Taught course


Queen Mary, University of London · Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science

Entry requirements

i) A medical degree OR a nursing degree
For those with Nursing degrees, normal entry requirement is a UK upper second class (2.1) Honours degree or the international equivalent PLUS two or more years experience working with Tuberculosis. Applicants holding a lower second class degree (2.2) are still encouraged to apply as applications are assessed holistically, and final decisions are based upon academic credentials, clinical experience, and motivation.
ii) Personal statement explaining the reasons for applying for this PG Cert and what the candidate hopes to gain.
iii) Clinical/academic letter of reference.

Months of entry


Course content

Tuberculosis is the leading infectious disease killer and the ninth cause of death globally, affecting close to 11 million people a year with 1.4 million deaths. Multidrug-resistant TB affects half a million people annually and is a growing threat to public health and a significant obstacle to the elimination of this scourge to humanity.

This new programme will provide a comprehensive overview of Tuberculosis with an emphasis on prevention, diagnosis, and management of drug-susceptible Tuberculosis. The programme has been developed for trainees and consultants in infection specialities and respiratory medicine; it can also be taken by TB nurses and public health workers, and practitioners with experience in Tuberculosis.

The programme is delivered via distance learning, allowing students to study at their own pace and in their own time. It will provide an excellent structured learning platform for trainees and specialists to develop their skills in this area. Leading experts deliver lectures in the field, with the same lecturer offering tutorials one-week post release of the talk.

The programme will be co-led by Simon Tiberi, an Infectious Diseases Consultant and R&D Lead for the Department of Infection at Barts Health NHS Trust, and Dr David Wareham, Clinical Senior Lecturer within the Blizard Institute at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health have an excellent reputation in Medicine and Tuberculosis (TB), with active research and teaching programmes in each. Barts Health NHS Trust caters for a large part of East London and treats the largest number of Tuberculosis patients in Western and Central Europe, seeing 10% of national TB cases.

Information for international students

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.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    9 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Blizard Institute