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.

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.
  • Give you hands on training in endoscopy techniques.

You can also choose to study this MSc via distance learning, either full-time or part-time.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
24 months
distance learning
24 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Blizard Institute
+44 (0)20 7882 5511