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Allergy (PGDip)

Postgraduate Diploma
2 to 4 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 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.

This diploma comprehensively covers allergic disease in both paediatric and adult patients and is suitable if you're working in a hospital or community, as a doctor, nurse, dietitian, pharmacist or scientist. It’s our ambition that you leave this PGDip allergy 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 to 4 years, or full-time for 1 year.

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
  • clinical research skills
  • teaching the teachers to teach
  • designing your own learning experience in allergy to benefit your work needs

On-site teaching takes place at one of the UK’s leading teaching hospitals, Southampton General Hospital. The course lecturers are all actively involved in clinical practice or research.

Flexible study

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

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

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

If you are not quite ready for the PG Diploma yet, then you can start on a single module or the PG Cert and progress to this when you are ready. If you then want to carry on, you can complete the dissertation and get the full MSc.

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

Course lead

This PGDip 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


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British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI)
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“The University provides students with an excellent grounding in the immunology and clinical aspects of allergy from a world class faculty, coupled with unrivalled support from course leaders.”
Adam Fox, 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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