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Allergy (PGCert)

Postgraduate Certificate
2 years
Course Type
Online only
Next course starts
September 2023

About this course

Develop your professional skills in the main areas of allergy on this postgraduate certificate. Through this online allergy course improve and demonstrate scientific understanding, clinical knowledge and critical thinking around allergy care.

You'll develop your professional practice and improve patient outcomes on this online flexible course. This PGCert Allergy course is suitable if you’re working in a hospital or community, as a doctor, nurse, dietitian or pharmacist.

Choose how and when you study. Opt to study part-time over 2 years, or full-time for 1 year. Our course is a combination of live and recorded sessions that allow you to engage with our expert teachers and fellow students.

You can tailor the course to meet your career aspirations. You can choose to focus on:

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

You’ll work with course lecturers who are involved in clinical practice or research on the PGCert Allergy.

Flexible study

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

  • a full-time Certificate - 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
  • an MSc Allergy degree - study part-time 2 to 5 years or full-time for 1 year

You can top up your studies by progressing to the PG diploma or the master's degree. Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

This PGCert 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.

For more information visit Judith's staff profile

To get in touch with Judith and her team, email

Course location

This course is delivered online.


“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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