Master's degree


Study programmes

This master’s programme responds to the need determined by the development of medical assistance services in line with a growing population with a higher life expectancy. As the population is getting older, having a pathology dominated by chronical illnesses can dramatically affect the quality of life. The increase in cancer rates and a high death rate is another argument for the development of this medical field. In the past years there have been legislative changes that have included palliative care in hospitals and since 2010 palliative care at home and for outpatients. – The law of the patients’ rights and the Frame contract of 2007.




This master’s programme promotes the idea of lifelong acquisition of complementary knowledge. The specific objective of this programme is the formation and development of management skills and competencies. These are complementary to the initial medical formation of the students and gives them knowledge of cost-benefit analyses and health services effectiveness at high standards. The main mission is to provide health specialists with management and health policy knowledge so that through their specialisation they will have a wide social utility at high standards.

The master’s degree programme Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTC) (taught in English) is the first master’s programme in Complementary Medicine to be established in academic medical education in Romania and the only one of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe.

The introduction of Traditional Chinese Medicine into the university curricula falls under the World Health Organization’s strategy to promote, integrate, regulate and supervise complementary medicine.

The master’s degree programme Traditional Chinese Medicine is developed in partnership with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM), a prestigious Chinese university in the field, hence its specialized disciplines are taught by professors with teaching experience within international programmes developed by this university. The prestige of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, our partner and collaborator, is directly recognized by its ranking first in the hierarchy of relevant universities in China.

The mission of the study programme of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Braşov is to create opportunities for health professionals to expand knowledge and research of alternative medicine, in order to form highly-trained staff, who will be able to meet the needs of the medical sector at the level of European requirements related to:

  • promoting a healthy lifestyle
  • a unitary diagnostic approach to the human body
  • understanding the principles of complementary therapies that address at the same time some medical devices and systems mainly characterized by the interference with the energy channels characteristic of the human, as well as by non-invasiveness or minimal invasiveness, with a view to evaluating and explaining new situations, in the broader context of integrative healthcare models
  • understanding the principles of some complementary forms of therapy (for example, through dance – QiGong) and their informed use for the effective promotion of health from a holistic perspective, by integrating the obtained knowledge of complementary therapies into the principles of western medicine (allopathic), with a view to increasing the quality and safety of patient care.

The purpose of this master’s programme is to develop scientific research skills in Traditional Chinese Medicine, while developing basic skills in acquiring and deepening the principles and methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine, enabling graduates to evaluate and integrate the therapeutic means of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the context of evidence-based medicine.

The master programme offers a 2-year full-time training (4 semesters). The teaching activities will be conducted within a modular system, the disciplines being organized in successive 2- or 3-week modules of intensive teaching, according to the number of hours per semester established in the curriculum, followed by testing.

The activity of the 4th semester is practical in nature, aimed at students’ drafting their dissertation thesis, and it provides the major opportunity of a one-time or repeated internship in China (within Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and under the supervision of BUCM staff). The graduate students will have the opportunity to opt for performing the practical activities in specialized clinics of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, the resources for the practical mobility being ensured by Transilvania University of Brașov.

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