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Allergy (PGCert)

Postgraduate Certificate
Typical Offer
2:2 degree View full entry requirements
2 years
Course Type
Online only
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

Develop your professional skills in your chosen areas of allergy on this postgraduate certificate. You'll develop your professional practice and improve patient outcomes on this flexible online course. This PGCert Allergy course is suitable if you’re working in a hospital or community, as a doctor, nurse, dietitian, clinical psychologist or pharmacist. Our Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Allergy is designed for healthcare professionals who want to:  

  • gain a greater understanding of allergic diseases  
  • use that knowledge to improve their everyday clinical practice  

It is an online course that provides flexibility to cater for the needs of a diverse range of students and enables you to study alongside your other commitments. You can complete in 2 years part time or 1 year full time. You must take one mandatory learning module but can then choose from 5 optional ones.  

Once you complete the PGCert, you can upgrade to the Postgraduate Diploma or opt to continue your studies on the MSc Allergy, which involves writing a dissertation.  

Our online learning course can 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  
  • pass on your allergy knowledge to other professionals, parents and patients  

Our course is integrated for both adult and paediatric disease. 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  
  • 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 PGCert 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 practice or research.  

This Postgraduate Certificate 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.  

You can get in touch with the team by emailing


“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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