Taught course


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 a basic medical degree. 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

Designed as both a thorough introduction and update in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, this programme is aimed at clinicians wishing to gain strong knowledge of the sciences underpinning clinical diseases and their management. It offers a focus on the relevant basic sciences and research techniques.

You will be based at the Centre for Digestive Diseases which has two endoscopy training simulators, and training on these simulators is included if you are a full-time student, you will also have opportunities to observe clinical meetings, audits, clinics or endoscopy sessions, mainly in the latter half of the year.

Following on from successful completion of all elements of the MSc, a clinical attachment is available for a period of one year divided into four modules. Each module lasts three months and placements are based in paediatric and adolescent gastroenterology, hepatology, nutrition and neurogastroenterology and gastroenterology/IBD. You will be able to attend outpatient clinics, endoscopy lists and observe on ward rounds.

This programme will:

  • Cover the complete curriculum in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition if you are a new entrant into these fields, and act as an update and extension if you are already working in it.
  • Offer you the flexibility of distance learning.
  • Give you hands on training in endoscopy techniques.
  • Offer opportunities to stay in the Centre as clinical research fellow, if your aim is further study.

Information for international students

Good knowledge of spoken and written English required.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Grant-giving authorities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
15 months


part time
24 months
distance learning
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations25
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
oral examination25

Course contact details

Nici Kingston (MSc)
+44 (0)20 7882 7191