MSc Allergy

MSc, PG Cert in Allergy

Key information
DurationStart dateLocationFees (2014-2015)
 9 months (PG Cert)  October  St. Mary's Campus  

Home/EU: £4,850
Overseas: £10,050

 2 or 3 years (MSc)  October  St. Mary's Campus Home/EU: £9,700 (including £4,850 for PG Cert)
Overseas: £27,000 (including £10,050 for PG Cert)
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Introduction

Allergy is an increasing global health problem, and both UK and worldwide there is an urgent requirement for training in clinical allergy for all levels of the medical profession 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.


Structure

PGCert Allergy Modules:

  • Module 1 – Scientific Basis of Allergy: 12-16 October 2015
  • Module 2 - Diagnosis and Treatment of Allergic Disease 11-15 January 2016
  • Module 3 - The Cutting Edge of Allergy: 25-29 April 2016

MSc Year 2 Modules:

  • Food Hypersensitivity: 16-17 November 2015
  • Allergic Gastrointestinal Diseases: 18-19 November 2015
  • Allergic Rhinitis and Hayfever: 22-23 February 2016
  • Allergic Airways Disease and Asthma: 24-25 February 2016
  • Allergic Skin Disease: 6-7 June 2016
  • Paediatric Allergy: 8-9 June 2016


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 Overview PG Cert depending on the level and direction of your ambitions. You can achieve the Certificate in 9 months of part-time study and the MSc in a 2 or 3 year programme.

PG Cert MSc in Allergy Programme Handbook 2015-16 (PDF)


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

Read more about the benefits of the Imperial Allergy Programme.