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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Immunology (Microbiology) Immunology (Medicine)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our flexible programme will ensure you are ready to meet the global challenge of the rise in the number of people suffering from allergic diseases. One fifth of the world’s population (particularly children and young adults) is now affected by allergy, and the complexity and severity of their conditions is increasing.

As a World Allergy Organisation Centre of Excellence, we will give you a greater understanding of allergic diseases and how to provide better treatment for your patients by translating your knowledge into your everyday practice. You will be based at one of the country’s leading teaching hospitals – University Hospital Southampton.

Introducing your degree

The MSc Allergy programme draws on our clinical, research and education strengths. Its multidisciplinary nature makes it suitable for GPs, hospital-based doctors, nurses, dietitians and scientists who are involved with adult and paediatric patients.

You will be brought up to date with current best practice, allowing you to improve your management of patients with allergies. You will also gain the skills to share your allergy knowledge with colleagues and patients.

Our flexible postgraduate course offers you the option of tailoring your learning to suit your needs. You can choose from studying single modules, PG Certificate, PG Diploma or the full MSc Allergy. We have full time and part time study options.

You will be based at one of the country’s leading teaching hospitals – University Hospital Southampton – and will get the opportunity to improve your skills in supporting all allergy patients more effectively; develop your scientific understanding, clinical knowledge, practical skills and critical thinking qualities; and improve your ability to disseminate your expertise.

Career:

Our programme is aimed at healthcare professionals including GPs, hospital-based doctors, nurses, dietitians and scientists who are involved with adult and paediatric patients with allergy.

You can enhance your professional skills and improve your career potential by developing a greater understanding of the complexities of allergy management.

Accreditation

Accredited by the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.

Different course options

Full time | Southampton General Hospital | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

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.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,812

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree is required, or the ability to study at HE7 in the form of a relevant professional qualification at a suitable level, or relevant post-qualifying professional experience.

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