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Allergy (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:2 degree View full entry requirements
2 to 5 years
Course Type
Online only
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

The master's degree (MSc) in Allergy is designed for healthcare professionals who want to:  

  • expand their understanding of multiple aspects of allergy 
  • improve their own clinical service  
  • pass on your new knowledge to your colleagues, adult and paediatric patients and their families    

It is an online course that you can complete in 2 to 5 years part time or 1 year full time. You must take 3 mandatory learning modules but can then choose from 7 optional ones.   

While studying for the MSc, you will become part of a community of allergy specialists and learn from your peers around the world. You’ll gain the confidence to influence other healthcare professionals’ practice and wider health policy. 

Our courses are flexible, so you can progress to the MSc from the postgraduate certificate or diploma in Allergy, both of which require less time to complete. 

If you’re a doctor, nurse, dietitian, clinical psychologist or pharmacist working in a hospital or your community, this course will help you:   

  • better understand the mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and management of allergic diseases   
  • make more accurate diagnoses, improve patient care and develop innovative solutions to your clinic’s challenges   
  • develop your problem-solving and research evidence skills 
  • develop your leadership skills in clinical allergy  
  • create strategies to continue your professional development 

Depending on what areas you want to develop your clinical practice in, you can choose from modules that cover:   

  • allergic airways disease   
  • skin and drug allergy   
  • food allergy   
  • clinical research skills   
  • teaching allergy to others   
  • developing an innovative clinical solution in an area of your choice   

We are recognised as a Centre of World Allergy Excellence and our courses are taught by leaders in the field of allergy. By the time you’ve completed the MSc Allergy course, you’ll be well on your way to becoming an expert in real-world allergy care. You’ll also have the skills to share what you've learned.   

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Our course lecturers are all involved in clinical practise or research.

This master's is led by Professor Judith Holloway, who was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship for her work in allergy education. This award recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student achievement at university.

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“The course is fantastic and the content is delivered by inspirational academics who are extremely enthusiastic and passionate about the subject. It has the right balance of clinical experience, theory and research.”
Ekaterina Khaleva, 2019 graduate

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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