Taught course


Queen Mary, University of London · School of Medicine and Dentistry

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements for the course are MB BS or a basic medical degree. 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

October, September

Course content

Distance Learning option available

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.

The PgDip runs from October until April. To gain the MSc you take research projects that runs from April until August.

The Centre 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.

For the distance learning option, teaching is recorded and uploaded to the internet. Regular live online tutorials and meetings will be run with senior members of the Faculty.

For selected high-achieving students there are opportunities to stay in the Centre as clinical research fellows studying for higher degrees such as MD(Res) or PhD.

Programme outline

  • Module 1: The Scientific Basis of GI Diseases
  • Module 2: Liver and pancreatic diseases
  • Module 3: Adult GI diseases: Luminal diseases
  • Module 4: Neurogastroenterology: Advanced functional GI diseases
  • Module 5: Paediatric and adolescent GI, liver and nutritional diseases, including GI infections
  • Module 6: Introduction to endoscopy

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
distance learning
24 months


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

Course contact details

Blizard Institute
+44 (0)20 7882 5511