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Allergy (PGDip)

Postgraduate Diploma
2 to 4 years
Course Type
Online only
Next course starts
September 2023

About this course

The PGDip Allergy course is for medical professionals who want to enhance their understanding of allergy care and use this knowledge in their everyday practice to improve patient care . It covers the mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and management of allergic diseases.

This online course is for you if you’re a doctor, nurse, dietitian or pharmacist who wants to develop your professional practice skills and improve patient outcomes. You can study part-time or full-time, when and where you want. You’ll examine diseases in both paediatric and adult patients through our award-winning virtual online learning environment.

By the time you’ve completed the PGDip Allergy course, you’ll become an expert in real-world allergy care and able to share what you’ve learned with your teams.

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

Flexible study

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

  • a full-time PG 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

If you are not quite ready for the PG Diploma yet, then you can start on 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.

Course lead

This PGDip 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 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

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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