homeopaths around the world to share knowledge and experience and debate methodological and contemporary issues in homeopathy within a collaborative, online learning community.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:




Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:

Online (no attendance)

Course Length:

Usually three years. Depending on the number of modules chosen each year the course can take between two and five years


School of Health

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:


Entry Requirements:
  • Current membership of an approved homeopathy register.
  • A recognised British honours degree of 2.2 or above, or its equivalent.
  • English language and writing skills at GCSE English or IELTS 6.5

Applicants with clinical experience and non-degree level qualifications will be seriously considered.

Programme Spec:

To download the Programme Specification for this course, please click here.

Course Content

Course Outline:
The course consists of nine modules in total that are normally taken part-time over three years with the following modules in each of those years.

Year 1:
  • Research which includes governance/ethics, philosophy of science and research methods. It covers all basic methodology but particularly asks that we consider issues in homeopathic research
  • Deconstructing Practice is about challenging the 'myths' in homeopathy and looking at what they are based on. We also try to distinguish between rhetoric and reality in homeopathic knowledge. This may feel uncomfortable for some because it asks us to critically reflect upon our knowledge base
  • Developing practice builds on the critical reasoning in healthcare and asks the students to identify ways in which we can make a positive contribution to the knowledge base. In this module the students work together to actually construct rather than deconstruct.

Year 2 

Year two has one compulsory module (Advancing Homeopathy Practice) plus a choice of two out of a number of other modules:

  • Inspiring Education
  • A Student Initiated Module (SIM)
  • Perspectives in Integrated Health
  • Therapeutic Relationships
  • Research and Ethics Governance
  • Applying Methods in Health Research.

Therapeutic Relationships asks students to critically evaluate the conceptual and evidence-based framework of the ‘therapeutic relationship’ in order to critically reflect on the current status of this within homeopathic practice.

Inspiring Education provides the intending and existing teacher of homeopathy with a forum to debate and discuss the contemporary issues, policy and initiatives which are constantly emerging both nationally and internationally within homeopathy.

The Student Initiated Module allows students to undertake a negotiated project within a framework, which supports, facilitates and evaluates their own practice development process.

Research, Ethics and Governance aims to facilitate progression from theory to practice in research within a clear ethical framework. It acts as a bridging module between the theoretical study of research and governance to the conduct of an approved empirical research project.

Advancing Homeopathy Practice facilitates the development of students’ skills and knowledge base in relation to the practice of homeopathy, allowing an exploration and critical discernment of the methods/methodologies which underpin their own practice.

Perspectives on Integrated Health examine the both philosophical and practical implications of the provision of an integrated healthcare system or service. A thorough examination of working models and exploration of contemporary debate will take place when students will critically analyse the meaning, challenges and benefits of integrated healthcare.

Applying Methods in Health Research aims to build upon knowledge and skills obtained in Introduction to Postgraduate Research to focus in an in-depth manner on methods specifically used in health and health service research.

Year 3

Triple module dissertation allows for in-depth study and research into a particular area of interest. The topic is negotiated with a tutor and the project is fully supervised.


Course at a Glance

Year 1

  • Introduction to Postgraduate Research
  • Deconstructing Practice (Semester 1)
  • Developing Practice (Semester 2)

Year 2

  • Advancing Homeopathy Practice

and 2 options from:

  • Applying Methods in Healthcare Research
  • Inspiring Education
  • Research, Ethics and Governance
  • Perspectives on Integrated Healthcare
  • Therapeutic Relationships
  • Student Initiated Module

Year 3

  • Dissertation


Learning Environment & Assessment:

The course is delivered by e-learning and is therefore potentially accessible to homeopaths in all parts of the world. It utilises web technology to deliver multimedia teaching materials and includes live interactive sessions on a regular basis. Online activities are supported by e-mail contact with tutors and peer groups, message boarding and scheduled live personal tutorials.

The course will be conducted in spoken and written English. It offers postgraduate education for career development and continuing professional development.

Depending on choice of optional modules, assessment will include: Essays, critical reflective account, written reports, project work, presentation of research proposal, development of survey questionnaire, development of teaching materials, summary of recommendations for clinical practice, participation in a mock ethics committee. Dissertation of 20,000 words.

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At UCLan we work with a range on businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and UCLan’s Careers Service can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

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