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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

Designed as both an introduction and update in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, this Gastroenterology MSc is aimed at practising clinicians wishing to understand the theories and practises of effective research techniques.

  • Study alongside like-minded doctors and trainees from around the world
  • Hands-on training using a simulator
  • Guest lectures from world-renowned professors, high-class scientists and dedicated doctors with a wealth of experience in the field
  • Approved by the British Society of Gastroenterology Education Committee


At Queen Mary you will have access to a number of advanced facilities. These include:

  • the Blizard Building, which has state of-the-art facilities for students and staff including open-plan research laboratories, office space, a 400-seater lecture theatre and a café
  • access to the Centre for Immunobiology
  • access to our Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratories: five dedicated cell culture laboratories, a molecular biology facility and general purpose laboratories
  • Confocal Microscopy Unit incorporating two confocal microscopes, enabling advanced 3D imaging of living cells
  • medical libraries located at Whitechapel, West Smithfield and on Queen Mary's Mile End campus.

Career paths

During your studies you'll have access to support at every stage in your degree, including one-to-one academic guidance, tailored workshops and external guest speakers.

This programme can be the first step towards becoming a gastroenterologist as it gives excellent background knowledge of many aspects of gastroenterology. It also improves the knowledge of those already working in the field.

This course is intended to add to ‘hands on clinical training’, including knowledge of the basic science, research methodology and up-to-date research in the area. It may prepare you to undertake future research.


In this module, we will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the study of liver and pancreatic diseases in adults, with a focus on research and science underpinning this speciality. Examples of topics you will cover in this module include causes of liver disease; liver disease in pregnancy; metals and liver; autoimmune liver disease; and liver and HIV.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students need to have MBBS or a basic medical degree.