Chinese Materia Medica, Master | Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine | Shanghai, China
36 months
7031 USD/year
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From its founding, the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which offers the Chinese Materia Medica program, has been home to numerous alumni: some of them are well-known physicians, some are distinguished researchers and some are working in community healthcare services.


Thanks to the defining education feature of ‘inheritance is the root and innovation is the soul’, the University has achieved a great deal in both education and research over the recent years. 

According to the latest data released by ESI (Essential Science Indicator), three disciplines of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine have entered into ESI global discipline ranking top 1%. Spearheaded by Prof. Chen Kaixian (academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Prof. HU Zhibi (academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering), the University has chief scientists of the National Basic Research Program (also known as 973 program), scholars of One Thousand Talents Scheme, the Cheung Kong Scholars Program of China and the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. 

What you'll learn

Just like the saying goes, ‘the root of virtue lies in education and the root of education lies in teachers’, the SHUTCM program in Chinese Materia Medica has always drawn the most original faculty, who work together in an interactive and genuinely multidisciplinary atmosphere.

Ever since its establishment, the SHUTCM has been committed to the philosophy of pursuing “excellence rather than size, distinctiveness rather than inclusiveness and use rather than fame”. The past five decades have witnessed its equal emphasis on education, distinction and openness. The University has nine teaching hospitals to safeguard high-quality clinical training.

Programme Structure

Research fields included:

  • Substance fundamentals on TCM herbal formulas; Tumor Pharmacology; Immune Pharmacology
  • New TCM drug delivery system
  • Active chemical components in traditional Chinese medicinal herbs
  • TCM Pharmacology on metabolic diseases
  • Study on quality control and safety of Chinese Materia Medica
  • Anti-cancer TCM Pharmacology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Healthy foreign nationals. 
  • A bachelor degree or degree of higher education background.
  • Under 55 years of age; exceptions can be considered for applicants with competitive academic background or those recommended by collaborative universities
  • Applicants for programs taught in Chinese must score at least 180 points in HSK Level V exam. There are no minimal Chinese language requirements for those who apply for programs taught in English or Japanese. 
  • Applicants without TCM background must hold a degree on medicine or related science and are expected to have abilities of self-study and conducting academic research.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7031 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7031 USD per year during 36 months.
  • Full-time master degree program taught in English/Japanese: 51000 RMB per year;

Living costs for Shanghai

5481 - 10133 CNY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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