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Allergy (PGCert)

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

About this course

We are a World Allergy Organisation Centre of Excellence.

You'll develop your professional practice and improve your patient outcomes with this flexible postgraduate certificate in Allergy. We will ensure you can translate current best practice into improved patient care.

Our PGCert allergy course covers allergic disease in both paediatric and adult patients. This course is suitable if you're working in a hospital or community, as a doctor, nurse, dietitian or pharmacist. It’s our ambition that you leave this course as a leader in real-world allergy care, able to disseminate knowledge on to your teams.

The course is highly flexible, both in how you study and what you study. You can choose to study part-time over 2 years, or full-time for 1 year. Through our online delivery, we provide a flexible learning environment that gives you control over how, when and where you study. Our course is a blend of synchronous live and asynchronous recorded sessions, designed to allow you to engage with our expert teachers and your fellow students, whilst enabling you to personalise your experience and learn at your own pace.

Our intensive, condensed modules allow you to attend in person in blocks of 3 to 4 days, with self-study between modules supported through our online learning environment.

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

The course lecturers are all actively involved in clinical practice or research. Develop your professional practice and improve your patient outcomes with this part-time or full-time, flexible PGDip Allergy course. We'll ensure you can translate current best practice into improved patient care.

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

If you are enjoying the PG Cert yet, you can apply to upgrade at a later date to the PG Diploma or the full MSc.

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

Course lead

This PGCert allergy course 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.

For more information visit Judith's staff profile

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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