Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Study Plan)

I. Aims

This program aims at nurturing talent to have solid foundation in clinical and experiment research of Chinese Medicine.

II. Academic Field

Chinese Medicine

III. Program Duration

The normal study period of Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine is 2.5 years. The maximum duration of study is 4 years.

IV. Study Mode


V. Medium of Instruction


VI. Course Structure

 Table 1: Core Courses (26 Credits)

Couse Code

Couse Title



Medical Statistics



Special Topics in internal Medicine of Traditional Chinese Medicine



Special Topics in Acupuncture and Moxibustion



Treatise on Exogenous Febrile Diseases



Diagnosis of Western Medicine



Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion



Table 2: Elective Courses* (8 Credits)

Couse Code

Couse Title



Application of Computer



Special Topics in Doctrine of Epidemic Febrile Diseases



Synopsis of The Golden Chamber


*The Faculty of Chinese Medicine has the ultimate right to decide which course or whether the course will be opened for all elective subjects.

Table 3: Thesis

Couse Code

Couse Title




Please refer to VII. Teaching Requirements

VII. Teaching Requirements

  1. Students are required to complete six core courses from Table 1 and two elective courses from Table 2 during their study period to gain 34 credits.
  2. Each student has to conduct scientific research on clinical or clinical basics in Chinese medicine under the guidance of his or her supervisor. They have to read professional literature, make literature review and prepare a thesis proposal. For clinical research, they have to develop comprehensive clinical ability and conduct clinical study on a specific topic. For clinical basics research, they have to conduct basic experiments of clinical research in laboratories.
  3. In order to achieve the minimum requirement for applying thesis oral defense for graduation, students have to publish at least one paper as first author or co-first author and meet one of the below requirements:

3.1 Published in Core Chinese journals or the Key Magazine of China Technology;

3.2 Outstanding paper, Grade I paper, or Grade II paper accepted by MUST according to Guidelines for classification of academic papers of Macau University of Science and Technology;

3.3 For paper beyond the scopes of 3.1 and 3.2, the supervisor may examine and recommend it to the Faculty of Chinese Medicine, and the Faculty judges the paper equivalent to that listed in 3.1 or 3.2.

3.4 Students have to submit a thesis no less than 20,000 words based on their research for thesis oral defense. Students are required to complete an original research master’s thesis and pass the thesis oral defense.

VIII. Study Time

The duration for taking all courses is 12 months and the duration for clinical practice and/or research as well as thesis writing is 18 months.

IX. Graduation Requirements

Upon approval from the Senate of the University, a Master’s Degree will be conferred on a student when he or she has:

  1. Completed and met the requirements prescribed in the study plan of his or her program within the specific study period, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above (excluding thesis)
  2. Abided by the regulations of the University
  3. Cleared all fees and charges and returned all University’s property and equipment borrowed

Note: All curriculums and study plans are based on the newest announcement of the Boletim Oficial da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau.

Note: In case of any discrepancy, the Chinese version shall prevail.