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Full time | Southampton General Hospital | 1 year | 30-SEP-21

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Immunology (Microbiology) Immunology (Medicine)

Course type


Course Summary

About this course

We're 1 of only 2 World Allergy Organisation Centres of Excellence in the UK.

Develop your professional practice and improve patient care on this MSc Allergy degree. As a World Allergy Organisation Centre of Excellence, we'll give you the skills to provide the best care for children and adults. You’ll graduate as a specialist in key clinical areas of allergy care.

Our Allergy MSc is suitable if you're working in a hospital or community, as a doctor, nurse, dietitian, pharmacist or scientist.

The course is highly flexible, both in how you study and what you study. You can choose to study part-time over 2 to 5 years, or full-time for 1 year. You can personalise your learning to meet your professional needs. Our modules allow you to attend in blocks of 3 to 4 days, with self-study between modules supported through online learning.

You can choose to focus on:

  • allergic airways disease
  • skin and drug allergy
  • food allergy
  • teaching the teachers to teach
  • designing your own learning experience for your work needs

You’ll graduate from this allergy specialist course with the skills to be a leader in both paediatric and adult allergy care, able to pass on knowledge on to your teams.

Course lead

Our course lecturers are all actively involved in clinical practise or research.

This master's 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.


As well as giving you hands-on, practical skills this course will:

  • develop your problem-solving and research evidence skills
  • make you part of a community of allergy specialists, learning from your peers around the world
  • develop your leadership skills in clinical allergy
  • give you strategies for your continuing professional development
  • teach your colleagues to improve your clinical service delivery


The Foundations of Allergic Disease module gives an overview of the generation of normal and allergic immune responses that lead to disease. Clinical allergic diseases are introduced, and appropriate diagnostic and management options outlined. The basis of skin prick testing and the use of medical devices appropriate for the treatment of allergic disease will be explained, and the techniques demonstrated. A range of study skills for masters level are introduced with practical sessions where appropriate.

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Entry requirements

Students will need at least a 2:2 degree in a relevant subject.

University information

The University of Southampton has a long history of tradition, prestige and success, having just celebrated 100 years of its Highfield Campus. A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University is ranked in the Top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide, 2020 and is also a three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize. The University is spread across five campuses in Southampton,...more

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