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Study mode

Distance without attendance


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

Designed as both a thorough introduction and update in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, this part-time masters programme offers an examination of the modern world’s most effective and highly-used research techniques.

  • Flexible learning schedule, allowing you to study alongside work commitments
  • Developed and delivered by research and clinically active academics

What you'll study

This part-time Masters in Gastroenterology is aimed at practising clinicians wishing to understand the sciences underpinning clinical diseases and their management. It touches on a number of core topics, from paediatric and adolescent gastrointestinal GI through to adult GI diseases. You’ll acquire a number of invaluable skills throughout the programme, including data analysis, research methods treatment application and diagnosis methodology.

You’ll be taught by world-leading experts, internationally recognised for their cutting-edge research in gastroenterology.


  • Six compulsory taught modules
  • 10,000-word dissertation/research project OR Clinical Case Reports (CCRs)


You'll be taught by internationally recognised academics in a variety of methods, including:

  • online lectures and seminars
  • podcasts
  • reading material and guided reading exercises
  • clinical case presentations
  • group discussions via the QMplus portal.

We invest in both your educational and personal development, and you will be assigned an Academic Adviser, who will support you during your studies.

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 to 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, you will gain knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of the gastroenterology endoscopy and investigations. This module is intended as an update if you have some experience in endoscopy, and as an introduction for novices allowing you to accelerate further training after completion.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

An MBBS or a basic medical degree