Taught course

Clinical Dermatology

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry · Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements for the course are MB BS or basic medical degree from universities recognised by the University of London. Prior experience in dermatology is desirable but not essential. An IELTS score of 6.5 or more is required for International students. Access to a computer with Internet connection is essential for undertaking the course. International applicants Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. Find out more about our English language entry requirements. If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dermatology is organised by the Centre for Cutaneous Research (CCR), in the Blizard Institute, and the Department of Dermatology, Barts and The London NHS Trust (BLT).

This programme covers core aspects of dermatology over a one-year period, with particular emphasis on the diagnosis and management of skin disease from a primary care perspective. There are two separate but linked programmes; one for UK-based General Practitioners, and one for doctors outside the UK. Successful completion of either programme leads to award of a Diploma in Clinical Dermatology from the University of London.

The weekly teaching sessions are given by experts in the field and comprise written and audiovisual material with a formative quiz. This course is quotable in Hong Kong and is displayable in Singapore upon application and approval by the Singapore Medical Council.

Key features: UK programme

  • Six Clinical Days examining clinical cases, throughout the course of a year.
  • Small group consultant-led teaching.
  • Weekly interactive web-based material.
  • Weekly audiovisual material to demonstrate cases and good practice.

Key features: International programme

  • This programme can be studied anywhere - no travel to the UK is required.
  • Regular small group tutorials, with live chat.
  • Live interactive lectures.
  • A discussion forum that allows you to discuss cases and topics at your convenience.
  • Weekly audiovisual material to demonstrate cases and good practice.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Sam Matthew
+44 20 7882 2336