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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Complementary medicines, therapies & well-being
Student score
85% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

This should include two Sciences from Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Psychology, and Geography.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

This should be in Applied Science.

International Baccalaureate

This should include a minimum grade of 4 in two Higher Level Science subjects.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Herbal medicine has developed from the traditional use of plants and plant extracts from many parts of the world, confirmed and updated by scientific understanding and research. It maintains a holistic approach to treatment, focusing on illness in the person rather than symptoms of disease. The course provides a practice-orientated education in herbal medicine, including the theoretical and clinical development necessary for working with patients, and the preparation and dispensing of remedies.


Your first year modules will cover materia medica, botany, biochemistry, physiology, anatomy and clinical skills, and clinical practice. In the second year, alongside further modules in materia medica and clinical practice, you will also study clinical skills, pathology and clinical medicine, pathophysiology, and research in clinical practice. In your final year, alongside your dissertation, you will complete final modules in materia medica, clinical skills and clinical practice, as well as studying herbal medicine therapeutics and a module on starting your practice.

University of Westminster

Freshers week

The University of Westminster is in the heart of London, attracting more than 20,000 students from 150 nation. With the Students' Union based at three central London campuses and a media campus at Harrow, you'll never be short of activities in the big smoke. Did you know UWSU takes hundreds of students to Amsterdam and on a sports tour in Spain every year.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 85%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
17% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
77% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
27% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
297 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
31% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are secretarial and related occupations


Graduates who are health associate professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This group covers a very wide range of complementary therapies and other wellbeing-related courses, with osteopathy and chiropractic courses the most common. Although many graduates go into therapy roles, with self-employment common, we'd suggest heading to university and college open days to find out more from tutors about the type of roles graduates typically go on to do - especially as postgraduate study is quite common.
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