Allergy
  • Postgraduate taught, Online
  • PG Cert

Allergy (Postgraduate Certificate)

Develop the advanced knowledge and practical skills to optimally diagnose and manage allergic diseases

  • Postgraduate taught
  • PG Dip

Allergy (Postgraduate Diploma)

Develop the advanced knowledge and practical skills to optimally diagnose and manage allergic diseases

  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Allergy (MSc)

Develop the advanced knowledge and practical skills to optimally diagnose and manage allergic diseases.

Develop the advanced knowledge and practical skills to optimally diagnose and manage allergic diseases

Explore the cutting-edge research that influences clinical practice and the latest innovations in diagnosis and treatment

Benefit from flexible or online learning options and fit your studies around your professional commitments

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Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • PG Cert

  • Duration

    9 months

  • Start date

    October 2023

  • Study mode

    Part-time

  • Fees

    • £7,025 Home

    • £10,750 or £20,400 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • Online

    • St Mary's

Minimum entry standard 2023

  • 2:1 in a healthcare-related subject, medicine, nursing, dietetics, immunology, physiology or biomedical science.

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  • Qualification

    • PG Dip

  • Duration

    2 years

  • Start date

    October 2023

  • Study mode

    Part-time

  • Fees

    • £11,240 Home

    • £32,640 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • St Mary's

Minimum entry standard 2023

  • 2:1 in a healthcare-related subject, medicine, nursing, dietetics, immunology, physiology or biomedical science.

View full entry requirements
  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    2 years, 3 years

  • Start date

    October 2023

  • Study mode

    Part-time

  • Fees

    • £14,050 Home

    • £40,800 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • St Mary's

Minimum entry standard 2023

  • 2:1 in a healthcare-related subject, medicine, nursing, dietetics, immunology, physiology or biomedical science.

View full entry requirements

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Course overview

Advance your understanding of how to optimally diagnose and manage allergic diseases on this course, which leads to a Postgraduate Certificate.

Allergies are an increasing global health problem and there is an urgent need in the UK and worldwide for clinical allergy specialists. This course is designed to help healthcare professionals progress their knowledge towards specialising in areas of medicine such as allergy, paediatrics, respiratory medicine.

The course is also relevant for basic scientists and professionals working in industry in the field of asthma and allergy.

You'll explore everything from the basic immune mechanisms underlying allergic diseases to the cutting-edge research that influences clinical practice.

Guided by world-renowned experts you'll develop your practical skills and better understand best practice in assessing, diagnosing and managing patients with allergic diseases in view of available evidence.

The Postgraduate Certificate is delivered fully online or in a blended format, to include a teaching days at St Mary's Medical School Campus.

Advance your understanding of how to optimally diagnose and manage allergic diseases on this course, which leads to a Postgraduate Diploma.

Allergies are an increasing global health problem and there is an urgent need in the UK and worldwide for clinical allergy specialists. This course is designed to help healthcare professionals progress their knowledge towards specialising in areas of medicine such as allergy, paediatrics, respiratory medicine.

You'll explore everything from the basic immune mechanisms underlying allergic diseases to the cutting-edge research that influences clinical practice.

Guided by world-renowned experts you'll develop your practical skills and better understand best practice in assessing, diagnosing and managing patients with allergic diseases in view of available evidence.

The diploma will deepen your appreciation of complex challenges in allergy speciality. You'll design diagnostic and management plans to address these challenges and evaluate preventative strategies and therapeutic procedures.

The Postgraduate Diploma is delivered via a blended format (online and campus-based), providing you with the flexibility to fit studies around your professional commitments.

Advance your understanding of how to optimally diagnose and manage allergic diseases on this part-time Master's course.

Allergies are an increasing global health problem and there is an urgent need in the UK and worldwide for clinical allergy specialists. This course is designed to help healthcare professionals progress their knowledge towards specialising in areas of medicine such as allergy, paediatrics, respiratory medicine.

You'll explore everything from the basic immune mechanisms underlying allergic diseases to the cutting-edge research that influences clinical practice.

Guided by world-renowned experts you'll develop your practical skills and better understand best practice in assessing, diagnosing and managing patients with allergic diseases in view of available evidence.

A research project forms the major component of this course.

You'll apply research methodology and data analysis techniques to an original research project or systematic review exploring an area of allergy medicine.

This Master's course is delivered via a blended format (online and campus-based), providing you with the flexibility to fit studies around your professional commitments.

Get an introduction to MSc Allergy from the course director, and hear about the experiences of our students, Tushar and Hannah.

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Structure

This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

You’ll study the following core modules, either fully online or delivered in a blended format.

Core modules

You’ll study the following core modules, either fully online or delivered in a blended format.

Core modules

You’ll study the following compulsory modules, either fully online or delivered in a blended format.

Compulsory modules

Develop the knowledge and skills required to conduct your own original research project or systematic review under supervision.

You'll apply a range of research methods used in allergy medicine and build your appreciation of the importance of research for the development and evaluation of clinical practice.

 

Your work will be assessed by a thesis and viva (oral examination).

 

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Flipped classroom
  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
    Tutorials
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Workshops and practical sessions
  • Scenario-based settings and role play
  • Student-led activities

Assessment methods

  • Person giving feedback
    Tutor and peer feedback
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Person making a presentation
    Student-led presentations and case-based sessions
  • In-class quiz
    Quizzes
  • Diagram completion exercises
  • A person completing a written exam
    Mock examinations
  • Computer-based examinations
  • Poster project
    Poster presentations
  • Presentations
  • Person completing coursework
    Individual work

Teaching and learning methods

  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Flipped classroom
  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
    Tutorials
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Workshops and practical sessions
  • Scenario-based settings and role play
  • Student-led activities

Assessment methods

  • Person giving feedback
    Tutor and peer feedback
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Person making a presentation
    Student-led presentations and case-based sessions
  • In-class quiz
    Quizzes
  • Diagram completion exercises
  • A person completing a written exam
    Mock examinations
  • Computer-based examinations
  • Poster project
    Poster presentations
  • Presentations
  • Person completing coursework
    Individual work
  • Papers from a written report
    Reports, journal reviews and leaflets

Teaching and learning methods

  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Flipped classroom
  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
    Tutorials
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Workshops and practical sessions
  • Scenario-based settings and role play
  • Student-led activities

Assessment methods

  • Person giving feedback
    Tutor and peer feedback
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Person making a presentation
    Student-led presentations and case-based sessions
  • In-class quiz
    Quizzes
  • Diagram completion exercises
  • A person completing a written exam
    Mock examinations
  • Computer-based examinations
  • Poster project
    Poster presentations
  • Presentations
  • Person completing coursework
    Individual work
  • Papers from a written report
    Reports, journal reviews and leaflets
  • Thesis
  • Oral assessment

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Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

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How to apply

Apply online

You can submit one application form per year of entry. You can choose up to two courses.

Tuition fees

Home fee

PG Cert (online and blended)

£7,025

PG Dip

£11,240
Top-up fee - £4,215

MSc

£14,050
Top-up fee - £2,810

Overseas (PG Cert)

PG Cert (blended)

£20,400

PG Cert (online)

£10,750

Overseas fee (PG Dip and MSc)

PG Dip

£32,640
Top-up fee - £12,240

MSc

£40,800
Top-up fee - £8,160

Your future career

doctor

Develop expertise in the area of allergies.

Stethoscope

Become more familiar with the evidence base that supports allergy and asthma research and clinical practice.

Person holding a briefcase climbing steps

Pursue roles in secondary and tertiary care in areas of medicine such as allergy, paediatrics, respiratory medicine, dermatology and gastroenterology.

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Programme specifications