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Allergy (MSc)

Master of Science
2 to 5 years
Course Type
Online only
Next course starts
September 2023

About this course

Improve patient care and graduate as a specialist in clinical allergy care. You will develop your practice as a medical professional within the field of allergy care.

You can choose to study part-time over 2 to 5 years, or full-time for 1 year. This course is delivered online.

Our online programme is delivered through our award-winning virtual learning environment. You'll have control over how, when and where you study with a mix of live and recorded sessions.

You can choose to focus on:

  • allergic airways disease
  • skin and drug allergy
  • food allergy
  • designing your own learning experience for your work needs

Flexible study

You can apply to study this course as:

  • a full-time MSc - study the same course content over 1 year
  • 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
  • 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

If you are not ready for the MSc, you can start on the PGCert or PGDip and progress to the MSc.

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

Course location

This course is delivered online.

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.


“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.

Download the Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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