MSc Allergy

Training in clinical allergy for all levels of the medical profession who diagnose and manage patients with allergic conditions

Key information


MSc
Duration: 2 or 3 years
Start date: October

PG Cert
Duration: 9 months full-time
Start date: October

Information on tuition fees 2017/18

An introduction to the programme
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Introduction

Allergy is an increasing global health problem, and both in the UK and worldwide there is an urgent requirement for training in clinical allergy for all levels of medical professions who diagnose and manage patients with allergic conditions.
 
The Imperial College Postgraduate programmes in Allergy offer a modular teaching week structure and extensive interactive online learning resources, enabling students from around the world to participate. The programme faculty is derived from the wide pool of world renowned experts at Imperial College and from around the UK. The dynamic nature of the programme structure enables students to receive up to the minute information on new research and clinical practice parameters and has been recognised for its innovative teaching style.


The Allergy programmes will mainly be located at St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington but students also spend time in allergy clinics in other Central London hospitals affiliated with Imperial College with strong allergy services and world-renowned allergy research programmes. In particular, this includes clinics at The Royal Brompton Hospital, Chelsea.


Programme structure

Please see our study programme page for further information on the programme structure.


Is this programme for you?

The programme has been designed to be applicable to students with a wide range of background skills who require a detailed understanding of allergic disease and who come into frequent contact with potential allergy sufferers e.g. hospital doctors, GPs, nurses, dieticians, midwives and health visitors.

The qualifications will be of great value to those holding, or wishing to apply for specialist posts in secondary care in areas of medicine such as respiratory medicine, dermatology and paediatrics, where allergic mechanisms may be responsible for the underlying pathogenesis of disease entities.

You will have the option to study for a full MSc in Allergy, or a Postgraduate Certificate in Allergy depending on the level and direction of your ambitions. You can achieve the Certificate in nine months of part-time study and the MSc in a two- or three-year programme.

  • The programme has been designed to be applicable to students with a wide range of background skills who require a detailed understanding of allergic disease and who come into frequent contact with potential allergy sufferers e.g. hospital doctors, GPs, nurses, dieticians, midwives and health visitors.
  • The qualifications will be of great value to those holding, wishing to apply for specialist posts in secondary care in areas of medicine such as respiratory medicine, dermatology and paediatrics, where allergic mechanisms may be responsible for the underlying pathogenesis of disease entities.
  • It is also suitable for specialist registrars and scientists who require a mechanistic training in order to carry out research in allergy. We welcome applicants from within the UK, the EU and worldwide. The programme has been compiled so as to be compatible with the Bologna Process.

The collaborative environment means everyone volunteers ideas and insights. At Imperial, you matter. We understand that studying for a postgraduate degree can be an intense experience. That is why we pay particular attention to the atmosphere and culture of the programme. You will thrive in an environment that is informal, friendly and supportive. You will interact with some amazing people who will inspire you.


Career prospects

The qualifications will be of great value to those wishing to apply for specialist posts in secondary care in areas of medicine such as respiratory medicine, dermatology and paediatrics, where allergic mechanisms may be responsible for the underlying pathogenesis of disease entities.


Key benefits

  • Interact with some of the world’s leading experts in allergic disease and its management
  • Develop an understanding of the processes involved in improving the management of patients with allergic disease
  • Acquire the appropriate qualifications to fill specialist posts in allergy services
  • PG Certificate graduates will have acquired the knowledge base and practical skills to diagnose and manage patients with allergic diseases, enabling them to participate in allergy clinics and to provide allergy services in general practice
  • Master's graduates will have, in addition, acquired an in-depth knowledge of specific allergic conditions, and be able to manage research into allergic conditions, enabling them to provide clinical allergy services at a more advanced level