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Allergy (MSc)

Master of Science
2 to 5 years
Course Type
University Hospital Southampton
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

We're 1 of only 2 World Allergy Organisation Centres of Excellence in the UK.

Develop your professional practice and improve patient care on this MSc Allergy degree. As a World Allergy Organisation Centre of Excellence, we'll give you the skills to provide the best care for children and adults. You’ll graduate as a specialist in key clinical areas of allergy care.

Our Allergy MSc is suitable if you're working in a hospital or community, as a doctor, nurse, dietitian, pharmacist or scientist.

The course is highly flexible, both in how you study and what you study. You can choose to study part-time over 2 to 5 years, or full-time for 1 year. You can personalise your learning to meet your professional needs. Our modules allow you to attend in blocks of 3 to 4 days, with self-study between modules supported through online learning. 

You can choose to focus on:  

  • allergic airways disease  
  • skin and drug allergy  
  • food allergy  
  • teaching the teachers to teach  
  • designing your own learning experience for your work needs  

You’ll graduate from this allergy specialist course with the skills to be a leader in both paediatric and adult allergy care, able to pass on knowledge on to your teams.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a full-time MSc - study the same course content over 1 year
  • a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) - you can choose to study full-time over 1 year or part-time over 2 years, and will not need to write a dissertation
  • a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) - you can choose to study full-time over 1 year or part-time over 2 to 4 years, and will not need to write a dissertation

You can also take a single module as part of continuing professional development (CPD). Explore modules that are available as CPD.

This course is available to take as an intercalation degree for undergraduate medical students. Intercalation means that you'll take a year out of your undergraduate medicine degree to gain this extra award.

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

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

This master's is led by Professor Judith Holloway, who was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2017 for her work on this course. This award recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education.


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British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI)
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The Medical Council of Hong Kong
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World Allergy Organisation
“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

Course location

This course is based at University Hospital Southampton.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

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