M.Sc. Allergy

  • On Campus
  • 36 months
  • GBP15920 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP7500 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Southampton, England, United Kingdom
The Allergy programme at University of Southampton will develop your knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms and management of allergic disease, encompassing immunological basis, diagnostic testing, pharmaceutical preparations, management programmes and research techniques. The modular structure is suited to two to three years’ part-time study, and offers a PG Cert (60 credits), PG Dip (120 credits) or full MSc (180 credits).



This Allergy programme at University of Southampton is designed to help you treat your patients better; we provide health care professionals with effective education and training in the mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and management of allergic disease. Our course will enable you to manage both adults and children with allergy more effectively.

Through the knowledge and understanding you will gain with us, you will also be able to develop and improve your health care provision, through your ability to cascade education to your colleagues, and adult and paediatric patients and their families.

The programme in the Faculty of Medicine provides opportunities for you to develop and demonstrate scientific understanding, clinical knowledge, practical skills, and critical thinking qualities.

This programme aims to:
  • Enhance your educational and professional expertise in all core areas of allergy, having developed appropriate knowledge, understanding and professional skills to improve your practice.
  • Develop your ability to integrate research evidence into all aspects of decision making and to apply knowledge, analytical and critical thinking skills to make sound judgements about data applicable to the care of allergic patients.
  • Enable you to demonstrate leadership in clinical allergy and allergy-related issues.
  • Evaluate the psychological impact of living with allergy so that through empathy, the diagnosis, management and eventual compliance of patients can be improved.
  • Develop your approach to solving problems, building on a logical and hierarchical approach that allows you to justify personal and professional decisions through critical evaluation and synthesis of relevant theories, empirical evidence and experience to best optimise professional practice.
  • Develop strategies for your continuing professional development (CPD) and lifelong learning in relevant aspects of allergy.
  • Apply an evidence-based approach to critically evaluate current literature, and develop the skills needed to successfully complete a research project or professional review.

Careers: The course will enable you to enhance your knowledge of allergy, enabling you to develop in your role as a health professional (doctor, nurse, dietitian, pharmacist, scientist)

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Applications are considered throughout the year, but places are limited to 25 so apply as soon as possible.
Tuition fee
  • GBP15920 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP7500 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Start date Any time
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time

Course Content

  • Foundations of Allergic Disease
  • Food Allergy
  • Eczema, Urticaria and Anaphylaxis
  • Allergic Airways Disease
  • Clinical Research Skills
  • Work based learning


The course is suitable for: general practitioners, who would be able to set up an allergy clinic within their practice, and practice nurses, who would be able to work within such a clinic; specialist nurses, who would be able to run clinics in primary care or hospitals; specialist registrars and scientists, as preparation for research in allergy; other health professionals, such as dietitians, who are required to manage patients with allergies; and scientists who hope to gain more understanding of both the clinical aspects and basic mechanisms of allergic diseases as a whole, to aid their research programmes.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
193(Grade B)
TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)

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Second-class honours degree, or ability to study at HE7 in the form of (i) a relevant professional qualification at a suitable level, (ii) relevant post-qualifying professional experience, or (iii) intercalation on a UK undergraduate medical degree and successful completion of at least three years of the programme (English language: IELTS 7.0 or equivalent for speakers of other languages)

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Our programme is recognised by the World Allergy Organisation, accredited by the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and is quotable through the Hong Kong Medical Council.

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