School of Chinese Medicine

Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biomedical Science

Programme Code


Year of Entry

Year 1

Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

6 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for all the Biomedical courses is English, while that for Chinese Medicine courses is Chinese.

Fund Type

Government Funded

Class Start Date

September 2023

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$145,000 (non-local)

Credits Required for Graduation


Programme Description

This is a 6-year full-time double degree programme, with 15-month internship training and an Honours Project. The curriculum of this programme includes extensive courses in the Chinese medicine as well as courses in biomedical and clinical Western medicine, in an approximate ratio of 7:3.

Instructors in this programme use diversified and interesting teaching tools and activities, including multimedia teaching tools, case studies, group discussions, laboratory practice, medicinal herb field trips and hospital visits, to achieve the intended learning outcomes. To uphold the spirit of “Whole Person Education” as advocated by the University, courses with a total of 31 credits in the General Education are included in the curriculum.


Student Learning Experiences

Clinical practice and internship are the key elements in this curriculum. During the academic years, students will attend practicum in the Chinese medicine clinics operated by the School of Chinese Medicine at HKBU. In their fifth and sixth years, students will have to complete a 12-month internship in a Chinese medicine teaching hospital in Mainland China, followed by a 3-month specialised clinical internship.


Career Opportunities

Graduates can work in public health sector or commercial sector in Chinese Medicine, start their career in education or pursue for postgraduate studies in local and overseas institutions. Following the establishment of the first Chinese Medicine Hospital in Hong Kong in 2025, more clinical trainings and job opportunities will be provided to our students and graduates.


Programme Entrance Requirements

Applicants applying to the programme are required to have recognised results in Biology or Chemistry and possess a Chinese language qualification as deemed acceptable by the University.

For applicants holding international qualifications, they may fulfill the Chinese Language requirement with the following Chinese qualifications:

Proficiency Tests Minimum Requirements
GCE A/ AS Level Chinese Grade E
GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE O-Level Chinese/ Chinese Language Grade C/ Grade 4
HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese Attained
Others Other Chinese language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University



For international applicants (non-local non-mainland applicants), Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biomedical Science programme will not consider second choice applicants in admissions for 2023 entry.